Summer 2018 - Finance Intern in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 869277BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Intern, Full-time
Job Function: Finance/Accounting
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

Our Finance group plays a critical role in our ability to successfully and accurately forecast and then implement plans for our business. Here, you’ll work together and with leaders of other business units to help Sears Holdings determine the financial integrity of plans. You’ll also work cross functionally to support the planning process, provide analytical support, analyze economic indicators and view outcomes at both a macro and micro level.

This position is an excellent entry point into Sears Holdings as it provides exposure to Sears’ many businesses and financial processes thereby establishing a foundation for future success.

Upon successful completion of the internship, students may receive an offer to join the Finance organization as a Financial Analyst which serves as an entry-level role into one of our finance teams, such as FP&A, Treasury, Merchandise, Marketing, Financial Services, etc.

Our Finance Internship is typically a path to Financial Analyst but an opportunity to explore many other positions within our business as well.

The internship program opportunity is 10-weeks in duration. As an intern, your work is project based to give you the opportunity to expand your portfolio.

The internship opportunity will also allow you to receive the following:
  • Exposure to Senior Leadership
  • Intern Specific Networking Opportunities
  • Leadership Speaker Series
  • Cross-functional day tours to stores, our design lab and our innovation lab
  • Mentoring
  • Access and structured interaction with our Associate Resource Groups including optional Community Service events

Job Requirements

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for performing routine financial analysis to support strategic decision making.
  • Assists various Financial Analysts and Business Finance Managers with finance and accounting issues, research and analysis during annual strategic planning process.
  • Performs business specific exception reporting for regular business reviews with buying teams and senior management.
  • Responsible for ensuring corporate controls are executed within the various business units.
  • Assembles data, reporting, and recommendations on ad hoc analysis requested by finance, merchandising, and senior management.
  • Develops, NPV, break-even and ROI analysis info on various merchandise projects.

  • Bachelor's Degree – Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Analytics
  • High energy, enthusiasm and excellent judgment
  • Strong sense of urgency and bias for action
  • Superior analytical, problem solving, and technical finance skills
  • Proven ability to improve processes
  • Proven ability to work well in cross-functional team environment
  • Strong leadership
  • Self-confident and assertive even in ambiguous situations
  • Innovative
  • Strong PC skills, Windows-based programs, particularly Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above, preferred