RyanSharkey, LLP

Audit & Advisory Intern - Full Time Summer 2018

US-VA-Reston
# of Openings
4
Practice Area
Assurance

Overview

RyanSharkey, LLP, is recognized as one of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the Washington, D.C. region, providing opportunities for our people and delivering forward-thinking solutions that are strategically aligned with our diverse clients’ specific goals.

 

Established in 2003 by entrepreneurs, RyanSharkey’s leadership team has Big Four accounting backgrounds and expertise working with multifaceted clients in a variety of industries, both public and private. At RyanSharkey, we work side-by-side with our clients supporting their audit, tax and consulting service needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of personalized customer service, offering the intuitive guidance our clients need, when they need it. RyanSharkey is a growing firm with an energetic, encouraging office environment and our professional’s development is a priority. We offer technical skill training, career growth opportunities, mentor relationships, and more.

We invest in our employees and our culture embraces individuals for their unique talents and encourages independent, solution-oriented thinkers.  We know the value of “roll-up your sleeves” hard work and appreciate our team through our deep commitment to empowering them as leaders. 

RyanSharkey, a BDO Alliance Firm, is actively looking for a dynamic, and eager Audit & Advisory Interns to join our Assurance team for the 2018 Summer.  We have been recognized for our overall company culture and putting our employees first. RyanSharkey offers a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, growth potential and a long term career.

Find your future.  Make it matter.  RyanSharkey, LLP!  

Responsibilities

Audit & Advisory Interns at RyanSharkey will be exposed to Assurance as a whole. Individuals will gain experience in the Risk Advisory Practice and participate in internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley, technology risk consulting, and other risk consulting engagements. Individuals will also gain experience within the Audit Practice and participate in audits of financial statements and employee benefit plans and participate in financial advisory and consulting service engagements with a particular emphasis on matters related to financial reporting and financial operations.

  • Participating in internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley, technology risk consulting, and other risk consulting engagements.
  • Preparing meaningful and well-written recommendations for inclusion in client correspondence and the audit file.
  • Applying standard accounting principles and auditing procedures to client engagements, including interviewing clients and analyzing data and information collected.
  • Participate in audits of financial statements and employee benefit plans.
  • Participate in financial advisory and consulting service engagements with a particular emphasis on matters related to financial reporting and financial operations.
  • Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income and expenditures; examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions or identify potential issues.
  • Prepare financial statements and letters of recommendations in accordance with professional and firm standards.
  • Prepare and index working papers; perform various procedures established under generally accepted accounting principles to verify accuracy and validity of client's financial matters and those that have definitive conclusions and follow documentation standards.
  • Study and evaluate clients' internal controls; assist in determining the extent of test-checking required in an audit and select the transactions to be tested.
  • Managing individual tasks within project budgets and deadlines.
  • Effectively completing other tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).
  • Effectively communicating with client and co-workers, including presenting audit results, project status, and other relevant topics.

Qualifications

  • Relevant previous internship/internships preferred.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Strong analytical abilities and basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to work on multiple engagements in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to perform effectively in a team environment and interact professionally with all levels of client personnel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications as well as proficient collaboration skills and strong attention to detail.

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