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Career Paths

We're not your typical professional services 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 on and develop strong client relationships to prepare you for the next level.


Assurance services are more than an examination of a company's business—they’re an opportunity to take a global view of an organization, evaluating a company’s overall financial and operational performance to help solve complex business challenges.

As part of the assurance team, you’ll gain experience performing the following services:

  • Conduct engagement planning, process and controls testing, audit procedures, analytical reviews, and accounting research, as well as draft financial statements, disclosures, and other reports
  • Work with seasoned professionals who provide clients with the information and tools they need to achieve their operational, compliance, and financial reporting goals
  • Deliver business process control services in areas such as internal audit, construction audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, royalty compliance, and government contracting
  • Help clients implement effective and efficient processes and controls needed to mitigate internal and external organization threats and exposures


Successful tax planning requires the help of experienced tax professionals with the technical skills, knowledge, and strategic thinking to address challenges and make the most of timely opportunities.

You’ll help clients and gain expertise in the following areas:

  • Develop industry expertise and hone your skills in areas such as partnerships, estate planning, international taxation, and tax provisions
  • Work with clients to stay abreast of current and proposed laws and compliance requirements in the income and franchise, sales and transaction, and property tax arenas
  • Participate in projects related to tax credits, incentives, and refunds; or unemployment tax, refund audits, or nexus analysis and planning

Tax Specialty Group

Credits & Incentives

Federal, state, and local governments constantly seek ways to stimulate economic development and investment. One lever used frequently is tax credits and other incentives designed to foster innovative research and development, keep businesses in certain jurisdictions, or give them a reason to move to those jurisdictions.

On these teams, you’ll help companies apply and qualify for credits and incentives; ultimately, discovering opportunities to save clients money on federal, state, and local taxes and turn what would have been tax expenditures into positive cash flow to help grow their business.

International Tax

Many companies have some form of activity outside their national jurisdiction, whether it's foreign subsidiaries, joint ventures, international suppliers, or import-export relationships. These arrangements can provide distinct competitive advantages, but also create challenges for organizations to remain in compliance, reduce risk to individual employees and the company, and succeed in the marketplace. On the International Tax team, you’ll help companies understand the international components of their overall business operations and enhance their value.

State & Local Tax

Our team provides a variety of state tax consulting services, including but not limited to, income and franchise tax, sales and use tax, property tax, and tax controversy representation. With a large multistate Tax Practice, our State & Local Tax team helps clients across industries remain in compliance and reduce their tax burden.

Wealth Management

Our team of tax, family office, and investment advisory practitioners work together to help families, executives, and business owners plan for the future and achieve their goals. As part of Moss Adams, you’ll have the opportunity to work with clients that are doing amazing things: writing the next chapters in their family stories, building companies, creating legacies, and impacting communities.

We have several different technical tracks within our wealth management team. Common among them is a vision for collaborating to meet our clients’ needs and to learn and grow with each other and positively impact client outcomes through multiple perspectives and technical disciplines.

Personal Tax

Our personal tax team works with clients to develop a comprehensive tax strategy tailored to their unique circumstances and helps preserve their hard-earned wealth. Our goals are to help reduce their tax burden and financial risk by creating a plan that works in concert with the other components of their financial framework and lifestyle.

Income Tax Planning

It takes careful planning to employ tax-saving strategies. Our income tax planning practitioners address clients’ unique needs and equip them with insight and answers to reduce taxes related to income. Core services may include individual income tax planning, projections, and preparations for federal, state, and local income taxes. Other services include stock option planning, charitable giving strategies, stock option planning, state residency and cross-border tax planning, tax audit representation, and tax planning related to the personal impact of business transactions. Mostly commonly, individuals in this career path obtain a CPA credential as part of their career journey.

Estate, Gift, & Trust Tax

Our estate planning team works with clients to create an estate plan that takes all planning dimensions into account, including income tax planning, estate tax planning, business succession planning and sale transactions, philanthropic goals, life insurance optimization, and financial planning. We also make sure an adequate plan is in place to avoid unintended consequences and to take advantage of available opportunities. Mostly commonly, individuals in this career path will obtain a CPA or JD LLM credential as part of their career journey.

Investment Advisory

Through Moss Adams Wealth Advisors LLC, we provide clients with comprehensive financial planning and investment management solutions. We work with clients to understand their current financial situation and risks, help them establish and prioritize their goals, determine an investing strategy, and help them execute their plan along the way. Within this practice area there are two distinct tracks: one as a financial advisor working with clients to plan and advise through their wealth journey and a second in investment management that focuses on implementing and monitoring client investing strategies.

Financial Planning & Advice

Our financial advisory team works with clients to discover and claim their future. We believe achieving financial goals happens through diligent planning—not by chance. Our financial advisors guide clients through a comprehensive planning process that helps them articulate or refine their financial goals, gain a detailed understanding of their current financial situation, evaluate risks, develop an investing strategy, and execute and monitor their plan along the way. Common goals often include financial independence or lifestyle maintenance, family and legacy planning, business transition planning, managing equity compensation or concentrated stock positions, and wealth building and preservation. Mostly commonly, individuals in this career path will obtain a CFP® credential as part of their career journey.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Investment Management

Our team researches and stays abreast of the US and global economies, current investment themes and risks, and manages our overall approach to implementing client investing strategies. Core functions of professionals in this practice area include conducting technical diligence on investment solutions, managing portfolio models, implementing and managing individual client portfolios, generating investment recommendations and proposals, and meeting with clients and prospects to discuss our investment strategies. Most commonly, individuals in this career path will obtain a CFA credential as part of their career journey.

Family Office

Like a business, a family seeks to build, deploy, and preserve its capital. To run smoothly and prosper, a family's wealth requires effective administration, coordination, and planning. Our family office team provides clients with the resources they need to manage complex financial affairs and reach their personal and family goals.  Core services include financial administration, financial reporting, coordination with other advisors, and major purchase consulting.


Operational team members manage our business, are responsible for our centralized processes and technology, and strive to ensure we deliver an excellent client experience. This includes client service associates who work directly with clients and client service team members to manage each individual client’s experience, client onboarding, overall practice support, and more.


The Deal Advisory Services team helps clients navigate complex business challenges surrounding their deal cycle, whether it’s a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or business spin-off.

We provide financial analysis, due diligence, valuations, and M&A tax services. Our team works closely with clients to understand their unique business objectives and develop tailored strategies to increase value and reduce risk. Working with a middle-market client base will allow you to make a tangible impact and see your strategies come to life by directly contributing to our clients’ growth and success.

Due Diligence

Our Financial Due Diligence team is dynamic and works alongside private equity firms, strategic clients, and investment banks to perform buy-side and sell-side due diligence as well as other M&A activities across a variety of industry groups.

M&A Tax

We provide clients with tax due diligence, tax structuring, quantitative tax modeling services, transaction agreement review and consultation and tax technical support.


The Business Valuations team combines financial expertise, analytical skills, and industry knowledge to deliver accurate and insightful valuation reports.

Outsourced Finance & Accounting

The Outsourced Finance & Accounting (OFA) team helps businesses operate more effectively, make better decisions, and spend less time on accounting and financial operations.  We provide outsourced services through a cloud-based technology stack designed to serve the client and their industry.

Our services are designed to meet the client’s needs and can include support for accounts payable, fixed assets, bank and balance sheet account reconciliations, and month-end activities. Our goal is to be seen as an integral member of the client’s team and an advisor to their business operations.

Risk IT Compliance

In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, compliance risk management is essential, whether to meet statutory requirements, adhere to practices in corporate governance, or reduce reputational risk. On the Risk Advisory & Compliance team, you’ll work with clients in three specific areas:

IT Compliance

Our IT Compliance team focuses on compliance around technology supporting financial compliance, ranging from internal financial audits, public company audit requirements, to IT internal control validation and audits for businesses processes and technology.

Day-to-day work on this team involves assessing internal controls, mitigating risks, conducting IT audit reviews, and implementing controls to promote compliance with regulatory requirements and industry practices. This team works in close contact with our firm’s Assurance and Internal Audit teams. Junior team members could be exposed to both System and Organization Control (SOC) Examination and IT Compliance engagements.

SOC Examinations

This team performs System and Organization Control (SOC) examinations for service organizations. They have direct interactions with clients who range in size from start-up to enterprise. Those who join this team will perform testing of security, IT, and business process controls as well as assist throughout all stages of SOC projects from initial client acceptance to on-the-ground reporting, through to final report issuance.

Internal Audit

Internal audits help clients achieve reliable financial reporting and regulatory compliance. As part of our internal audit team, you’ll help clients with both tasks while 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 and effectiveness of their controls, providing solutions to improve their responses to warning signs, and lending your expertise to forensic investigations.

Strategy & Operations Consulting

Boost efficiency and employee engagement by examining people, processes, systems, and culture. Strategic and operational consulting services help equip organizations drive forward no matter what challenges they face. Our Strategy Technology & Operations team develops and customizes solutions for an expansive range of organizations, including tax-exempt entities in government services, higher education, not-for-profits, Tribal and gaming, and power and utilities as well as private and publicly held businesses.

Discover more about these services:

Find Your Path

We offer a variety of opportunities to help you understand what a career in public accounting can do for you.

Career Paths

Ignite Scholarships

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree—and a career—in accounting, we invite you to apply for our 2024 Ignite Diversity Scholarship (ID: 26385). The $2,500 scholarship award is applied toward tuition and related costs for selected students.

Established by the Moss Adams Foundation in 2012, the scholarship is designed to enhance participation from outstanding freshmen and sophomores from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ individuals, military veterans, and people with disabilities.

All Ignite Scholarship recipients will receive an invitation to TakeOff!, our diversity leadership externship program.


Student applicants must have three or four 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.

Factors for selection:

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Extracurricular activities, particularly leadership roles in diversity organizations
  • Effective communication skills
  • Cover letter

The opportunity is posted in the fall of each year. To learn more about our Ignite Scholarship, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email

Guide Pilot Steer (GPS) Operational Internships

When it comes to starting your career, it’s vital to have the right skills–and real opportunities to make the most of them. As a GPS Operational Intern, you’ll lay the groundwork for a career in public accounting by gaining insight from a variety of training events, as well as projects that offer an inside look into the operations of Moss Adams.

The internship provides opportunity for those with a passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion to intern with Moss Adams. The GPS Operational Internship is a six-week rotational internship with many of the departments that successfully maintain firm operations.

What’s Next?

After completing a GPS Operational internship, you could be eligible to receive a client service internship offer, which could eventually lead to an offer to join Moss Adams full time.


Students who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity in their school or community through student clubs and organizations, community groups, mentoring, or more should apply for GPS. This internship is for students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ individuals, military veterans, and people with disabilities.

Winter/Spring and Summer Internships

Launch your career through these eight to 10-week internships, which provide robust training and mentoring. Winter/spring internships typically run from January to late March; summer internships are mid-June to mid-August. 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—receiving insight into the exciting future that awaits after you graduate. Read about our career paths in accounting, consulting, and wealth management above.

These internships kick off with a training program. Our summer interns attend a firmwide summer internship program (SIP) in Southern California. 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 video and apply below.

Internship positions are primarily posted from January-April for spring recruiting, and in August-November for fall recruiting. Students who receive early offers will also be invited to attend firm-wide and local programming and events to experience our people, culture, and clients.

Entry-Level Staff

Join Moss Adams full time in assurance, tax, or consulting. As part of Moss Adams, you’ll have a seat at the table from day one—gaining valuable insights by working on complex business challenges with clients and coworkers at all levels. You’ll also build meaningful relationships and develop the technical skills you’ll need to get your career on track.

As you grow your expertise and collaborate with a variety of middle-market clients, you’ll have the ability to customize your own career path. Through it all, you won’t get lost in the ranks. Instead, you’ll see the big picture early on and gain exposure to a wide array of industries.

Starting your career as an entry level staff will get you where you want to go, fast.

Project Run With It

Each year, Moss Adams sponsors Project Run With It. This is 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, faculty members, 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 website to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Application Process

Explore our entry-level staff and internship opportunities. Once we receive your application, we’ll review your academic achievements and experience and contact you based on your qualifications.


To be considered for a first-round interview, please submit your résumé and unofficial transcripts from all schools you’ve attended, along with your online application.

Our process includes two rounds of interviews. Most will be conducted virtually; however, some may be conducted in person—it varies by market.

The first round is an interview screen with a member of our recruiting team. If you move forward, you’ll be invited to final-round interviews.

Final-round interviews typically consist of two 30-minute interviews with client service professionals. The recruiting team will be in communication with you regarding interview logistics and confirmation as applicable.

Contact your recruiter or for questions or additional information.

Inclusion & Diversity

We’re proud of our diverse and inclusive environment—and we’re committed to do more—particularly when it comes to fighting systemic racism.

Our Ignite Scholarships, TakeOff! externship program, and GPS Operational internships deliver education, opportunity, and experience to students from various diverse backgrounds. We’re active partners with diverse organizations such as the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), Ascend, Out & Equal, Service Academy Career Conference (SACC), and a proud sponsor of the PhD Project, helping increase diversity in business school faculty.

Internally, our business resource groups (BRGs) create community, camaraderie, and connection throughout the firm, including our Asian, Black, Disability, Forum W (Forum for Women), LatinX, Pride, and Veterans BRGs.

To learn more, visit our Inclusion & Diversity page.

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Answers to FAQs

We've prepared a few responses to common questions. If you don't see the answer to your questions below, please contact

We’ve outlined a Career Development Framework that’s a performance and development roadmap for each level of the Moss Adams career architecture. It’s a tool our professionals use to set development goals and grow their careers at Moss Adams.

The framework has two interrelated sections: competencies and success skills. You can positively impact how you meet the competencies by mastering the key behaviors outlined in the success skills. Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams demonstrate the following success skills:

  • Collaboration. Recognizes the benefits of teaming with others
  • Critical thinking. Able to read, interpret, and process data quickly
  • Emotional intelligence. Able to understand own and others’ emotions
  • Professional presence. Uses communication skills to command a situation
  • Growth mindset. Holds a belief that abilities and intelligence can be developed
  • Intellectual curiosity. Has a deep and persistent desire for knowledge
  • Results focus. Has the determination to see projects through to completion

To apply for or learn more about an open position, please search for openings online. You can do this through the Campus or Experienced portals. If positions that match your background and experience aren't currently open, you can create a profile and attach a résumé for future opportunities.

You’ll receive a system acknowledgement within 24 hours. This will be sent to the email address you provide. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours, please contact us. We’ll be in touch shortly.

In this section, you can view what you’ve applied for and track your application history.

Open positions are posted on our careers site. Through the site, you can search for available campus positions and apply online. To enhance your chance of success, submit your profile directly to an open position.

If there aren’t any open positions that match your background and experience, you can still create a profile and attach a résumé.

Most of our locations offer winter/spring or summer internships—or both. Internship opportunities are posted on our Careers site and Handshake.

Winter/spring internships usually begin in January and end in March or April. Summer internships usually begin in mid-June and end in mid-August. If you’re a student at a school where we don’t recruit on campus, you can search for available internships and apply through our Careers site.

Yes. We provide staff and seniors support for the CPA exam, including review materials, exam sitting fees, and time off to sit for the exam. We also provide a bonus for those who pass all four parts of the exam within a specified period of time. In addition, we provide reimbursement for the cost of the ethics exam, initial licensing fees, and license renewal fees. More details on our CPA support program are provided in our offer of employment. Check with your recruiter to learn more.

More details on our CPA policy are provided in our offer of employment.

These roles are known as client service support (CSS) and can be found on the Experienced section of our careers site. CSS roles are positions within departments or teams that support the operations of the firm, as well as those who serve our clients directly.

Open positions are posted on our careers site, where you can apply online by submitting your profile and résumé.

Find a complete list of our locations here.

At Moss Adams, we believe in the power of possible. A business and personal advisory firm with more than 100 years of experience and 4,400 professionals across 30 markets, we work with clients to meet the rising challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. From start-up, to rapid growth and expansion, to transition—we collaborate with clients on what’s important to them and their businesses.

At Moss Adams, you’ll find a firm that’s unbound from industry orthodoxy and big-firm conventions. You’ll be able to guide your career, take on new challenges, and enjoy a work-life balance that works for you. Our vision and core values represent the qualities we look for in people we hire, our beliefs about how we should conduct business, and our commitment to providing opportunities for our clients and our people.

We serve over 30 distinct industries, and clients range in size—from individuals to multinational public companies. The vast majority of our clients, however, are not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, and the middle-market public and privately-owned businesses that drive our economy.

Yes. We’re the independent auditor on record for more than 130 SEC registrants, and we provide consulting and tax services to over 100 others. The companies we work with have a broad range of market capitalizations.

Yes, our consulting services offer a broad range of capabilities stretching from custom software development, data analytics, and cybersecurity to outsourced accounting solutions, wealth management, and tax specialty offerings, to name a few. To view opportunities for campus and experienced hires, click on the corresponding link below and scroll to Explore Your Opportunities.

At Moss Adams, we’re all in—especially true when it comes to your health. We take a holistic approach to wellness, recognizing that for people to be healthy, their minds, bodies, careers, and lives need to thrive. We’re proud to share our award-winning benefits and programs.

Moss Adams recognizes achieving balance in life is different for each person in every season of life. We support managing career and personal responsibilities by offering informal day-to-day flexibility and formal flexibility to agree upon when and where we work. We’ll do our best to work with you in balancing personal situations with business needs.

Most roles are eligible to work a hybrid schedule. This option is a blend of onsite and offsite work based on client needs and daily priorities. In general, work is performed onsite at the office, client site, or work-related events for two to three days per week and offsite from home or another location for the remainder. Certain positions are eligible for remote-only work—formal approval is required.

Ongoing professional development is essential to success in today's fast-paced business environment. We’ve developed our learning opportunities around the four Es of development:

  • Education
  • Exposure
  • Experience
  • Environment

Our learning opportunities are designed to support lifetime learning, with a minimum of 40 hours of high-quality CPE per year for our client service professionals. But we don't stop there. We understand that career goals evolve, and we provide the tools and learning opportunities necessary to keep advancing.

Moss Adams University offers a comprehensive curriculum aligned to our Career Development Framework, providing our employees with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in a structured and meaningful way. We also recognize that learning needs are personal and constant, which is why we offer an individually customizable annual learning plan and on-demand learning resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

At Moss Adams, we are committed to providing our employees with the tools and learning opportunities they need to learn, lead, and succeed, now and in the future.

You’ll be assigned a career advisor to provide coaching on your performance and support your career growth at Moss Adams. You’ll have two formal meetings each year to discuss your performance, career aspirations, and set meaningful goals. Between those meetings, you'll have regular check-ins with your advisor to get coaching and support to stay on track with your goals.

You’ll also be assigned a buddy. Your buddy is responsible for helping you become acclimated to the firm. They’ll assist you with professional development and help you navigate your first year at the firm. Consider them someone who can answer all your day-to-day questions.

Travel commitments vary by location, service specialty, industry, and engagement. Ask your recruiter during your interview about the potential amount of required travel.

Yes. Moss Adams is composed of many locations, but we’re still one firm, and we strive to meet the needs of each individual. Transfer requests require approval from leadership, and approvals are based on employee performance and business need.