Intern, Financial Planning & Analysis in Ames, IA at REG

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our comprehensive, 12-week paid internship program gives you the opportunity to test your skills working for the nation’s leading producer of cleaner fuels and developer of renewable chemicals. This internship will begin May 18, 2020 and end August 7, 2020.


The purpose of this position is to assist with forecasting financial results and budgeting of revenue and expenses for the company. This position will be a business partner to the leadership and finance teams, providing support and guidance on a broad range of company goals and objectives.


Key Accountabilities:


• Model projected sales, cost of sales and plant expenses
• Work with various department leaders and senior leaders along with key company team members to gather financial data and investigate results, projections or solutions to issues
• Analyze variances between forecast and actual financial results
• Monitor and improve reporting processes

• Analyze the accuracy of data gathered and follow up with key personnel throughout the company
• Assist with analyzing budget vs. actual results
• Build and report key financial metrics
• Monitor and improve budget processes

Other frequent duties:
• Recommend process improvements in reporting
• Assist with investor relations presentations
• Assist teams related to
• M&A activities
• Government reporting
• Analysis of financial results

Perform other duties as assigned

Education Required: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree – Accounting, or related degree
**Senior or Junior status required
Experience Required: Business environment experience, relevant courses, club participation and internship preferred
Skills Required:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)
Advanced math and accounting skills
Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Financial / operational modeling

REG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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