• Accounting Internship Spring 2019

    Job Locations US-IL-Sterling
    Job ID
    2018-2265
    Category
    Entry-Level/Internships
  • Overview

    Overview

    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 2019 spring internship!

     

    Create lasting, positive impact.

    By considering Wipfli LLP, you’ve decided to go beyond the ordinary public accounting and consulting firm. At Wipfli, we create positive impact and lifetime relationships by leading and working with an outward mindset. As a member of our team, you will be inspired to think freely and follow your passion, grow as a professional by developing your skills and commit to serving our clients and communities with honesty and integrity.

     

    Wipfli has a broad national footprint with offices coast to coast — and we’re still growing! As an associate, you’ll have access to skill development and career opportunities, whether you want to move up or transition into another area of specialty. For some positions, we have the flexibility and technology to work from anywhere; whether it’s in the office, at home or at the client site.

     

    Join a company focused on giving back to the greater good — at Wipfli, we’re committed to supporting the communities we do business in. To learn more about our volunteer efforts, who we are and what we do, visit wipfli.com.

    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

    Recruiting Process

     

    Our recruiting team will guide you through our evaluation and interviewing process. We will communicate an update on your status as soon as possible.

     

    The recruiting team member guiding you through this process is Dan Anderson, and you can find him on LinkedIN Here. He is based in our Rockford, IL office and looks forward to guiding you through this process.

     

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    Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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