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Governor's Summer Intern- Finance

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  26088

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

About Governor's Summer Internship Program: 

The Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship (GPSSI) is designed to give college students real world, hands on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels, and much more.


Hiring Salary:

The Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) summer internship program is a paid summer internship that lasts approximately 3.5 months. Listed salary is approximate. The hourly wage is $11.30.

About the Job:

This position will work in several areas of the Finance department assisting with analyzes and reporting and other related duties. This position will also research information in several systems and verify the information is correct and being reported correctly. This position reports directly to the Finance Director.

A Day in the Life:
  • Assists Finance Director in financial analysis and reporting for several functional areas;
  • Assists Finance Director in preparing budgets as needed within PeopleSoft software;
  • Assist all District and Sub District finance staff in need of assistance;
  • Maintains knowledge of all procurement, AP and inventory processes and to assist as needed;
  • Analyzes invoices and other related accounting documents to determine accuracy and validity of expenditures;
  • Verify data within system;
  • Contact vendors to resolve discrepancies/implement new procedures as needed;
  • Logs, copies and maintains accurate accounting files;
What You’ll Need For Success:
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel frequently (formulas such as VLOOKLUP’s);
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or other ERP system preferable
  • Some College coursework preferred;
  • Preferable knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of public accounting and budgeting;
  • Preferable knowledge of federal and state accounting laws, policies and procedures;
  • Specialized knowledge of agency’s mission, programs, and administrative policies;
  • Ability to solve complex accounting and budget issues;
  • Ability to develop accounting procedures to meet agency needs;
  • Ability to assist in budget preparations;
  • Ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and reports;
  • Ability to develop effective work relationships;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop accounting procedures to meet agency needs;
Difficulty of Work:

Work performed can vary from routine to minimum degree of difficulty. The work requires specialized knowledge of various computer programs, basic office management skills, business administration, and accounting. Employee works within established guidelines under general supervision. The job is fast-paced, complex and dynamic requiring adaptability and flexibility to drive positive results for the Finance Manager and the District.


Guidance is received from supervisor in determining work assignment. Work is reviewed for compliance with policy and procedure.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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