Summer Associate Internship (Technical Accounting)

Navy Federal Credit Union



Pensacola, FL


Position summary


Technical Accounting is a team within Corporate Accounting, along with the operational accounting, accounting policy, internal risk and controls, and financial reporting teams. We work together to create accurate financial reports. The Technical Accounting team focuses on accounting areas of higher judgment or estimation, including current expected credit loss, fair value estimates, investments, derivatives, and more, as well as producing data driven analytics to support these areas. In addition to our team’s review and analysis of financial statement line items and monthly close activities, we are focused on finding areas of improvement in existing processes and controls. 

We are looking for a driven individual with an understanding of GAAP and/or financial principles and terms who is ready for an immersive, real-world experience. The associate can expect to participate in the preparation of financial reports, analyze actual financial data, create analytics, learn more about our general ledger software, and assist with other accounting projects and activities. The summer associate will need to be a motivated team player who can maintain efficiency and accuracy when multitasking and should possess an understanding of accounting and financial principles and a positive attitude. The associate should also be collaborative, trustworthy, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn.

The Summer Associate will assist with developing analytics, process improvements, and/or control enhancements related to our CECL reserves process and management reporting enhancements for various other high estimation accounting areas. 

The Summer Associate Program is a 12-week internship program beginning in May 2024 and ending in August 2024. Students will work on impactful projects and meaningful work during their internship. To qualify for this position, applicants must be currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university and have an anticipated graduation date of December 2024 or later.


  • Prepare executive financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Assist with process improvements related to the CECL reserve accounting process or other Technical Accounting process areas.
  • Support the Technical Accounting team in identifying and revising reporting requirements.
  • Support the development, maintenance, and management of reporting, dashboards, data models, and analytical results.
  • Identify trends and patterns in business data; create data visualizations to support business decision making.
  • Handling sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity.
  • Taking on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting, finance, and data analytics.


  • Pursuing any of the following:
    • Bachelor’s, master’s or PhD in accounting/finance, or MBA candidates.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Math, Economics, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and/or financial principles and terms.
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to respond to requests effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience with data analytics and working with large data sets.
  • Experience with tools used to visualize data (https://e.g., PowerBI, Tableau), and standard ETL tools and techniques, and possesses effective SQL, R, Python, and/or SAS skills.
  • Motivation and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy, and responsibility.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180 | 5550 Heritage Oaks Dr Pensacola, FL 32526 

Navy Federal is now hybrid! Our standard enterprise requirement for a hybrid schedule is to report onsite 4-16 days each month. The number of days reporting onsite will ultimately be determined by the employee's leadership and business unit needs. You will learn more throughout the hiring and onboarding process. 

About Us

You have goals, dreams, hobbies, and things you're passionate about—what's important to you is important to us. We're looking for people who not only want to do meaningful, challenging work, keep their skills sharp and move ahead, but who also take time for the things that matter to them—friends, family, and passions. And we're looking for team members who are passionate about our mission—making a difference in military members' and their families' lives. Together, we can make it happen. Don't take our word for it:

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• Fortune Best Place to Work for Financial and Insurance Services

Equal Employment Opportunity: Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability

Disclaimers: Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position. Job postings are subject to close early or extend out longer than the anticipated closing date at the hiring team’s discretion based on qualified applicant volume. Navy Federal Credit Union assesses market data to establish salary ranges that enable us to remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range, based on your experience, location and market position

Bank Secrecy Act: Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.

Why you should apply for a job to Navy Federal Credit Union:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.8/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.8/5 in supportive management

  • 96% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 96% would recommend this company to other women

  • 96% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Professional development and training opportunities to help employees grow in their careers and the life they want to lead

  • Best-in-class benefits with generous vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, discounts and more

  • Unique culture where team members are passionate about the mission which creates clarity, alignment and purpose