BKD, LLP MSU 2018 Spring Audit/Tax Intern 3451/Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi

This position is for a MSU 2018 Spring Audit / Tax Intern with a company location in Jackson, MS. Internship positions are available in audit or tax. Intern candidates must be working toward an accounting degree and CPA exam eligibility and have a minimum 3.0 GPA (overall and in accounting). Successful completion of Intermediate Accounting I and Introductory Tax is preferred. U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status is required for this internship position. Intern candidates will preferably be seniors or masters students with projected final graduation dates (150 hours) between December 2017 and August 2018. Generally, spring semester internships run from January through mid-March. Internships can be part time or full time positions depending on location.Duties and Responsibilities include: Complete audit testing on financial statement accounts such as cash, accounts payable, or fixed assets; Work with client personnel to reconcile account differences and analyze financial data; Help draft management letter comments and the audit report; Prepare individual, corporate, partnership or other tax returns; Calculate tax extension or estimate payments; Participate in client meetings alongside BKD partners and managers.Requirements and Qualifications include: Solid technical accounting knowledge; Effective time management; Strong oral and written communication skills; Ability to work well with a team as well as independently; Problem-solving attitude; Willingness to take initiative; Close attention to detail; Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.