Accounting/Finance Intern and New College Graduate Program - Mid-Atlantic (2505)

University Team  |  Dulles, Virginia, United States  |  175100

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At Southland we aspire to build a workforce that’s as diverse as the people who occupy the buildings we design, build and maintain. Building talent by design, is our intentional approach to creating a truly safe, collaborative and inclusive work environment that fosters growth, empowers professional achievement and where people are treated with respect at all levels.

Our Internship and New College Graduate program is best designed for those students who seek a truly immersive and hands-on experience. At Southland, we view every student as a potential hire and ensure each intern, co-op student, and every new college graduate is truly set up for success to accomplish short and long term career goals. If a student program that exposes you to exciting projects and potential career paths with one of the country’s largest MEP building systems firms appeals to you and you're ready for the next big step in your career, then JOIN our team and become a part of an organization that values PEOPLESAFETY, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY.

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Our student program is designed to introduce students to a career in the field of Accounting and Finance in the mechanical construction and service industry. Primary responsibility is to assist the division and project accounting teams in all aspects of our work.

What you’ll do as an Accounting/Finance Intern:

  • Will learn process and workflow of financial transactions which may include accounts payable, or accounts receivable, or job cost
  • Will assist in establishing and maintaining accurate and appropriate records to ensure data integrity and currency
  • May research and resolve straightforward accounting discrepancies and irregularities in a timely manner. 
  • Will be introduced to policies and procedures that assure Southland maintains compliance with all state and federal laws as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Respond to internal and external customer inquiries in a timely manner
  • Gain basic working knowledge of accounting knowledge

Things we love to see in our interns:

  • A strong work ethic
  • Initiative and drive to get the job done
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to be resourceful and resilient
  • Able to solve problems with limited support
  • Quick learner, seeks answers on their own
  • Positive attitude during adverse/non-ideal situations
  • Exercises Accountability in stressful situations (avoids placing blame)
  • Goal Oriented
  • Collaborative spirit and a Good Teammate – has a “We Me” attitude
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Competent general business writing and public speaking
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with intermediate level ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

About You:

You’re pursuing a degree that aligns with Southland needs:

  • Working towards or recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance; and/or
  • Recently completed A.A. degree in Business, Accounting or Finance and are transferring to a 4-year degree program

What you’ll gain from our Student Programs at Southland Industries:

  • You’ll increase your knowledge of general accounting basics to include accounting processes, systems and communications.
  • You'll gain troubleshooting skills in our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, COINS.
  • You’ll have the ability to communicate with all levels of management, including project management and field trades.
  • You'll increase your working knowledge of project accounting, costing principles and contracting.


YOU Matter

Internship/Co-op Program Benefits:

  • Hands-on classroom and on-the-job experience in your specific role
  • Opportunity to work side by side with company leaders
  • Socially distant group activities and team events
  • Paid housing (some locations)
  • Paid internship/Co-op
  • Potential full-time employment opportunities

Full-time Employee Benefits:

As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees, that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our website: Southland Careers or on Facebook or LinkedIN or Twitter

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - Working at Southland

Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

**All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks. **

**We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time**

If you don’t feel this position is a match for you, we encourage you to share it with others. Feel free to share throughout your social networks and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to keep up to date on what we’re doing as a company.

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