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Accounting Intern
Optiver Department Business Operations
Location Chicago
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Title: Accounting Intern

We’re looking for a motivated Accounting Intern to join our finance team.  In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to gain key experience working in an accounting function at a leading global economic market maker. As Accounting Intern, you’ll support annual regulatory audits and collaborate with various team members throughout the organization.   

What you’ll do:
•    Learn core aspects and functions of our Finance group, shadowing team members as needed 
•    Assist in the preparation of year-end financial statements and audit support
•    Maintain invoice processing: scanning, filing, and assigning invoices for approval
•    Assist with the management of vendor relationships by sending remittance e-mails and responding to inquiries
•    Create monthly close binders and perform completeness checks 
•    Provide cash management support – assist with AP entries and cash flow functions
•    Contribute to quarterly forecasting and variance analysis
•    Prepare and manage general ledger reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts
•    Complete journal entries for monthly close 
•    Pull invoice support for intercompany, prepaid, payable, and receivable schedules 
•    Create and update process flow documentation

What you’ll need: 
•    The ability to work 10-20 hours per week
•    Successful completion of introduction to accounting coursework
•    Ability to manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Thoroughness, accuracy, and keen attention to detail over work product
•    Basic knowledge of GAAP and financial statements; IFRS a plus 
•    Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word
•    Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are 
Optiver’s story began over 30 years ago, when we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology as a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. With over 1,000 employees globally and 200 in our Chicago office, our mission to improve the market unites us.

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