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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

Primary Role

We are 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 20 hours / week during the school year and work in Camden, NJ. 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 includes entry requirements tied to utility regulatory activities

Key Accountabilities

  • Journal entries.

  • Account reconciliations.

  • Transaction processing.

  • Assist with financial statements and financial reporting.

  • Provide information related to financial audits.

  • Collaborate with staff in various departments including Rates & Regulatory, Finance, Budgeting & Internal Reporting, Cash/Treasury, Accounts Payable, Tax.

  • Special projects as assigned.  

Knowledge / Skills

  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

  • Strong organizational skills. 

  • Positive attitude. 

  • High level of drive / motivation. 

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office programs.


Champions safety


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Customer obsessed

Drives Results

Nimble learning

Experience / Education

  • Pursuing a degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • 3.0 or higher GPA.

  • Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

  • 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.