• Accounting Intern

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison | US-TN-Knoxville | US-IN-Roachdale | US-VT-Northfield
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecom is looking to hire a Accounting Intern The position is responsible for

    assisting the Accounting team in ensuring compliance with internal controls and executing general accounting activities, including the day-to-day maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and in preparing financial statements and reports.


    School is top priority so TDS offers very flexible schedules, while requiring you to work at least 15 +hours per week.


    As an organization, TDS knows that our own employees are some of the most talented individuals around which is why approximately 50% of our positions over the past year have been filled by internal candidates.  This internship will not only give you the opportunity to apply what you are learning in school in a real-world business setting, but it will give you exposure to many other opportunities within the organization that can provide a long-term career path.  


    At TDS we don’t just invest in the success of our customers; we also invest in the success of our community.  Local presence and connection to our community is vital to who we are at TDS.  TDS has a laser focus on our customers that is supported by a great culture driven by the TDS mission and shared values.  TDS strongly believes in partnering with local communities throughout the country and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities.    In 2017 TDS had 543 employees volunteer and contribute in their neighborhoods.


    Why Join TDS Telecom?

    • #TDS has a Intern Employee Resource Group (ERG) with the purpose to support a diverse and inclusive community of interns by providing resources for development, opportunities for internal advancement and forums to connect with other interns.  This group meets once a month and allows you to hear from other interns about their projects as well as leaders within the organization about their team.  They host networking events to get you connected within the organization with the goal of finding full-time employment within TDS by graduation. Additionally, there are monthly social events with other interns throughout the Madison area
    •  An employer that places priority on employee development and training with a key focus on internal promotion
    • Company culture emphasizes ethics & promotes a healthy life/work balance with a business casual work environment
    • A challenging, fast-paced environment due to the continually evolving nature of the telecommunications industry and related technology
    • Opportunity to work with talented and dedicated team members committed to each individual’s success
    • TDS Telecom actively supports many local charities, University of Wisconsin activities, and community events and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities
    • Obtain frequent exposure to, and interaction with, management across TDS Telecom

    What Sets TDS Apart From the Competition?

    TDS has a laser focus on our customers that is supported by a great culture driven by the TDS mission and shared values.  TDS strongly believes in partnering with local communities throughout the country and encourages all employees to participate in volunteer opportunities.



    • Prepare external filings
    • Prepare and/or record journal entries
    • Maintain and reconcile ledger and sub-ledger accounts
    • Other dues as assigned (e.g. project support)
    • Assist in the response to financial inquiries, including ad hoc data analysis using data sets as requested of  Accounting team members, for use in effective management of the business


    Required Qualifications

    • Earned or currently pursuing AA degree (or higher) in Accounting or Finance, or related field
    • 1 + successfully completed semesters of related accounting or finance work required


    Other Qualifications

    • Working towards related professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFA)
    • General understanding of GAAP, COSO, and Auditing pronouncements
    • Strong technical aptitude, particularly in the development of Excel spreadsheets
    • Experience working knowledge of financial statements and financial accounting
    • Strong analytical problem solving skills and critical thinking
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication
    • Ability to plan and organize multiple tasks
    • Solid work ethic and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and on team assignments




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