American Water Accounting Intern in Camden, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

  • Short Description:*

  • Seeking a Junior or above level student (or summer after Sophomore year)

  • Must be willing to work 40 hours / week during summer months and minimum 15 – 20 hours / week during the school year.

  • Targeting a start date in late-February.

  • Primary Role:* The Accounting Intern will contribute to the efforts of the Accounting department in our efforts to serve our subsidiary companies and parent company. Will work closely with accounting professionals on journal entries, account reconciliations, financial reporting support, financial statements and more. This is a highly technical accounting environment that reaches beyond GAAP to include entry requirements tied to utility regulatory activities.

  • Key Accountabilities:*

The internship position will include working on the following:

  • Complex journal entries.

  • Account reconciliations.

  • Assist with financial statements and financial reporting.

  • Provide information related to financial audits.

  • Collaborate with staff in various departments including Rates & Regulatory, Financial Analysis & Decision Support, Budgeting & Internal Reporting, Cash/Treasury, Accounts Payable, and Tax.

  • Special projects as assigned.  

  • Competencies:*

  • Functional / Technical Skills

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Organizational Agility

  • Problem Solving

  • Time Management

  • Experience/Education:*

  • Pursuing a degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 3.0 or higher GPA.

  • Knowledge/Skills:*

  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

  • Strong organizational skills. 

  • High level of drive / motivation. 

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office programs.

  • Other:* Willing to work in Camden, NJ.

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  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.