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Intern - Corporate Accounting

Date:  Jan 11, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US, 53204-2941

Req ID:  25863
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the mining, forestry, industrial, and construction industries that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by our advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and global service network, we help customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. Our Komatsu, P&H, Joy, Montabert, and Modular Mining products and related services are used to extract fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.

Job Overview

At Komatsu, we create value through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses, and our planet thrive together. As an intern at Komatsu, you will have the opportunity to apply your education in a real-world setting; participate in significant, value-adding projects alongside an experienced mentor, and support your team members in achieving department goals that impact our business and beyond.

How you will help us create value together:

As a Corporate Accounting Intern, you will be responsible for a range of support activities for the Corporate Consolidations team. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work with junior and senior members of the accounting teams in Milwaukee and Chicago, as well as network with senior leaders. This role may also interact with other Komatsu professionals globally in various functional areas. Activities will include providing day to day support on tasks such as assisting with financial reporting, balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting month-end accounting processes.

This position will be based onsite at our South Harbor location in Milwaukee’s Harbor District! The target start date for this role is Spring 2023 and has potential to be extended into the Fall 2023 school semester. We offer full-time hours during the summer and flexible part-time hours during the academic year.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Generate financial reports from SAP
  • Assist with the global consolidation process including communicating and financial reporting
  • Roll forward financial reporting workbooks in preparation for month close
  • Prepare and post month-end accounting entries
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations accurately and timely to substantiate the account balances and investigate and resolve any reconciling items
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports, analysis, and support special projects as requested by management
  • Participate in process improvement projects that help drive department goals and objectives

Qualifications we are looking for

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced degree in accounting from an accredited college or university

  • Junior, Senior level student in good academic standing

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team towards a goal

  • Excellent organization and personal time management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Possess effective problem solving and critical thinking skills; ability to be creative and resourceful when needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principals

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Experience working and/or interacting with professionals globally and in various functional areas

  • Ability to demonstrate highest business ethics and professionalism in maintaining corporate confidentiality

What makes Komatsu's intern program unique

The Milwaukee Internship Program is rooted in community, collaboration, and innovation. Intern program perks include:

  • Several Intern-inclusive networking opportunities such as:

    • Meet & greets with executive leadership

    • Volunteer Week

    • Appreciation Events

    • End-of-Summer Capstone presentations

    • Company-sponsored travel opportunities

  • Access to amenities at Milwaukee HQ’s including a coffee shop, cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch, and free onsite fitness center

  • Potential to come back or join us as full-time employees

  • Real-world project work alongside local, regional, and global team members

  • Mentorship from experienced subject-matter experts in your field

We’re excited that you’re interested in an internship with Komatsu, and we look forward to reviewing your application! While you wait for future communication from our team, we encourage you to learn more about our business by visiting


Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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