Accounting Intern

  • FHLB - The Office of Finance
  • Reston, VA, United States
  • Jan 29, 2018
Intern Finance

Job Description

The FHLB – Office of Finance, is seeking a strong Accounting Intern.  The Accounting Intern will support the Financial Reporting, Accounting Policy, and Accounting Operations teams on key projects.  The Intern will assist Accounting Policy & Financial Reporting (APFR) with the preparation of the Federal Home Loan Banks’ combined financial reports (CFR).  This individual will also assist with maintaining accurate and reliable accounting records for the Office of Finance (OF) operating fund.  This internship is designed to be both educational and practical.  In this position, the Intern will apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom in a professional work environment, as well as gain the skills and experience that is necessary to prepare him or her for a successful career in accounting.


Major Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Accounting Operations, Accounting Policy, and Financial Reporting Group.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Combined Financial Report.
  • Assist with processing invoices and employee reimbursements based on an understanding of departmental budgets and expense amortization (accrual accounting).
  • Assist with process improvements related to use of various software platforms, including a data research project for the Financial Reporting System.
  • Assist with Data Instruction Manual maintenance and updates.
  • Manage project tasks, schedules, and deliverables.
  • Attend weekly Intern Meetings and complete tasks provided by Human Resources.


To be effective, the Accounting Intern must have a high attention to detail, be very organized, self-motivated, and possess a high degree of discretion.  The ideal candidate will be able to initiate and complete assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervision.  He/she will be able to analyze and solve problems independently.  Qualified candidates will offer a Bachelors/Masters coursework in progress in Accounting or a related field.  The successful candidate will have a thirst for learning and an ability to research and problem solve outside of his/her comfort zone.


This position offers an excellent work environment and is based in Reston, VA.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the following job link:


FHLB-Office of Finance is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers, including OPT or H1-B.  Green Card holders or U.S. Citizens eligible for application. 


FHLB-Office of Finance is an equal employment opportunity employer.