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Accounting Intern

Date Posted:  Oct 7, 2021
Requisition ID:  271061

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA):
The Indiana State Board of Accounts is dedicated to providing the citizens of the State of Indiana with complete confidence in the integrity and financial accountability of state and local government.  The Indiana State Board of Accounts is committed to providing the legislature and other interested parties with accurate and reliable information, and the key factors in achieving this commitment are the competency and professionalism of our staff.  The Board of Accounts, for more than 100 years, has been holding government officials accountable to their constituents for financial reporting and following the Indiana Code when making any type of decision that relates to taxpayer dollars.


The starting salary for this role is $13.21 per hour. 


About the Job:

As the Accounting Intern at SBOA, you will apply professional accounting and auditing knowledge and techniques under the direction of an experienced Field Examiner or Field Supervisor to assist in planning, conducting, and reporting on routine or special audits of the State and/or local agencies governmental units, State and Federal programs. You will verify compliance with State, federal, and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations in terms of consistency and adherence to accepted accounting principles and management practices. You will report to advanced level Field Examiner or Field Supervisor.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 


  • Designs and performs necessary audit procedures on complex governmental units such as large cities including evaluating accounting and administrative controls, preparing and performing audit tests to document financial statements, analyzing and interpreting audit test results and conducting exit conferences
  • Issues written reports on financial position and compliance
  • Performs audits of all federal funds received by governmental units
  • Researches federal laws, state statutes, case law, regulations, local ordinances and authoritative standards in preparation of audits
  • Assists, advises and instructs elected and appointed public officials regarding statutory requirements, accounting applications, management practices and agency audit positions
  • Performs duties in a confidential, professional manner


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through attending a 4-year post-secondary institution working toward a Baccalaureate degree in Accounting
  • Working knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures, and auditing standards
  • Working knowledge of procedural and legislative controls governing the activity being audited
  • Ability to apply mathematical skills relevant to auditing and accounting procedures utilized in performance of duties
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and record data and fiscal information to reach logical conclusions
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to prepare clear, conclusive reports
  • Ability to gain the cooperation of the personnel in the organizations being audited

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.


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