Wipfli Accounting Internship in the USA – Deadline: August 6, 2024

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Wipfli LLP is offering an exciting accounting internship for spring 2025 in Madison, Wisconsin. This opportunity is perfect for those pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting and looking to kickstart their career in a dynamic and inclusive environment.


August 6, 2024

About the Wipfli Accounting Internship

At Wipfli, people count.

The way you think makes you different. At Wipfli, we embrace that.

Our inclusive culture provides a space for everyone to have a voice. Our growing number of DEI resource groups celebrate diversity and champion awareness throughout Wipfli.

We’re also focused on helping you achieve success with balance. From hybrid schedules and flexible time off to training programs and mental wellness initiatives, we take care of our team.

If you want to be in an environment where you can grow, feed your curiosity, and make a difference, Wipfli is the place for you.

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Benefits of the Wipfli Accounting Internship:

  • Experience the Wipfli Way firsthand while working side by side with professionals from all levels of the firm.
  • Develop the experience and skills to become a trusted business advisor for clients and associates.
  • Gain hands-on experience in tax and/or audit work and related software applications.
  • Work as an individual contributor and as part of a team to support client engagements.
  • Gain exposure to a variety of clients and industries, ranging from small businesses to large corporations.
  • Develop administrative, professional, and interpersonal skills to the extent of being able to organize, analyze, and communicate with others in a productive and efficient manner.

Responsibilities of the Wipfli Accounting Interns:

Interns will be responsible for utilizing their educational knowledge and experience to perform numerous accounting related responsibilities, such as:

  • Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive, and professional manner.
  • Respond to inquiries from the client and work with the client to gather the necessary information for the completion of the required documents.
  • Use data analysis skills to discover useful information and patterns to provide support for recommendations.
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency.

Tax Specific:

  • Prepare individual, business, and fiduciary tax returns and projections in accordance with firm and professional standards as directed by engagement leaders.
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications.
  • Research tax related issues and other related financial reports.
  • Perform a limited number of tax return interviews as needed.

Audit Specific:

  • Perform audit, review, and compliance testing procedures in accordance with firm and professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders.
  • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner.
  • Prepare (or review client prepared) financial statements and footnotes, management reports, and other engagement outputs.
  • Develop technical competency with GAAP, especially related to the assigned product line.


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting (completion of a corporate or individual taxation class is required)
  • Above average competency in accounting as demonstrated by college GPA; minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Working towards eligibility to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation (150 credits)
  • Preferred coursework in data analytics or big data
  • Ability to think independently and make good decisions based on education and experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are needed to effectively communicate with clients and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize work, follow through on requests, take initiative, and meet deadlines

Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Wipfli is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or participate in our recruiting process, please send us an email at [email protected].

Wipfli cares about our associates and offers a variety of benefits to support their well-being. Benefit offerings include paid sick leave and access to free, confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program. Wipfli offers flexibility for many positions to be performed remotely; please discuss your work preferences with your recruiter during the interview process.

Grace Parker, from our recruiting team, will be guiding you through this process. Visit her LinkedIn page to connect!

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