Terracon Intern in Olathe, Kansas


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Office Management/Administration

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Job Description:

Terracon has an exciting new Intern position for the summer of 2019 supporting the Finance Department at our Corporate office in Olathe, KS. Terracon is an engineering consulting firm that performs numerous services including geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and observation, environmental services, and facilities engineering. In this paid internship role, you will actively participate in a fun working environment, while contributing in meaningful ways. You’ll acquire exposure to the accounting profession through various financial tracks at Terracon including Accounting/GL, Billing, Project Accounting, and Procure to Pay. The position will rotate approximately every two weeks throughout the 8-week summer internship to ensure the individual gains ample experience.

Some of the tasks performed as a Finance Intern will include:

  • Assist with period-end close (complete journal entries, perform financial statement analysis)

  • Complete general ledger balance sheet reconciliations

  • Work with Project Managers to capture all billable items and ensure proposed budget is met

  • Validate all rates and charges to provide accurate billing and ensure all rates are documented with signed contracts

  • Assist AR with US Bank Web Decisioning reconciliations

  • Use Oracle to apply cash receipts to open invoices

  • Go through a supplier contract review

  • Sit in on negotiations with suppliers

  • Complete a supplier spend analysis

In addition to gaining experience in the areas above the individual will work on a “master project” that spans the full internship. The “master project” will require interactions with colleagues throughout the company to fully understand details associated with the project and collect the data needed to present recommendations at the end of the internship.

Based on the intern’s performance during the internship, there is potential for a full-time job offer upon graduation or shortly thereafter.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science/Business Administration of Science degree in Accounting or related field (preferably a Junior, Senior, or Master student)

  • Strong academic track record (minimum GPA of 3.0)

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities



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Posting Title:

Finance Intern

Employment Type:

Summer Worker

City, State (Office Location):

Olathe, KS

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 4,000 employees in over 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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