Accounting Intern (Spring 2022)

Accounting - Fund - Public
Posted: 10/19/2021
Full Time
Phoenix, AZ
The Accounting Intern will rotate between four different functions relating to the accounting and external reporting cycle. The four functions are: Property Accounting, Fund Accounting, Financial Reporting and Internal Audit. The Accounting Intern will gain invaluable insights into accounting in the real estate industry, including but not limited to:
- Property-level accounting including tenant billings, accounts payable processing, and property level financial data analysis;
- Fund-level accounting including fund-level accruals and accounting estimates, accounting research and policies, and fund-level financial data analysis;
- Financial reporting includes financial statement compilation and analysis, including reviewing peer filings for updated disclosures on emerging issues, ensuring disclosures that compliant with SEC rules and regulations, and interacting with Big 4 auditors for relevant audit requests;
- Sarbanes-Oxley 404 reviews or audit of internal controls over financial reporting, and to perform selective Operational reviews at an introductory to intermediate audit experience level.
Essential Functions:
  • Assist assigned team in completing assigned projects within department guidelines and budget guidelines
  • Learn to identify and communicate accounting/audit issues, technical matters, and improvement opportunities discovered during the close, reporting, or audit processes
  • Learn excellent project management skills to allow multiple projects to run concurrently and ensure timely completion
  • Receive training to use various financial systems / tools and improve your skills with Microsoft office suite
  • Gain experience interacting with internal business partners, management, and senior management personnel
  • Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting
  • Strong academic track record, minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Beginner to Intermediate understanding of US GAAP, auditing principles and internal controls
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Availability to intern full time (40 hours / week) in the Spring or Summer of 2022, preferably for a minimum of eight weeks
  • CIM does not accept unsolicited resumes from Agencies.  Any unsolicited resumes received from Agencies will be considered property of CIM and no fees will be due or paid.  If you wish to become an approved Agency with CIM or any of its Affiliates, please contact a member of the CIM Talent Acquisition Team.