The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Networking

by Linda Costa, Assurance Intern, Bellingham

Networking might have helped you land an internship with Moss Adams, but don’t make the mistake of ending the networking process too soon. Building your network is a continuing part of your career. For many, this involves putting yourself out there and getting out of your comfort zone.
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Representing Yourself Professionally

By Michael Hetrick, Audit Intern, Sacramento Office

Michael Hetrick at the first day of the SIP in Huntington BeachInterns and staff are not expected to have much accounting knowledge when they enter Moss Adams, but one skill that they can start developing from before ever landing the job is representing themselves professionally. Accounting is a service industry, and when engaging with a client or attending a networking event, staff are representing the firm. Whatever the client thinks and perceives about them will become associated with the firm, so leaving a good impression is important. To give you an idea of how to represent yourself professionally in accounting, I will touch on some ways to leave a good first impression, and I will discuss the Moss Adams business casual dress code, professional wardrobe, and grooming for men.

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Ode to Moss Adams


Scott Bohmke, Intern #4, Seattle Office

Moss Adams has been an outstanding place to intern these past two summers. This final week has stirred up many emotions that would be difficult to share in one post. In order to do justice to these feelings in a concise manner, I thought it would be worthwhile venturing into a realm this blog has never ventured before: poetry.

Ode to Moss Adams

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Audit or Tax?

by Ashley Ruen, Tax Staff, Spokane Office

My journey to becoming a full-time staff accountant in the Moss Adams Spokane office was definitely unique. Throughout college, I always hoped to begin my accounting career at Moss Adams. What I was unsure of, however, was whether I wanted to pursue audit or tax. The opportunity to complete a summer internship in the audit department seemed like a great way to help make up my mind. Continue reading “Audit or Tax?”

When I “Knew” Public Accounting Was Right for Me

by Nels Forde, Business Assurance Staff, Bellingham Office

As an accounting student studying diligently learning everything you think you need to know to kick-start your career it can be difficult to decide which career path is right for you. There are many options you can pursue; public accounting, private industry, entrepreneurship, post-graduate studies just to name a few.

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Balancing Work and Life on the American Samoa Government Engagement Team

by Dan Ulrich, Business Risk Management and Control Solutions (BRMCS) Senior, Seattle Office

In the late fall of 2012 I had the privilege to join the American Samoa Government Engagement team. Over the last couple years I have been able to explore an island few have been to and meet the most wonderful people that live in American Samoa. Continue reading “Balancing Work and Life on the American Samoa Government Engagement Team”

Navigate Your Career, San Francisco Style

by Gerhard Muelheims, Business Assurance Staff, Spokane Office

As a sophomore, I hadn’t put much thought into my post-college professional life. It took me a year and a half to figure out that a career in chemistry wasn’t for me. I had always been interested in business, but was lost on how I would enter the business world after college. Marketing? Management? I heard accounting is boring… Maybe I’d just kick the ball down the road and get an M.B.A? Continue reading “Navigate Your Career, San Francisco Style”