• Financial Analysis and Reporting Intern

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    *Please note this is a year round internship.**


    TDS Telecom is looking for a dynamic Financial Analysis & Reporting Intern!  In this internship you will be responsible for assisting the Strategic Planning & Financial Analysis team in reporting on financial results and key operational metrics. Under direct supervision, this intern will provide assistance in support of one or more of the following: preparation of monthly analysis reporting, developing new reporting processes and tools, working as a Finance/Strategy liaison with operational business unit managers for ad hoc analysis of key business drivers and/or participate in strategic planning/financial analysis project-related activities as assigned.



    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 an 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




    The Analysis and Reporting Intern may have responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:


    Management Reporting:

    • Assist in assembling financial and operational statistics and evaluates for anomalies from budget and forecast
    • Prepares financial schedules for executive and corporate review that explain current month performance
    • Report on strategic elements of the business including operational, network, and sales and marketing components

     Support Data-Driven Decision Making Processes:

    • Conduct data modeling and critical review of various data sets and metrics, including ad hoc data analysis as requested of the Strategic Planning & Financial Analysis team members
    • Assist in the financial modelling, documentation, and reporting of business processes, while working with operational unit staff and using data from various systems



    Required Qualifications

    • Earned or currently pursuing AA Degree (or higher) in Accounting or Finance, or a related field
    • 1 +  successfully completed semester of accounting or finance related course work


    Other Qualifications


    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication
    • Strong technical aptitude, particularly in the development of Excel spreadsheets
    • Strong analytical problem solving skills and critical thinking
    • 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
    • Knowledge of, or proven ability to learn, wide range of analytic tools: trend analysis, price volume analysis, statistics & ratios




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