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2020 Student Internship (U.S.) - Internal Audit

Requisition ID:  222086


Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Bechtel's internship program was created to cultivate real-life industry interest based on hands-on experience. Many new university graduate hires began their careers at Bechtel as a student intern.


Bechtel hires summer interns on a variety of teams including tax accounting, financial reporting/analysis, and financial processing. Internal Audit professionals at Bechtel are an important part of the team that supports major engineering and construction projects in more than 40 countries. They are responsible for ensuring the integrity of Bechtel internal controls, compliance with Company procedures, proper accounting and financial documentation for major construction projects and permanent offices, etc. Interns are also tasked with producing reports and analysis related to project transactions. Internal Audit interns will be exposed to a good range of tasks that are carried out by professionals at Bechtel on a daily basis.

In much the same way as, complex technical challenges are managed at Bechtel's projects, there are significant financial and accounting intricacies that have an impact on our success. There are the complexities associated with international tax, accounting, and reporting requirements, and there's a need to ensure the timeliness and security of global cash flows, foreign currency, investments, and deposits. Other financial and accounting professionals at Bechtel focus on international financial relationship management, including appropriate documentation and control of all financial transactions. No matter what area of finance and accounting it is, all are critical to Bechtel's success as a world leader in engineering, construction, and project management. Locations will vary based on the project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites.


Typical activities of Internal Audit include:


  • review invoices and other documents looking for errors or insufficient approvals,
  • check approval authorities are working within the designated limits,
  • analyze data for anomalies and trends,
  • review account reconciliations for errors or deficiencies,
  • interview project personnel about their compliance with company and project procedures,
  • survey projects and offices about specific actions or inactions regarding a company work process,
  • test and assess the adequacy of internal controls on the project or office being audited, and
  • record audit processes and test data in the Team Mate audit documentation software.


General Job Duties


  • Extract, analyze and compile financial data
  • Work as part of a team in developing reports
  • Hands-on extraction of information from various financial reporting systems


Basic Qualifications


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in Accounting from an accredited college or university
  • Completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong GPA





Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.