National Indemnity Company

  • Accounting Intern

    Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    ID
    2018-2323
    Category
    Internships
  • Overview & Responsibilities

    *Candidates must be local and able to work in Omaha for at least 2 semesters while taking on a full-time course load.*

     

    Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

     

    Hours: 

    • Flexible; Between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • 15-20 hours per week depending on the applicant's schedule during the school year
    • More hours available in Summer (up to 40 hours per week)

     

    Location: 

    1314 Douglas Street (Omaha World-Herald Building)

     

    During this internship, the student will learn:

    • To map workflows and outline procedural gaps
    • To challenge process and assist in driving change
    • To work independently in a business environment

     

    This internship will give the qualified candidate an opportunity to obtain valuable experience in insurance operations. Duties involve collaborating with others as well as working independently and may include the following:

    • Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies within department, and assist in developing and making recommendation to management when appropriate
    • Ensure consistency and accuracy of coding of company expenses
    • Increase operational efficiency by organizing electronic file library
    • Assist in the preparation of general ledger account reconciliations
    • Contribute to compliance with NAIC Model Audit Rule, including documentation of process areas and testing of key controls
    • Ad hoc internet research, spreadsheet preparation, some clerical responsibilities such as filing, copying, scanning and data organization

    Qualifications

    • At least sophomore class standing
    • Satisfactory completion of introductory accounting courses and a basic understanding of accounting and financial principles
    • Maintain full-time course load during Spring and Fall semesters
    • Strong problem solving ability and high comfort level with data manipulation
    • Proficiency with personal computers and software such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent oral / written communication skills
    • Punctual
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines

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