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Environmental Liability Accounting Intern - Seattle City Light

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City of Seattle


25d ago

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  • The candidate must be an undergraduate or graduate accounting student with a GPA of 2.5 or above (undergraduate) or 3.0 or above (graduate). They should be enrolled in an accredited academic program studying accounting or a related field and have general accounting skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is necessary, along with a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
  • The Environmental Liability Accounting Intern at City of Seattle will be responsible for processing and maintaining records of environmental cost invoices, tracking project costs, assisting with budget calculations and variance analysis, and assisting in the calculation of quarterly and year-end environmental liability estimates. They will also be responsible for preparing journal entries when necessary.
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Off-cycle Internship

Accounting & Tax•Seattle


  • The Environmental Liability Accounting intern will work very closely with the Environmental Principal Accountant. The Principal Accountant will mentor the Accounting Intern in the following areas: accounting for various grants including, maintaining records, reporting costs, and requesting reimbursement for various grants; performing variance analysis; budget calculations and reporting: and the calculation of environmental liability estimates (ELE). With the implementation of new software to calculate the ELE has come a number of opportunities for troubleshooting and assistance of an intern is not only desirable but necessary.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • The intricacies of environmental and grant accounting as well as the reporting requirements for various types of grants.
  • Expand their accounting knowledge through cost tracking and reconciliation of records.
  • Financial regulations on both the utility industry and state and federal environmental cleanups.
  • Troubleshooting, new software, and how important it is to have the backup and knowledge to be able to defend the calculations and records during an audit.


  • Accounting Students: Undergraduate Accounting students will need to maintain a 2.5 GPA or above throughout the internship. Graduate Accounting students will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA or above throughout the internship.
  • Preferred Areas of Study
  • Enrolled in an accredited certificate, 2-year, 4-year, or graduate program during their internship.
  • Enrolled in an academic program studying Accounting or related field.
  • You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:
  • General accounting skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Positive attitude and desire to learn

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Processing and maintenance of records of invoices of environmental costs
  • Tracking project costs, maintaining the ledger and performing research and reconciliation of records.
  • Assisting with the monthly budget calculation
  • Preparing the monthly variance analysis
  • Assisting with the calculation of quarterly and year-end environmental liability estimates.
  • Preparing journal entries when necessary


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Feb 13, 2024