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Responsibilities in Accounting and Financial Control will include journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, general ledger and financial statement analysis; and reporting and communicating the results to the appropriate level of Company management. As part of this program you will network with other interns and employees, across the company. The intern will be treated as a full-time employee, with two paid holidays, a fun-energetic atmosphere that emphasizes work-life balance. In other words, the internship will challenge you but also provide you a fun, corporate experience!

Intern duties may include the following:

* Under general supervision, performing balance sheet reconciliations and financial account analysis.
* Critically assess routine issues and formulate recommendations to properly safeguard Company assets and improve operations.
* Interact with coworkers and managers to clearly communicate accounting issues and/or concerns.
* Working in various areas in accounting related fields including Financial Reporting, Asset Accounting, Regulatory Accounting, Accounting Systems, Energy Accounting & Compliance, and Accounting Operations.

Comply with GAAP, GAAS, IIA standards, FERC, and company procedures to ensure objectivity, independence and professionalism.


Acquires broad experience in practicing and learning business, engineering, information systems fundamentals in real work settings. Intern assignment is for a short, temporary period of time.


Actively enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate degree program. Must show ongoing achievement in areas of study and training.


1) Performs simple to intermediate analysis and designs. May assist in preparing business/engineering plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, evaluations and studies.

2) Assists in research, business documentation, studies or technical reviews. Conducts analyses, investigations, verifications and summarizes results or findings in written reports or oral presentations.

3) Utilizes internal resources to learn business/engineering operations/functions and apply learning in completion of work assignments.

4) Coordinates efforts with other disciplines, and/or departments in achieving project goals and task assignments.

5) Performs other related duties as required.

About Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (Pinnacle West) owns Arizona Public Service Company (APS), its major subsidiary. APS is a vertically integrated electric utility that provides either retail or wholesale electric service to most of the States of Arizona. Pinnacle West's other principal subsidiary is SunCor Development Company (SunCor), which is engaged in real estate development activities in the western United States. Pinnacle West operates in two segments: the regulated electricity segment (accounting for 93% of operating revenues during the year ended December 31, 2008), which consists of regulated retail and wholesale electricity businesses (primarily electric service to Native Load customers) and related activities, and includes electricity generation, transmission and distribution, and the real estate segment (accounting for 4% of operating revenues in 2008), which consists of SunCor's real estate development and investment activities. (Source: 10-K)