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Moss Adams interns gain knowledge of the firm's Assurance, Tax, or Consulting practices through working with multiple clients across a variety of industries. A typical summer internship is 40 hours per week, mid-June through mid-August (varies by location and line of service).
Interested in Assurance? As an intern, you can choose to work in one of the following practice areas:
- Assurance/Audit interns participate as a member of the engagement team by performing audit or review procedures on client financial statements.
- Internal Audit interns participate on a variety of engagements in auditing, consulting, and reporting over operational, compliance and financial information. This includes performing internal control and process assessments, testing internal controls, preparing process and internal control documentation, developing recommendations for improvement, and reporting project results.
- IT Compliance consists of two primary sub-groups: IT Assurance and SOC Compliance. As an intern, you may have the opportunity to connect with professionals in both groups.
- IT Assurance interns participate in pre-audit planning for engagements, conduct interviews and review documentation of client IT and operating procedures, perform internal control and IT test work, and prepare supporting work paper documentation.
- SOC Compliance interns participate in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 examinations, as well as consulting services for SOC examinations. Interns have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the firm's assurance and consulting services, in addition to assisting project managers, clients, and peers on various consulting and auditing engagements.
Interested in Tax? As an intern, you can choose to work in one of the following practice areas:
- Tax interns prepare individual, trust, estate, partnership, and corporate tax returns. Interns may also assist clients by providing a full spectrum of tax services including planning, research, and compliance.
- Cost Segregation (Tangible Asset Incentive Services) interns participate in project planning, assist in completing estimates of real and personal property, attend site visits, identify and quantify qualifying assets utilizing construction cost estimation tools, conduct technical research, and prepare supporting work paper documentation.
- International Tax interns assist multinational clients and high-net-worth individuals by performing transactional and functional analysis, transfer pricing analysis, US domestic and foreign tax planning, sourcing of income and foreign credit planning, research on international tax consulting and compliance issues, and other projects as assigned.
- Research & Development Tax Interns participate in project planning, conduct interviews, analyze information to identify eligible tax credits, and prepare supporting work paper documentation.
- State & Local Tax interns participate in performing state and local tax compliance reviews, analyzing tax controversies, researching and drafting technical memoranda regarding income and franchise tax issues, and much more.
Moss Adams also hires interns into several consulting service lines across the firm, including (but not limited to): business valuations, M&A Tax, strategy & operations, transaction services, and wealth management.
Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills: collaboration, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, executive presence, growth mindset, intellectual curiosity, and results focus.
•Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, Accounting preferred◦For IT Compliance/Audit positions, Information Systems degrees may also be considered
◦For Tax, State & Local Tax, International Tax, and Research & Development Tax positions, Master of Tax or JD/LLM preferred
◦For Tangible Asset Incentive positions, Industrial Engineering, Engineering or Construction Management may also be considered
•Technology-related coursework highly desirable
•At the start of the internship, eligible candidates must be within 6-15 months of completing coursework
•For accounting majors, must meet educational requirements to obtain CPA license upon full-time hire
•Excellent customer service skills
•Creative problem solving, critical thinking and research skills
•Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
•Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently
•Highly motivated and takes initiative with professional growth and development
•Ability to adapt to a changing work environment, including the use of software, systems and technology
•Outstanding organization and project management skills
•Ability to take direction and exercise sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
•Ability to travel to client locations, which may include occasional overnight stays (travel expectations vary by department and office location; talk to your local recruiter regarding specifics)
•Ability to work overtime, as needed
•Proficient with Microsoft Office
•Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis upon hire. Moss Adams will not consider candidates for this position who require sponsorship for employment visa status now or upon full-time hire (e.g., H-1B status).
Moss Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.
Moss Adams LLP
999 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; Spring internships usually begin in January and end in March or April. Summer internships usually begin mid-June and end mid-August.
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science
Industry Experience: 0-1 year