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.

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 create strong client relationships to prepare you for the next level.

Assurance & Audit

As part of the audit & assurance team, you’ll work closely with our industry-focused groups to deliver quality audits and other assurance services. Because we serve over 30 distinct industries, your clients will range in size, from individuals to multinational public companies. But the vast majority of our clients are public and privately owned middle market businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental entities, that drive our economy in the middle-market.

Due to our clients’ average 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.

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 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 both the quality and effectiveness of their controls, providing solutions to improve their responses to warning signs, and lending your expertise to forensic investigations.


Join a dynamic team responsible for preparing tax returns for a variety of clients, industries, and entities. You’ll conduct tax research and consult on various tax consequences and opportunities 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.

International Tax

While international tax issues can be complex, they can also create tremendous opportunities that reduce our clients’ overall tax exposure and drive greater business success. As part of our team, you’ll work in coordination with our Praxity alliance firms—helping provide multinational clients with US domestic and foreign tax planning, business combinations, international reorganizations, and tax compliance expertise.

State & Local Tax

There are over 9,000 state and local jurisdictions that impose taxes on businesses. State and local tax laws can be complicated, and rules are in constant flux. As part of this group, you’ll help our clients stay in compliance, perform tax planning, and reduce their tax burden.

R&D Tax

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 meet the tax credit rules and regulations. Learn from a wide range of professionals, including CPAs, attorneys, and engineers.

Tangible Asset Incentives

Quantify local, national, and international clients’ asset incentives under applicable tax rules and regulations by using construction cost estimation tools and conducting technical research and site visits. Join a group with an array of specialties, from engineering and construction to tax and accounting.

Strategy & Operations

Help businesses—primarily government and not-for-profit clients—take a 360-degree look at their organizations. You can then help them develop and implement solutions to many of their most critical challenges.

As part of this team, you’ll provide clients with management and organization assessments, process improvement, policy and procedure development, strategic planning, market research, and analysis.


Valuations are essentially a process for informing business decisions. Our team considers a range of factors relevant to our clients when performing valuations and then address a variety of assets and motivations. These include fair value and financial statement reporting, employee stock ownership plans, and intellectual property.

IT Compliance & Audit

You’ll help clients comply with government and industry standards, achieve greater efficiency, control costs, and avoid common pitfalls. We provide our clients many IT solutions, including SOX services, system and organization control (SOC) audits, technology assessments, and policy and procedure development.


Our team provides customized, strategic support for all IT concerns, including IT architecture, audit, and reviews. We stay up-to-date on current cybersecurity issues to help our clients avoid threats, data breaches, and common security concerns.

Wealth Management

Business owners face a unique challenge: balancing the needs of their business with their personal financial goals.

You’ll help guide clients through each phase of their business’s growth, managing the diverse components of business and personal wealth—such as tax and business planning, investments, estate strategies, insurance, and more.

Find Your Path - Student Programs

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



Are you interested in learning about the benefits of an accounting degree? At our Liftoff program, Moss Adams professionals 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 who are considering an accounting degree or public accounting career should apply. To learn more, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email

Ignite Scholarships

Each year, we award scholarships to many inspired, driven 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 award is applied toward tuition and related costs for selected students.

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

*This scholarship offering is for students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ individuals, military veterans, and people with disabilities.

The opportunity is posted in January each year with an application deadline in March. To learn more about our Ignite scholarship, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email

Guide Pilot Steer (GPS) Operational Internships

Take a first step into understanding public accounting’s inner workings through our Guide Pilot Steer (GPS) Operational Internship. Lasting two or more summers, the internship 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.

During this internship, you’ll rotate through several departments--including our people team, sales and marketing, shared services, administration, and more. You’ll also participate in projects that expose you to our operations, receive personalized career coaching, and gain networking opportunities. This internship opportunity is a precursor to an internship within assurance, tax, or consulting.

We’re looking for students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates should have one or two summers available to devote to the internship. Contact your local Moss Adams recruiter to find out whether your office location preference offers a GPS internship, email, or watch for listings here.

Summer Leadership Programs

Enhancing your leadership skills ’is a great way to get ahead of the competition and jump-start your career. At this interactive program, we 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 leadership program, Road Map to Success. We’re seeking the best and brightest students who have approximately two years* remaining in their accounting—or related—coursework and who have a strong desire to pursue a career in public accounting or consulting.

Students are selected based on academic achievements, leadership, extracurricular activities, and communication skills.

Opportunities to attend these programs will be posted in January of each year. We conduct interviews virtually or on campus and make selections by the end of April. Program dates vary by location but generally occur each summer in June or July. To learn more about our programs, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email


*For our Texas market, we’ll consider students who have approximately three years remaining in their coursework.

Winter and Summer 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—receiving insight into the exciting future that awaits after you graduate. Read about our career paths in accounting, consulting, and wealth management career paths in the related section 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 in our video carousel, and apply by clicking on the button below.

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.


Join Moss Adams full time in assurance and audit, 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. But 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.

Application Process

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

Early in your college career? We have something for you! Check out the event offerings under the student events section.

To be considered for a first-round interview, please submit your résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) from all schools you’ve attended, along with your online application. Failure to do so may prevent you from being considered for the position.

Contact your local recruiter or career services for more specific information.

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

To apply for an open position and learn more about it, please search for openings and apply online, whether through the Campus, Experienced, Client Service Support, or Events 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.

For students at schools where we recruit on campus, please apply both through our career site and your school’s career center.

You’ll receive an 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 career 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 cover letter, résumé, and unofficial transcripts—capturing all college-level credits—for future opportunities.

Most of our locations offer winter or summer internships—or both. Internship opportunities are posted on our career site and through the career centers where we recruit on campus. Winter 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 online.

Yes. We provide all campus hires with support for the CPA exam, including review materials, exam sitting fees, and time off to sit for the exam. We also provide up to a $5,000 bonus for those who pass the exam within a specified period of time. More details on our CPA policy are provided in our offer of employment. We provide experienced hires with similar CPA or other professional certification support relative to experience level and practice. Your recruiter will provide the details.

The client service support section of our careers site, known as CSS, provides information about the various service departments and teams that support the operations of the firm as well as those who serve our clients directly. Open positions are posted on our career site, where you can learn about them and apply online.

To enhance your chance of success, submit your profile directly to an open position. If there aren’t any positions open that match your background and experience, you can still create a profile and attach a résumé for future opportunities.

Find a complete list of our locations here.

Moss Adams brings more West to business. More than a location, it’s a way of doing business—an ethos in which innovation thrives and optimism abounds. We’re excited by the greatness of possibility and the extraordinary potential for companies and individuals to prosper. It’s what’s defined our firm and client relationships since we opened our doors for business more than 100 year ago.

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 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.

Since we serve over 30 distinct industries, clients at Moss Adams will range in size—from individuals to multinational public companies. But the vast majority of our clients 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 cover a broad range of capabilities, including IT consulting, strategy and operations, investment banking, valuations, and wealth management to name a few. See the complete list.

Visit the Benefits and Rewards section of our site to learn about benefits, including health care, paid time off, retirement plans, and more.

At Moss Adams, success means hiring the best and brightest people and investing in their ongoing professional development. We’re committed to providing client service professionals with a minimum of 40 hours of high-quality CPE per year. This helps deepen technical and soft-skill knowledge, build valuable skills, and stay current on new issues and developments.

As your career goals evolve, we’ll provide the tools and education you need to keep advancing. Moss Adams University offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to help you find your niche in public accounting. Our senior leadership and partners’ involvement in the design and delivery of our programs reflects the high priority we place on professional development.

You’ll be assigned a career advisor to help guide your career at Moss Adams and to aid in the performance review process. This advisor is your go-to person any time in the year. In addition, you’ll have two formal meetings each year to discuss performance, set goals, and help guide your career path.

You’ll benefit directly from investing in your advisor­–advisee ­relationship, making sure you understand the expectations of your role and the roles in your career continuum. Our top performers are typically those who take ownership of their career development and performance.

This varies by location, service specialty, industry, and engagement. Ask your local recruiter during your interview about the amount of required travel.

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