Arin Contreras, Assurance-Tax Intern, Medford, OR Office
When you land that first public accounting internship, one of the most prevalent challenges you’ll face is beating the learning curve. However abundantly valuable, your tax class nevertheless will not perfectly prepare you to fill out your on-the-job partnership return or a 990T for unrelated business income. For your college class, you could very simply find a tutor to help you better understand certain concepts. In public accounting, even the learning process can be complex. There is competition and staff hierarchy to consider; networking plays an integral role in getting questions answered; there are online trainings, but which do you take? Taking into account the time constraints faced by all interns, it is essential to approach your billable work – like your first audit, for example – with confidence and the utmost respect for the learning curve.
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