Internship - Accounting/Finance, FP&A (Year-Round) at Baird (Milwaukee, WI)

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Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award winning culture? Consider an internship and start building your career at Baird!

About our intern program:
Our competitive intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Interns are treated as valuable team members while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. Baird's summer program activities include an Intern Welcome Event, multiple Lunch & Learns, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day and be compensated to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm.

Team Overview:
The Financial Planning and Analysis ("FP&A") team monitors the financial performance of Baird's businesses, and using key metrics and operating results, provides financial analysis and advice to assist with operating and strategic decisions. In addition to current results, FP&A prepares forward looking information including the budget to illustrate future trends in the business. The team works with other Baird departments gathering information to evaluate trends and business opportunities.

Internship Location, Availability and Hours:
Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, interns must be flexible to work a minimum of 15-20 daytime hours per week during the Spring and Fall semesters and 37.5-40 daytime hours per week during breaks and summer. We are looking for a student that can start as soon as April 2022.

As an Accounting/Finance Intern, you will:
  • Assist with the monthly close including generating system reports, creating journal entries, and performing variance analysis
  • Support budget process and forecasting next year's income statement
  • Conduct reporting and analysis for Baird's Asset Management business unit by maintaining historical financial and operational data and supporting ad-hoc client requests
  • Assist with the preparation, reporting and analysis of financial results for Baird's Corporate Resource Groups (CRGs)
  • Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned

What we look for:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business degree
  • Anticipated graduation date of May 2023 or later
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Ability to work independently, manage priorities and meet specific deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and reliability with a drive for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and troubleshooting skills

What makes this opportunity great:
  • Daily tasks give direct experience to accounting and finance practices and directly supports Finance's goals and priorities
  • Put your accounting and data analytics skills learned in school into practice with the opportunity to drive process improvements
  • Work within a unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership
  • Ability to gain hands-on experience while completing your college degree with a highly ranked organization


Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey - one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.
More Information on Baird
Baird operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA. Baird was founded in 1919. It has 4040 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 46 open jobs at Baird, click here.
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