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Intern Finance in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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Job Description


NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Ohio, is currently seeking 2019 Summer Interns for its Finance, Accounting and Quality Control and Performance Management Departments.  A Fortune 500 company and one of the largest natural gas distribution companies in the United States.  Our goal is to be America's premier regulated energy company, providing customer-focused energy solutions, investment-driven growth opportunities, and sustainable value for our customers, investors and employees. Underpinning this effort is our unwavering commitment to top-tier safety and reliability, collaborative stakeholder relationships, inclusive and engaging work environments, strong governance and transparency, and forward-looking environmental practices and stewardship. Our service territory reflects the diversity found within the individuals that make up the NiSource team.

Successful applicants will become integral members of the department, while learning within a team environment, completing meaningful tasks and collaborating with managers on important projects.  These positions will be a great opportunity for the candidate desiring to launch their career in Finance-related fields.  Successful applicants will build professional relationships with other interns and all levels of NiSource personnel while participating in rewarding professional development exercises and fun, team-building activities.  Interns will obtain a broad overview of NiSource's operations and current events in the utilities industry. 

Opportunities are available in the following business disciplines:

Accounting Department

The intern will gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment performing functions such as accounting and financial analysis, preparing journal entries, reviewing financial statements, preparing account reconciliations, accounting research, external reporting and Sarbanes - Oxley control testing.

Tax Department

The intern will provide tax accounting, compliance, research and planning services to all NiSource business units.  Interns will assist with the annual preparation of Federal, state and local corporate income tax returns, and will be involved in researching new tax developments and may assist in strategic and financial tax planning.

Financial Planning Department

The intern will gain hands-on experience in performing functions such as building long range financial plans, budget to actual analysis, preparing capital expenditure and/or operating expense forecasts, developing variance analysis and producing monthly and quarterly management reports


 Required for Selection:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university with major in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related business discipline
  • Completion of intermediate-level coursework
  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before November 21st!


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