Interns & Recent Grads
WHY INTERN AT PKF TEXAS?
Let’s face it: today’s newest accounting grads can write their own ticket. The demand for young professionals is skyrocketing and entering the accounting profession is an exciting experience. Our goal is to grow personally and professionally. We are dedicated to appreciating your career while making you feel appreciated along the way.
Why? Because People the Key to our Future®.
Our Approachable Advisors™ are numbers-obsessed, people-loving, Space City CPAs committed to providing you with the guidance you need to navigate your career. Have a vision for your career? We’re here to support you with the tools and resources for your success.
Because it’s AWESOME…
PKF Texas’ internship program provides the perfect opportunity for YOU to experience the dynamic, hands-on practice of public accounting with clients, which can be integrated with your formal education. PKF Texas offers 10-week Audit and Tax internships.
During your internship, you will work as part of a client service team in one of our service functions: Audit or Tax. Your hands-on internship experience focuses not only on the science of numbers, but also on the art of building personal relationships enabling you to gain a broader perspective.
We are looking for people with integrity who want a career, not just a job.
What’s it like to be a PKF Texas Intern?
Good news, we asked them for you!
Craving variety in your workday?
We work across a variety of markets, so no day is ever the same. As a middle market firm, we provide more opportunities for hands-on learning with our team members and clients than you might get at a larger firm.
PKF Texas is Where You Go to Grow.
There are two philosophies to education: book smarts and on-the-job training. At PKF Texas, we cover both!
Wanna know the Perks?
We are going to pay you AND you get amazing perks including FREE food, gym access, covered and attached parking, firm events and more!
Ready to be part of a great team?
Meet a few of our team members.
Did we miss something?
Check out our FAQ section. We have more answers here.
Are you Qualified and Ready to Apply?
A Day In The Life
Building a career takes commitment and PKF Texas is committed to helping you build YOURS. Hear about it straight from our interns!
More Than An Internship
Our close-knit culture provides the perfect opportunity to connect with those you work with. Warning, you just might make some life long friendships along the way. Don’t believe us? Check out these videos.
WHERE YOU GO TO GROW
We believe in providing coaching, mentorship, and hands-on experience, allowing you to gain an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. There is not a typical day at PKF Texas because you’ll have countless opportunities to apply your accounting knowledge and work with mid-market clientele across a variety of industries.
Our team members take the time to get to know YOU and invest in your success. When we say that we are Approachable Advisors™; we mean it. Our team is available and eager to assist you as you grow in your career. At PKF Texas, we confidently equip our interns with technical and interpersonal skills to transform them into approachable advisors.
Buddy & Coach/Mentor Program
We offer a challenging and rewarding experience which allows you to work side-by-side with some of our industry’s most accomplished professionals. The Buddy/Mentor Program was developed to ensure you receive the best hands-on training, advice and learning during your experience, while also ensuring you feel a part of the PKF Texas team.
“My Internship experience was amazing. I was constantly pushed out of my shell, comfort zone, and challenged all the time. I also made some good friends along the way.” – Neethu, Former Intern/Current Audit Associate
The CPA Exam
The cornerstone of our profession is earning a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. We encourage all interns and recent graduates to pursue this designation and will support your efforts to pass the exam. We offer Becker, RogerCPA Review, Wiley CPAexcel and other review materials.
Our CPA exam and certification bonus program rewards you for achieving this important milestone.
Tell Me About The Perks
- Paid opportunity
- Internship counts as course credit towards your degree program (where applicable)
- Free Gym
- Free Covered and Attached Parking
- Health and Wellness Initiatives
- Free Drinks & Food
- Dress For Your Day
- Social Events, including happy hours, Summer Office Olympics, bowling, monthly game nights, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, PKF Texas-sponsored sports leagues, monthly firm celebrations, College Colors Day, virtual Murder Mystery and more. Events are always new and changing. Fun is what we do!
We asked our team why they work at PKF Texas.
Here’s what some of them shared with us:
I chose middle-market, because I really enjoy getting to have personal relationships, and I feel like I could better have that opportunity at a middle-market firm. Work-life balance is also something very important to me, and from my office visits, it was clear that PKF Texas respected their employees’ time and personal lives, success and well-being.
– Madison, Audit Intern
My internship was an enriching and memorable experience! I cannot believe all I learned over my time at PKF Texas. There was never a boring day, because you learn something new every day. You work on individuals’ returns with a variety of backgrounds and on entities in different industries. You get to see how concepts we learn in the classroom come together, and finishing a return from start to finish with your team is very rewarding!
– Itzel, Former Intern/Current Tax Associate
My fondest memory was the other interns and the people I got to work with. I will cherish those relationships, and I am thankful for each one of them for making it such an enjoyable experience. During the internship, you get to meet so many different people, see many different sides of businesses and get more insight to accounting and possibly your future career.
– Tanner, Former Intern/Current Audit Associate
I chose PKF Texas for its great culture and people. I always want to be at a company where I can meet and work with people from various backgrounds, and PKF Texas is well known for cultural diversity. The recruiting process with the company was also very enjoyable. Everybody is very nice and welcoming, which made me feel like family.
– Kayden, Tax Intern
Already thinking about the next step in your career?
What Do You Mean By “Real Work, Right Now”?
The most important part of your internship is the work you will be doing while serving our clients. Our “real work, right now” culture ensures you receive the best hands-on training during your internship – working with a variety of real clients on engagements from start to finish.
What Are The Requirements To Become An Intern?
Accounting interns are temporary associates, pursuing a Bachelors of Science, PPA or Masters degree in Accounting and CPA eligibility at an accredited university, with an interest in accounting, financial statement preparation, auditing, tax preparation and/or tax law. Work is performed under close supervision. Responsibilities may increase with demonstrated skill.
What Can I Expect From My Internship?
During your internship, you will work as part of a client service team in one of our service functions: Audit or Tax. The practical experiences facilitate your education by providing you with insights into the economics of the practice and allowing you to gain a broader perspective.
After a two-week training period, you will be assigned to one or more clients alongside our team members.
Tell Me About Training
You’ve gone to a great school – now it’s time for a hands-on experience! We’re excited for you to join us, come with a great attitude and soak it all up. The PKF Texas training ensures you are equipped with the processes, procedures and tools to be successful in a fun and interactive learning environment.
Associates in both departments may help train new staff, assist with campus recruiting and participate in firm/departmental meetings, task forces and continuing professional education.
What Will My Work Day Look Like?
Audit interns will be out in the field with the associates and seniors leading the engagement. Tax interns will be assigned to project teams where they will complete various types of tax returns. Below is a sample of the types of tasks interns and new associates may be assigned during the course of an engagement.
- Learn and apply PKF Texas’ audit approach for a variety of testing areas, such as legal expenses, cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and property and equipment
- Prepare electronic audit work using a variety of applications, including Microsoft Office and innovative audit software
- Communicate directly with the client to request audit evidence, to make investigative inquiries, and to verify understanding of the client’s business and accounting procedures
- Responsible for sending and tracking of confirmations used to verify account balances, such as cash, accounts receivable, and notes payable.
- Perform tests of internal controls
- Test legal expenses, including identifying instances of potential litigation, bank statement reconciliations, accounts receivable aging schedules, accounts payable, including evaluation of vendor invoices
- Evaluate reasonableness of fixed asset lives and depreciation computations
- Observe inventory test counts (associates)
- Learn about PKF Texas’ process to complete a return
- Prepare individual, corporate, partnership, estate, trust and gift returns
- Prepare multistate and city tax returns
- Assist with consulting projects
- Assist in research for IRS examinations and gather detail to support client position
- Draft responses to federal, state and city notices from taxing authorities
- Research tax issues
- Prepare tax projections under different income and deduction variables
What Does It Take To Build A Career At PKF Texas?
It starts with being open to learning. As a new intern and associate, you’re never alone. Through one-on-one guidance from our team, interns and new associates glean years of experience from our PKF Texas leaders.
Building a career requires continually reinvesting in yourself. Our in-house curriculum, PKF University, offers web-based or instruction-led seminars to develop your potential and sharpen your skills. And if we can’t bring the training to you, we’ll send you to the training. Whether it’s specialized CPE training based on your discipline, or leadership events through our alliance groups, PKF Texas invests the resources and tools necessary to help our people succeed and grow.
Are You Qualified & Ready To Apply?
Accounting interns are temporary associates, pursuing a Bachelor of Science, PPA or Masters degree in Accounting at an accredited university, with an interest in accounting, financial statement preparation, auditing, tax preparation and/or tax law.
I’m qualified…now what? Please click on your school logo below and look for our internship postings to apply:
Hey, Coogs! You can apply for an internship by locating the PKF Texas Audit & Tax internship postings via the Bauer College of Business' student portal. Look for us on campus each Fall and Spring semester!
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Hi, my name is Emily, and I’ve been working for PKF Texas for about a year now. I love developing strong relationships with key prospects and helping them find a role that fits best for them. I currently oversee the PKF Texas internship program and coordinate recruiting events with different local colleges to connect with top talent.
“I really enjoy solving the problem between ‘what someone is looking for’ and ‘what a company is looking for’ and matching the two.”
I appreciate our team members by listening and understanding their personal needs, while finding well-qualified candidates to join our team.
When I’m not at work, you can find me spending time with family, working out or enjoying the outdoors.
Hi, my name is Michelle, and I’ve recently started working for PKF Texas. I love developing strong relationships with all levels of candidates from Executive to Intern and matching them to the best job for them and the company.
“My favorite part of recruiting is working with a hiring manager to find exactly what they need versus what they thought they wanted.”
I appreciate my candidates by making sure their interview process runs smoothly, and they are fully informed before making a smart career decision.
When I’m not at work, you can find me at Crossfit, seeing live music, playing video games, traveling or spoiling my dogs.