Intern - Finance (Tax Consulting Group)

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

Job Description

The Finance Tax Consulting group works closely with a team of other staff and managers on a variety of US federal, state and international tax issues, including the preparation of the Company’s federal and state income tax returns, estimates, and extensions.  The Tax Consulting group is also responsible for the coordination with outside service providers on the variety of issues identified as ones requiring the outside consulting involvement.  These issues include research of the new tax legislation, specific provisions affecting Visa’s tax positions, matters relating to filing of all of the Company’s indirect tax returns (sales and property tax), and the quarterly forecast of all federal and state tax payments. Tax Consulting also works closely with the Tax Controversy group on responding to information requests from federal and state tax auditors.

Role Description:

The Finance Tax Consulting  group has exciting opportunities for you here in our Foster City headquarters. Some of the things you might work on as an intern are:

• Research of various federal, state and international tax issues and formulating the research conclusions
• Prepare of research memorandums using RIA Checkpoint and other internet-based tax research tools
• Participate in quantitative projects related to the preparation of pro-forma federal returns, state and local income/franchise tax returns
• Participate in the preparation of quantitative models to assess the tax effects of various business changes/proposals
• Calculation of apportionment factors for multiple states and entities
• Calculation of federal and state estimated tax payments and extensions
• Assist with quarterly federal and state tax forecasts and cash flow analyses
• Assist with providing supporting data for the quarterly and annual tax provisions
• Coordinate with outside service provider on various issues
• Respond to notices from tax authorities
• Assist with income tax audits as required
• Assist with other tax projects as required


• Students graduating in 2019 or later
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Master’s in Taxation
• CPA license (preferred)
• Proficiency in Excel, Oracle and RIA Checkpoint
• Experience with general ledger and tax compliance
• Strong written and oral communication, including large-group presentations
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Highly driven and resourceful
• Strategic thinker with exceptional analytical skills

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