Are you always seeking the next learning opportunity? Do you excel in leadership
roles? We'll help you develop your talents further than you ever thought possible.
We'll help you orchestrate your transition from college student to business professional.
An internship is an excellent opportunity for students to apply the
knowledge and skills obtained in accounting course work. For younger students, a
successful internship is a significant contribution to a resume. Many employers
are interested in the experience students have obtained during their internships.
Even one college semester's worth of experience makes a graduate more attractive
to a prospective employer.
No sitting around making copies or working in a back-office environment: You'll
work with real clients. You'll see more, and you'll understand first-hand what a
career in the accounting industry is like as you get a feel for what you would do
if you worked full-time with our organization.
Q: What do you look for in an intern?
A: We look for candidates who successfully manage strong academics with extracurricular
activities. We want leaders, and we'll help you turn your leadership skills into
valued contributions. At the same time, we want those who have an open mind and
Q: What is GROCO®'s commitment to education?
A: You never stop learning. You've heard that a million times, but it really
rings true at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co. During your internship, you'll
have both formal and on-the-job training to help you develop technical and client
service skills that will help you throughout your career. The knowledge and skills
you'll obtain at our firm will be the building blocks for future professional development.
Learning to participate in a professional environment is something that cannot be
simulated in a classroom.
Q: What are the people like?
A: You'll meet and team with all sorts of people - some like you and some
quite different, but all diverse, and all with a strong sense of collaboration in
a fast-paced, challenging environment that supports our clients and your learning.
Here at GROCO® we are a mild, family-friendly community A "buddy " will be
assigned to you, to help you get to know the organization, and to answer your questions
during your internship.
Q: How do I apply for an internship?
A: We are not currently hiring interns for this season. However, that is subject to change
in the future. Please check back with us from time to time.
The Life of an Intern
"I have loved my time working at GROCO. In life we learn the most,
when we experience what we are learning. As college students draw closer to receiving
their degrees, they find themselves being pushed out into a work world that in some
cases is completely foreign to them. Completing an internship at Greenstein, Rogoff,
Olsen and Company has allowed me, as a college student, to dip my feet into the
accounting world before diving in.
"Each morning I walk through
two large wooden doors inscribed in gold lettering with “Greenstein Rogoff Olsen
& Co., LLP.” As I think of what can be accomplished in the new day, I greet
staff that are making their way to their desks. If I do not have a project that
I have been assigned, I see what needs to be accomplished as I check the racks up
front or visit staff to see how I can assist them. In my short time at GROCO, I
have learned the importance of pulling my load as a team member. No one person is
given all of the work to do, but each staff member contributes in their own way
to make sure that the task at hand is completed.
"As the year approached
April 15th, I began to understand the true definition behind the words
“tax season.” The work load began to pick up pace as I learned many new procedures
in the office. 1040, 540 and other tax returns passed through my hands daily as
I helped in processing them for clients. On busy days, I sometimes did not leave
the office until 9:00pm, but these late nights were rewarded with dinner brought
in by restaurants from around the area.
"As an intern at GROCO,
I always felt welcome and part of the company. Christmas
parties, baseball games, and company picnics help bring the co-workers together
and allowed me to become acquainted with co-workers in a social setting.
"My internship at Greenstein
Rogoff Olsen & Co., LLP has allowed me to glimpse into the accounting world
as I am discovering what my career will be like someday. The experiences and skills
that I have obtained while working at the firm have built up my enthusiasm as I
jump into my future."
Ready to Work in the Real World
There are many good reasons to complete an accounting internship with Greenstein,
Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP (GROCO®). First, GROCO gives me the opportunity to prepare
tax returns for corporations, partnerships, trusts and individuals. Aside from tax
preparation, I also learn about corporate evaluations and audits.
Second, I am working in a pleasant atmosphere. As you know, during the tax season,
everyone is tired and busy; however, I hear laughing and see smiling faces everywhere
in the office. I was surprised when I met the partners. They don’t distance
themselves from the staff. This may be my most favorite part of my internship.
Third, I deeply appreciate my "buddy." Each member at GROCO has an advisor. My advisor,
Cindy, helps me every single day along with Mandy and Rupinder. I can say they are my tutors. If I have a question about my assignments
that I get from a supervisor or partner, I never hesitate to ask them.
I have more good reasons to work with GROCO such as the Monday Tax classes with
Ron Cohen, flexible starting work time, good refreshments in kitchen, free dinner
during the busy season, nice weather, safe town, and more. Finally, as an intern,
this experience with GROCO has helped me gain confidence to feel ready to work in
the real world.
A Constructive Learning Environment
Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co, LLP has established and maintains a constructive
learning environment. At the beginning of my internship my questions were endless.
Whether it was a question about an assignment I was working on or how to operate
certain software, finding answers to these and many other questions was easy because
I had been assigned a “buddy” at the start of my internship – someone to help me
overcome the challenges I would face as a new intern. In addition to my “buddy”,
I had access to senior staff members, firm managers and directors, and even partners.
All were willing and able to answer my questions.
I was surprised with the variety
and complexity of work that I was given. Often, when people think of interns, what
comes to mind are the mundane and menial tasks that no one else wants to do. However,
at GROCO, I was given a myriad of challenging and rewarding assignments. I’ve had the
opportunity to do a bit of it all: tax returns for individuals, businesses and trusts;
bookkeeping and accounting for a variety of businesses; numerous payroll assignments;
and challenging and rewarding research assignments.
Perhaps what I like most about working as an intern at GROCO is being treated as
a member of their staff. The responsibilities I am given matter. Just like any other
employee, I am expected to perform to the best of my ability; the work I accomplish
is a reflection of who I am and, ultimately, the company itself. At Greenstein,
Rogoff, Olsen & Co., you truly have an opportunity to contribute while gaining
experience that will be beneficial in whatever professional career path you choose.
A Pleasant, Family-friendly Work Environment
I really enjoyed my internship at GROCO, for it gave me tremendous learning environment in the “real world” of accounting, filled with a number of professional challenges, and a chance to apply the knowledge I’d gained at school, while also giving me a family-like and extremely pleasant work environment.
During my brief but occasionally intense tenure, I could truly feel GROCO’s commitment to education: “You never stop learning.” For the first two weeks, I participated in several software training and Form 1040 study sessions on a number of topics. These formal training sessions gave me the basic knowledge of how to operate the accounting software and what to do to prepare an individual tax return. Also, I received continuous on-the-job training from my supervisor, Rose, who was tremendous. Her ongoing transfers of knowledge about stock options and how to apply that knowledge directly when preparing tax returns, which had complex and challenging stock transactions, was incredibly valuable and something I would not ordinarily learn at school.
Through my GROCO internship, I had an opportunity to have first-hand experience in the often high-pressure profession of Accounting; there was no shortage of varied and challenging assignments, including detailed research requirements, writing assignments for new changes in the 2008 tax codes, and retirement plan modifications to post on the GROCO website. My assignments included work on individual tax returns, those of trusts, corporations, and partnerships. This was topped off by work on bookkeeping and accounting for businesses, court accounting for trusts, and payroll assignments—whew! But the support that I was given kept it from being overwhelming.
What I liked the most working at GROCO was the pleasant, family-like work environment. People were friendly and willing to help without exception. My buddy, Cindy, helped me to get familiar with the firm and answered many of the questions I had during my internship. In addition to her, all the people at the firm are willing to help and answer my questions, no matter how simple and obvious the answer might have later appeared to be. Also, a flower appeared on my desk, a chocolate gift came from one of the Partners, and baby shower we prepared for a manger during the “busy week” showed what a family-friendly work environment should be like.
The experience and skills that I gained during my internship helped me to prepare for my future career and gain confidence: Now I feel ready to “go to work.” I can’t thank you enough for giving me this chance to see what the real world of accounting is like!
Brigham Young University-Macc Program