Top Ranked

Best Accounting Internships

Vault surveyed thousands of current and former interns about their internship programs. Vault’s Best Accounting Internships represent the highest-rated internships among accounting firms.

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to compile the 2019 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 400 organizations to participate in our 2018 Internship Survey. We gathered information both from organizations that sponsor internships and from their interns. The internship sponsors provided Vault with descriptions of their programs, as well as details on the number of interns hired, duration of program, locations and departments in which interns are placed, and application requirements. We also asked current and former interns to comment on and rate their internship experiences on a variety of factors, including the application process, compensation and perks, quality of life, meaningfulness of assignments and training, and full-time employment prospects.

    This year, more than 13,000 interns responded to our survey. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents were asked to rate their internship experiences in six areas:

    • Quality of Life (office culture, hours, work-life balance, flexibility)
    • Compensation & Benefits (pay structure, subsidized expenses, office space, perks)
    • Interview Process (application process, requirements, number of interviews)
    • Career Development (training and mentoring, quality of assignments, real-life experience, networking opportunities)
    • Full-time Employment Prospects (opportunity to obtain a full-time job with this organization)
    • Diversity (inclusive culture; workforce diversity and workplace opportunities with respect to women, minorities, LGBT individuals and other underrepresented groups)

    These ratings were averaged to determine an overall score for each program. Vault then compiled rankings of the top internship programs in 15 different areas. The Best Accounting Internships reflect the highest-rated internships among accounting firms.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Accounting Internships

1
SCORE
9.592

Elliott Davis ENVISION Summer Internship Experience

Elliott Davis ranks among the top 30 accounting firms in the U.S. As one of the largest firms in the southeast, we provide comprehensive assurance, tax...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.563

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP's Summer Internship

Want to experience one of the top ranked internships in the country by Vault? Send in your materials now for consideration! Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
9.511

Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. Winter or Summer Internship

Founded in 1983, Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. is a full service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Wilkin &...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.435

BDO USA, LLP Internship

BDO’s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
5
SCORE
9.432

Plante Moran Internship

Now in its 94th year of operation, Midwest-based Plante Moran is the 15th largest accounting firm in the U.S., as measured by revenues. It is...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
6
SCORE
9.313

Schenck Internship Program

Schenck is committed to making a difference for our clients, team members and communities. And we do it by providing accounting, tax and business...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
7
SCORE
9.282

Armanino LLP Audit, Tax and Consulting Internship

Armanino is not your typical CPA firm. Yes, we provide audit, tax, consulting and technology services to a wide range of U.S. and global clients - but we...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
8
8
SCORE
9.217

PKF O'Connor Davies Internship Program

Winter Tax InternshipOur Winter Tax Internship Program is the ideal way to explore a career in public accounting and secure valuable hands-on experience...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
16
9
SCORE
9.146

Moss Adams Summer Internship Program

Moss Adams brings more West to business. More than a location, it’s a way of doing business—an ethos in which innovation thrives and optimism abounds. At...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
10
SCORE
9.104

Sikich, LLP Internship Program

Sikich LLP is a leading accounting, advisory, investment banking, technology and managed services firm.  We rank as one of the country's Top 40 Certified...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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