• Finance Technology Co-Op (May 2020-December 2020)

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
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  • Overview

    Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?”


    If so, you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless.


    What we do 

    We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live.



    We’re not about coffee runs and boring busywork. Our Co-Op  program is focused on development, culture and community. We’ll help you grow professionally, thrive in an award-winning work environment and make memorable connections with your co-workers and fellow co-ops and interns. The potential to make a real impact is exciting. The Finance Technology Co-Op will be working with finance professionals (May 2020- December 2020), and return for a second rotation August 2021-December 2021. Candidates must be available to work a full time schedule 40 hours hours/week throughout the duration of the program.


    We are looking for students interested in making an impact to our Finance organization. You’ll have the opportunity to take the skills you have learned in the classroom and use them in real world applications.


     Co-Ops will be exposed to:

    • Mentorship from Finance professionals 
    • Executives within all functions of the business
    • Programming Training and opportunity for a SAS Certification, Money Magazine’s © Most Valuable Career Skill
    • Participate in trainings & networking across the company with a focus on soft skills & professional development

    We have opportunities across the accounting and finance teams in these areas, and you may be considered for all of them depending on your background and experiences.


    Co-Op Roles:

    System Administrator: Provide support for system administration, application maintenance, security & controls and master data management of various finance and accounting systems.  Monitor service ticket queues and triage reported issues and requests for service.   Support periodic auditing of change controls and applications access.


    Analytics Reporting & Data Science:  Providing reporting and analytics using SAS products and solutions.  Reporting will involve gathering requirements, analyzing problems, and designing solutions and recommendations on best reporting tools.  Opportunity to develop dashboards and forecast solutions and interact with internal customers to test and deploy solutions. Creating visualizations that display large amounts of data. Translating data analytics into reports and presentations.

    We need you to

    • Enrolled in a degree seeking program and not graduating prior to May 2021. Majors can include: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Business Analytics, or Information Technology.
    • Have strong communication skills – both written and verbal.
    • Be a leader. You’re the one sitting in the front row of the class.
    • Embrace technology. You geek out over the latest and greatest!
    • Willingness to work 40 hours a week May 2020- December 2020, and ability to return for a second rotation in August 2021- December 2021
    • Provide your own housing for the duration of the Co-Op. We do not offer housing benefits for this position.

    What we’re looking for

    • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.
    • You’re a college student enrolled in an accredited program.
    • You’ve got practical experience inside or outside of school or work.
    • Experience in Excel

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    You’ve got a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Just like showing up for work, going to class is #vital.

    SAS looks not only for the right skills, but also a fit to our core values. We seek colleagues who will contribute to the unique values that makes SAS such a great place to work. We look for the total candidate: technical skills, values fit, relationship skills, problem solvers, good communicators and, of course, innovators. Candidates must be ready to make an impact.


    Why SAS

    We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 

    Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


    Additional Information:

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 


    Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.


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