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Revenue & Tax Intern (Summer 2021) - San Mateo, CA

  • Department Students & Graduates
  • Location San Mateo, CA
Within Guidewire's Finance organization, the Revenue and Tax teams play integral roles in supporting the company's rapid growth in the dynamic and evolving P&C insurance industry. Our teams are highly collaborative, friendly, and driven to succeed.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in two highly visible groups within the finance organization - in one internship!

The Revenue team ensures timely and accurate revenue recognition for all deals with our customers. We deftly apply technical revenue accounting principles to ensure efficient day-to-day actions and results.

The Tax team efficiently handles the accuracy of tax charged to our global customers and the timely filing of tax compliance globally. With tax-filing obligations in more than 20 countries, the Tax team ensures all tax-related items are reflected accurately on financial statements based on U.S. tax accounting principles.

We are looking for a skillful and hardworking intern who is eager to learn and help craft the future of our industry. If your quick learning sets you apart, you proactively strive for quality, and you love solving complex problems every day, you have the skill set we desire. 

Primary Responsibilities - Revenue

  • Assist with monthly invoicing operations and inquiries for multiple revenue streams – Professional Services, Training, License and Maintenance
  • Distribute invoices to customers in a timely manner using Oracle, Ariba, and email
  • Collaborate with team to ensure billing accuracy
  • Create contract objects in our source system, FinancialForce, for Professional Services revenue based on Statements of Work and Change Orders
  • Assist in the month-end close tasks and reporting for ASC 606
  • Assist with system enhancement projects and testing
  • Additional ad-hoc requests that arise

Primary Responsibilities - Tax

  • Analyze revenue data for sales and use tax compliance, and assist with monthly filings
  • Collaborate and coordinate with 3rd party service provider in preparing quarterly estimated tax filings and payments
  • Assist in month-end and quarter-end reporting cycles for tax-related projects such as tax account reconciliations, as well as other financial statement-related items
  • Assist in preparing and reviewing state and/or foreign income tax returns
  • Other ad-hoc requests 

Desired Skills and Capabilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaborative work ethic and a team-player
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Committed to problem-solving and driving projects to completion
  • Actively working towards a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, or business with a desire for high achievement

What to Expect

  • Deepen your understanding of Revenue Recognition, Accounts Receivable, and Tax
  • Exposure to core finance systems such as Oracle, FinancialForce, CPQ, and LMS
  • Exposure to property tax and franchise tax processes
  • Develop proficiency in commonly used applications such as Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Opportunities to collaborate with the broader finance organization and other cross-functional teams 

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.



Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.



Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.



Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.



Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.



We encourage self-directed learning and holistic wellness, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.