Audit Accounting Intern
Summer internship: July-August 2022
The health and well-being of our team, clients, and community is our top priority. We’re closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and following guidance from health authorities and government officials. During this time, interviews will be held virtually for the foreseeable future. If you need further accommodation or assistance with virtual interviewing, please let us know.
We’re thankful for your interest in joining our team and want to ensure a positive and safe experience as you explore possibilities with us.
Some may think a job is just a job, but at Perkins & Co we believe in igniting possibilities by helping our employees develop careers that fulfill their ambitions. We hire great people and give them a great place to work. Our secret to keeping them around is a positive culture, strong community involvement and a dedication to getting better every day. Our interns are considered part of the Perkins & Co team and treated as such, including the opportunity to partake in our wellness activities, firm-wide celebrations and other Perkins Perks.
An internship with Perkins & Co provides an excellent opportunity to roll up your sleeves and perform staff accountant level tax or audit & assurance (A&A) work, while getting to know the unique culture of our firm. With the support of your engagement teams and fellow interns, you will learn the basic processes of audit or tax work through the use of leading edge software and systems. You will leverage all the knowledge you’ve gained through school and receive comprehensive training provided by Perkins’ CPAs in order to effectively service our clients.
Our interns will work in either the Tax Department, or the Audit Department. While that choice doesn’t have to be made at the time of submitting an application, we will want to get to know more about you and your preferences (if any) as you progress through the selection process.
Where do you want to go?
Let’s Get There.
You’re just starting your accounting journey and we recognize that your career is going to be as unique as you are. Our internship is designed to give you a realistic preview of the work you’ll perform in public accounting and set you up for success. You’ll receive comprehensive training and be treated like Staff Accountants during your time with us. You’ll benefit from individualized attention from managers and shareholders while you contribute to our collaborative environment that encourages all employees to learn from each other.
An Intern at Perkins will perform a variety of tax or A&A work. In the tax department they may prepare federal and state tax returns for businesses and individuals, assist with income tax planning, research technical tax issues and assist with other business consulting projects.
In the audit department they may prepare workpapers for a variety of financial statement engagements, provide analysis of account balances and documents findings and assist with other A&A projects. They work with clients in gaining an understanding of their business and they apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) in the preparation of workpapers. Interns will also perform research on technical accounting issues.
An Intern utilizes a variety of accounting software programs and will develop some proficiency in the use of those programs. They will begin to develop working knowledge of internal workflow and procedures, as well as organize and coordinate their schedules with a variety of supervisors. They are responsible for understanding the rules governing Certified Public Accountants including the AICPA Professional Code of Ethics and complying with the company’s code of ethics, independence rules and quality control procedures.
- Must be working to obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or related field and obtaining 150 semester/225 quarter college credits to be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam; anticipated graduation and CPA eligibility between December 2022 and August 2023 (flexibility to December 2023 for those targeting tax positions); minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Working knowledge of basic office technology and software (MS Office Suite)
- Must have high integrity and trustworthiness
- Ability to learn accounting specific software and research tools
- Must be goal oriented and have a desire to learn
- Possess strong aptitude for analytical, technical, and problem solving work
- Professional communication skills (written and verbal)
- Ability to work in a team oriented environment
Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? If so, please submit your resume, cover letter and a copy of your unofficial transcripts for consideration. Note: the application form will not ask you for transcripts specifically. Please combine all documents into one PDF and submit that as your resume. Thank you!
Questions or problems with the application? Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Areena McLaughlin, Talent Acquisition Manager, and/or Chelsea Albertson, Recruiting Coordinator, will get back to you as soon as possible.
Perkins & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer