Accounting Intern - Summer 2024


Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Accounting Intern - Summer 2024 located at Columbus General Office in Columbus, Nebraska.  Position will be posted for a minimum of 14 days starting on September 20 and will close December 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time or once the position is filled.  


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Accounting Supervisor, the incumbent will assist with the completion of various accounting responsibilities in an efficient and cost-effective manner and in accordance with NPPD policies and procedures in support of business unit needs.  The position involves providing accounting, financial, administrative and clerical support for the District.  

Education, Training and Experience

The intern must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university carrying a minimum of 12 semester units/credits or 8 quarter units with freshman, sophomore, junior or senior standing with a major in accounting, finance or related business degree and must maintain enrollment.  Accounting major and junior or senior college status is preferred.


Students enrolled in Associate Programs but planning on pursuing a bachelor's degree will be considered if proof of a 4-year plan can be demonstrated.


The internship/training must be in the student's field of study.  College credit may apply to some internships.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Not Applicable 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provide accounting support for the accurate and timely financial reporting for NPPD and its Trusts.


Analyze financial and operational data, including the completion of account reconciliations, identification of primary causes for variances, and review of financial transactions with supporting documentation.


Prepare presentations, statistical reports, schedules and other information on financial and operating results for management and other stakeholders.


Research accounting policies, practices and guidance and summarize research to share with teammates to ensure compliance with government accounting standards and the utilization of best practices.


Research and identify opportunities to more fully utilize S4/HANA and related software tools to improve existing accounting and financial reporting processes.


Assist with the preparation and review of tax, grant and other report filings.


Document processes and user instructions.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay Grade - 99 Hourly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $18.00/hour


Travel Required:   Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

Hiring Philosophy
Know Your Rights
E-Verify Participant
Right to Work
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision