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Internship - Internal Controls

Security Benefit (SB), a leader in the retirement saving and income solutions market, seeks an Intern to join the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (IFCR) team. Security Benefit has been dedicated to helping clients plan and save for retirement for nearly five decades. Over the last several years it has become a top provider of retirement products and services through a nationwide network of independent financial representatives. This position will work in our home in Topeka, Kansas.

General Accountabilities:

The Intern will work under the direct supervision of the Internal Controls Senior Auditor. The Intern will interact will all areas of the business and assist with the completion of the ICFR annual audit in addition to special projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Assist ICFR team with achieving department goals and objectives
· Aid with evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
· Assist with internal control inquiries, walkthroughs and testing of internal controls
· Support the continuous process improvement of ICFR methodologies, templates, instructions, and documentation
· Facilitate the completion of special projects (i.e., Control Self-Assessments) as assigned
· Maintain positive and collaborative relationships with process/control owners and ICFR team


Students eligible for the internship will be current, fulltime students available to work approximately 19 hours a week, beginning as soon as possible. Student will be expected to work during and in between semesters and up to full-time during the summer.

Due to the nature of ICFR work, this is a full year internship. The selected candidate will be exposed to the entire audit process designed to evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company’s internal control environment.

Full-time college student (junior or senior year) pursuing degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, or related field
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Statutory reporting helpful
Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word

Customer service oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work with various levels of management
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Willingness to develop industry-related knowledge
Use effective personal skills to develop positive work relationships
Use sound, ethical judgment in solving problems and making decisions

Consider joining our progressive team in our nationally recognized company. Visit our website at to complete the online application and submit your resume. EOE