UTILITIES INC Finance/Accounting Operations Intern  in Northbrook, United States

Finance/Accounting Operations Intern


Finance/Accounting Operations Intern


Northbrook, IL (Midwest Business Unit)







About the Organization

UTILITIES INC., is a growth focused, multi-state water-wastewater utility dedicated to ensuring our customers access to a clean and safe water supply while doing so in the most environmentally sound manner possible. We believe in promoting responsible water use and sustainable water practices to enhance the overall quality of our customers' lives and meet our country's future water needs.

Comprised of over 400 dedicated, skilled people who are the key to our every day success, Utilities, Inc. values commitment, ethics, knowledge, and customer focused service that allows us to effectively deliver comprehensive water and wastewater services while achieving our mission of Superior Quality, Efficient Operations and Exceptional Service.

We offer employees an enjoyable, challenging, collaborative environment. Through encouraging career development, cross-training and the support of continued education we strive to give our employees the tools to succeed and create a path for professional growth.

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Utilities, Inc. is seeking candidates to participate in a Finance/Accounting Internship as part of our seasonal program, which offers opportunities for career growth to individuals who are interested in learning more about an essential natural resource - water. This Program consists of talented college students who will begin employment over summer breaks.

During the summer, Interns will focus on one department and learn about the awesomeness of the water and wastewater industry and the regulated utility culture through on- the -job experience. Through this Program, Interns will build a skill and competency set that is relevant and valuable to their career development in utility operations and management.

This position is targeted to begin in Spring 2018 and conclude at the end of the summer or when the Intern returns to college classes (approximately 12 weeks), with an opportunity to return during for subsequent winter and summer breaks depending upon need, availability, performance and eligibility.


  • Department Projects: During each internship session, Interns will be assigned department specific projects over a 12 -week period to ensure they gain a strong understanding and build skills aligned with that department's functions. While this position will focus primarily on finance and accounting, this opportunity may include rotational assignments in future sessions to provide a more well-rounded experience.

  • Learning: Interns will have the opportunity to engage in learning about the water and wastewater utility, via utility plant operations, including the water and wastewater treatment. Interns will also learn the financial aspect of a regulated utility.

  • Mentorship: Interns will be assigned to a mentor to help answer questions and offer insight into how to make the most of this Program experience. The mentorship may provide the intern with additional opportunities for shadowing.


  • Bachelor's degree, in process, from an accredited college/university. Preferred degrees: Accounting, and Finance.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Some aspects of the internship program may require moderate to heavy physical demands, including lifting (75 lbs.), walking (10+ miles daily), climbing and mechanical repair.


  • Assists with repairs of water/wastewater treatment plant equipment and perform minor maintenance.

  • Assists in creating monthly and annual reports.

  • Assists with project development and ensures the success of projects.

  • Reviews and analyzes GIS data and maps for accuracy and completeness.

  • Tracks budget related information, such as hours worked and expenses.

  • Assists and supports the Financial Analyst II, Sr. Financial Analyst and Financial Planning & Analysis Manager.

Number of Openings


This position is currently accepting applications.