Tax Busy Season Intern

Aronson - Rockville, MD

Part-time | Internship
Aronson LLC provides a comprehensive platform of assurance, tax, and consulting solutions to today’s most active industry sectors and successful individuals. For more than 50 years, we have purposefully expanded our service offerings and deepened our industry specialties to better serve the needs of our clients, people, and community. From startup to exit, we help our clients maximize opportunity, minimize risk, and unlock their full potential.
Aronson, the largest independently owned public accounting firm based in the DC Metro Area, is growing organically, and we are looking for individuals who want to make an immediate and substantial impact on the future of our firm. We have an award winning culture, and have been ranked for nine consecutive years as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Washington DC Metro Area. We have been recognized as experts in the industries and markets we serve, and acknowledged as an employer that offers its team members a voice. In 2019, our team members rated us the #1 Public Accounting Firm in the Washington DC Metro Area (Washington Business Journal) and as a "Top Workplace" bythe Washington Post. Aronson is an AICPA major firm with a national and international reach, coupled with a local, personalized feel benefiting our team members and clients.

We are excited to present a unique opportunity to the “best of the best,” top of their class, motivated and focused accounting students who are on track to graduate their undergraduate or graduate degree with 150 credit hours in 2021.

Our firm is focused on providing opportunities to well-rounded high performers with a proven track record of academic excellence. We seek students who understand that passion, diligence and focus are integral to successful academic and professional pursuits. We are an organization that recognizes and rewards those who take initiative in their future. This is an opportunity to work with a firm that encourages you to pave your own path and take ownership of your career.

Ideal candidates will be a Senior or Junior level Accounting Major at an accredited College or University with the ability to reside in Montgomery County/DC Metro Area for the length of the Internship (housing will not be provided).

The duration of the internship will be from early January 2020 through late March 2020. A typical work schedule will be 20+ hours per week.

The primary function of this internship will be for you to gain exposure to Tax Services within public accounting. You will be guided directly by a Manager or Senior in our Tax Practice and be able to participate in hands-on work to learn about financial statements and the tax implications of business transactions. We seek energetic and motivated students who are truly curious and interested in honing their skills to pursue a career in Tax in the DC Metro Area post-graduation.

Responsibilities:
Assist with advising clients on a wide range of corporate and federal tax issues, various duties to include tax research and planning, compliance, consulting, and business transaction structuring services
Communicate with engagement manager, partner, and client to discuss tax accounting matters
Meet client service expectations through adhering to time budgets and maintaining positive client communications
Gain an understanding of Firm policies, procedures, and professional standards through observation, inquiry and adherence to them
Demonstrate positive attitude towards Firm and profession
Represent Firm in a favorable and professional manner
Develop initiative, interpersonal skills, and practical application of technical knowledge
Performance of other related duties assigned by immediate supervisor and other Firm management as required
Confidentiality of Firm and client information is critical

Requirements:
A strong interest in beginning a career in public accounting upon receiving your undergraduate degree
3.3 cumulative GPA strongly preferred with equal or stronger performance in your Accounting, Finance or related Business major
Able to work part-time, for a minimum of 20 hours per week from January to late March
Participation in extracurricular activities and demonstration of leadership abilities
Sharp analytical skills enhanced by a commitment to professional development
Desire to work closely with engagement teams to provide exceptional service to clients
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Previous hands-on public accounting internship experience is preferred
Please list your GPA and anticipated graduation date (with 150 credit hours) on your resume and cover letter
  • Qualified candidates must be eligible to work for any employer in the United States
**Aronson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer