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Audit Associate Intern


Apply your accounting lectures to the real world while boosting your career skills and networking opportunities with a paid auditing internship at TKW during your 2024 Fall term!

We are looking for a junior or senior accounting major to help us during our governmental busy season from September-December.  If you have a minimum of 24 hours, preferably 30-40 hours, a week to devote to working in our audit department in our Portland office to get the most from this experience, we'd love to talk to you!

Don't worry if you haven't audited before!  Previous auditing experience is not required.  You will receive online training as well as mentoring and direct supervision from our audit professionals so you can get comfortable as quickly as possible.  While no two days will be alike, you will have the opportunity to work on multiple clients, including cities, counties, fire districts and school districts, and learn from everyone in our department.  


You will:
  • Receive training to become familiar with our accounting software and methodology;

  • Assist us with completing various sections of the files;

  • Search for unrecorded liabilities;

  • Help us compile information, reports, memos, and confirmations; and

  • Get familiar with review comments.

You will also have the chance to present to members of our audit management about a topic of your choosing, and journal on a weekly basis to see the progress you're making.

Do you have what it takes?   You may, if you:
  • Are eager to learn by listening, asking questions and taking direction well;

  • Can stay positive in uncertainty - you "go with the flow" in unfamiliar situations;

  • Are able to balance between working independently and asking for clarification to avoid wasting time when you don't understand something;

  • Pay excellent attention to detail; 

  • Have high levels of customer service, time management, and organizational skills to work well under deadlines;

  • Are available to travel within the Portland metro area on occasion, as in-person fieldwork may be required for certain clients;

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25.


Talbot, Korvola & Warwick (TKW) has provided assurance and tax preparation services to governmental, commercial, and non-profit clients since 1987.  Located in a suburb of Portland, Oregon, our mission is to provide peace of mind to our well-respected clients to help them make sound financial decisions.  We love to bust the myth that accountants are boring.  We are passionate about what we do, curious by nature, and love the challenge of providing quality work under pressure.  Despite the working conditions brought on by the pandemic, our Firm continues to thrive and our employees find fun and community support in working together.  Other perks include free parking, competitive pay, organized social activities and the ever-present snack cubicle!

Once we receive your application, we'll forward it to the appropriate hiring team, who will make sure they have everything they need to review your qualifications (be sure to include a copy of your most recent college transcript).  We will reach out to acknowledge receipt of your materials, and if we are able to move forward to the next stage of the hiring process, we will contact you as soon as possible to set up a virtual interview.

Thank you for your interest in TKW and this position.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

If you would like to be considered for this internship, please click "Apply Now" to complete and submit your employment application soon, as this position often fills quickly.   

There will be a place in the form to upload your cover letter, resume, and college transcript so be sure to have that ready. 

TKW is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absences, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.  TKW makes hiring decision based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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