BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

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Summer 2019 - Internal Control Accounting Intern

Posted: 10/5/2018

Auto req ID 2003BR Company BlueCross BlueShield of WNY About Us BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., one of New York’s leading health care companies that provides access to quality health care and solutions for members throughout Upstate New York. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people gain access to health care. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, the company is an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. As the region’s leading health plan, serving over 800,000 members, BlueCross BlueShield believes in taking small steps towards healthier living because - Healthy Changes Everything®. You can visit our website at Title Summer 2019 - Internal Control Accounting Intern Position Posting Location Buffalo Status Full Time Temporary Hours Core Business Hours 8am - 5pm Job Description This is a paid opportunity for the summer of 2019 during normal business hours. The student must be able to work full-time, 40 hours/week during the Summer at our corporate headquarters located in downtown Buffalo. Availability to work in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters on a part-time basis at approximately 15-20 hours/week is also required for this Internship opportunity.

This internship presents the following Learning Objectives:

An opportunity to obtain a general understanding of the various aspects of the Corporate Finance department.

A broader understanding of the importance of financial controls in the health insurance industry.

An opportunity to develop analytical skills through review of various financial documents.

Development of basic accounting skills which can be applied to future work.

An opportunity to interact with employees from all levels of management and from different departments within the corporation, exposing the Intern to many facets of the health insurance industry.

The impact of health care reform regulations (both state and federal) on the company’s financial health and well-being.

Job Duties may include the following processes as they relate to corporate compliance controls:

Analysis and documentation of processes as they relate to corporate compliance controls.

Participate in internal controls testing assessment with operational business units. Work with internal audit partner to analyze results and ensure proper controls and documentation are in place.

Assist with projects as assigned, such as development of new financial reports and debit/credit analysis.
Qualifications Prior experience in an office setting is desirable.

Excellent time management skills, demonstrated personal accountability and excellent verbal & written skills.

Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint required.
Education Required Skills and Experience:

Students entering junior or senior year in the Fall 2019 who are enrolled in a 4 or 5 year degree program in Accounting.

Students entering their Senior year, preferred. (Intern must be enrolled in a degree program for the duration of the internship.)

Current graduate students pursuing Accounting program encouraged to apply.

Desire to pursue CPA or CIA certification strongly preferred.
EEO Statement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Removal Date 05-Oct-2019

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