Wipfli
We are curious, inventive, perceptive and approachable. We push beyond the obvious answers to find smarter solutions.
Duluth, MN, USA
Remote
Hybrid

Accounting Internship - Summer 2025

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At Wipfli, people count
Our people are core to everything we do - the catalyst behind our ability to create exceptional impact and extraordinary results.
We believe in flexibility. We focus on relationships. We encourage each individual to follow their own path. And we seek feedback openly, from all.
People matter here and they feel it.
And we value curiosity. Curious is more than a personality trait. It's a way of thinking. Of learning. Of working.
There's purpose in this wonder. It makes us better. It makes us Wipfli.
If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference - and make a professional home - Wipfli is the place for you.
Check out our Glassdoor Reviews to hear what people are saying about employment at Wipfli!
Responsibilities:
Interns will be responsible for utilizing educational knowledge and experience to perform numerous accounting related responsibilities such as:

  • Respond to client and firm associate requests in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner
  • Respond to inquiries from client and work with client to gather necessary information for completion of required documents
  • Use data analysis skills to discover useful information and patterns to provide support in recommendations
  • Proactively identify improvement opportunities in processes to enhance efficiency


***NOTE: Interns can receive experience in only tax or both tax AND audit***
Tax Specific:

  • Prepare individual, business and fiduciary tax returns and projections in accordance with firm and professional standards as directed by engagement leaders
  • Understand and effectively use current tax and accounting software applications
  • Research tax related issues and other related financial reports
  • Perform a limited number of tax return interviews as needed


Audit Specific:

  • Perform audit, review, and compliance testing procedures in accordance with firm and professional standards and as directed by engagement leaders
  • Communicate with engagement leaders regarding open items, testing problems, or other important matters in a timely manner
  • Prepare (or review client prepared) financial statements and footnotes, management reports, and other engagement outputs
  • Develop technical competency with GAAP, especially related to assigned product line


What You will Gain

  • Experience the Wipfli Way first hand while working side by side with professionals from all levels of the firm
  • Develop experience and skills to become a trusted business advisor for clients and associates
  • Gain hands-on experience in tax and/or audit work, and related software applications
  • Work as an individual contributor and as part of a team to support client engagements
  • Gain exposure to a variety of clients and industries ranging from small businesses to large corporations
  • Develop administrative, professional, and interpersonal skills to the extent of being able to organize, analyze, and communicate with others in a productive and efficient manner


Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting (completion of corporate or individual taxation class is required)
  • Above average competency in accounting as demonstrated by college GPA; Preffered 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Working towards eligibility to sit for CPA exam upon graduation (150 credits)
  • Preferred coursework in Data Analytics or Big Data
  • Ability to think independently and make good decisions based on education and experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with clients and staff
  • Ability to prioritize work, follow through on requests, take initiative and meet deadlines


Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Wipfli is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or participate in our recruiting process, please send us an email at [email protected]
Wipfli cares about our associates and offers a variety of benefits to support their well-being. Benefit offerings include paid sick leave; access to free, confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program. Wipfli offers flexibility for many positions to be performed remotely; please discuss your work preferences with your recruiter during the interview process.
Bridgette Kahny, from our recruiting team, will be guiding you through this process. Visit her LinkedIn page to connect!
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Candidate Location Eligibility:
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What are Wipfli Perks + Benefits

Wipfli Benefits Overview

At Wipfli, curious is our approach to the world. We push beyond the obvious answers to find smarter solutions for clients and look at business challenges from every angle. People matter here, and they feel it. We invest in your career development through tuition reimbursement, external training support, LinkedIn Learning access and our internal online learning center and leadership training.

We also back up our mission to provide a strong work-life balance with great benefits, UTO, wellness benefits and programs to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Partners with nonprofits
The Wipfli Foundation supports education programs that support furthering diverse representation in our industry.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
All associates are required to attend unconscious bias training.
Diversity employee resource groups
This year, we launched three business resource groups (Women of Wipfli, Wipfli Pride and Embrace ) to give voice to and elevate issues inside our firm for diverse groups. And we plan to add more.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture is steeped in values focused on our associates and it drives the benefits we offer

• Empower: We give our people the opportunities and resources to find, follow and grow to achieve their dream career.

• Connected: We value everyone’s individual strengths, and we cultivate a culture where relationships thrive.

• Impact: Our passion for excellence drives us to get results through our expertise, experience and teamwork.

• Transparency: We welcome candor so all voices and perspectives come together to solve problems and serve clients.

• Flexibility: We give people the freedom to shift their career paths and achieve work-life balance, which creates happier and more productive teams.

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