Financial Accounting Interns

State FarmBloomington, IL

25 days ago


Job Title

2024 Summer Internship - Accounting Intern in Financial Operations

Job Location

Bloomington, Illinois; Dunwoody, Georgia; Richardson, Texas; Tempe, Arizona

Job Overview

  • Fortune 50 company in the insurance and financial services industry
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion
  • Competitive benefits and pay
  • Opportunity to participate in volunteer events and engage in a learning culture
  • Programs for tuition reimbursement, professional designations, employee development, and wellness initiatives


  • Hourly Rate: $28.00/hour based on a 38.75-hour work week
  • Hybrid work environment (in-office and work from home)
  • Selected interns eligible for a $2,000 stipend


  • Join the State Farm intern team for real-world experience in finance, financial planning & analysis, and business analytics
  • Complete challenging work assignments to generate and influence business results
  • Participate in events to learn more about departments and the company's strategy
  • Interact with Executive leadership through mentoring relationships
  • Work topics in Accounting may include:
    • Financial statement preparation and analysis
    • Strategic reporting and financial forecasting
    • Tax filings and planning
    • Compensation and expense processing
    • Financial controls
    • Investment accounting
    • Enterprise planning and budget analysis
    • Cost benefit analysis
    • Competitor and industry trend analysis
    • Risk management/compliance
  • Duties and Responsibilities may include:
    • Research and analysis of financial information
    • Communication of financial information via reports and presentations
    • Reviewing effectiveness and efficiency of financial, operational, risk management, and compliance control systems
    • Interpretation of and compliance with external reporting requirements
    • Compile, prepare, and interpret forecasts, financial statements, and reports


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 (overall and in major)
  • Pursuing degree in Accounting
  • Must be enrolled in school through the completion of the internship
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking and analytical problem solving
  • Initiative and curious mindset

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Career Paths

People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Accounting56%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations13%

  • Economics5%

  • Finance5%

  • Business Commerce5%

  • 221 other majors14%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • McGladrey
  • Mcgladrey
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Bloomington, IL | $2,760/mo

  • Housing/Rent$935

  • Miscellaneous$870

  • Food$445

  • Utilities$274

  • Transportation$236


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