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CAQ Intern – Professional Practice - Spring 2023

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Summary of Role

Affiliated with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous, nonpartisan, professional association dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets.  At the CAQ we share a core belief in working together to leverage the skills and strengths of our team. We collaborate to deliver meaningful results and impact those we serve through experience, diligence, and creativity.

 

The CAQ is seeking a motivated accounting intern who is ready to apply knowledge of financial and sustainable reporting terms and principles to an authentic real-world experience. The Intern, Professional Practice supports technical and policy-oriented projects of the CAQ.  Working with the CAQ’s staff of motivated, enterprising, and collegial professionals, the Intern will support the professional practice team’s analysis of emerging corporate sustainability reports and help develop sustainable reporting and assurance information for an external audience.

 

Hours: 12-20 hours per week from January to May 2023; $30/hour

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with and under the direction of the professional practice team, performs review and analysis of public company ESG disclosures utilizing manual and AI-based search methods
  • Attend professional practice team meetings and provide work updates
  • Listen to public company auditing-related meetings or events and summarize reports internally on relevant information 
  • Complete administrative tasks as needed

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Elementary knowledge of the US accounting and auditing regulatory environment 
  • Basic understanding of auditing, financial, and/or sustainability principles 
  • Motivated to learn, take on and complete data gathering assignments
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Possess verbal communication, presentation, and writing skills 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills  
  • Ability to set project due dates and work well under time constraints
  • Ability to work effectively in Microsoft Office suite including Excel

 

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • Undergraduate junior or senior actively working towards a Bachelor in Accounting or an individual pursuing a Master in Accounting 

 

The CAQ team is currently working remotely, in-office and/or in a hybrid environment. This internship can be entirely remote. We will welcome you to join us in the office or stay remote, as you are most comfortable. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Assistance

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