Friday, January 2, 2015

Accounting Internship: Fall 2015 CPA Firm


Firm:                                      Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.


Contact:                                 Steven Loffredo, HR Manager

Location # 1:                          951 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
(Main Office)

Location # 2:                          97 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Location # 3:                          800 South Street, Ste. 300, Waltham, MA 02453

Position Title:                        Accounting Intern

Dress Code:                           Business Professional/Business Casual

Compensation:                      $15.00 per hour (subject to future market adjustment)

Semester:                                Fall 2014 (September)

Minimum GPA:                    3.3

Hours Worked:                     12-16 hrs per week

Supervisor:                            Claire Iacobucci, CPA, Partner

Director of Accounting and Audit

Firm Overview:                    
Founded in 1975, KLR is one of New England’s premier accounting and business consulting firms.  With over 200 team members and offices in Boston, Cambridge, Newport, Providence, Waltham and Shanghai, China, KLR provides a wide range of services to both individuals and businesses.

Ranked one of the largest firms in New England, KLR’s growth and commitment to client service is unparalleled in the industry.  We offer a wide array of corporate and individual financial advisory services that will help you gain real business experience as you grow within the accounting profession.  Communication, Cost Saving Strategies, Relationships and Excellence are the core of our commitment to our clients.

KLR has been awarded three Practice Innovation Awards and named one of the Best Places to Work (9 years in a row).  Our award-winning firm helps ensure our ability to retain the most talented professionals to support your business.

Largest Accounting firm in RI

• One of the Largest Firms in New England

• Largest Accounting Firm in RI

• Six Offices

• 200 Team Members

• Best Place to Work both locally and nationally

• Best Accounting Firm to Work for in US

• Top 100 Accounting Firms in US

• Award winning training program

• Excellence in Workplace - Sloan Award

Internship Description:

During the accounting internship assignment, the intern works for a period of up to four (4) months and participates in various accounting and auditing engagements and tax assignments under the supervision and guidance of highly experienced firm personnel.  The intern receives an intensive, fast paced introduction to our firm’s audit and tax compliance services and develops a basic understanding of public accounting and the firm. 

Personal and Professional Responsibilities:

Participate in audit assignments under the supervision and guidance of firm personnel. 

  • Primary Duties / Responsibilities: Audit

Ø  Fieldwork – important to understand how to properly reference workpapers   (envelope method)

Ø  Inventory field work

Ø  Foot and tie financial statements

Ø  Link financial statements 

Ø  Trial Balance import – converting the files for TB import, especially QuickBooks files that need text-to-column

Ø  Depreciation schedules for small business; input into ProFX

Ø  Enter liabilities

Ø  Scan workpapers

Ø  Confirmations

Ø  Create / prepare engagement letters

Ø  Work in Accounting Groups

Ø  Trial Balance Inputting

Ø  Field work at client sites

Ø  Assist professional staff with gathering information for reports

Ø  Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors

Ø  Become more familiar with the firm’s computer technology, with actual hands-on experience

Ø  Develop a greater understanding of public accounting and the firm

Ø  Participate in monthly firm meetings

Ø  Work effectively with all others in the firm

Participate in tax assignments under the supervision and guidance of firm personnel. 

  • Primary Duties / Responsibilities: Tax

Ø  Enter 1040’s

Ø  New client set-ups; set up binder and enter fixed assets

Ø  Preparation of tax organizers for submission and review by firm staff

Ø  Preparation of basic individual tax returns

Ø   Preparation of individual, corporate and partnership tax extensions

Ø  Prepare 1099’s

Ø  Enter fixed assets

Ø  Organize documents

Ø  Research

Ø  Create spreadsheets

Ø      Assist professional staff with gathering information for reports and tax returns

Ø      Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors
Education Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a degree program with major field of study in accounting
  • Junior or Senior level standing in the fall 2015 semester.  Graduate students are also eligible to apply
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of accounting theory and principles with practical application
  • Basic knowledge of work paper format
  • Proficient in Excel and Word
  • Work effectively with all others in the firm

Please submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format, and your most recent course transcript to Steven Loffredo at