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Macy’s Corporate Finance teams set and manage the company’s profit initiatives and financial strategies. Needless to say, that makes it a mission-critical business function, essential to our innovative strategy development and overall business success.

As a Finance intern, you’ll work side-by-side with our top-notch team of executives, executing, contributing and collaborating. We’ll also see that you get hands-on experience that will build your business acumen, hone your leadership skills and lay the foundation for a successful career in Corporate Finance.

Locations and Start Dates

Our Accounting Internship is offered in our corporate office in Cincinnati, OH and the Finance Internship is offered at our corporate offices in either Cincinnati, OH or New York, NY. Programs start in June.


During your 10-week internship you will have the opportunity to build relationships with other interns in corporate functions through participation in networking opportunities, roundtable discussions with senior leaders, and give back activities. Additionally, you will have access to formal and informal mentors in your department to help you explore the career opportunities available to you at Macy’s.


As a Finance or Accounting Intern, you will gain exposure to developing financial plans and forecasts, managing multi-year budgets, and conducting in-depth analysis to influence decisions. You will have the opportunity to work on real projects and processes that will be implemented and directly impact the business. In addition, you will help analyze, review, and evaluate enterprise-wide risks and controls.

Career Growth

You will gain key insight into the potential career opportunities at Macy’s, specifically the Finance or Accounting Executive Development Program. Additionally, you will also work in a fast-paced office environment and become familiar with our corporate culture, while developing the leadership skills and business acumen necessary to enter the business world.

What is Corporate Finance?

A Finance Executive works within the function that manages and controls an organization's financial activity. Macy's Finance team is comprised of many important business functions including Capital Finance, Expense Planning, Investor Relations, Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Internal Audit.

Finance & Accounting Executive Development Program

The Finance Executive Development Program is a 2-year rotational program designed to provide practical experience and exposure to multiple departments within the Finance function. At the end of the 2-year rotational program, you will have a big-picture view of how Macy's Finance team supports business strategies and impacts the bottom line.

Corporate Finance Track

Accounting and Audit Track

The Corporate Finance program is offered in New York and Cincinnati. Macy's Finance trainees work on complex projects from budget analysis to financial operations.  The Corporate Finance Trainees experience 4 rotations over two years.  Possible rotations include capital planning, expense planning, gross margin planning, investor relations and internal audit (Cincinnati only for both Investor Relations and Internal Audit).

The Accounting program is only offered in Cincinnati.  Macy's Accounting trainees experience 3-4 rotations over two years - two in accounting, one in audit, and one in corporate finance.  At the end of the program, Accounting and Audit trainees are placed in their first assignment as a Staff Accountant or Internal Auditor.

Financial Analyst or Staff Accountant or Internal Auditor

Your first assignment will be a Finance Analyst in the corporate finance department or a Staff Accountant in the accounting department. In these roles, you will learn the operational tasks of your department while receiving significant exposure and development. This is a developmental role that prepares you for future growth.

Senior Analyst or Senior Staff Accountant or Senior Internal Auditor

Your second assignment will be a Finance Senior Analyst in the corporate finance department or a Senior Staff Accountant in the accounting department. You will develop further in ownership and responsibility as you continue through your journey at Macy’s.


Finance Managers are given direct financial responsibility and are accountable for the productivity and results of their assigned area. In many cases, Finance Managers also supervise direct reports. This is a developmental role that prepares you for a Director position.


Finance Directors supervise a team of direct reports and oversee the department's productivity and results.

Vice President

Finance VPs develop the overall strategy for their department and oversee the department's productivity and results.

Group Vice President

Finance GVPs lead the overall strategy and productivity of multiple Finance departments.

Executive Vice President

In these senior level positions, Finance Executives set the enterprise-level strategic direction for their function.

Chief Financial Officer

First things first, you will need to be in your junior year (rising senior at the time of internship), preferably seeking a B.S. in Finance, Accounting, or Economics, with solid academic performance—a 3.2 GPA or above preferred. Additionally, you should be proficient in Microsoft Office and have an advanced proficiency in Excel (V_lookups, pivot tables, macros (VBA), advanced formulas, etc.). Understanding of Access is a plus.

We also look for individuals with demonstrated leadership and team-building abilities, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to streamline processes. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills will round out your skillset.

Macy’s Snapshots


The people are real. The places are real. The photos are real. Making this your perfect opportunity to go behind the scenes and get a genuine glimpse of Macy's Finance/Accounting inner workings.