Compensation and feeling of accomplishment after busy season.
Working Saturdays, working long hours, training.
Advice to Potential Interns
Public accounting is not for everyone but you will get more experience than any other accounting intership. Also, the working for public accounting can be huge for your career advancement.
Advice to Management
Public accounting is public accounting. The hours are going to be long, the work is going to be stressful. That is just the name of the industry. The only thing other than compensating your employees well for the hard work and stress that they endure is recognizing them for it personally (no blanket emails) face to face and tell them that they, and the work they do, is appreciated. More time and resources should be spent and concentrated on making the working atmosphere and office setting as comfortable and positive, happy, cheerful, ect. as possible. Pushing your employees like working oxen takes a toll mentally, phisically, and emotionally. Its a fact. So nitpicking and focusing on the small things rather than celebrating the colloective sucess of everyone brings added stress that can be costly in terms of real dollars to the business. People just want to know that they are appreciated. So bringing a personal touch to that aspect of the working environment, in my opinion, would benefit the company, and it's employees in more ways than one.