Real-world experience, mentorship, hands-on exposure to a variety of businesses- Whitinger is proud to pour into the next generation through our paid internships.
What to Expect
Our interns are offered the opportunity to see a full-picture view into the field of accounting, We believe that their time with us in this program is best spent when they not only get to observe our professionals working with client accounts, but get to contribute their own expertise into the process.
Students who join us in this program can expect to:
- Work hands-on with Member/Owners and Managers to prepare tax returns for individuals and businesses
- Collaborate with staff to complete financial statements, journal entries, and account reconciliations and depreciation schedules
- Apply what they have learned in the classroom to solve real client issues
- Direct assigned mentorship that will challenge them to build on their own personal and professional successes, and ultimately define and reach set goals
Internships are designed for juniors and seniors majoring in accounting with a grade point average of at least 3.0. At a minimum, all candidates should have competed at least one 300 Level accounting course.
Candidates are not limited to a single internship. If the student’s college schedule and graduation plan allows for multiple semesters off-campus, they may apply for another Whitinger & Company internship after successfully completing the first one.
Before the beginning on an internship with Whitinger & Company, interns will be assigned a mentor. This mentor will be a one-on-one resource with the intern to answer any questions and show them the ropes of the company and industry so that the intern can hit the ground running with confidence. In many cases, our mentors also serve to help interns transition effectively into full-time employment.
Compensation & Resources
Full-time interns with Whitinger & Company will receive competitive hourly compensation. Any overtime worked will be paid at time and one-half rates. Whitinger will provide interns with an individual workstation, laptop computer, and all the software and equipment needed to complete their work.
After the Internship
An internship with Whitinger & Company is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of public accounting and to become more familiar with our firm. It also provides students a wonderful chance to make an impression and to give us a better understanding of their career aspirations. In many cases, a successful internship is followed-up with a job offer for the intern to return as a full-time staff accountant upon graduation.
When to Apply
Internships with Whitinger & Company typically fill up very quickly. We recommend applying approximately 3-6 months prior to the semester in which you plan to participate in your internship.