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Job Information
Job Title:  Accounting/Finance Intern 
Job Reference ID:  50107 
Category:  INTERNSHIP 
Posted Date:  09/05/2019 
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Job Description

Arizona Department of Administration

Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.


Accounting / Finance Intern

General Accounting Office

100 N. 15th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85007


The State of Arizona General Accounting Office (GAO) is responsible for establishing Statewide accounting policies and procedures, managing the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS), administering the Statewide Payroll through the Human Resources Information Solution (HRIS), preparing the Statewide Financial Reports, and improving the financial and accounting processes of the State of Arizona. 

The General Accounting Office is currently recruiting for several accounting or finance interns.   An intern in this position may perform a variety of accounting tasks, including:

·        Entering transactions in the State’s accounting system, AFIS (Arizona Financial Information System); transactions may include: cash receipts, payment requests, encumbrances, fixed asset entry, program setup, etc.

·        Assisting in aspects of the fixed asset life cycle

·        Completing or assisting with account reconciliations, for a given time period

·        Creating custom reports and/or accrual basis reports, or running system generated reports for an end user

·        Performing data analysis, and recommending improvements to accounting processes

·        Participating in specialized projects

These tasks, combined with specific training will allow an intern in this position, to gain a better understanding of government fund accounting and the application of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) principles.

This internship may also include an opportunity for an intern to extend their internship and work part-time with other state agencies to gain broader governmental accounting experience.  We hope to be able to continue to extend this opportunity in the future. 


·        Proficiency with Microsoft products: Excel, Word, and Access

·        Knowledge of G Suite (Google Apps) including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sheets, Docs, Forms and Sites

·        Understanding of accrual basis accounting concepts

·        Strong analytical and problem solving skills

·        Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

·       Excellent interpersonal skills 


This internship will be COMPENSATED and it is up to the discretion of the respective school to provide academic credit.  Work schedule will be flexible to coincide with class schedule.

·        Candidate must be in a Junior or Senior at an accredited 4-year College or University with a focus in accounting or finance, and have completed their intermediate accounting/finance coursework. 

·        The ideal candidate should maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. 

·        Candidate must have the unrestricted right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship. 


Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). 


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at [email protected] or 602-542-6186  for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602.542.5482. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $18.00-18.00 


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