2023 Summer Accounting Intern

Street
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400
City
Juneau
State
AK
Job ID
2022-2742

Overview

Come apply your accounting education at Sealaska for the summer! Working with our teams, you will gain experience in the various functions of an accounting department including accounts payable, fixed assets, cash reconciliations, investments, and tax accounting. This immersive experience is designed to give you hands-on practice applying your education to the real world. Corporate accounting is a very diverse field, and the purpose of this internship is to provide you with multiple opportunities in the field of accounting so that you can see what sparks your interest. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete a special project during your internship that involves making a recommendation to the accounting team on how to reengineer a current process. This is an opportunity to use everything you have learned in school and in practice over the summer to improve an existing accounting practice. 

This internship will take place remotely or via telecommute working with the corporate accounting team based in Seattle, WA, and Juneau, AK.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the accounts payable team to process purchase orders, invoices, and post journal entries
  • Support the corporate tax accounting team
  • Prepare fixed asset and depreciation schedules
  • Present a recommendation to the team on how to improve a current accounting process
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • Completed one or more intermediate level accounting course
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Sealaska shareholder, descendant of a shareholder, or spouse of a shareholder
  • At least 18 years of age by start date
  • Must be currently enrolled in college or a vocational-technical school or a recent graduate (1-2 years)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major or minor in Accounting
  • At least a 2.5 GPA
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to both collaborate with a team and work independently
  • Self-starter with ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to travel, as needed

Application Process:

  • Complete online application at Sealaska.com/careers by January 23, 2023.
  • Submit a resume with online application
  • Provide most recent transcript (unofficial) to kayla.roberts@sealaska.com
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your status as a Sealaska shareholder, shareholder descendant, or shareholder spouse.
  • You must successfully complete a background check prior to onboarding at Sealaska.

About Sealaska Intern Program

The Sealaska intern program exists to uplift Sealaska shareholders and their descendants pursuing post-secondary education with meaningful career experience, learning opportunities, and a supportive community. Interns explore career interests, grow professional skills, and connect with the unique and vibrant cultures of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people. You will spend the summer with peers who share an Alaska Native heritage, learning from each other and building a community as you venture into your careers. Learn more at sealaska.com/careers/summer-internships.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for extended periods of time; walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 20-50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will primarily work in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

Applicants must be a current Sealaska shareholder or a Sealaska shareholder descendent.

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