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Xcel Energy Finance/Accounting Summer 2022 Intern MN Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world? Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.

Telecommuting Policy

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these positions may require interns to temporarily work remote within Xcel’s service territory until company protocol dictates that the criteria have been met to return to the office. A plan has been created to officially institute a hybrid work-from-home option that will take effect when it is safe to return to the workplace. The internship program will participate in this new policy. Eligible candidates must therefore live within a commutable distance from our corporate office in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Company Overview

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electric and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Position Summary

Xcel Energy is seeking candidates to support our CFO Organization, specifically, accounting and finance internships in Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, and Eau Claire, WI. The 12-week paid internship provides an opportunity to showcase your abilities in either an accounting, tax, or finance group that supports various business units throughout the Company. The program provides practical work experience to develop your existing skillset, present to senior leadership, and collaborate with key internal stakeholders. Each intern will be relied upon to play a role in achieving department objectives and goals. The program will allow you to apply what you’ve learned in school and further enhance your knowledge through hands on training and also provide opportunities to network and learn with other interns across the CFO organization

Typical intern responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the monthly financial close process

  • Contribute to FERC, SEC, governmental and internal reporting

  • Learn to use various accounting and budgeting systems

  • Financial planning and analysis

  • Assist with updates, data maintenance, and analysis

  • Assist with SOX control reporting

These positions may have the possibility to extend beyond the internship’s initial term based on the candidate’s successful performance and Xcel’s business needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current student, sophomore status or higher

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in accounting, finance, and/or MIS/Computer Science

  • Able to commute to the corporate office(s) in Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, or Eau Claire, WI

  • Able to work full-time during the summer

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3.0 GPA (out of a 4.0 scale) or higher

  • Completed 2 years of undergraduate coursework, including classes in Intermediate Accounting, Auditing, and/or Tax


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 75410:Corporate Accounting || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.40 per hour - $25.70 per hour

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Requisition Number: 36809

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com

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