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Accounting Internships @ Regional Public Accounting Firms

McGladrey (formerly American Express Tax & Business Services)
Recent Update: American Express Tax & Business Services was acquired by RSM McGladrey
Alyson Ryan
College Relations Manager
American Express Tax & Business Services
1 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 634-4873
Fax: (312) 634-3410

American Express TBS is the fifth largest accounting and consulting firm in Chicago, and the eighth largest in the country. They provide opportunities to work with clients in industries such as manufacturing, real estate, law, healthcare, financial services, and not-for-profit organizations. As a traditional accounting firm housed within American Express, they are not only able to provide advancement in accounting but also a path for exciting growth in other areas of the company.

Full time Tax and Audit internships are available during tax season. Training is provided. It is a challenging experience with all of the significant responsibilities of a full-time professional.

Scholarships are awarded through student organizations and accounting departments at their targeted universities.

McGladrey (formerly American Express Tax & Business Services, Inc.)
Recent Update: American Express Tax & Business Services was acquired by RSM McGladrey
Pamela J. Szymanski, CPA
1954 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21093
Tel: (410) 308-5791
Fax: (410) 560-5766

American Express Tax & Business Services is a national accounting and consulting professional services firm that helps its clients stay competitive, profitable and successful. At American Express we grow our practice and expand our services, which creates exceptional career opportunities. We have a dynamic entrepreneurial approach to client service, allowing you to work closely with middle-market companies. Join us and make a difference.

They offer internships to sophomore and junior accounting majors graduating with an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.2. The student will be introduced to the public accounting work environment by offering hands-on experience in real world problem solving. They will also have the opportunity to work within industry teams performing accounting, tax, and consulting services. The internship program is exceptional and is consistently ranked by its participants as one of the best experiences they have had throughout their accounting education.

If you want to work in an exceptionally rewarding environment where talented people from diverse backgrounds can achieve outstanding careers in consulting, accounting, tax and related services, contact Pamela J. Szymanski in the Recruiting Department at 410-308-5791 or by email at

Amper, Politziner & Mattia P.A.
Hayes MacArthur - Director of Human Resources
2015 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08818
Tel: (732) 287-1000
Fax: (732) 287-3200

Amper, Politziner & Mattia (AP&M) is a New Jersey-based firm of Certified Public Accountants and Consultants with offices in Edison, Flemington, Princeton and Wall Township. The firm has 25 officers and a total staff of over 210, and have been representing organizations in both the public and private sectors for 35 years. It has grown to become one of the largest independent CPA firms in New Jersey and one of the 40 largest firms in the country. For six consecutive years, it was named one of the 50 finest CPA firms nationwide by CPA Digest, a monthly newsletter serving the accounting profession.

AP&M maintains a regional firm atmosphere; large enough to have the resources and personnel to resolve the most complicated tax or sophisticated auditing/accounting issue, but small enough to give personal attention, responsive service, and senior management involvement. AP&M has its own Continuing Professional Education Program, extensive tax and audit libraries, including daily tax updates from Washington, the latest in computer technology and access to quality online information databases.

The Winter Internship Program starts in January and ends in May. The Summer Program extends from June to August. Internships are paid and average 20-30 hours per week. Students work in one of the following departments: Audit & Accounting, Tax, Emerging Business in one of four offices: Edison, Flemington, Wall Township or Princeton. Interns participate on real client engagements and are likely to be exposed to trial balance software to prepare work papers on field laptop computers, tax software to prepare corporate and individual tax returns, planning and execution of audit engagements, analysis of various balance sheet and income statement accounts, taking physical inventories, preparation of financial statements, internal projects. Interns will be challenged and receive periodic performance feedback.

Randy L. Hultz, Director of Career Development
P.O. Box 1900
Springfield, MO 65801-1900
Tel: (417) 831-7283
Fax: (417) 831-4763

BKD is a certified public accounting and consulting firm offering a broad array of consulting, tax, assurance and small business services. Their 30,000 clients represent middle-market companies, closely held businesses, publicly traded entities, governmental entities, not-for-profit organization and individuals.

BKD offers internships to accounting students, typically from January through April or May but available at other times of year as well. As an intern, you will have the same responsibilities as full-time, first-year audit and tax accountants and will be paid a salary, with overtime paid at a time-and-a-half rate.

If you successfully complete the internship, you will likely receive a job offer to return to BKD after graduating with your degree.

To find out if your school offers an internship with BKD, contact your accounting department or a BKD recruiter in the location you are interested in.

Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, LLP
Tom Kinder/Cindi Schonfeld (x4380)
300 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 207-1040
Fax: (312) 207-1066

Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, LLP is a leading Chicago accounting and business consulting firm serving the diverse needs of middle-market, privately-held businesses in the Midwest. As the eleventh largest firm in Chicago, Blackman Kallick is committed to assisting its clients in strategic business development, integrating state-of-the-art accounting and tax services with comprehensive business consulting. With a staff of approximately 180, Blackman Kallick serves their client base of privately owned, family operated businesses with a sales range of $3-300 million. The primary industries Blackman Kallick serves include manufacturing, service firms, wholesale and distribution, construction, food processing, not-for-profit, health care hospitality, insurance and retail.

Internships at the firm are available for the spring term only and runs from early January through April. An intern in the Audit department functions as an integral member of the audit team, becoming involved in various aspects of financial accounting, auditing and taxation. The responsibilities include: assisting in the year-end audit, review or compilation of closely held corporations; assisting in the preparation of financial statements and completion of work papers; possibly assisting in special financial projects. The first few days are spent in an orientation program where interns learn basic company protocol, administrative and technical procedures and receive an overview of the firm's practice and the services it provides. Following the orientation, interns begin assignments under the supervision and guidance of experienced audit and accounting staff. They receive feedback through a one-on-one mentor relationship with the internship program director, as well as performance evaluations following each engagement by their supervisors. A mid-term and final evaluation meeting are also held with the audit partner and director of recruiting. Students applying for the internships must have completed their intermediate accounting courses.

Clifton Gunderson LLP
Kelly Guyder, Director of Recruiting and Retention
10001 Innovation Drive, Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Tel: (414) 918-4860
Fax: (414) 476-3641

Since 1960, Clifton Gunderson has experienced rapid growth. Currently employing more than 500 CPAs with a total staff exceeding 1400, we are ranked by the AICPA as the 12th largest CPA firm in the United States. Clifton Gunderson provides employees with career development programs such as: tuition assistance, continual training, mentoring, and flexible work arrangements. From an original Midwest base, Clifton Gunderson has expanded across the country and now has offices in 13 states and Washington, DC.

Clifton Gunderson offers paid accounting internships. The internship program is designed to give college students an opportunity to enhance their formal education with hands-on, career-related experience. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to have many of the same responsibilities as a full-time, first-year staff working with other CG professionals and partners on a variety of client projects. In addition, each intern will be paired with a mentor to assist them in their career growth and development. An internship with CG will give you the experience you need to hit the ground running when you begin your career.

For more detailed information or to apply for an internship opportunity, please visit our website at

Kennedy and Coe, LLC
Jeannie Blue
P.O. Box 1100
119 W. Iron
Salina, KS 67402-1100
Tel: (785) 825-1561
Fax: (785) 825-5371

Kennedy and Coe, LLC has over 20 offices located in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma, which are connected via a Wide Area Network. The firm, established in 1932, has a staff of approximately 250 persons, including 23 members/owners and 16 principals. The firm offers accounting services, auditing, tax preparation, tax research and bookkeeping. In addition to these, the firm has organized industry consulting groups specializing in: agricultural financial consulting; commercial feedyards; working with financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions and consulting; state-of-the-art products and services to the manufacturing industry, such as quality systems management, process analysis and information technology; family business consulting; business valuation services; mediation/facilitation services; estate and succession planning; classroom and on-site training in computer technology; compensation and benefits planning. The firm also provides services in mediation, conflict resolution, facilitation and communication.

Kennedy and Coe, LLC's internship program is during the spring semester of any given year. Internships usually start the second week of January and run through mid-April or the end of May, depending on the individual school requirements. Interns go through the same training and orientation as the full time accounting staff. Interns perform the same functions as an entry-level accountant; they prepare federal and state tax returns, advise management on strategies for minimizing tax liability, and prepare financial statements among other things.

Parente Randolph, PC
Vicky Micheletti
46 Public Square, Suite 400
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Tel: (570) 820-0100
Fax: (570) 824-9865

Parente Randolph, PC is a public accounting and consulting firm whose services include auditing, accounting, tax, forensic accounting, business reorganization, management consulting, healthcare consulting, technology, leadership, and energy consulting.

Parente Randolph, PC offers paid winter internships. The intern will assist with audits, compilations and reviews of financial statement, tax return preparation and various duties as assigned.

Plante & Moran, LLP
Laurie Muglia
27400 Northwestern Highway
P.O. Box 307
Southfield, MI 48044
Tel: (248) 352-2500
Fax: (248) 352-0018

Plante & Moran, LLP is a regional public accounting and management consulting firm. The firm offers internships in the winter/spring and summer semesters to college students pursuing business degrees in accounting, finance and management information systems. For more information on internship opportunities with Plante & Moran, LLP, contact your campus career center or visit the firm's website at

RSM McGladrey, Inc. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
Bill Horne, Director of National Recruiting & College Relations
3600 West 80th Street, Suite 500
Bloomington, MN 55431-1082
Tel: (800) 332-0255
Fax: (952) 921-7703

RSM McGladrey is one of the leading providers of tax, accounting, and business consulting services to mid sized companies throughout the U.S. and is among the nation's 40 largest consulting firms. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP provides clients with high quality audit and accounting services - from bookkeeping and financial statement preparation to audits of historical financial statements.

The firm offers, in many of its locations, internships during the busy season in tax or auditing, and in some instances, a combination of the two. Depending on specific office needs, there are occasional opportunities for summer internships.

Scholarships are available by the firm at a variety of universities throughout the U.S. Normally, they are offered through the colleges' Departments of Accounting.

Rehmann Robson, P.C.
Michael Casby
2510 Lake Lansing Road
Lansing, MI 48912
Tel: (517) 372-7671
Fax: (517) 372-2770

Rehmann Robson, P.C. is a leading regional CPA and consulting firm with nine locations in Michigan. Participants in the Internship Program can expect to receive mentored direction from experienced staff in various areas of public accounting, practical, on-the-job experience in commercial, governmental, and non-profit accounting and auditing including internal controls analysis, entry-level auditing procedures, client interaction, quality control documentation, report preparation, and special accounting services.

Interns will work in a professional, friendly, and challenging environment, participate in team meetings, planning sessions, and training programs; receive college credit, competitive compensation for their time and effort, the opportunity to "pre-interview" with one of the most respected regional firms in Michigan. Previous interns have secured positions in each of our 11 offices across the state.

The firm offers summer internships from May - August, and winter internships, from January - April. Internships are available in Cheboygan, Jackson, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and Saginaw. If interested in applying or learning more about these opportunities, please contact Michael Casby, Human Resource Specialist at (517) 372-7671.

Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP
Laura Asher
230 South Bemiston Avenue
St Louis, MO 63105
Tel: (314) 727-8150
Fax: (314) 727-9195

Founded in 1952, Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co. LLP (RBG&Co.) is the largest locally owned accounting and business consulting firm in the St. Louis region. It is ranked 43rd nationally. RBG&Co. specialized in serving closely held or family-owned, small- and mid-sized businesses. The practice is focused on the automotive industry, contractors and home builders, real estate, professional service firms, health care, financial institutions, manufacturing and distribution, retail, mortgage banking, graphic communications, not-for-profit, private clubs and municipal government. It is a full service, business consulting firm, offering assistance in business process improvement, strategic planning, human resources and marketing. In addition, three of RBG&Co.'s subsidiaries provide services in employee benefit plan administration and investment advisory (TheBenefitsGroup), technology consulting and Web services (CCSC), and temporary and permanent placement (RBG Staffing).

For more information, please visit our Website at or call Laura Asher, Human Resources Director at (314) 727-8150.

Summer and Winter internships are both available at RBG. RBG summer interns rotate throughout the firm's various divisions, which may include assurance services, tax, consulting, small business, CCSC (computer consulting) or personal finance consulting. RBG works with interns to ensure the internships complement their areas of interest, and that there is client contact. Winter interns assist in preparation of individual tax returns and auditing cash, fixed assets, prepaid, accounts receivable/payable and more.

Degree Majors: Business School majors including Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Math and other related fields.

Preferred Skills: Commitment to client service: strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work in a team environment while exercising sound business judgment: experience with WordPerfect 9.0, Lotus 1-2-3 or Excel.

Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP
Darbie Miller, Human Resources Coordinator
4600 American Parkway
P.O. Box 7398
Madison, WI 53707-7398
Tel: (608) 240-2474
Fax: (608) 249-1411

Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP is a dynamic accounting and consulting firm with over 780 associates. VK is ranked 18th in the nation and is the largest firm in Wisconsin according to the 1999 Public Accounting Report's "Top 100." The firm provides comprehensive public accounting, audit, tax & consulting services to a wide array of client industry groups. VK strikes a comfortable balance in size with the bench strength, resources, client contact, and growth that associates may not find in a very large or very small firm. The firm's quality service teams are located through 16 office locations in 5 primary regions: Greater Milwaukee, Greater Madison, Fox River Valley, Southern Wisconsin, and Minneapolis/Northern Wisconsin.

VK offers full-time and part-time spring semester accounting internships. Internships are typically available in each of our 16 office locations. All internships are paid.

For more detailed information, please contact Darbie Miller, Human Resources Coordinator at Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP.

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