UPS Financial Reports & Plan Intern in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

The Corporate Financial Reports and Plans (FR&P) Department is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students for its summer internship program. FR&P is a department within the Finance & Accounting function and includes:

  • Corporate Accounting – Provides proper accounting and accruals for benefit areas such as health care, pension and disability. Prepares and files all external benefit financials. Maintains and issues enterprise-wide accounting and auditing procedures manual.

  • External Reporting – Prepares and files all external financial filings and supports Investor Relations for quarterly earnings release. Researches and writes technical memos.

  • Reporting & Consolidations – Maintains 30+ general ledgers of corporate type entities. Also performs monthly consolidation of UPS results and prepares reports for senior management.

  • Corporate Planning – Prepares quarterly profit plan to forecast consolidated results.

  • Financial Information Systems (FIS) – Supports and maintains financial reporting and planning applications.

The internship is designed to give students the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of different Finance & Accounting areas, including accounting, financial analysis, reporting and planning.

Other Duties

Corporate Accounting

  • Prepare draft health benefit plan financial statements ensuring proper supporting documentation and associated Department of Labor Filing Requirements (i.e., Form 5500)

  • Prepare reconciliation of benefit general ledger accounts

  • Prepare month end journal entries

  • Assist with development of benefit rates for quarterly and annual profit/business plans

  • Support benefit plan audit requests from internal and external auditors

  • Support data analytics with respect to health care claim trends

  • Assist in the creation of new and/or update existing accounting policies and procedures

External Reporting

  • Summarize accounting records to compile external reports to meet statutory financial reporting requirements – including SEC Form 10-Q or 10-K

  • Assist with the preparation of internal financial reports

  • Research and document the appropriate accounting treatment of transactions based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Maintain process documentation of internal controls over financial reporting for SEC filings and other processes

  • Prepare or coordinate support for requests from internal or external auditors

Reporting & Consolidations

  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure monthly close is completed by the deadline

  • Prepares monthly journal entries and financial checks to ensure errors are identified timely

  • Prepares fixed asset inventory for Corporate functions

  • Consolidates financial results and eliminates intercompany activity

  • Creates consolidated financial reports for senior management

  • Completes monthly account reconciliations to ensure balances are accurate

Corporate Planning

  • Creates business planning templates

  • Assists in development, maintenance, and improvement of managerial reports

  • Assists in variance analysis of financial results

  • Provides ad hoc financial analysis for management team

Financial Information Systems

  • Establishes regular system checks to identify system irregularities

  • Performs data mining and analysis in Access, Excel, and other financial applications

  • Establishes and evaluates business requirements for enhancement requests

  • Tests resolutions in a user acceptance testing environment to ensure goals are achieved

  • Provides details, test cases, and necessary support files to ensure information is available to vendors for resolution

  • Communicates with key stakeholders to discuss plans for systems and system capabilities

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to apply accounting knowledge

  • Strong financial analytical skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects

  • Ability to work in a team focused work environment

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must be detail oriented

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products or equivalent software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) - preferred

  • Majoring in or have majored in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, or Information Systems - preferred

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 30 to 40 hours per week

UPS is an equal opportunity employer – race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity


Category: Finance, Accounting, and Tax, Internship

Requisition Number: 114964

Location: Atlanta,Georgia