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American Water Intern - Tax Accounting in Camden, New Jersey

Consider an internship with American Water! If you're a Sophomore or Junior year Accounting student, you can work with us for up to two years and gain tons of valuable experience and knowledge to take with you upon graduation!

Primary Role

The tax intern will work as an integral member of the tax department. The intern will be responsible for tasks that are necessary for the day-to-day functioning of the tax department and company. They will work as an active, full time member of the team throughout the summer with an opportunity for part-time work during the school year.

Key Accountabilities

We are seeking a junior or above level student:  

  • Willing to work 40 hours / week during non-school weeks (e.g. summer months, spring break, winter break etc.) and a minimum of 15 hours / week during the school year. 

  • Run tax data reports for compliance

  • Supporting the tax group preparation of returns

  • Preparation of monthly compliance tax payments 

  • Respond to governmental notices 

  • Provide support for tax audits 

  • Preparation assistance for estimated tax payments 

  • Research and analysis of tax issues 

  • Obtain and summarize information to support tax filings

  • Obtain letters of good standing

  • File Power of Attorney forms

  • Request tax bills from tax authorities

  • Filing, Faxing, Scanning of tax files

  • Complete account reconciliations

  • Run macros to obtain invoices

  • Perform tax data entry

  • Preparation of tax metrics

  • Data gathering for filing of Annual Reports 

  • Special projects as assigned



  • Pursuing a degree in Accounting

  • 3.0 or higher GPA 

  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices 

  • Strong organization skills 

  • High level of drive / motivation 

  • Effective communication skills 

  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office programs 

  • Willing to work in Cherry Hill or Camden NJ


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