W&D believes strongly in growing from within. In its 20th year, the W&D internship program is our primary source for smart, motivated, new team members. Many of our former interns are now leaders with W&D.
“With W&D I have gained knowledge, experience and responsibility at a fast rate.”
“W&D is a great place to learn and grow. I enjoy coming to work everyday.”
“I really feel like I am part of a team and have the opportunity to work directly with partners, managers and clients.”
“My W&D internship taught me more than I could have ever imagined.”
“The people are the best! W&D offers a great blend of a close-knit, friendly culture and the major resources needed to grow professionally.”
Warady & Davis Chicago CPA Firm Internships
Warady & Davis LLP, a top 25 Chicago CPA and Consulting firm, is looking for talented winter/spring interns to join our team.
- GAIN valuable experience working as an audit, accounting and tax staff member. W&D offers a full scope work experience – from workpapers through financials to preparing the tax return.
- DISCOVER first-hand how one of the top audit, accounting and tax firms in the Chicago area works.
- BENEFIT from our rewarding scholarship program and competitive salary.
If you are looking for an opportunity to have your talent respected, developed and rewarded – make THE RIGHT CHOICE: Warady & Davis LLP©.The Warady & Davis LLP internship and scholarship program is designed to jump start your career with real world, real work experience.
Warady & Davis LLP is proud to be named a “100 Best Accounting Firms to Work for” nationally by Accounting Today, a “Best Place to Work for Millennials” in America by Best Companies and The Center for Generational Kinetics, and a “Best Place to Work in Illinois” by The Daily Herald. Together we create an exceptional, cohesive team of people who are passionate about what we do and are committed to our clients’ success and to each other.
Click to share page.
What it’s About … and What You’ll Gain
When you join the W&D team as an intern, you are treated just as if you’ve already graduated, fulfilled the 150 hour requirement and are ready to sit for your CPA exam. Our intensive Winter/Spring – Tax Season internship program is the equivalent of 6-12 months of full-time, staff accountant level work experience. This gives you an invaluable edge in both your career and education development. Our interns unanimously say that after a W&D internship their college coursework makes much more sense.
The W&D internship program also offers significant compensation, scholarships and permanent employment opportunities.
Our interns say that one of the best things about the W&D experience is the people. With us, you will work in a great team built on friendships. Due to the success of our internship program, we welcome a sizable intern class each year and we also have a large and growing young professional staff which gives our firm a collegial atmosphere. We offer a balance of hard work and fun including year-round parties, events and activities that celebrate a sense of family and team spirit.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Work at many accounting firms, and you’re likely to get stuck doing the same tasks day after day. W&D offers a full scope work experience – from workpapers through financials to preparing the tax return. And, we have a diverse client base, so we keep you inspired with assignments that vary by industry sector and service area. You’ll interact regularly with clients, managers and partners, and enjoy challenges that expand your knowledge. With us, you have the opportunity to gain knowledge and grow professionally at a much faster rate.
Audit & Accounting. Interns will assist senior auditors with audit of various balance sheet and income statement accounts (i.e. cash, accounts payable, fixed assets, depreciation, etc.), developing spreadsheet analysis (trial balance, reconciliation’s, etc) special projects, and more. Interns will also assist in income tax preparation, accounting compilations and reviews.
Tax. Interns will assist in all aspects of our tax practice including federal and state taxation of real estate partnerships and flow-through entities, estate, gift tax, trust, multi-state, S-corporation and individual taxation.
W&D offers training to advance your career. The W&D University curriculum begins at intern year one and goes all the way through Partner level. The curriculum is carefully designed to provide a minimum of 40+ hours annually of in-house and off-site training. W&D University supports performance expectations, professional development, industry and technical specialization, leadership and management skills and your goals.
You’ll receive individual feedback after every major engagement, and enjoy open-door access to top management, partners and managers. All university required evaluation reports and procedures are also followed.
Mentoring & Buddy Program
When you join W&D, you will be assigned to a group. The purpose of our group structure is to mentor members in their professional career development and encourage open firm communication. In addition, you will be assigned as a protégé to a specific partner(s). Your assigned partner will be responsible to ensure that you are challenged and trained during your internship period and beyond. Finally, you will also have a tax season “buddy” who has come up though our internship program and is close to you in age.
Internship Length: January to April. Approximately 12 weeks, 40+ hour work week. Start and end dates are flexible. Summer internship are NOT currently offered.
Degree Program: BS, MSAccountancy, MSTaxation
Major: Accountancy or Taxation only
Qualities: A motivated team player with commitment to excellence, maturity, communication skills, quality presentation, strong sense of responsibility, dedication and work ethic.
Specific Skills: Intern should have successfully completed audit course before the start of the internship period.
Car Needed: Yes
Salary/Pay Rate: Significant hourly compensation plus overtime and travel expenses. Great opportunity for tuition reimbursement scholarship and permanent employment.
At W&D, We Know What’s Important in Life:
- Work that is satisfying & rewarding.
- Outstanding, competitive compensation & benefits.
- People who are open & supportive.
- Surroundings that give you the freedom & opportunity to succeed.
- A chance to make a difference.
- A great team built on friendships.
- The opportunity to have your opinions heard and respected by management.
- A balance of hard work & fun. Year-round, we host parties & events that celebrate a sense of family & team spirit.
- Leading paperless office & other technology to enhance your efficiency.
- A professional development curriculum designed to continually build your technical & management skills.
- Business casual attire.