Southwest will provide a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.
This Summer Internship is:
May-August, 12 weeks
In Dallas, Texas at our Headquarters Building
Full-time, 40hrs a week M-F during normal business hours
Workplace flexibility depends on the Team – we expect the Intern’s schedule of onsite/remote work to mirror that of their Team. The majority of roles will allow for occasional remote work.
Interns will receive any needed equipment, such as a laptop, for the internship as well as a living stipend and internet stipend paid out one time on your first paycheck (less applicable taxes).
The SWA Tax Team is made up of 28 Warriors, each possessing a Servant’s Heart and a Fun-LUVing Attitude. Together, we take care of all things “tax” for Southwest. Our work is performed almost entirely in-house, and we keep our fingers on the pulse of the Company at all times.
Here are some examples of the types of taxes that the Team is responsible for handling (including tax planning, tax research, tax compliance, and managing any associated audits) in each international, U.S. domestic, state, and local taxing jurisdiction served by SWA:
Sales & Use Tax
Value-Added Tax (“VAT”)
Customs, APHIS, & Immigration Taxes
TSA Security Fees
Information Reporting (1099s, 1042s, etc.), and
Unclaimed Property Reporting.
The SWA Tax Team places an emphasis on the development and growth of its Employees. Training and cross-training are key to the department’s ultimate success. Each year, numerous training opportunities are extended to each and every member of the Team. We strive, continuously, to improve our processes and to increase productivity. We encourage all of our Employees to share ideas and to think strategically. We truly value the contributions of each member of our Team, and we enjoy celebrating our successes throughout the year, in addition to participating in giving back to the communities that SWA serves.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the preparation of various schedules needed to complete tax returns.
Assist in gathering and organizing information needed in the conduct of an IRS federal income tax audit.
Assist in gathering and organizing information needed in the conduct of various state and local tax audits including but not limited to sales and use, income, and property.
Conduct tax research and prepare decision grids in support of various projects.
Utilize imaging software to produce documents for sales and use tax audits.
Interface with departments outside of tax to gather supporting documentation for various projects and audits.
Ad Hoc projects and research.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by start date to comply with Executive Order 14042, which requires employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Progress towards degree with a major in Accounting required.
Minimum Sophomore level.
Junior level preferred.
To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (full-time as defined by your school, which is typically 12+ hours for undergraduate or 9+ hours for graduate students)
Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.
Coursework in Tax or Accounting required.
Desire/Interest to work in the field of Tax is preferred.
Experience with tax research software programs preferred.
Able to create formulas and charts using Excel.
Able to use Word to write memos communicating the result of their work.
Able to use PowerPoint to build presentations for verbal communications.
Must possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as part of a team.
Membership in Beta Alpha Psi is preferred.
Looking for an individual who is motivated.
Fluency in Spanish language, both written and verbal is a plus.
Full-time, 40 hours/week. M-F during normal business hours.
$18.00/hourly + flight privileges
This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building. Interns will be able to work a hybrid schedule that mirrors their Team.
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In order to apply, you must submit your application online at careers.southwestair.com
Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.