Internship: Finance/Accounting

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-582843
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Internship
    • Date Updated: August 20, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

The Finance/Accounting Intern will work  to support all financial operations, including accounting, controls, reporting, and reimbursements, so that our leaders make effective and efficient financial decisions that maximize student outcomes. This position will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The finance intern must be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution.

Ideally, the intern will work 8-10 hours per week during the semester.


New Orleans College Prep’s (NOCP) mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond. Over the past ten years, NOCP has grown from a single grade of 100 students, to now operating 4 charter schools spanning grades PK-12, serving over 1,400 students on 4 campuses. NOCP will continue to expand its services to additional campuses throughout New Orleans in the coming years, ultimately growing to 8-10 charters under its management. NOCP is serving its part in a broader city-wide vision to make New Orleans the first 100% high-performing urban school system in our nation’s history.

NOCP has achieved significant academic achievement gains:


  • The percentage of NOCP 3rd-8th graders scoring 'Basic' or above on the state exams increased by 22% between 2011 and 2013.

  • Only 25% of NOCP’s founding 6th graders were performing at 'Basic' or above on state exams when they first enrolled in our middle school. 85% scored 18 or above on the ACT as 11th graders.

  • In 2012, NOCP’s schools were amongst the top five highest gaining open enrollment public schools in the city.

  • More detailed information about our academic performance can be found on our website by visiting and clicking 'Our Results.'


We are very proud of our school staff, parents, and scholars for these achievements, but we have much more to accomplish in order to realize our mission of 100% of our students prepared for success in a rigorous 4-year college and post-secondary options.


Experience and Skills:


  • Entry and tracking of all accounts payable transactions into accounting system.

  • Reconciling monthly bank and credit card statements

  • Entering various general ledger journal entries

  • Identify and resolve financial errors and discrepancies

  • Assist with semi-monthly payroll functions

  • Audit insurance statements and reconcile all discrepancies.

  • Track Paid Time Off.

  • Assist in compiling necessary data for state and grant reporting

  • Various General Ledger reconciliations as needed

  • Other tasks as directed by the Chief Financial Officer

Key Competencies:

  • Finance / Accounting. Skill and knowledge of GAAP, as demonstrated in prior work experience. Coursework in accounting, finance or equivalent preferred.

  • Attention to detail: does not let important details slip through the cracks; meticulous

  • Tenacious follow-up skills, follows through on commitments

  • Ability to organize materials in a logical and compelling manner

  • Ability to follow directions and work unsupervised on multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Previous experience with the Google Platform (scheduling, calendar, contact functions)and Microsoft Suite (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Must be currently enrolled in a post secondary institution.



NOCP will offer a moderate stipend monthly.