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. (more…)
By Michael Hetrick, Audit Intern, Sacramento Office
Interns 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.
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.
by Elaine J. Ervin, Business Assurance Partner, Seattle Office
Where will you be and what will you be doing in 2020? Have you spent any time thinking about it? Well, I have. I will be at Moss Adams. Why? Because Moss Adams knows where we will be and what we will be doing in 2020! (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
I’ll share with you my process in hopes it will help you determine the right path for you. (more…)
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. (more…)
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? (more…)
by Chandan Kaur, Business Assurance Staff, Seattle Office
I had expressed interest in a career at Moss Adams when I decided I wanted to go into public accounting, so I was very excited to travel to San Francisco when I got selected for the Navigate Your Career (NYC) Conference in July 2012. (more…)
by Ashley Sievers, Business Assurance Staff, Spokane Office
As a sophomore in college, I knew I wanted to go into accounting, just not sure where I wanted to work. I was fortunate enough to be chosen to attend the Navigate Your Career (NYC) conference and it made my choice simple. (more…)