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Accounting Intern

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Full Job Description

To be eligible for PGE’s Internship program, you must be at least 18 years old and have met one of the following criteria:

A high school senior that has enrolled in a college or trade school

A current college or trade school student who is returning to college or a trade school as a full-time student

A recent 2020 – 2021 college graduate

You must provide verification of your student status by submitting your college transcript (an unofficial one is acceptable) or letter of acceptance to a college or trade school with your online application. You will have the opportunity to upload your documents during the online application process.

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: decarbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Accounting Intern (Winter), SOX Office

This is an opportunity to join our SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) Compliance team for a flexible, short time position in early 2021. You’ll help us with updating flow charts, documenting processes, and work as part of our collaborative PGE team. This will give you some insight into our SOX Finance and Accounting work at PGE.

The position is remote, and the hours are flexible if at least a few hours will be during normal business hours. Headquarters are in downtown Portland.

Key Responsibilities

Departmental Support May perform administrative, coordination or technical tasks, such as completing spreadsheets in support of department assigned.

Research and Analysis May perform research and analysis under general supervision. May gather qualitative or quantitative data and develop reports or spreadsheets.


Education Currently an actively enrolled undergraduate student (recent graduate or GED accepted) in good standing and pursuing a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field related to the internship; GPA of 2.5 or higher preferred

Experience Some prior volunteer or work experience preferred

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

Working computer skills using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

Basic research skills

Working knowledge of common software applications within field

General Competencies

Working accuracy skills

Basic organization and prioritization skills

Basic decision-making skills

Working written and oral communication skills

Basic problem-solving skills

Basic analytical-thinking skills

Basic interpersonal skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

Cognitive Level

Basic: Competencies needed in order to use common sense to carry out simple or uninvolved instructions and pass initial screening.


Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

Ability to follow accuracy standards

Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

Demonstrates sound memory

Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule

Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, part-time attendance

Physical Capabilities

Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Company – Portland General Electric