MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE SUMMER INTERNS (MULTIPLE POSITIONS)

Location
Arlington
Posted
Feb 22, 2019
Closes
Apr 03, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS PURSUING A POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO DEVELOP SKILLS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORTING A PROGRESSIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION.
 
Join us for a Summer internship with Arlington County in the Department of Management & Finance (DMF). These internships offer an opportunity for qualified individuals with little or no previous professional work experience to prepare them for a career in different fields of work. This program will offer in-depth, hands-on learning opportunities in financial management areas critical to supporting a local government structure.

Over the course of the Summer, interns will work under the supervision of senior staff members to gain valuable on-the-job training and real-world work experience, support the County's efforts to consistently work toward greater efficiency and effectiveness through improved processes, fresh ideas, and become familiar with the public sector work environment as a viable and fulfilling career path. The following internships are available:

Internal Audit

  • Developing spreadsheets for documenting the performance of audit tests to include analytical and transaction testing;
  • Reviewing County policies and procedures for completeness;
  • Performing tests of transactions and analytical tests and documenting results;
  • Developing presentations for reporting audit issues and results;
  • Managing database of audit issues and follow-up activity;
  • Reviewing and performing data reconciliations, and
  • Researching internal control and best practices information.
Accounting
  • Preparing bi-weekly payroll withholding disbursements;
  • Preparing General Ledger reconcilliations;
  • Preparing payroll liability reconciliations
  • Assisting with administration of County's purchase-card program; and
  • Facilitation of fixed assets projects, including inventory counts.
Real Estate Assessments
  • Using Microsoft Excel and the CAMA (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal) program to analyze survey data;
  • Digitizing files by scanning and indexing hard copy documents and pack hard files for storage;
  • Performing data entry into Microsoft Excel and other departmental systems;
  • Photographing properties in the field using a County camera and tagging/uploading to the appropriate neighborhood files; and
  • Reorganizing, standardizing, and cleaning up neighborhood folders, to include residential, condominium, and commercial folders.

Selection Criteria

Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in and pursuing a post-High School education program (such as college or university, technical training, apprenticeship program).

Note: May/June, 2019 high school graduates must be enrolled in a post-High School education program.

All DMF Summer Intern positions require intermediate proficiency in working with Microsoft Office Suite; excellent communication skills, orally and in writing; ability to analyze information and draw logical conclusions; mathematical skills; ability to assist in project coordination; and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

Desirable:

  • Post-HS courses in business-related subjects;
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel) and Internet Browser; Experience (work or school-related) in project coordination;
  • Experience using office equipment (scanners, copiers, printers); and/or
  • Ability to perform light equipment maintenance (clean scanner, remove paper jams).

Additional Information

These positions are 40 hours a week for 6 to 13 weeks between the end of May and August. Normal work hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
 
Full-time hours preferred, but will consider Part-time hours. These are temporary positions, not eligible for County benefits.
 
Each section of the application must be completed. A resume will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is a requirement of the application process for this position. Do not answer questions with "see resume." Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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