Lucas, 2020 Morrison, Clark & Company Accounting Intern
First and foremost, I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to Morrison, Clark & Company and all of the wonderful people that make this firm what it is. With COVID-19 impacting the world as it has, the firm had every justification to cancel the internship this year. Instead, they welcomed me with open arms and did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and part of their team; this meant just as much to me as any amount of technical skill I’ve gained throughout the internship.
To start the internship, I worked closely with a member of the firm’s tax team, Nick Mehle, on a variety of different projects. Nick guided me through completion of multiple individual tax returns, a corporate tax return, and a tax research project. While Nick was always available to offer me advice and steer me in the right direction, there’s no shortage of tax team members willing to offer their help. Even more, the filing extensions due to COVID-19 this year afforded me the opportunity to see the teamwork and determination that goes into tax season deadlines. If you’re looking for a comprehensive introduction into the world of tax accounting, you’ve found it.
During the second portion of the internship, I worked with my mentor for the internship program, Jeff Matney, a member of the firm’s financial team. Jeff introduced me to the vast world of attestation practices by working with me to complete two different financial reviews, from preliminary engagement to drafting the final review. Jeff helped me take the challenge of analyzing and attesting to a company’s financial statements and genuinely understand the intricacies that are involved. Similar to my experience with the tax team, every member of Morrison, Clark & Company’s financial team is willing and able to lend a helping hand or a different perspective when needed.
I couldn’t be happier with the skills I’ve gained and the professionals I’ve met during this opportunity. I would highly recommend the internship program with Morrison, Clark & Company for any aspiring accountant.