Intern- Associate Financial Analyst

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Visa’s Finance internship program is designed to immerse you in the payments industry by placing you in a high-visibility role where you work alongside top Finance professionals to simultaneously grow your skills and Visa’s business. This is accomplished by taking on challenging projects and by being provided the training, guidance and feedback that’s necessary to drive impactful change. In addition to core responsibilities, you will be involved in two exclusive executive speaker series, covering Finance and the broader Visa organization, each of which provides additional exposure and insight into how the Visa operates the world’s largest payments network. At the end of the summer, you will have the opportunity to present one or more projects to Visa’s Finance Leadership Team.

Summer Interns are placed in finance functions based on their experience, interest, and Visa’s organizational needs. Core functions include: FP&A, Treasury, Strategic Sourcing, and Controllership.

Summer Interns are considered for full-time opportunities based on their internship performance with highly successful interns receiving full-time offers to join Visa as Associate Financial Analysts. Associate Financial Analysts form a foundational understanding of how Finance supports a Fortune 10 company both practically and strategically.

Core Function Overview

Financial Planning & Analysis: FP&A develops conceptually sound, rigorous, and detailed understandings of all of the various elements that impact Visa’s P&L, with the goal of optimizing financial performance and delivering against financial goals. This is supported by core planning & analysis responsibilities, the ongoing drive to uncover new insights and suggest improvements, and by either making or enabling business decisions.

Treasury: Treasury facilitates and optimizes the global movement of funds for all areas of Visa’s business, placing the team at the center of the world’s largest payments network. Core responsibilities include the settlement of Visa transactions (~$60B/day), all aspects of foreign exchange (spanning ~200 countries and ~160 currencies), providing innovative TaaS (Treasury-as-a-Service) offerings, and the management of Visa’s insurance activities, cash, liquidity, and debt. These responsibilities are supported via expertise, operational excellence, innovation, and leading edge products and services.

Strategic Sourcing: Sourcing partners with leaders across the business and establishes third party partnerships that drive efficiencies, cost savings and performance improvements. Third party relationships at Visa range from sponsorship deals in marketing to facilities management to IT network processors. In achieving these goals, Visa leverages best in class strategic sourcing practices and employs cross-functional collaboration with teams such as supplier risk management, legal, FP&A and IT.

Controllership:  Controllership is responsible for establishing Visa’s global accounting policies, providing technical accounting guidance to the business, processing accounting transactions globally and consolidating all Visa entities results. Controllership also issues Visa’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, ensures the timely and accurate filing of local statutory financial statements and manages Visa’s SOX compliance program.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree with a graduation date between December 2021 and August 2023
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, or a related field
  • 3.0 minimum GPA (out of 4.0 scale, or the equivalent)
  • Strong communications skills, specifically, the absence of repeated grammatical or typographical errors, clear and concise written and spoken communications, and communications that demonstrate professional judgment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Access and SharePoint or Visio
  • Strategic thinker with exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are extremely critical
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data and organize in a logical and efficient manner
  • Ability to work effectively with cross functional teams and produce time sensitive deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with changing priorities

Additional Information

Work Hours:

Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Physical Requirements

This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.


This position requires the incumbent to travel for work 0-5% of the time


Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

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