NiSource Finance / Accounting Intern - Summer 2018 (Columbus, OH) in Columbus, Ohio

NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Ohio, is currently seeking 2018 Summer Interns for its Finance, Accounting and Quality Control and Performance Management Departments. A Fortune 500 company and one of the largest natural gas distribution companies in the United States. Our goal is to be Americas premier regulated energy company, providing customer-focused energy solutions, investment-driven growth opportunities, and sustainable value for our customers, investors and employees. Underpinning this effort is our unwavering commitment to top-tier safety and reliability, collaborative stakeholder relationships, inclusive and engaging work environments, strong governance and transparency, and forward-looking environmental practices and stewardship. Our service territory reflects the diversity found within the individuals that make up the NiSource team.Successful applicants will become integral members of the department, while learning within a team environment, completing meaningful tasks and collaborating with managers on important projects. These positions will be a great opportunity for the candidate desiring to launch their career in Finance-related fields. Successful applicants will build professional relationships with other interns and all levels of NiSource personnel while participating in rewarding professional development exercises and fun, team-building activities. Interns will obtain a broad overview of NiSources operations and current events in the utilities industry.Opportunities are available in the following business disciplines:Accounting DepartmentThe intern will gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment performing functions such as accounting and financial analysis, preparing journal entries, reviewing financial statements, preparing account reconciliations, accounting research, external reporting and Sarbanes - Oxley control testing.Tax DepartmentThe intern will provide tax accounting, compliance, research and planning services to all NiSource business units. Interns will assist with the annual preparation of Federal, state and local corporate income tax returns, and will be involved in researching new tax developments and may assist in strategic and financial tax planning.Financial Planning DepartmentThe intern will gain hands-on experience in performing functions such as building long range financial plans, budget to actual analysis, preparing capital expenditure and/or operating expense forecasts, developing variance analysis and producing monthly and quarterly management reports. Internal AuditInterns in the Internal Audit Department will gain an understanding of risk assessment techniques, audit methodologies, and data analysis by assisting in the performance of internal reviews across all NiSource business units. Interns will be exposed to the following types of audits: Financial, Operational, Compliance (SEC and Regulatory), Process Improvement Reviews, and Control Testing. RegulatoryThe intern will support regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing pro-forma calculations. Assists with review and analysis of regulatory documents; Appreciates the application of the regulatory construct to our business.Quality Control and Performance ManagementThe intern will compile, organize and format data, including qualitative analysis required for internal and external reporting. Identifies and researches reporting issues, and provides accurate recommendations, assists with the adoption of new reporting requirements.Demonstrates a working knowledge of metrics and measures. Understands and utilizes economic and industry data as it relates to job responsibilities. Consolidation Accounting/Business Applications/Sarbanes-OxleyThe intern will have a rotation between the three departments. They will gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment performing functions such as accounting and financial analysis, preparing journal entries, reviewing financial statements, preparing account reconciliations, accounting research, external reporting and Sarbanes - Oxley control testing. Finance Business Applications is responsible for sustaining, enhancing and providing project support for financial applications. Area roles include significant partnership, collaboration, and inclusion in a matrix environment with IT.

Required for Selection:

Currently enrolled in an accredited university with major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related business discipline

Completion of intermediate-level coursework

Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher

Strong financial acumen and analytical ability

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Proficiency in MS Excel and Word

Positive attitude and strong work ethic

NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at www.nisource.jobs on or before September 20, 2017!

Job Family: Finance