Accountant Summer Internship


Overview: Support of accounting and finance related activities throughout Sempra companies. Rotational opportunities are available in various financial and accounting groups for career development. Performs specific accounting, regulatory, reporting, and financial assignments under the guidance of more experienced/senior accountants. Complexity of assignments is commensurate with understanding of SAP, utility accounting/regulation, and policies/procedures applicable to functional area. More complex work is assigned as training progresses.

The duties listed below involve problems of moderate scope and complexity. The intern receives on- going guidance and training from the staff, senior and principal accountants as needed to fulfill their responsibilities.

  • Performs accounting, regulatory, reporting and financial assignments and analysis.

  • Maintains accounting and financial records and processes and/or supports processing of financial transactions.

  • Monitors and assures compliance with control policies and procedures, addresses control issues, and identifies and processes needed accounting adjustments. Performs SOX testing as needed.

  • Prepares internal and external financial and control reports.

  • Responds to inquiries of outside departments, auditors, customers, and employees.

  • Provides accounting guidance and/or training to the operating departments.

Qualifications: Veteran who has completed or is pursuing a degree in accounting, finance, economics or related business administration field with twenty semester units of accounting courses or equivalent experience. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is highly desirable. Working knowledge of other Microsoft products such as Access, PowerPoint, etc. also desirable.

The internship requires solid and broad accounting knowledge and the ability to apply the knowledge to accurately maintain accounting records, and identify and effectively address accounting and control issues. Verbal and written communications must be clear, concise and adaptable for both a technical and non-technical audience. Strong computer skills with capability to learn SAP to maintain accounting and financial records and extract/compile data for preparation of reports and data analysis. Ability to analyze a problem, identify issues, and develop alternative recommendations to address/resolve issues. Skillful in organizing, planning, controlling, and coordinating in individual activities. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. Positively influences others by action or example. Effectively interact and partner with others in Accounting and Finance and in operations.

To apply, follow the application process and mention this opportunity when you fill out the form.