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Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP offers a unique eight-week rotational internship that allows students majoring in Accounting to try audit, tax, consulting, and more. The program is centered around the firm's headquarters in Palo Alto, but some interns will have the opportunity to spend time in other offices. The purpose of the summer internship is to present students with an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a professional environment.
Interns will spend the first week in orientation and training, which is led by partners and managers. After training, interns will begin their rotations through various departments. Rotations may include: Accounting and CFO Advisory, Tax, SOX/SOC compliance, technology solutions/systems implementation, Business Valuation, and Assurance and Advisory. Interns are exposed to many different clients and industries, and they work with all levels of employees during the program. Each intern will be assigned a work buddy to assist them during their rotations. The final week is reserved for wrap up and fun.
Because interns will frequently be visiting client sites and traveling between offices, access to a vehicle will be essential.
Summer interns contribute to the business by:
- Working on audit engagements and developing an understanding of audit processes
- Attending client meetings and engagement planning meetings
- Assisting with business risk consulting and compliance projects
- Preparing income tax returns (individual, fiduciary, partnership, not-for-profit and corporate)
- Processing business transactions into accounting records and appropriate financial statements
- Learning standardized office and accounting-related software
Throughout the internship there are a variety of social activities that offer interns a chance to meet more people from all offices and levels. Previous summers' events included: San Francisco Giants game, bocce ball, visiting our St. Helena office in wine country, sailing the San Francisco Bay, attending the firm’s annual meeting, zip lining, and other social gatherings by office.
* Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's and/or Master's program in business with an emphasis in accounting or taxation
* Final graduation date between December 2022 and August 2023
* Detailed plan to complete the 150 semester/225 quarter units required for California CPA licensure
* Minimum GPA of 3.0, with a higher major GPA preferred
Why Intern Here
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP is committed to being the premier accounting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, and regards its employees as its most valuable asset. We strive to create a work environment built on fairness, respect for one another, and pride in the firm we build. As a result, the firm attracts and retains top talent in our industry.
We develop people into our future managers and partners. Our partners take active roles in developing the skills and promoting the careers of each associate. Everyone is encouraged to shape a career that satisfies his or her needs while continuing to be challenging and engaging.
Our internal training and development program provides a streamlined process for identifying and attending classes, seminars, conferences, or workshops for professional and educational growth. It also ensures that our people meet or exceed the accounting profession’s continuing professional education requirements.
Though we occasionally add more experienced people to the firm to add to our practice’s expertise, we primarily promote from within. In fact, 30 of our 39 partners either started their career at Frank, Rimerman or grew into their partner role while working here.
New associates say their decision to join us was based on the enthusiasm and positive energy they felt during their interview process or internship. We offer direct hands-on learning and the chance to complete more than twice the continuing education required by professional standards through our comprehensive training programs. We also consciously mentor staff to help them find the best fit for their practice specialty.
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP
1801 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Paid; ≈$28.00+/hr
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
Minimum GPA Preferred: 3.00-3.49
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA