Campus: Accounting Intern (2021 Summer Start)

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We’re looking for a motivated self-starter to join our Finance Team as an Accounting Intern. In this role, you’ll gain relevant and valuable accounting experience in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment. As Accounting Intern, you’ll assist our month-end close process, support financial reporting & analytics, and prepare deliverables for our annual audit.

What you’ll do:

  • Learn the functions of our Finance Team and develop a deeper understanding of technical accounting by collaborating with team members and actively participating in the preparation of core deliverables
  • Assist with preparation of quarterly forecasts and work with other departments on special cost analysis projects
  • Assist in daily cash management activities and analyze results
  • Support our month-end close processes by preparing key financial reports, general ledger reconciliations, and journal entries
  • Participate in components of our Accounts Payable process
  • Collaborate with team members on ad hoc deliverables and special projects

What you’ll need:

  • Current enrollment in undergraduate program; Major/Specialization in Accounting
  • Sophomore or Junior year standing preferred
  • Ability to work on-site in Chicago
  • Successful completion of introduction to accounting coursework
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Word
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and keen attention to detail over work product
  • Basic knowledge of GAAP and financial statements; IFRS a plus
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

Who we are:
Optiver is a leading global electronic market maker specializing in pricing, execution and risk management. Working together, our traders and software engineers design proprietary systems and execute strategies to provide liquidity and increase market efficiencies.

Put simply, we improve the markets. That’s not merely an aspiration, but our reason for being. It requires intelligence, obviously. But in this industry, that’s table stakes. We’re seeking people who up the ante with nerve, with guts and, most importantly, with heart. We’re looking for the bold. Does that describe you? Then opt in.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

An Insider's view of Optiver

What projects are you most excited about?

I’ve really come to appreciate what “proprietary” in “prop trading” means for our development culture. It enables a quick feedback and iteration loop where improvements are sometimes identified, designed, & implemented in a matter of hours. It also promotes a close-knit team culture where ideas come from all levels.

Owen

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of my favorite aspects of Optiver is the openness of our company culture. We’re always encouraged to learn from each other and share ideas across teams, and this spirit of collaboration really permeates every interaction you’ll have.

Xiaoyu

Quantitative Trader

What are Optiver Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Optiver hosts a family-oriented summer event.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully paid health insurance premiums for employees • Generous 401(k) Plan • 25 days of paid vacation • Free catered breakfast and lunch daily • Weekly in-house chair massages • Complimentary in-house barista

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