The best aspect of the internship was the experiences I was able to gain while completing the typical work of a first year staff member. Having this real-world experience was definitely beneficial and has drastically increased my comfort and understanding of accounting.
I would have preferred a bit more training before going directly into fieldwork. Without the ability to have the basic knowledge, I was unsure of my role during my first two clients. After "training week" (week three) I felt much more comfortable talking with clients, completing work papers, and asking technical questions.
Advice to Potential Interns
Take full opportunity of the experience by meeting with managers and partners, asking questions, and leveraging your experience and knowledge. As an intern, you will have the benefit of meeting tons of great people who will have insight and opinions of the career path, and make sure to take advantage of the great opportunity.
Advice to Management
I truly loved everything about working at Armanino, from the great staff, managers, and partners, to the flexible work environment.