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Perkins & Co Busy Season (Winter) Tax Intern - STUDENTS ONLY in Portland, Oregon

The health and well-being of our team, clients, and community is our top priority. We’re closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and following guidance from health authorities and government officials. Perkins & Co’s physical offices are open without restrictions and most of our team has autonomy to decide whether to work on-site, remotely, or hybrid. Interviews will be held virtually.

The long-term work location for this role is flexible; we are open to a fully remote arrangement for candidates who are located, and authorized to work, in the United States. Candidates interested in relocating to the Portland area may be eligible for relocation assistance. We are not sponsoring visas or hiring internationally at this time

Busy season internship: JANUARY-APRIL 2023

Some may think a job is just a job, but at Perkins & Co we believe in igniting possibilities by helping our employees develop careers that fulfill their ambitions. We hire great people and give them a great place to work. Our secret to keeping them around is a positive culture, strong community involvement and a dedication to getting better every day. Our interns are a valued part of the Perkins & Co team and treated as such, including the opportunity to partake in our wellness activities, firm-wide celebrations and other Perkins Perks.

An internship with Perkins & Co provides an excellent opportunity to roll up your sleeves and perform staff accountant level tax work while getting to experience the unique culture of our firm. With the support of your engagement teams and fellow interns, you will learn the basic processes of tax work through the use of leading edge software and systems. You will leverage all the knowledge you've gained through school and receive comprehensive training provided by Perkins’ CPAs to effectively service our clients.

Note: This is an education/work experience opportunity, not a recruiting tool as is customary with accounting firm summer internships. While there is always the possibility of future regular employment, candidates should not expect a job offer to be an outcome of this temporary position.

Where do you want to go?

Let’s Get There.

You’re just starting your accounting journey and we recognize that your career is going to be as unique as you are. Our internship is designed to give you a realistic preview of the work you’ll perform in public accounting and set you up for success. You’ll receive comprehensive training and be treated like Staff Accountants during your time with us. You’ll benefit from individualized attention from managers and shareholders while you contribute to our collaborative environment that encourages all employees to learn from each other.


An Intern at Perkins will perform a variety of tax work. They may prepare federal and state tax returns for businesses and individuals, assist with income tax planning, research technical tax issues and assist with other business consulting projects.

An Intern utilizes a variety of accounting software programs and will develop some proficiency in the use of those programs. They will begin to develop working knowledge of internal workflow and procedures, as well as organize and coordinate their schedules with a variety of supervisors. They are responsible for understanding the rules governing Certified Public Accountants including the AICPA Professional Code of Ethics and complying with the company’s code of ethics, independence rules and quality control procedures.


  • Must be working to obtain a Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Accounting or related field and obtaining 150 semester/225 quarter college credits to be eligible to sit for the CPA Exam; anticipated graduation and CPA eligibility between December 2022 and August 2024 (flexibility to December 2024 for those targeting tax positions)

  • Must be available to work at least 55 hours/week from the beginning of January through April 15, 2023 (schedule will vary from week to week).

  • Working knowledge of basic office technology and software (MS Office Suite)

  • Must have high integrity and trustworthiness

  • Ability to learn accounting specific software and research tools

  • Must be goal oriented and have a desire to learn

  • Possess strong aptitude for analytical, technical, and problem-solving work

  • Professional communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment

  • Partnership tax return preparation experience and/or graduate level tax coursework is preferred

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? If so, please submit your resume, cover letter and a copy of your unofficial transcripts for consideration. Note: If your school utilizes Handshake or Simplicity, you will need to apply in BOTH places in order to be eligible for application review. Thank you!

Questions or problems with the application? Email to careers@perkinsaccounting.com. Julie Brodell-Martin, Senior Recruiting Specialist, or Vanessa Lopez, Recruiting Specialist, will get back to you as soon as possible.

Perkins & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer