Wipfli LLP Accounting Internship- Spring 2022 in La Crosse, Wisconsin
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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 taxOR audit and possibly bothTax 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
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
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
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 identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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