Accountant Intern

Accounting Internship

When:                                        Spring/fall semester or summer

Where:                                       1700 N. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78701

Duration:                                   To be determined

Application Closing Date:        Until Filled

Hours/Week:                             To be Determined

Travel Required:                       No   

The Office of Capital and Forensic Writs (OCFW) is the Texas office of conviction integrity. OCFW serves an essential function for the State of Texas and the criminal justice system: ensuring that convictions are constitutionally sound, reliable, and untainted by questionable forensic science. OCFW seeks a bright, motivated accounting intern to assist with OCFW finance and operations in support of the office’s important mission.  

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:

The OCFW accounting intern will perform entry-level administrative and technical assistance work. He or she will perform primarily entry-level clerical work in the Finance Department in areas such as bookkeeping, accounts payable, travel reimbursements, inventory control, statistics, human resources, purchasing, or accounting. Other work involves compiling and tabulating data, checking documents for accuracy, transporting documents, copying/filing documents, maintaining files, answering phones, opening agency mail, and accepting packages for the department. He or she will work under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain state accounting experience.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Assists with accounts payable and staff travel reimbursements.
  • Assists with maintaining files and records.
  • Assembles, organizes, and tabulates data.
  • Files and maintains supplies, forms, records, and reports.
  • Opens and distributes incoming mail and prepares outgoing mail.
  • Assist in conducting physical inventory.
  • Perform data entry and retrieval.
  • May deliver, pick up, or receive documents, supplies, equipment, or materials; check for quantity and quality; or make arrangements for repairs and services. 
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Skill in using computers and accounting and/or human resources related software applications, database entry/management, and in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
  • Attention to detail, organization, and accuracy.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

This is an excellent opportunity for applicants who are enrolled at an institution of higher learning in an undergraduate business, public administration, human resources program, or related program. Familiarity with clerical operations. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent supplemented by courses in accounting is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, send: (1) a letter of interest and (2) a resume to internship@ocfw.texas.gov.

Internships are unpaid.  The OCFW, however, will work with applicants to obtain funding and/or academic credit through their schools. 

The Office of Capital & Forensic Writs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any request for reasonable accommodations needed during the application process should be communicated by the applicant to Joy Right, the Office of Capital & Forensic Writs Senior Accountant, at (512) 463-8518.



Updated Monday, June 6, 2022