Southwest Airlines Co.

Financial Accounting and Reporting Intern - Fall 2018

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2018 9:00 AM)
Requisition ID
2018-22047
# of Openings
1
Category
Corporate
Post Ending Date
3/17/2018
Department
40-Finance

Overview

 

We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities

Department Overview

 

The Department’s primary responsibility is to ensure financial information is materially correct, and consistently and accurately reported internally and externally. Overseeing the processing, accounting treatment, and accurate reporting of financial impact for every transaction.

 

 

Team Overview

In order to ensure this the Financial Accounting and Reporting team is responsible for maintaining the chart of accounts, recording the majority of manual journal entries, reconciling the majority of the balance sheet accounts, and explaining relevant accounting treatment. In order to ensure completeness the team accumulates data from around the company, consolidates, analyzes, verifies, and explains variances, trends, or abnormalities. Lastly, once the financial records are final the team ensures that financial reports are prepared in accordance with all reporting agency requirements.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Assist with monthly financial close process.

 

Assist with internal/external financial statement creation, including SEC filings.

 

Assist with audits of Company 401(k) and Profitsharing Plans.

 

Create/review process documentation of internal controls.

 

Ad Hoc projects and research.

 

Participate in the learning of SAP Platform system (general ledger.)

Qualifications

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

 

Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Progress towards degree with a major/minor in Accounting or Finance required.

 

Minimum junior level.

 

To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours.)

 

Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Graduate Level course work a plus.

 

Coursework in Accounting and/or Auditing preferred.

 

Looking for an individual who is motivated.

 

Previous SAP experience is a plus.

 

Desire/Interest to work in the field of Accounting is preferred.

 

 

 

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

 

Must possess a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.

 

Able to use Word to write memos communicating the result of their work.

 

Able to use PowerPoint to build presentations for verbal communications.

 

Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.

 

Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as part of a team.

 

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (IF REQUESTED):

 

Resume.

 

Unofficial transcript.

 

Essay “Why Southwest Airlines” – Length is up to the author.

 

Letters of Recommendation.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

 

Full-time - 40 hours per week.

 

PAY:

 

$15.00 per hour + flight privileges

 

This Internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

 

All students must apply online at www.southwest.com/careers

 

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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