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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Bachelor's Degree

Internship - Accounting/Financial Analyst (year-round)

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 in our corporate office in Milwaukee, multiple Lunch & Learns, a Brewer's game at Miller Park, Baird Night at the Zoo, 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 $8,000 in scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm. To learn more, check out this video.

Baird's Corporate Finance and Accounting team provides accurate and timely financial information to aid in the management of the firm and support strategic decision making. Finance has a track record of success with interns across their various teams, all who have the ability to directly contribute to the success of the department. Interns apply business knowledge gained in the classroom to develop relevant professional experience while developing meaningful relationships.

We will have a variety of year round intern opportunities available in our Associate Financial Services, Baird Capital, Financial Planning and Analysis and Reporting teams. The internship is a minimum of 6 months and can extend up to 2 years dependent on graduation date, workload and intern performance. One internship is available immediately with others starting in December 2017 and May 2018.

Located in our downtown Milwaukee office, interns must be flexible to work a minimum of 18-20 daytime hours/week during the Spring and Fall semesters and 37.5-40 daytime hours/week during breaks and summer.

As a Financial Analyst Intern, you will:
  • Assist with the monthly close process by completing or providing information to complete variance analysis and recurring journal entries.
  • Compile financial information for internal and external reporting. May also assist in budgeting process.
  • Maintain and document policies and procedures.
  • Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned.
  • Assist with training of other interns.
What makes this opportunity great:
  • Real world, hands on accounting and financial analysis experience working within a great team
  • Fast paced environment that will enable you to grow as a professional
  • Team of associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and giving back to the communities where we live and work
What we look for:
  • Accounting or Finance major or related degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Targeting graduation dates of May 2019 and beyond.
  • 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.
  • Strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
Who we are:
Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $171 billion in client assets and over 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017, its fourteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird's culture, click here.

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