Finance Intern

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Work Location: In-office


  • Internship
  • Chicago, IL (Remote)
  • Mon, Apr 1, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Opera
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): 15.80

Lyric Opera of Chicago

REPORTS TO: Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
TERM: Summer 2024
HOURS: 24 hours per week (In-Office)

Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought-provoking, and inclusive audience and community experiences – while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, company, and city.

The Finance intern will work closely with the financial planning and analysis team, gaining hands-on experience in seasonal and fiscal year financial planning, budget creation, forecasting, variance analysis, and financial reporting. This intern will have the opportunity to develop advanced Excel skills; gain experience with financial management software; attend budget planning meetings; review financial reports; and observe the relationship between general accounting and financial planning.

-Assist with financial modeling.
-Provide general accounting support.
-Provide support for the annual budgeting process.
-Assist with statistical analysis and other special projects.
-Present data-driven recommendations to the finance team.
-Prepare monthly/quarterly financial analysis packets for management.

-Strong preference for candidates pursuing an undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, or related major.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills.
-Highly motivated with a desire to learn.
-Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

-Sitting for extended periods.
-Ability to operate a computer keyboard mouse and to handle other office equipment.
-Fast-paced and demanding environment.
-Ability to lift 30 pounds.
-Preferred In-Office Schedule: Three days per week.

Job Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt Intern
Hourly Rate: $15.80 + Weekly $30 Travel Stipend
Application deadline: April 1, 2024

Lyric Opera of Chicago offers intern benefits including professional development and department workshops, complimentary tickets, and other events.

Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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