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Industry: Mining

Category: Accounting and Related Services

Type: Project Based

Location: St Louis

Starts: Jun. 1, 2020

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


Responsible for assisting in the performance of specific audit procedures for key controls over various business processes.  Under the direction of the Sr.  Auditor and Manager Internal Audit,  assist the Audit team in the execution of audit programs,  including reviewing controls used to manage risk and executing test plans to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the controls.  Key focus areas include ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (“SOX”),  corporate policies,  regulations and other laws.  Gain exposure to key decision-makers and begin to develop relationships with the Internal Audit team and personnel across the organization.

Provide Internal Audit the capacity and skills required to complete the required SOX audit program and other deliverables.  Assist Internal Audit in responding to ad hoc requests from the business to support key operational initiatives. 


  • Participate in Internal Audit team’s completion of specific procedures in support of management’s assessment of internal controls for financial reporting as required under SOX (Section 404 Reporting),  including the preparation of process narratives,  performance of walkthroughs and test plans,  and documentation of audit results.
  • Participate in Internal Audit team’s annual site visits to Peabody operating locations,  including assisting in the performance of control inquiries,  process walkthroughs,  and documentation of related detail testing.
  • Assist in the provision of direct audit assistance to the external auditor for EBP plan audits (e.g.  401(k),  pension)  to be completed during Summer 2020.
  • As requested,  participate in the performance of discretionary audits/projects,  including related detail testing.  Identify and summarize audit exceptions and/or process improvement opportunities.
  • Participate in recurring status meetings with Internal Audit management,  as well as meetings with the business and/or external auditors,  as applicable.
  • Address ad hoc requests and assist with special projects,  as requested.
  • Gain knowledge,  awareness and understanding of the mining &  energy industries.



  • Enrolled in a full time program of study,  majoring in accounting,  finance,  or other business-related area.  A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Graduating between fall 2020 and summer 2021 from graduate or undergraduate program (with minimum 150 credit hours at graduation).
  • Intent to pursue professional certification (e.g.  CPA,  CIA)
  • Ability to work 10 full-time consecutive weeks during summer 2020,  including up to 2 weeks of domestic travel.
  • Prior internship experience is a plus.
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written),  including the ability to convey ideas,  communicate with outside parties and use active listening skills.
  • Experience working in a team environment,  including a demonstrated ability to contribute positively toward team goals.
  • Strong organizational skills,  including a demonstrated ability to prioritize various projects that may be in process simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office suite of applications (including Word,  Excel,  Visio and PowerPoint)  is a plus.
  • Genuine interest in pursuing an industry/internal audit position upon graduation


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