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About SS&G Accounting Busy Season Internship

SS&G ( is a full-service certified public accounting, business advisory, and management consulting firm encompassing assurance, tax, employee benefits, and restaurant financial services. SS&G also provides a broad scope of services through its health care, wealth management, and payroll entities. With offices in Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio, and more than 525 employees, SS&G is the 39th largest accounting and business consulting firm in the U.S. (Accounting Today). SS&G is also a founding member of LEA Global, an international professional association of independently owned accounting and consulting firms.

The firm was recognized 2006 through 2013 by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce as one of the "Best Places to Work in Ohio." SS&G is the recipient of numerous awards for its growth, as well as for its professional and philanthropic endeavors. SS&G fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that has led to unprecedented growth and created numerous opportunities. The firm actively promotes a healthy work-life balance, encouraging the pursuit of both professional and personal enrichment.

SS&G’s spring internship program is from January through mid-April and we pride ourselves on ensuring that our interns receive the same type of work as a first year associate. This is an incredibly valuable experience for accounting majors in their junior or senior year, or students who are pursuing a masters degree, as it provides the opportunity to see what it is like to work during busy season in a public accounting firm. Interns have the opportunity to work in a professional office setting in either assurance services or tax at our Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, or Chicago locations. Specific responsibilities for the assurance and tax internships are provided below.

Assurance Services Internship
Interns will assist with and learn to audit the financial data of our clients to determine the reasonableness and accuracy of the information by performing the following tasks:

•Performing substantive testing in the areas of cash, accounts payable, accounts receivable, pre-paids, inventory, etc.
•Analytical review.
•Preparation of financial statements.
•Other duties as assigned.

Tax Internship
Interns will have the opportunity to work with ProSystems to complete individual and some of the less complex business returns by performing the following tasks:

•Preparation of income taxes (individual and corporate).
•Preparation of franchise taxes and personal property taxes
•Other duties as assigned.

In addition to gaining real-world experience, accounting interns at SS&G receive a competitive hourly compensation plus paid overtime and college credit. The firm also provides free meals and snacks during busy season and keeps the atmosphere in the office light by holding various games and contests for employees to play and win prizes.


The busy season internship at SS&G is a full-time internship opportunity where students work approximately 55-60 hours per week. While students are not prohibited from taking classes during the internship, it is strongly recommended that students either take the semester off or take no more than one college course. 

In order to be considered for an internship, students should be an accounting major in their junior or senior year of college or pursuing a masters degree; SS&G will consider recent graduates for internship opportunities as well. It is highly recommended that students have taken at least one course in their university’s accountancy intermediate series; completing a course in tax and/or audit is also preferred. Students should also have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be considered for the internship.

While SS&G looks at a student’s coursework and GPA as part of the internship recruitment process, these are not the only factors taken into consideration when making hiring decisions. The firm also looks for students with experience balancing a busy schedule by either working or holding an on-campus leadership position while taking class. These types of activities require students to be good at multi-tasking, time management, communication, and working with others, all qualities that are important to SS&G.

Since SS&G prides itself on offering interns the same type of work experience as a first year associate, the firm also relies on interns as much as full-time staff. Not only is it important for interns to possess a good work ethic, but it is also essential for interns to want to learn as much as possible during the internship experience.

SS&G Accounting Busy Season Internship

Human Resources
SS&G, Inc.
32125 Solon Rd
Solon, OH 44139
Phone: 330-668-9696


Number of Interns: 21 to 50
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Akron, OH
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbus, OH