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Investment Project Tax Intern - Summer 2024

Listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s Best of The Best Firms for the third time in four years, Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm.

As a leading firm, Topel Forman has been serving a range of individuals and professionals, to family-owned businesses and corporations for over sixty years, providing accounting, tax, attestation, family office, and advisory services.

Here you will find the highest level of talent and expertise, along with leadership that cares. Our inclusive culture provides accessibility to professional growth and collaboration that offers a dynamic and engaging work experience.  We are dedicated to offering world-class service to our clients and a top-level professional experience to our employees.

We offer a robust benefits package, including well-rounded fringe benefits, and a flexible work environment. A 2022 and 2023 winner of Top Workplaces, we live by our values of flexibility, integrity, respect, and excellence

The Investment Project Tax Interns will assist with our ongoing investment partnership project as well as exposure to tax forms and software.

Why Work at TF?

You’re not just another face in the crowd. The Partners and Managers know your name and care about you as a person. Starting with your first day you will be paired with a mentor that is a tax supervisor or manager, who will provide support and guidance throughout your entire internship. You are given continuous real-time feedback to ensure a successful internship experience.

Time Commitment

Our Investment Project Tax internship is a paid full-time internship. Your availability will be discussed during the interview process.

Our Investment Project Tax Internship will begin in May and conclude in mid-August. We recommend no more than 1 or 2 classes during your internship to ensure both your success in the internship and your schoolwork does not suffer.

Essential Functions

General

  • Reviewing tax source documents including Schedule K-1s from underlying investments
  • Analysis on tax return source documents such as: hedge fund K1, state K1, interpreting footnotes, and identifying foreign reporting
  • Recording data from source documents into workpapers files to be used for preparing the tax returns related to the investment partnership project
  • Build a working knowledge of tax forms and processes
  • Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks
  • Proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback
  • Learn about the Firm – get to know partners/managers, services provided, specialties of individuals, key clients and industries served
  • Build communication skills: practice business writing (clear workpapers and emails), working with other professionals, and feeling comfortable in business situations.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be an Accounting major expected to graduate 2025 or 2026
  • Energetic and team-oriented
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel
  • To learn more about our firm and full-time benefit offerings, please visit our careers page
Chicago - Audit Internship - Winter 2025

Listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s Best of The Best Firms for the third time in four years, Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm.

As a leading firm, Topel Forman has been serving a range of individuals and professionals, to family-owned businesses and corporations for over sixty years, providing accounting, tax, attestation, family office, and advisory services.

Here you will find the highest level of talent and expertise, along with leadership that cares. Our inclusive culture provides accessibility to professional growth and collaboration that offers a dynamic and engaging work experience.  We are dedicated to offering world-class service to our clients and a top-level professional experience to our employees.

We offer a robust benefits package, including well-rounded fringe benefits, and a flexible work environment. A 2022 and 2023 winner of Top Workplaces, we live by our values of flexibility, integrity, respect, and excellence

The Investment Project Tax Interns will assist with our ongoing investment partnership project as well as exposure to tax forms and software.

Why Work at TF?

You’re not just another face in the crowd. The Partners and Managers know your name and care about you as a person. Starting with your first day you will be paired with a mentor that is a tax supervisor or manager, who will provide support and guidance throughout your entire internship. You are given continuous real-time feedback to ensure a successful internship experience.

Time Commitment

Our Investment Project Tax internship is a paid full-time internship. Your availability will be discussed during the interview process.

Our Investment Project Tax Internship will begin in May and conclude in mid-August. We recommend no more than 1 or 2 classes during your internship to ensure both your success in the internship and your schoolwork does not suffer.

Essential Functions

General

  • Reviewing tax source documents including Schedule K-1s from underlying investments
  • Analysis on tax return source documents such as: hedge fund K1, state K1, interpreting footnotes, and identifying foreign reporting
  • Recording data from source documents into workpapers files to be used for preparing the tax returns related to the investment partnership project
  • Build a working knowledge of tax forms and processes
  • Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks
  • Proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback
  • Learn about the Firm – get to know partners/managers, services provided, specialties of individuals, key clients and industries served
  • Build communication skills: practice business writing (clear workpapers and emails), working with other professionals, and feeling comfortable in business situations.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be an Accounting major expected to graduate 2025 or 2026
  • Energetic and team-oriented
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically ExcelTo learn more about our firm and full-time benefit offerings, please visit our careers page
Chicago - Tax Internship (Part-Time) - Winter 2025

Listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s Best of The Best Firms for the third time in four years, Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm. As a leading firm, Topel Forman has been serving a range of individuals and professionals, to family-owned businesses and corporations for over sixty years, providing accounting, tax, attestation, family office, and advisory services. Here you will find the highest level of talent and expertise, along with leadership that cares. Our inclusive culture provides accessibility to professional growth and collaboration that offers a dynamic and engaging work experience.  We are dedicated to offering world-class service to our clients and a top-level professional experience to our employees. We offer a robust benefits package, including well-rounded fringe benefits, and a flexible work environment. A 2023 winner of Top Workplaces, we live by our values of flexibility, integrity, respect, and excellence.

The Winter 2025  Part-time Tax Interns in our office will receive individual, hands-on training from experienced tax professionals in various areas of taxation, tax workpaper documentation, and other projects.

Why Work at TF?

You’re not just another face in the crowd. The Partners and Managers know your name and care about you as a person. Starting with your first day you will be paired with a buddy, a tax associate who is familiar with our internship program, and a coach, a senior manager/tax manager, they will help you navigate the firm throughout your internship. You are given continuous real-time feedback by your coach to ensure a successful internship experience.

Each intern has a similar experience as a first-year associate, working on projects that are made up of real compliance work that directly benefits our clients and our firm.

Any intern that joins the firm full-time after their internship will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas. From here, you can navigate your personal career path based on your own interests. Start your career at Topel Forman today!

Time Commitment

Our winter internship is a part-time paid internship during our April tax season paid at $32 an hour. Your availability will be discussed during the interview process.

Our part-time winter internship will begin in January and conclude in mid-April. A minimum of 30 hours per week is required. This is a hybrid role and requires you to be in office a minimum of 2 days a week Monday-Thursday for at least 7 hours each day. We recommend no more than 2-3 classes during your internship to ensure both your success in the internship and your schoolwork does not suffer.

Essential Functions

Tax

  • Prepare a variety of tax returns which may include: 1099, trust, and gift returns to meet government requirements and client expectations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of tax preparation software used in the office
  • Prepare individual tax extensions to ensure proper tax planning for the client
  • Perform other accounting duties as necessary to meet the responsibilities of the position and client expectations

General

  • Identify and communicate tax and accounting issues to senior associates, supervisors, and managers
  • Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing, and completing tasks
  • Proactively seeking guidance, clarification, and feedback
  • Learn about the firm – get to know partners/managers, services provided, specialties of individuals, key clients and industries served
  • Build communication skills:  practice business writing (clear workpapers and emails), working with other professionals, and feeling comfortable in business situations.

Required Education and Experience

Energetic, Team-Oriented applicants should be an Accounting major proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively are all essential to this position.

APPLY
 
Chicago - Tax Internship - Winter 2025

Listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s Best of The Best Firms for the third time in four years, Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm. As a leading firm, Topel Forman has been serving a range of individuals and professionals, to family-owned businesses and corporations for over sixty years, providing accounting, tax, attestation, family office, and advisory services. Here you will find the highest level of talent and expertise, along with leadership that cares. Our inclusive culture provides accessibility to professional growth and collaboration that offers a dynamic and engaging work experience.  We are dedicated to offering world-class service to our clients and a top-level professional experience to our employees. We offer a robust benefits package, including well-rounded fringe benefits, and a flexible work environment. A 2023 winner of Top Workplaces, we live by our values of flexibility, integrity, respect, and excellence.

The Winter 2025 Tax Interns in our Chicago office will receive individual, hands-on training from experienced tax professionals in various areas of taxation, tax workpaper documentation, and other projects.

Why Work at TF?

You’re not just another face in the crowd. The Partners and Managers know your name and care about you as a person. Starting with your first day you will be paired with a buddy, a tax associate who is familiar with our internship program, and a coach, a senior manager/tax manager, they will help you navigate the firm throughout your internship. You are given continuous real-time feedback by your coach to ensure a successful internship experience.

Each intern has a similar experience as a first-year associate, working on projects that are made up of real compliance work that directly benefits our clients and our firm.

Any intern that joins the firm full-time after their internship will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas. From here, you can navigate your personal career path based on your own interests. Start your career at Topel Forman today!

Time Commitment

Our winter internship is a full-time paid internship during our April tax season paid at a rate of $32 per hour.  There could be additional overtime through the course of your internship depending on workflow. Your availability will be discussed during the interview process.

Our winter internship will begin in January and conclude in mid-April. We recommend no more than 1 or 2 classes during your internship to ensure both your success in the internship and your schoolwork does not suffer.

Essential Functions

Tax

  • Prepare a variety of tax returns which may include: 1099, individual, trust, and gift returns to meet government requirements and client expectations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of individual tax laws
  • Prepare individual tax extensions to ensure proper tax planning for the client
  • Maintain a working knowledge of tax preparation software used in the office
  • Perform other accounting duties as necessary to meet the responsibilities of the position and client expectations

General

  • Identify and communicate tax and accounting issues to senior associates, supervisors, and managers
  • Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing, and completing tasks
  • Proactively seeking guidance, clarification, and feedback
  • Learn about the firm – get to know partners/managers, services provided, specialties of individuals, key clients and industries served
  • Build communication skills:  practice business writing (clear workpapers and emails), working with other professionals, and feeling comfortable in business situations.

Required Education and Experience

Energetic, Team-Oriented applicants should be an Accounting major proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively are all essential to this position.

APPLY
Denver - Tax Internship - Winter 2025

Listed as one of Inside Public Accounting’s Best of The Best Firms for the third time in four years, Topel Forman is a leading certified public accounting firm. As a leading firm, Topel Forman has been serving a range of individuals and professionals, to family-owned businesses and corporations for over sixty years, providing accounting, tax, attestation, family office, and advisory services. Here you will find the highest level of talent and expertise, along with leadership that cares. Our inclusive culture provides accessibility to professional growth and collaboration that offers a dynamic and engaging work experience.  We are dedicated to offering world-class service to our clients and a top-level professional experience to our employees. We offer a robust benefits package, including well-rounded fringe benefits, and a flexible work environment. A 2023 winner of Top Workplaces, we live by our values of flexibility, integrity, respect, and excellence.

The Winter 2025 Tax Interns in our Denver office will receive individual, hands-on training from experienced tax professionals in various areas of taxation, tax workpaper documentation, and other projects.

Why Work at TF?

You’re not just another face in the crowd. The Partners and Managers know your name and care about you as a person. Starting with your first day you will be paired with a buddy, a tax associate who is familiar with our internship program, and a coach, a senior manager/tax manager, they will help you navigate the firm throughout your internship. You are given continuous real-time feedback by your coach to ensure a successful internship experience.

Each intern has a similar experience as a first-year associate, working on projects that are made up of real compliance work that directly benefits our clients and our firm.

Any intern that joins the firm full-time after their internship will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas. From here, you can navigate your personal career path based on your own interests. Start your career at Topel Forman today!

Time Commitment

Our winter internship is a full-time paid internship during our April tax season paid at a rate of $32 per hour.  There could be additional overtime through the course of your internship depending on workflow. Your availability will be discussed during the interview process.

Our winter internship will begin in January and conclude in mid-April. We recommend no more than 1 or 2 classes during your internship to ensure both your success in the internship and your schoolwork does not suffer.

Essential Functions

Tax

  • Prepare a variety of tax returns which may include: 1099, individual, trust, and gift returns to meet government requirements and client expectations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of individual tax laws
  • Prepare individual tax extensions to ensure proper tax planning for the client
  • Maintain a working knowledge of tax preparation software used in the office
  • Perform other accounting duties as necessary to meet the responsibilities of the position and client expectations

General

  • Identify and communicate tax and accounting issues to senior associates, supervisors, and managers
  • Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing, and completing tasks
  • Proactively seeking guidance, clarification, and feedback
  • Learn about the firm – get to know partners/managers, services provided, specialties of individuals, key clients and industries served
  • Build communication skills:  practice business writing (clear workpapers and emails), working with other professionals, and feeling comfortable in business situations.

Required Education and Experience

Energetic, Team-Oriented applicants should be an Accounting major proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively are all essential to this position.

APPLY

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Interested in interning at Topel Forman? We are currently hiring for Winter 2022 Audit and Tax Interns. Check out our career fair schedule.