Accounting Co-op - Corporate Finance (Kansas City)

Burns & McDonnellKansas City, MO

6 months ago


Job Title

Accounting/Finance Intern

Job Location

Kansas City, MO

Job Overview

An Accounting/Finance Intern will develop a working knowledge of the Burns & McDonnell Accounting Department through a rotational internship. This position will work with various accounting teams including but not limited to Financial Reporting, Contract Analysts, Project Accounting, Accounts Payable, Tax, and Internal Audit. An intern will perform a variety of activities such as assisting with:

  • Financial reporting activities such as reconciliations, journal entries, and month-end reporting deliverables
  • Financial analysis and review of key performance indicators of the company, divisions, and locations to provide meaningful insight
  • Tax activities such as estimated tax calculations, return preparation, and other tax filing preparation
  • Project accounting duties including review of vendor/subcontractor invoices, verification of receipt of materials/equipment or other deliverables with project teams, and assistance with review and reconciliation of project financials
  • Internal audit activities including review of the company's internal controls, traveler expenses, and physical verification of assets
  • Accounts payable activities which include processing AP invoices via OnBase software platform, processing AP payments, investigating and resolving issues with Procurement group and Project Teams
  • All other duties as assigned


Not provided


  • Perform financial reporting activities, including reconciliations, journal entries, and month-end reporting deliverables
  • Conduct financial analysis and review key performance indicators of the company, divisions, and locations
  • Assist with tax activities, such as estimated tax calculations, return preparation, and tax filing
  • Support project accounting duties, including invoice review, verification of deliverables, and reconciliation of project financials
  • Conduct internal audit activities, including reviewing internal controls, verifying traveler expenses, and physical asset verification
  • Process accounts payable invoices, payments, and resolve procurement and project team issues
  • Complete any other assigned duties


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related program
  • Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in a post-secondary education in a field related to the work done in the department
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 strongly preferred
  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred
  • Active involvement in campus, community, or other volunteer activities or organizations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Basic knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Self-motivated and eager learner
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status

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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

  • Finance17%

  • Economics16%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations13%

  • Accounting10%

  • Management Science6%

  • 284 other majors36%

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

  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Kansas City, MO | $3,270/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,399

  • Miscellaneous$873

  • Food$442

  • Utilities$294

  • Transportation$262


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