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Accounting Intern (Part Time – 2022 Winter Start)

We’re looking for a motivated self-starter to join our Finance Team as an Accounting Intern. In this role, you’ll gain relevant and valuable accounting experience in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment. As Accounting Intern, you’ll assist our month-end close process, support financial reporting & analytics, and prepare deliverables for our annual audit.

What you’ll do:

  • Learn the functions of our Finance Team and develop a deeper understanding of technical accounting by collaborating with team members and actively participating in the preparation of core deliverables
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly forecasts and work with other departments on special cost analysis projects
  • Assist in daily cash management activities and analyze results
  • Support our month-end close processes by preparing key financial reports, general ledger reconciliations, and journal entries
  • Participate in components of our Accounts Payable process
  • Collaborate with team members on ad hoc deliverables and special projects

What you’ll need:

  • Current enrollment in undergraduate program; Major/Specialization in Accounting
  • Sophomore or Junior year standing preferred
  • Ability to work on-site in Chicago 10-20 hours per week
  • Interest in corporate/private accounting
  • Successful completion of introduction to accounting coursework
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and keen attention to detail over work product
  • Basic knowledge of GAAP and financial statements; IFRS a plus
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:

Optiver is a proprietary trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.