• Finance Intern - Year-Round: Revenue & Controls Intern

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

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


    TDS Telecom is looking to hire a Finance Intern – Revenue & Controls!


    Our Finance Revenue Assurance & Internal Control team is responsible for partnering with cross-functional teams at TDS Telecom to assist with the execution of revenue assurance initiatives contributing to overall organizational margin enhancement. Under direct supervision, this intern will provide assistance and support in revenue assurance project-related activities as assigned and assist with evaluation and effectiveness of internal controls. An internship in Revenue Assurance & Internal Controls will provide valuable audit and control experience which can jump start your career in audit and controls, as well as other Finance or Accounting roles.


    School is top priority so TDS offers very flexible schedules, while requiring you to work 20 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


    Internal Controls & SOX Compliance:

    • Assist with revenue assurance project-related activities to address risks associated with loss of revenue and/or expense control
    • Assist with invoice validation and free cash flow recovery efforts
    • Assist with evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls in selected business areas
    • Evaluate and approve user access requests that come into a designated mailbox
    • Execute annual user access review
    • Brainstorm potential risk exposure and evaluate the mitigating controls built into processes by researching best practices to identify opportunities for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the SOX program

     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 Revenue Assurance team members
    • Assist in the research, risk analysis, documentation, and compliance of established business processes using data from various systems


    Required Qualifications

    • Earned or currently pursuing Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance, or a related field
    • Successfully completed 2+ semesters in accounting and/or finance 

    Other Qualifications

    • Working toward a related professional certification (CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA)
    • General understanding of GAAP, COSO, and Auditing pronouncements
    • Strong technical aptitude, particularly in the development of Excel spreadsheets
    • 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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