Accounting Intern

Job Family: Administration & Office Support
Requisition Number: R007541

Work Location: Santa Ana, CA

Employment Category: Full Time – Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Company Summary

Join our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889.We believe that our people are the key to the company’s continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit

Job Summary

In operations for 125 years, First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) has built a superior reputation as a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries, offering products and services across the United States and in more than 60 countries. We are a top performing Fortune 500 company with over 16,000 employees engaged in making us “One First American.”

We have been named Best Places to Work in many of the communities we serve, made Forbes “Top 100, America’s Most Trustworthy Companies” and were just named one of Fortune 500’s “10 Best Workplaces in Insurance”: . More information about the company can be found at

The First American Summer Intern Program is a full-time, 10 to 12 week paid summer internship starting in May and June 2019. This is a three month internship at First American Financial Corporation’s Corporate Headquarters. The internee will primarily work with our Manager of Accounting.

The intern will work in a program designed to help college students gain experience and develop the technology, professional and interpersonal skills to use throughout their career. First American Interns work in a corporate environment within the Financial/Title Industry—balanced with intern-specific activities, executive level presentations and networking opportunities—while under the close supervision and guidance of a manager and/or mentor. Undergraduate students are assigned significant work assignments to support a specific business function within Accounting and Finance.

The intern will get an overview of the daily, weekly and monthly processes, tasks and structure of a corporate accounting department in a publicly traded company. The intern is required to maintain the integrity of accounting information and systems, review processes to comply with standards and rules under GAAP, as well as other regulating bodies. Some tasks include: reconciliations, analyzes and synthesizes financial data from business operations. The intern will have an active role in preparation of public financial statements, including balance sheet, income statements, SEC filings and other regulatory reports. The intern may evaluate or support the evaluation of company and regional profitability, efficiency and product performance. The intern may evaluate the effects of changes in accounting regulations on the Company’s financial statements and accounting controls. Executes accounting policy and procedures and participates in internal and external audits, including Sarbanes Oxley Act compliance.

Job Qualifications:

We are seeking College/University students enrolled in Accounting Bachelor’s degree programs with 0-2 years’ of work experience.

To qualify, candidates will possess the following:
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications. Accounting internship will require strength in MS Excel.
• An interest and willingness to learn about Accounting in Mortgage, Real Estate, Financial, or Title Insurance Industries.
• The ability to solve problems, be detailed oriented and be conscientious about all work completed.
• An ingrained concern for the customer and representing our Company in the best professional manner as possible.
• The potential to excel in the following competencies: Communication, Customer Focus, Ethics & Integrity, Teamwork & Adaptability, Productivity & Initiative.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills.

First American invests in its employees’ development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out

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