Activate your career
When it comes to starting your career, it’s vital that you have the right skills—and real opportunities to make the most of them. From day one, you’ll have a seat at the table working with partners and client executives. As your career gains momentum, you’ll have plenty of direction to go further. Faster.
Explore your opportunities.
We’re not your typical accounting firm. At Moss Adams, you’ll never get lost in the ranks, your career won’t stand still, and you’ll have the opportunity to test-drive multiple industries and specialty areas. You’ll also build a full suite of business skills early and create strong client relationships to prepare you for the next level.
Throughout the process, rest assured the partners and your career advisor will help you every step of the way. And the learning and development you’ll receive from Moss Adams University? It’ll look something like this:
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You’ll work closely with our industry-focused teams to deliver quality audits and other assurance services. Your clients will range in size, from high net worth individuals to multinational public companies, but the vast majority are the middle-market public and privately owned businesses that drive our economy, as well as not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. We serve over 30 distinct industries; and because of our clients’ size, you’ll typically interact with client personnel who have a key role in their company’s operations. This will provide firsthand insight into the company’s environment and the way it functions. It’s a chance to direct projects, develop others, and manage client relationships. You’ll conduct engagement planning, process and control testing, analytical reviews, and accounting research as well as draft financial statements, disclosures, and other reports.
While working in our tax groups, you’ll develop the expertise to deliver quality tax solutions to a broad range of clients. Hone your skills by specializing in one of these areas:
Federal Tax. Join a dynamic team responsible for preparing tax returns for a variety of clients, industries and entities. You’ll conduct essential research and consult on various tax projects that ultimately save our clients’ money. You’ll respond to inquiries from the IRS, prepare extensions, and carry out other essential tax projects unique to our clients’ needs.
State & Local Tax. There are over 9,000 state and local jurisdictions that impose taxes on businesses, and rules are in constant flux. State and local tax codes can be complicated. Join this group, and help our clients stay in compliance, reduce their tax burden, and identify financial opportunities.
International Tax Services. International tax issues can be complex, but they can also create tremendous opportunities that reduce our clients’ overall tax exposure and drive greater business success. Work as part of our team to provide multinational clients with US domestic and foreign tax planning, business combinations, international reorganizations, and tax compliance expertise.
Cost Segregation. Proper depreciation and allocation of fixed assets can be a powerful driver for a business’s cash flow. Whether building, remodeling, or purchasing a facility, our cost segregation team can help clients reduce current income taxes by conducting cost segregation studies. Join a group with an array of specialties, from engineering and construction to tax and accounting.
Research & Development. The R&D tax credit returns billions of dollars every year to businesses. Our team examines business activities and identifies qualified R&D activities that take current tax credit rules and regulations into consideration. Learn from a wide range of professionals, including CPAs, attorneys, and engineers.
Our consulting staff is integral members of advisory services and to our work at Moss Adams. Together, our teams work collaboratively with businesses to meet critical challenges at each growth stage. We also help identify strategies that translate into achievable and affordable solutions. Excited about a career in Advisory Services? Explore your options:
Business Consulting. Help businesses—primarily government and not-for-profit clients—develop and implement solutions to many of their most critical challenges by taking a 360-degree look at their organization. You’ll help provide clients with management and organization assessments, process improvement, policy and procedure development, strategic planning, market research, and analysis.
Business Risk Services. You’ll help clients achieve reliable financial reporting and regulatory compliance while also navigating risk through internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) consulting and compliance, process and control improvement, and internal controls reviews. You’ll also help businesses mitigate the risk of fraud by evaluating the quality of their controls, providing solutions to improve their response to warning signs, and lending our expertise to forensic investigations.
IT Audit. You’ll help clients comply with government and industry standards to help businesses achieve greater efficiency, control costs, and avoid common pitfalls through IT compliance. The latter includes compliance with SOX, Service Organization Controls, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Valuation Services. Valuations are fundamentally a process for informing business decisions. Our team considers a range of factors relevant to our clients to perform valuations that address a variety of assets and motivations, including fair value and financial statement reporting, employee stock ownership plans, and intellectual property.
Moss Adams Wealth Advisors. Business owners face a unique challenge: balancing the needs of their business with their personal financial goals. As an Advisor, you’ll help manage the diverse components of business and personal wealth—such as tax and business planning, investments, estate strategies, insurance, and more—guiding them through what to expect at each phase of the business’s growth.
Find Your Path
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We offer a variety of opportunities to help you understand what a career in public accounting can do for you. The eligibility requirements vary in some ways, but all welcome students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ individuals, military veterans, and people with disabilities.
Are you interested in learning about the benefits of an accounting degree? At our on-campus Liftoff program, Moss Adams professionals will discuss the value of an accounting degree, provide the basics for financial planning, and share what it means to be in public accounting today.
Bright and ambitious freshmen and sophomores considering an accounting degree or public accounting career should apply. To learn more about whether your university offers a Liftoff program, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter.
Each year, we award scholarships to many bright, ambitious college freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing a degree—and a career—in accounting. Established by the Moss Adams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the $2,500 scholarship awards apply toward tuition and related costs for select students.
Student applicants must have three or more years remaining in their coursework, be pursuing a bachelor’s degree—with CPA eligibility—in accounting or a related field, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. We select students based on a number of factors:
- Academic achievement
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Extracurricular activities, particularly leadership roles in diversity organizations
- Effective communication skills
The scholarship opportunity is posted in January each year with an application deadline in March. To learn more about our Ignite Scholarships, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter.
Summer Leadership Programs
If you’re looking to get ahead of the competition and jump-start your career, enhancing your leadership skills is a great way to do it. At this interactive program, we’ll discuss what it means to be in public accounting today with a special focus on enhancing your already proven leadership skills. In addition, you’ll network with peers and Moss Adams professionals.
We invite all eligible candidates to interview for our local leadership conference series, Road Map to Success. We’ll also consider you for our national leadership conference, Navigate Your Career. We’re seeking bright and ambitious students who have approximately two years remaining in their accounting coursework and a strong desire to pursue a career in public accounting. We’ll select students based on academic achievements, leadership, extracurricular activities, and communication skills.
Opportunities to attend this conference series are posted in January each year. Interviews are conducted on campus or virtually. Selections are made by the end of April. Local and national conferences are scheduled for June and July each year. To learn more about our conference series, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide Pilot Steer (GPS) Operational Internships
Take a first step into public accounting and experience its inner workings through this operational internship. This may last two or more summers and lays the groundwork for a career in public accounting by providing a window into the ins and outs of our business, from how we staff our teams to how we handle client documents.
You’ll rotate through several departments. These could include our people team, sales and marketing, resource management, shared services, administration, and more. You’ll participate in projects that expose you to our operations, receive personalized career coaching, and gain networking opportunities.
We’re looking for bright students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates should have two or more summers available to devote. Contact your local Moss Adams recruiter to find out whether your office location preference offers a GPS internship.
Summer and Winter Audit, Tax, and Advisory Internships
Launch your career through these eight- to 10-week internships, which provide robust training and mentoring. You’ll leave with skills that apply to many routes within accounting, whether that’s assurance, tax, or consulting.
After completing your internship, you’ll understand the expectations of our staff positions—leaving you with insight into the exciting future that awaits when you graduate. Read about the career paths in assurance, tax, and consulting available above.
These internships kick off with a training program. Our summer interns attend a firmwide event in Southern California, called SIP, our summer internship program. The weeklong program provides technical and soft skills training, along with an opportunity to build your network with Moss Adams professionals and summer interns across the firm. Check out the SIP videos below to learn more.
Project Run with It
Each year Moss Adams sponsors Project Run with It, an opportunity for members and candidates of Beta Alpha Psi—the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals—to gain real-world consulting experience and provide meaningful community service to not-for-profit organizations.
Each participating not-for-profit organization presents its business challenges and answers questions for selected students during the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting. Afterward, students have about 24 hours to develop strategies and formal presentations that showcase a solution for their assigned not-for-profit. The organization’s leaders, select faculty, and a panel of Moss Adams judges choose a winning team for each of the cases presented. Each Beta Alpha Psi chapter represented on the winning teams receives $1,000.
Project Run with It is a unique opportunity to experience what client service is really like. You’ll tackle genuine business issues in real time with a team of like-minded students, gaining critical experience while contributing meaningfully to a not-for-profit organization’s success. Visit the Beta Alpha Psi Web site to learn more about eligibility and the application process.
Explore our entry-level and internship opportunities. Once we receive your application, we’ll review your academic achievements and experience. Then we’ll contact you based on your qualifications.
Early in your college career? We have something for you. Check out the event offerings under our student events section.
To be considered for a first-round interview, please submit your résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts from all schools you’ve attended along with your online application. Contact your local recruiter or career services for more specific information.