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Accounting Intern - Finance

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Phoenix, AZ, USA

The Make-A-Wish internship program is designed for current undergraduate or graduate students who have a goal of being a leader in the non-profit sector. The purpose of the internship program is to help undergraduate and/or graduate students further cultivate their skills through a real-life work experience.

The Accounting Internship will provide the opportunity to gain exposure to not-for-profit accounting. The intern will primarily work directly with the Accounting Manager and Director of Finance, CFS to support a multitude of accounting and project management task related to 31 Make-A-Wish chapters. The intern may, on occasion, also provide other support to the Centralized Financial Services (CFS) department as needed. This additional support may include month-end GL accounting, processing and reviewing revenue/expense transactions, system integration projects, and external audit preparation. The intern may also assist with other projects that support initiatives to improve processes and efficiency for the department.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and accounting, either through coursework or employment experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to confidently and clearly communicate information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with financial information
  • Proficiency in MS Suite and internet research tools
  • Some volunteer experience preferred, although not required
Educational Background: 
The ideal intern will be a junior or senior working toward a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting. Knowledge of and experience with the Make-A-Wish mission and service population is preferred.
  • Assist in the external audit process, such as: running queries and reports in the accounting system to provide to the auditors, compiling information related to investments and pledges, and pulling supporting documentation for audit testing. Also, may include research and collaboration with the CFS accounting teams to provide responses to audit requests.
  • Support the accounting teams with the month end close process, including routine journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, bank reconciliations, and financial statement drafting.
  • Assisting with projects as necessary.
  • Performing general administrative duties which support the Centralized Financial Services department.
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Make-A-Wish America

Phoenix, AZ, United States
About Us

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Based in Phoenix, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® is one of the nation's leading charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and approximately 25,000 volunteers nationwide, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. Since our inception in 1980, we have granted more than 226,000 wishes. Visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America at ( and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 24 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 24 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Make-A-Wish America