Core Tax Intern - Summer 2024 (Seattle)

Paid Internship

10 days ago


Job Title

Core Tax Services Intern

Job Location

United States

Job Overview

BDO is seeking energetic self-starters with entrepreneurial mindset to join our team as Core Tax Services Interns. In this role, you will utilize your educational background and organizational skills to support our client base by preparing tax returns and extensions. This internship will provide you with valuable hands-on experience, insights into our firm's practices and people, and an opportunity to build relationships that can contribute to your future success.


  • California Range: $31.00/hr - $39.00/hr
  • Colorado Range: $22.00/hr - $27.00/hr
  • New York City/Valhalla Range: $32.00/hr
  • Washington Range: $31.00/hr - $39.00/hr


  • Tax Compliance:

    • Ensure client compliance with applicable authorities while minimizing tax and reporting burdens
    • Adhere to Firm policies, standards, and the BDO Tax Quality Manual ("TQM")
    • Utilize referencing system and workpapers tied to the return
    • Complete tasks and organize files efficiently
    • Collect data to comply with filing requirements
    • Proactively manage due dates and engagement letters
    • Utilize tax software applications for simple tax returns
    • Perform quarterly estimates and prepare extensions
    • Assist in responding to notices from the Internal Revenue Service
    • Contribute to year-end filing projections
  • ASC 740-10 (FAS 109 and FIN 48) Tax Accruals:

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

    • Develop and recommend efficient methods to maximize client benefits and decrease taxes
    • Utilize online research tools to gather relevant tax information
    • Stay updated on tax law and client factual developments
    • Communicate potential impacts of developments to client service team
  • Other duties as required


  • Education:

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

    • Leadership experience preferred
  • License/Certifications:

    • Actively pursuing school credits to become a CPA
  • Software:

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Language:

    • N/A
  • Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

We're excited for you to apply!

Ad image

Get email updates for the latest Core Tax Intern - Summer 2024 (Seattle) jobs in Seattle, WA


Understand more about this internship and other internships like this

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 West region

Legal Services

Typical pay range:

$20.14 - $25.90

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Seattle, WA | $4,692/mo

  • Housing/Rent$2,442

  • Miscellaneous$1,103

  • Food$516

  • Transportation$329

  • Utilities$302


Learn how to get your resume noticed and nail that interview.

Your Internship Checklist


Recruiters spend an average of six seconds on each resume?


Why do you want to work here?

Employers want to see that you’ve done your homework and are excited about the company. 

Other essential interview questions:

  • Why are you pursuing a career in accounting?
  • How do you manage your time throughout the workday?
  • Tell me about a time when you had to be flexible in the workplace.
  • What would you do if a client asked you to create an expense record for which there was no supporting documentation?
  • Tell me about a time when you worked with peers to achieve a fantastic result. What was your role?
  • How do you prefer to communicate with those around you in the workplace?
  • Tell me about a time that you provided exceptional customer service to a client.
  • When performing routine data entry, how do you guard against making mistakes?
  • What accounting skills/certifications do you have?
  • What do you do when you don’t immediately know the solution to a problem?

Learn more

Always be on the alert for potentially fraudulent job postings online. Report potential fraud to us if you're unsure about the legitimacy of a job posting or employer on Chegg Internships.

  • Never accept a check or other funds from a company to purchase materials necessary for your position.
  • Avoid and report situations where employers require payment or work without compensation as part of the application process.
  • Avoid corresponding with anyone who reaches out via text or email or outside of the Chegg Internships platform that you don't recognize.
  • Be wary of Google Hangout or Skype interviews as these are not publicly-listed numbers that can be used to verify the legitimacy of the interviewer.
Ad image
other relevant jobs
Core Tax Interns
Seattle, WA
Tax Interns
Seattle, WA
Tax Interns
Grant Thornton
Bellevue, WA
Tax Interns
Armanino Llp
Bellevue, WA
Tax Interns
Bellevue, WA
company logo
Bookkeeper/Accounting Intern
NYC Autism Community Group/Ubuntu Game
Accounting and Audit Interns
Seattle, WA
IT Audit Interns
Armanino Llp
Bellevue, WA
company logo
Accounting Intern - Financial Accounting (paid)
TotalMD Family Medicine & Urgent Care
Relationship Advisors
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA