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The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) has an opening for an Accounting Intern in the General Accounting Department, located in Lansing, MI.

Position Summary:

Job Type: Full-Time Summer Internship

Dates: May 06, 2024 - August 02, 2024

Pay Rate: $21.00 per hour.

The Accounting Interns will learn various analytics and will support accounting enhancement projects.  They will support the company’s business units by providing the tools and knowledge needed for consistent and effective decision making. The Accounting Interns will learn from, and be supervised by, a mentor in the General Accounting Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in current projects to include, but not limited to:
    • Fixed asset project support
    • Month and year end support
    • Audit support
    • Assist with grants and infrastructure fund research and coordinate internal meetings/support.
    • Assist with ad-hoc and standard report requests.
  • Utilizes standard office software (i.e., spreadsheet, word-processing, database) and SAP.
  • Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear personal protective equipment for all field location visits.
  • Attends training and safety awareness and/or skills improvement as required by the BWL or government agency such as MIOSHA.
  • Expected to comply with all BWL policies and work rules.
  • Predictable and reliable attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Specifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution with a focus on Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or a related field with junior or senior status during the summer of 2024.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

  • Employees are required to follow the BWL Safety Manual and wear required personal protective equipment, adhere to BWL safety rules and regulations, attend all training for safety awareness or skills improvement as required by supervisor, BWL, or governmental agency such as MIOSHA. Normal office and occasional field work.
  • Field conditions may include heat, cold, dust, and/or noise.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen and small numbers.
  • Must successfully complete a background check, a substance screening and a physical (if applicable).

Why Should You Apply?

  • Skills development, and opportunity for professional growth
  • Tours to BWL facilities and other local companies
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Satisfaction of delivering high-quality, essential services to the people of greater Lansing

About BWL:
The Board of Water & Light serves Lansing, Michigan, and surrounding areas with electricity, water, and steam. Lansing's city charter vests the BWL with full and exclusive management of water, steam, and electric services for or the city. The American Public Power Association has honored the Lansing Board of Water & Light as one of the country's best publicly-owned utilities.

The Location:
Lansing, MI provides the opportunity to enjoy all seasons of fun and beauty. With the Grand River open for kayaking, lush golf courses, 17+ miles of trails for biking/hiking/running, Potter Park Zoo, and the sports, the arts and fine foods that comes from being near a major University, Michigan State University, there is a spot for everyone. The area is a short drive from Lake Michigan’s shore line where there is views of natural beauty, boating, fishing, and windsurfing.