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Intern Process Improvement in Accounting Team

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The Akamai Internship Program is designed to give students the opportunity to apply their skills, gain valuable experience, and contribute to the organization in a meaningful way. Internships are project-based and focus on real business challenges important to Akamai’s continued success. Program participants will be encouraged to be proactive members on their team, taking on a comfortable level of responsibility, and challenged to think critically and creatively. In addition to your day-to-day responsibilities, program participants will be invited to a variety of formal and informal trainings, interact frequently with company leadership, and attend social events. Akamai is committed to your professional development and you will receive ongoing formal and informal feedback throughout your internship experience.

If you use the Internet for anything – to check sports scores, book a hotel, track an order, or watch a movie trailer online – you've probably used Akamai's services without even knowing it. Akamai is the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, interact and collaborate. We are the heart of the internet.
We are looking for talented and motivated person who would like to join our Finance team for a 12 month internship in a role of Reporting and Process Improvement Specialist Intern. The successful candidate will work closely with Accounting Team to identify and implement improvements into the finance processes by setting up proper tools and automate finance tasks.


• Maintain existing tools (mainly macros) and create new tools to support Accounting processes, standardized and regular analysis of critical on-going reporting metrics, objectives, etc.
• Support continuous improvement of processes by identifying and implementing improvement initiatives
• Identify ways to automate finance processes and set up tools that will enable that
• Provide ad-hoc analysis of financial data using Akamai's business intelligence tool and MS Excel

Basic Qualifications 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is a must
• Strong VBA and experience of writing macros
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to gather, synthesize and summarize data
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Advanced English language skills
• Self-directed and able to work independently
• Eagerness to contribute in a high-growth, fast paced, technology oriented environment
• Basic Accounting knowledge will be an asset

Our typical candidate would be either:

• Graduate with strong Excel and VBA looking for first assignment or
• Someone with strong VBA who has work experience but not in Finance and would want to grow in that field or
• Process improvement passionate


About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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