Audit & Tax Intern

Summary of Position

Interns will perform a wide variety of diversified tax, accounting and audit assignments under the direct supervision of different professionals at various levels. Interns apply accounting knowledge learned in the classroom to the client’s facts and circumstances and performs actual tax and audit duties and assignments along side HM&M’s full time staff.


Essential Functions

  • Participates in firm sponsored training sessions to learn our software, methodology and procedures
  • Learns a variety of different software applications including ProSystems Tax, CCH Engagement, CCH Practice Management, PDFlyer, TValue, and many others
  • Heavy use of Microsoft Office software including Excel and Word
  • Effectively communicates with HM&M personnel to receive information necessary to complete assignments
  • Uses the firm’s software programs to automate the process from trial balance to financial statements or tax program
  • Reconciles client records to trial balance, which may include analytical procedures, and performing various computations
  • Performs other tax, accounting and audit duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel
  • Prepares orderly workpapers in electronic form that documents the preparation processes
  • Obtains a basic knowledge of research techniques and the various research sources in the firm library.
  • Becomes proficient at preparing financial statements using the firm’s software programs


Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to work overtime, as necessary, in order to meet client imposed and/or government mandated deadlines
  • Requires the ability to travel to the client’s work locations when necessary
  • Requires the ability to meet the demands of a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple and conflicting tasks requiring excellent organization and task prioritization skills
  • Requires the ability to use strong interpersonal skills when interacting with co-workers, superiors and clients


Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Completion of core accounting classes with solid results
  • Working toward obtaining Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in accounting, with the goal of becoming a CPA
  • Proficiency in use of computers
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral), organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English


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