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Internal Audit Intern

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Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 15031

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Overview of Internal Audit Intern Role


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC - NASDAQ) is currently adding to our dynamic audit team at our Headquarters in Boston, MA.  This is an exciting time to join Houghton Mifflin as the organization is going through exciting entity-wide changes and growth. We are looking for an intern to join our Boston team who is interested in and adding value across the organization. Houghton Mifflin Internal Audit’s team is committed to its people through providing challenging opportunities, work life flexibility, and most importantly a want to have a tangible and meaningful impact on the Company’s business.  If this sounds interesting, joining the Houghton Mifflin Internal Audit team is the right opportunity for you.


We are currently seeking a highly motivated intern to join our team. The right candidate will support testing and analysis for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), financial, technology, and operational audit projects. The Internal Audit intern will develop the ability to participate in the project planning process, workpaper preparation, and discussion of findings with the stakeholders.  This internship will provide valuable work experience for someone who loves accounting, IT and internal controls and is looking for a role in external or internal audit.  This is a paid internship and the schedule is flexible. 



  • Assist in documenting test plans, flowcharts, document request lists, and work papers.
  • Assist in other aspects of completing the audit plan and track/ report project status.
  • Prepare and update audit test templates.
  • Assist with PowerPoint and other presentations.
  • Work on Excel, SAP or other databases.
  • Assist with logistics and planning for meetings and audit trips.


  • Able to work 35-40 hours a week; priory given to candidates who can work for a longer term.
  • Candidates must be in a degree program with an emphasis in finance, accounting, IT or business-related field.  Graduate school candidates preferred.
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of accounting principles and IT processes.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Excellent academic standing.  GPA of 3.2+ is required.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking.
  • Experience with SAP a plus.
  • Demonstrate confidence and possess excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

An enthusiastic team player with good project management skills that seeks opportunities to contribute.



Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings






Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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