Are you looking for an internship that will give you meaningful insight and valuable experience into the world of Finance and Accounting? If so, the TxDOT Financial Management Division is looking for two Summer Interns on our Accounting team based in Austin, TX. Our Finance division is +200 employees strong and supports all of TxDOT's districts and division to promote fiscal responsibility, timely reports, compliant processes and accurate payments and distributions. Come join our team at our beautiful, new Stassney campus in Austin, where you will enjoy a hybrid work schedule (with minimal in-person days), covered employee parking, walking trails, on-site fitness center and health clinic, coffee bar, and on-site cafeteria.
The Accounting Section of the Financial Management Division is seeking 2 summer interns in 2023. The Accounting Section is comprised of two branches, Financial Reporting and Federal Billing and Project Accounting. The Financial Reporting summer intern will assist in the preparation for our annual financial audit, account analysis, contribute to statutory financial reports and other tasks. The Federal Billing and Project Accounting summer intern will assist our staff in accounting for federal grants and receivables, the billing and reimbursement process, project level reviews, and other tasks. The interns will also perform document management duties for both sections. Successful candidates will access PeopleSoft, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office and possess a high level of knowledge of Excel and Outlook. The intern role is eligible for partial tele-work (per department’s needs) and a hybrid work schedule. Additional amenities at the Stassney location include covered employee parking, walking trails, on-site fitness center and coffee bar, and soon, on-site cafeteria.
Performs entry-level administrative or technical support work for the Accounting Section of the Financial Management Division. Work involves performing a wide range of administrative, technical, and/or office support work for the department. Employees at this level perform assignments following specific instructions and are subject to frequent review by the immediate supervisor.
Develops spreadsheets, databases, and other electronic documents.
Gathers basic data and assists with routine analyses
Answers the telephone, evaluates requests, answers questions, routes messages, and/or serves as receptionist or front desk assistant.
Assists in maintaining confidential information and records.
Assists in performing inventory of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Assists in processing routine documents such as vouchers, journal entries, reimbursement requests, etc.
Maintains files, records, and logs.
Makes copies and distributes as instructed.
Provides routine technical assistance troubleshooting software and hardware problems (desktop support) as well as problems involving office equipment such as phones, printers, and fax machines; recognizes and escalates difficult problems to a higher level of support.
Opens, sorts, and distributes mail.
Performs preliminary research on assignments and gathers pertinent data.
Performs routine word processing duties and conducts quality checks of documents created.
Assists with updating computers and mainframe applications
Assists with performing data cleanups and in handling staff equipment issues and returns.
Assists with maintaining computer and hardware inventory records for new and surplus equipment.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Education: Must be a student in high school or other educational institution or accepted into a college, university or educational institution.
Must be at least 17 years of age, a student in high school or an institution of higher education. Undergraduate/Graduate students are preferred.
Employees at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license may be assigned driving duties.
Transcripts must be provided before hire is completed
Education: Majoring in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science/Technology or related major.
Some skill in using computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems
Follow verbal and written instructions
Follow applicable safety standards, practices and procedures
Protect sensitive and confidential information
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Subject to environmental conditions; protection from weather but not temperature changes
Light work: Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
Sitting - prolonged periods of time
Standing-prolonged periods of time
Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading