College Intern Accounting/Finance
Pittsburgh, PA 
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Job/Internship Description
College Intern Accounting/Finance
Job Location US-PA-(North Shore) Pittsburgh
Job ID 2021-1846
About us

Interested in an internship with the largest natural gas distribution company in Pennsylvania? Does the idea of gaining experience in the energy & utility industry excite you?

At Peoples, we are more than just an energy provider. We are a company that is truly passionate about serving our customers.

Peoples Natural Gas is an energy company in Pennsylvania,providing Western Pennsylvania with clean, safe and reliable natural gas for more than 130 years and has a combined workforceof almost 1,300 employees. Peoples has been a committedpartner and leader in the natural gas industry, currently providing reliable energy to more than 700,000 customers. Our vision of Making Lives Better is redefiningthe way we serve our customers. We are committed to being an environmental leader utilizing technology and innovation to create cleaner, more reliable energy sources.

Our employees are rewarded with the opportunity for advancement and to gain experience in a variety of interesting roles. We offer a competitive salary, annual bonus program and comprehensive benefits package. Health benefits are comprised of medical, dental and vision coverage, including the option for family coverage. In addition, employees are compensated with vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, life insurance, LTD insurance, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Peoples is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons, regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job Summary

Part time job (15-20 hours per week, for the semester). Support the accounting, rates and finance activities of the organization.

Essential Duties:

    Support the maintenance of the Company's Accounting records in compliance with GAAP and Regulatory Accounting standards which could include anything from bank account reconciliations and preparation of journal entries to redesign of complicated excel models
  • Assists with other tasks or projects as assigned which can range from routine projects to solving of more complex problems
  • Assists with presentations as needed for the Executive Leadership Team
  • Should expect a tailored approach based on current needs of the business
  • Participate in closing functions with parent company under supervision of lead accountant.

Peoples Natural Gas is committed as an equal opportunity employer. To maintain the integrity of the recruitment process and to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest due to employment and/or assignment of family members and personal referrals, specific guidelines apply to the hiring and assignment of these individuals including, but not limited to:

  • Family members cannot result in a supervisor/subordinate reporting relationship
  • Family members cannot work in the same department
Basic Qualifications


  • Student pursuing bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • Must be currently enrolled in college and must have completed (at least) their sophomore year with a specific or relevant major
  • Intellectually curious and adaptable
  • Demonstrated strength in attention-to-detail

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe) and willingness to learn accounting systems, budgeting and cost control principles, automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Problem assessment and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Ability to produce and manage several projects in a quality and timely manner.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to:

  • Working conditions may include approximately 10% travel to work sites of Peoples Natural Gas

Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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