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

Assurance/Audit

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.

Internal Audit

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.

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.

International Tax

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.

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.

R&D Tax

The Research & Development (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.

Tangible Asset Incentives

Quantify local, national, and international clients’ assets 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—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.

Valuations

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.

IT Compliance/Audit

You’ll help clients comply with government and industry standards to help businesses achieve greater efficiency, control costs, and avoid common pitfalls. We provide our clients many solutions, including SOX services, Service Organization Controls (SOC) Audits, technology assessments, and policy and procedure development.

Cybersecurity

Our team provides customized, strategic support for all IT concerns, including IT architecture, audit, and reviews. We keep up to date on current cybersecurity issues to help 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. 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 - Student Programs

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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.

Liftoff

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.


Eligibility
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 or watch for our Liftoff offering under our student events section.

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 awards apply toward tuition and related costs for selected students.

Eligibility
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 or watch for our Ignite Scholarship opportunity under our student event section.

Guide Pilot Steer (GPS) 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, shared services, administration, and more. You’ll 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.

Eligibility
We’re looking for 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 or watch for listings here.

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.

Eligibility
We invite all eligible candidates to interview for our local leadership conference series, 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 a strong desire to pursue a career in public accounting or consulting. We’ll select students based on academic achievements, leadership, extracurricular activities, and communication skills. *For our Texas market, we’ll consider students who have approximately three years remaining in their coursework.

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. Conference dates vary by location but generally occur in June or July each summer. To learn more about our conference series, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or e-mail careers@mossadams.com.  You can also watch for our SLP opportunities under our student events section.

Winter and Summer Internships

Launch your career through these 8- 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 accounting, consulting, and wealth management available above.

These internships kick off with a training program. Our summer interns attend a firm-wide 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 here.

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.

Staff

Join Moss Adams full time in Assurance/Audit, Tax, or Consulting. As a new staff, 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. And you’ll build meaningful relationships and develop technical skills you’ll need to get your career going on the right 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, you’ll see the big picture early on 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. 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.

Interviews
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.

Featured Videos

Discover what makes us one of the best places to work.
Summer interns attend a kick-off event called SIP, our summer internship program. This fun and interactive weeklong program provides technical and soft skills training, along with an opportunity to build your network with interns across the firm. Check out this SIP video to learn more.
Are you a current student and member of BAP? Have you ever wanted to compete in a high energy case competition for prize money? Learn more by watching this Project Run With It video, or go to www.bap.org/project-run-with-it

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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 there are no positions currently open that match your background and experience, you may 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 e-mail address you provide us. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours, please contact us. We’ll be in touch shortly.
 
In this section, view what you’ve applied for and track your application history.
 
Open positions are posted on our career 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 positions open 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. Details to be provided by your recruiter.
The client service support, known as CSS, section of our careers site 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.
 
We have the resources to tackle the most complex business challenges, yet we’re nimble enough to respond quickly to our clients’ needs. This means we can provide solutions, not just services. We aim to be more than just accountants or consultants, but also a resource that clients can call on whenever needed. This is a core principle that guides us in everything we do.

But what does that mean for you? At Moss Adams, you’ll be able to guide your career and take on new challenges while enjoying a balanced life. Our vision and values represent the qualities we look for in people we hire, our beliefs about how we should conduct business, and how we always aspire to do our very best work.
 
Clients at Moss Adams 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 how the company functions and the environment in which it operates.
 
Yes. We’re the independent auditor of record for more than 90 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 to 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 to meet with any time throughout the year. In addition, you’ll formally meet twice annually 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 percentage of travel required.
 
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, as well as each practice. Transfer requests require approval from regional leadership, and approvals are based on employee performance and business need.