Q: When does K·Coe Isom run its internships?
A: Internships during tax season run from January to April 15. Summer internships run early June to late July. Both internships are distinctly different experiences.
Q: What do you look for in an intern?
A: At K·Coe Isom, we seek individuals that bring:
- a creative approach to problem solving
- good communication skills
- a desire to learn
- an interest in a career in public accounting
- a willingness to go the extra mile
Q: Do you hire from your internships?
A: Yes. We often make full-time offers to high-performing interns when there is a current or projected demand for additional staff at the entry-level.
Q: What kind of work will I do on a daily basis?
A: So you’re hired. Now what?
Spring Tax Interns
As a tax intern, you won’t be asked to take lunch orders or grab coffee for a partner. You’re given challenging work, from Day One. You’re running right alongside our full time Associates. After training, you’ll do a deep dive into tax preparation for a mix of business and individual clients. If you’re deciding whether public accounting or tax is for you, there’s nothing better than a tax internship experience for that real-world experience.
Acceptance to our summer internship is competitive. We’ve developed a reputation for giving our interns a first-class experience that broadens their knowledge base and provides exposure to all things public accounting. If selected, you can expect to do a wide variety of client work. Your summer of learning starts with a week of group training and orientation. Over the course of the internship, you will partner with small groups of other interns across office locations to develop and present a case study project. You’ll work with your supervisor to plan tax, audit, and consulting projects in various industries and specialties. Practically speaking, this may involve a tax return, a community bank directors exam, a feedyard audit, or anything in between. You’ll also participate in bi-monthly video conferences where leaders throughout the firm present their industry expertise. You are encouraged to schedule one-on-one informational interviews with folks throughout the firm to learn more about their background, role, and unique contributions to K·Coe Isom and the people we serve.
New Associates launch their career with a week of orientation and group training, covering the key technical and soft skills needed to hit the ground running. You also meet with your personal Talent Advisor, to strategize, goal set, and ensure that you get exposure to a variety of tax, audit, and consulting work. At K·Coe Isom, you’re encouraged to pursue a broad base of knowledge and experience before identifying an area of specialty. Whether you start by heading out on a manufacturing audit or mastering the art (and science!) of basic tax preparation, you’ll be reaching beyond your academic coursework content to stretch your mind and creativity to new limits.
Your role varies from role to role. What you do as a CPA is very different from a field analyst or from a person in the Firmwide Technology Group (FTG) or Human Resources staff. Read more about Experienced Pros .
Q: I’ve heard K·Coe Isom is ag-based. I don’t have a background in agriculture. Will that hurt my chances of getting hired?
A: No. Although experience or interest in food and ag is encouraged, it’s not required. We have many specialty areas, which provide our employees with exposure to a diverse set of clients, industries, and projects.
Q: What’s the firm structure? (i.e., Associate, Sr. Associate, Manager, Principal)
A: As a success-friendly firm, we offer several different paths on the road to success. The typical path for accounting professionals includes:
- Associates, generally entry-level accountants and consultants, develop their technical and soft skills.
- Senior Associates possess three or more years of experience in public accounting and manage more complex projects, coaching other team members.
- Managers demonstrate substantial technical abilities, client management skills, and supervisory experience, whether managing project and/or people.
- Principals have the ultimate responsibility for identifying business opportunities, developing client solutions, and fostering the well-being of the staff, clients, and firm.
Q: What’s the firm culture?
A: We refer to our firm culture as success-friendly. We promote success for each individual, each client, and the overall firm. That means, you use and grow your greatest strengths doing challenging, fulfilling work. Together, we deliver valuable results for the client. And both the firm and the client must profit from the relationship so that all of us can continue to do great things within our industries.
Q: What kind of benefits do you offer?
A: K·Coe Isom offers a competitive benefit package.
Q: What trainings do you offer?
A: We offer a range of computer software as well as technical and soft skills training.
Q: What’s your interview process?
A: Read about our interview process.