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 2015 Vault Top Internships Rankings, Vault invited more than 500 organizations to participate in our 2014 Internship Survey. We gathered survey responses 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.

    Only organizations that completed both surveys — the self-reported program description and the intern-provided reviews — were eligible for our 2015 Best Internship Rankings (all program descriptions are included in Vault’s Internship Database, as are all intern reviews).

    This year, we heard from 5,800 interns who reviewed 100 different internship programs. 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 five 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)

    These ratings were averaged to determine an overall score for each program. Vault then compiled rankings of the top internship programs in the following eight areas:

    The Best Overall Internships: Vault’s Best Overall Internships reflect the top 50 highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.

    The Best Consulting Internships represent the highest-rated internships among consulting firms.

    The Best Accounting Internships represent the highest-rated internships among accounting firms.

    The Best Investment Bank Internships represent the highest-rated internships among investment banks.

    The Best Financial Services Internships represent the highest-rated internships among financial services institutions.

    The Best Energy Internships represent the highest-rated internships among energy companies.

    The Best Retail & Consumer Products Internships represent the highest-rated internships among retail and consumer products companies.

    The Best Media & Telecommunications Internships represent the highest-rated internships among media and telecommunications companies.

  • Ranking History

2015 Best Accounting Internships

1
SCORE
9.660

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

2014 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
9.580

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

2014 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.449

Plante Moran Internship

A HIGHER RETURN ON YOUR EXPERIENCE. Plante Moran is among the largest public accounting and management consulting firms in the nation, and for 17...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.244

Rehmann's Internship Program

Rehmann is a fully-integrated financial services firm of CPAs & Consultants, Wealth Advisors and Corporate Investigators dedicated to providing...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.190

PwC Summer Internship Program

PwC has two internship programs, Advance (http://www.pwc.com/advance) and Start (http://www.pwc.com/start). Advance includes professional internships for...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
9.161

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

2014 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
9.074

Deloitte Consulting LLP Internship

Deloitte Consulting LLP is one of the U.S. member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Our people deliver measurable impact to our clients,...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.073

Crowe Internship Program

Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
8.917

Eide Bailly LLP Audit & Tax Internships

As one of the top 25 CPA firms in the nation, Eide Bailly offers staff the same challenging work as the Big Four firms, but that's where the similarities...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
8.800

Baker Tilly Accounting Internship

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
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