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Intern - Internal Audit

Date Posted: January 3, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington
Company: Russell Investments
Position Type: Full-time
Required Travel: 0%
Sector: Private


Our full-time summer internship program starts in May or June and requires a 10 to 12 week commitment. When you intern at Russell Investments, you’re a full member of the team. Our internships are a rewarding learning experience as they allow students to get a head start on their career, learn from leaders in the industry and work in a stimulating and challenging environment while being well compensated. The individual who receives this opportunity will assist the internal audit function to conduct walkthroughs and testing for our financial reporting controls. This unique opportunity will expose the individual to many aspects of our business and provide insight into the industry. Your opinions and contributions will make a difference. Portfolio management is the heart of what we do. It is our core set of capabilities that help us believe we're the world's leading provider of multi-asset solutions. And we have a purpose that has never changed—and never will: Improving financial security for people. The summer program entails an introduction to Russell Investments, professionalism workshops, networking opportunities, and building presentation skills.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

Establish working relationships with internal audit clients
Exhibit a professional, business-like demeanor
Be proactive and manage workload
Perform analytical reviews of audit documents
Review and assess internal financial reporting processes and controls
Design and perform tests of internal controls
Assist in the coordination of walkthroughs and control testing
Provide recommendations for improved audit and business processes and controls to enhance operational efficiencies
Maintain an attitude of professional skepticism

Position Qualification:

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

Must be enrolled at an accredited university and in a 4-year undergraduate program Work 40 hours per week during the summer Highly relevant work/internship experience and demonstrable interest in risk/audit
High level of professionalism and personal integrity – confidentiality, discretion and judgment Attention to detail is essential; documents and spreadsheets need to be produced accurately
Must possess a high energy and productivity level; be assertive, self-motivated, can work independently and take initiative
Demonstrates organizational and prioritization skills, and ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, to meet project deliverables
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written; Ability to express themselves clearly and succinctly
Strong ability to collaborate within a diverse and networked organization; willing to ask for help and help others when needed and appropriate
Establishes course of action for self and others to ensure that the work is done efficiently
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

Application Process:

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Organization Statement:

With more than 80 years of experience, Russell Investments is a global investment manager, dedicated to helping investors reach their long-term goals. Russell Investments offers investment solutions in 31 countries, manages $290 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2018) and provides consulting services on $2.3 trillion in assets (as of Dec. 31, 2017). Russell Investments specializes in multi-asset solutions, scouring the globe to deliver the best investment strategies, managers and asset classes to its clients around the world. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates globally with 21 offices, providing investment services in the world’s major financial centers such as New York, London, Tokyo and Shanghai. For more information about how Russell Investments helps to improve financial security for people, visit or follow @Russell_Invest.

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