Core Tax Services Intern - Summer 2024

BDO USA, LLPNashville, TN
Paid Internship

12 days ago


Job Title

Core Tax Services Intern

Job Location

Multiple locations available. Please refer to the specific range of hourly rates for each location at the end of the job post.

Job Overview

Join our team at BDO, where we value energetic self-starters who possess an entrepreneurial mindset. As a Core Tax Services Intern, you will utilize your educational background and organizational skills to serve our client base. This hands-on opportunity will provide you with a unique perspective on our firm's practices and people, while establishing crucial relationships for your future success.


California Range: $31.00/hr - $39.00/hr
Colorado Range: $22.00/hr - $30.00/hr
New York City / Valhalla Range: $32.00/hr - $36.00/hr
Washington Range: $31.00/hr - $36.00/hr


  • Tax Compliance

    • Ensure client compliance with applicable authorities while minimizing tax and reporting burdens
    • Comply with all Firm policies, standards, and the BDO Tax Quality Manual (TQM)
    • Utilize referencing system and workpapers that tie to tax returns
    • Minimize rework by organizing files effectively
    • Collect necessary data to comply with filing requirements
    • Take initiative on impending due dates and engagement letters
    • Complete simple tax returns using tax software applications for review
    • Perform quarterly estimates and prepare extensions
    • Assist with responses to notices from the Internal Revenue Service
    • Contribute to year-end filings projections
  • ASC 740-10 (FAS 109 and FIN 48) Tax Accruals

    • Apply Firm policies, standards, and the BDO Tax Quality Manual (TQM) regarding FAS 109 and FIN 48
    • Assist with income tax provision components
  • Tax Consulting

    • Develop, recommend, and implement efficient methods to maximize client benefits and minimize taxes
    • Utilize online research tools to gather relevant tax information
    • Monitor tax law and client factual developments regularly
    • Communicate how developments may affect clients to the client service team
  • Other duties as required


  • Education

    • Enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program in Accounting or a relevant field
    • Pursuing a Master's degree in Accounting or a relevant field preferred
  • Experience

    • Leadership experience preferred
  • License/Certifications

    • Actively pursuing school credits to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Software

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to follow instructions as directed
    • Effective team player
    • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
    • Seeks advice from appropriate superiors regarding compliance issues
    • Ability to prepare simple tax returns

We're excited for you to apply!

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Career Paths

People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Accounting69%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations11%

  • Business Commerce4%

  • Economics3%

  • Management Science1%

  • 156 other majors9%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • McGladrey
  • Mcgladrey
Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For Southeast region

Legal Services

Typical pay range:

$16.85 - $21.67

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Nashville, TN | $2,911/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,477

  • Miscellaneous$630

  • Food$320

  • Utilities$248

  • Transportation$236


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