What are you looking for in an internship?
- Explore career options
- Network and meet potential mentors
Who we are
A global, organizationally independent, auditing services firm serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout the world with 250 auditors located in 45 countries
Who we serve
- Educational institutions (colleges, universities, and academies)
- Typical non-profit organizations (conferences, associations, unions)
- Manufacturing organizations (publishing houses)
- Retail stores (Adventist Book Centers)
- Other miscellaneous entities (medical, media organizations)
What we do
- Financial statement audits
- Reviews of operating protocols for Planned Giving and Trust Services
- Compliance testing with denominational policy
How we do it
Except for the impact on independence because of the denominational relationship with clients, GCAS complies with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
GCAS reports on whether client financial statements have in essence been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
Who we’re looking for
Three-month, full-time summer internship, usually between the student’s junior and senior years of college. A prerequisite is completion of an Intermediate Accounting class. Job requires traveling with and working under the supervision of the audit team, performing entry level responsibilities. The internship provides an excellent learning opportunity, a chance to experience a career in auditing, and provides valuable experience for a resume. The internship is paid, with typically 38-40 work hours per week. Travel expenses to client offices are reimbursed. Usually there are up to six internship opportunities available in the North America Area each summer. Interns could be placed in one of the 10 Regional Offices.
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Where we’re located
Silver Spring, MD
North America Area
There are five GCAS Areas around the world, with the North America Area covering the United States of America and Canada, as well as General Conference institutions located within that territory. In the North America Area there are 10 regional offices. Each office has a Regional Manager, Audit Managers, Audit Seniors, Audit Staff, and sometimes an Audit Specialist. Approximately 70 auditors work in North America.
- Atlantic Region - South Lancaster, MA
- Canadian Region - Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
- Columbia Region - Columbia, MD
- Cumberland Region, Collegedale, TN
- Lake Region - Berrien Springs, MI
- Mid-America Region - Lincoln, NE
- North Pacific Region - Portland, OR
- Pacific Region - Riverside, CA
- Southern Region - Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL
- Southwest Region - Burleson, TX
What we’re looking for
- Committed, baptized Seventh-day Adventist
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completed Intermediate Accounting (required); Auditing (helpful)
- Passion for learning
- Team and leadership skills
Equal Opportunity Employer
The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate in employment policies and practices on the basis of race, national origin, gender, color, age, marital status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. The employment practices of the church reflect religious preferences in harmony with the United States Constitution and controlling law, and therefore the church hires only Seventh-day Adventist church members in good standing.
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What is it like to work here?
Each auditor has an individual assigned workspace in the home office, whether an individual desk in a shared office, or a cubicle arrangement.
Significant travel (30-50%) is required for all GCAS positions as field work is performed in client offices throughout the Region. An audit team usually leaves on Monday morning and returns to the regional office on Thursday evening.
Intern orientation is done within the assigned Regional office and will include both an overview of GCAS and hands-on learning in a live client audit environment.
Interns will experience hands-on audit work similar to a new employee. This will include working under the supervision of an Audit Senior or Audit Manager in performing various audit functions including pulling trial balances and preparing lead schedules using audit software, assisting in performing compliance and substantive testing during work in the client’s office, and assisting in preparing client financial statements and reports.
Seminars and Events
Interns are included in all North America Area professional development seminars and Regional office meetings and events.
Philosophy of Remuneration
As outlined in the General Conference Remuneration Scale document, working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church involves a commitment to mission and spirit of dedication, service, and sacrifice. The focus is on sharing Jesus and the hope of salvation with the world.
Hourly pay rates for interns are determined based on the regional GCAS office to which the intern is assigned.
Work Week Hours
While GCAS auditors typically work a standard work week, there are times when additional time in the evenings or on weekends is needed to complete the audit, observe physical inventory counts, prepare for constituency session reports, or other unusual obligations. There is no overtime pay, as GCAS auditors are “exempt” salaried employees; however, Friday afternoons and weekends are generally free.
Travel Expense Reimbursements
Travel expenses to client offices are reimbursed according to policy including mileage, per diem, lodging expense, etc. Full details are available in the North America Area Practices and Procedures Manual.