Accounting Internship

US-IL-Sterling
Job ID
2017-1901
Category
Entry-Level/Internships

Overview

Go Beyond the Ordinary. Join Wipfli LLP.

 

Are you an accounting student looking to build a career at a top 20 public accounting firm in the country? Wipfli’s accounting internship program has been voted as a Top 10 Best Accounting Internship by Vault!

 

Apply now for a 2018 spring internship!

 

Who we are.

Since 1930, Wipfli LLP has grown to be a thriving national firm, with a local presence, and the subject matter experts of a large firm. We hope that you find, in us, the firm where you will meet all of your goals and aspirations in life and work. Wipfli’s mission is “To contribute to the success of our associates and clients”, and we will contribute to your development of technical and soft skills.

 

Every day we strive to live the Wipfli Way. In it, we seek to create lifetime relationships through our passion and commitment to our clients, each other, the communities we serve, and the professions we work. You can rely on a consistent, cohesive, and dedicated team of service professionals and industry-focuses experts who draw from a wide range of collective knowledge and experience to mentor and guide you during your time at Wipfli.

  

Responsibilities

Interns will be responsible for utilizing educational knowledge and experience to perform numerous accounting related responsibilities such as:

  • Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner
  • Respond to inquiries from client and work with client to gather necessary information for completion of required documents
  • Use data analysis skills to discover useful information and patterns to provide support in recommendations 
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency

  

***NOTE: Interns will receive experience in tax OR audit and in some instances both.***

 

    Tax Specific:

  • Prepare individual, business and fiduciary tax returns and projections in accordance with firm and professional standards as directed by engagement leaders
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications
  • Research tax related issues and other related financial reports
  • Perform a limited number of tax return interviews as needed

 

    Audit Specific:

  • Perform audit, review, and compliance testing procedures in accordance with firm an professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders
  • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner
  • Prepare (or review client prepared) financial statements and footnotes, management reports, and other engagement outputs
  • Develop technical competency with GAAP, especially related to assigned product line

   What You will Gain

  • Experience the Wipfli Way first hand while working side by side with professionals from all levels of the firm
  • Develop experience and skills to become a trusted business advisor for clients and associates
  • Gain hands-on experience in tax and/or audit work, and related software applications
  • Work as an individual contributor and as part of a team to support client engagements
  • Gain exposure to a variety of clients and industries ranging from small businesses to large corporations
  • Develop administrative, professional, and interpersonal skills to the extent of being able to organize, analyze, and communicate with others in a productive and efficient manner

Qualifications

 

  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Accounting (completion of corporate or individual taxation class is required)
  • Above average competency in accounting as demonstrated by college GPA; Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Working towards eligibility to sit for CPA exam upon graduation (150 credits)
  • Preferred coursework in Data Analytics or Big Data
  • Ability to think independently and make good decisions based on education and experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with clients and staff
  • Ability to prioritize work, follow through on requests, take initiative and meet deadlines

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

 

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