Accounting Internship / Co-Op (Spring 2018) | Tesla

Accounting Internship / Co-Op (Spring 2018)

Fremont, California
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Tesla's Mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.


The Role

Our Accounting team is deeply engrained in the functional areas of the business and partners heavily with the leadership team on critical decisions. Team members are expected not only to have the skills to analyze data and surface takeaways/recommendations, but must also lead cross-functional decision-making processes and communicate recommendations to leaders at all levels in the company. As an intern you will work within either Tax, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assest or Treasury team to support these initiatives.

Team Overviews

Tax is responsible for the development and execution of tax planning strategies in support of Tesla’s global growth strategies and initiatives, including preparation of internal memorandums to document and support international tax positions.

Accounts Payable is responsible for managing Tesla’s debts to suppliers and creditors to ensure they are paid accurately and on time. The team is also responsible for processing and reconciling invoices, and verifying and recording expenses.

Fixed Assets will partner closely with various business units within Tesla such as, Purchasing Team, Production Engineers and Project Managers to review, analyze, and implement standards that directly impact capital assets/fixed assets accounting.

Treasury is a central role managing the cash management and investment activities for Tesla’s North American and LATAM operations.  The team is responsible for coordinating Tesla’s banking activity with a keen eye to optimizing liquidity, maintaining debt requirements, and managing expenses.

Specific project assignments and required technical aptitude will vary based on the needs of the individual hiring team

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, MBA or advanced degree in a relevant Finance, Accounting, Taxation, Economics or Business relevant program.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key project metrics and assure compliance with federal, state, local, and corporate policies. You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous work experience or internships in accounting and/or business development.
  • Professional and positive communication skills.
  • Ability to work 40+ hours plus
  • Ability to relocate to the Bay Area, California.

About Tesla

Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

Learn More About Tesla

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.