Winter/Spring 2023 Real Estate Assurance Intern

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Competitive salary
25 May 2022
23 Jun 2022
Job role
Experience level
Entry level, Internship
Founded in 1952, RubinBrown LLP is one of the nation's leading accounting and professional consulting firms. The RubinBrown name and reputation are synonymous with experience, integrity and value. RubinBrown redefines the full-service experience by combining technical and industry expertise with a commitment to personal and high-level relationships.

General Description

The objective of the internship is to introduce the intern to the field of public accounting within the national Real Estate Practice and to provide a dynamic, challenging and fun experience. An intern will be given the opportunity work with clients in Affordable Housing and Historic Tax Credit Services within a dynamic team environment. The Real Estate Practice provides opportunities to complete to an audit from start to finish.

The intern will be exposed to RubinBrown's national Real Estate Practice that provides a full range of services to the following:

  • Investment funds
  • Real estate partnerships
  • Developers
  • Management companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Syndicators and investors
  • Financial institutions
  • Construction-related companies

The ideal candidate will have the desire to contribute immediately to the development of a premier national Real Estate Practice. RubinBrown Team Members are instrumental in providing our clients with the RubinBrown Experience, which includes a distinctive blend of talent, skill and character. Our Team Members are dynamic and well rounded. They possess diverse business backgrounds and industry experiences. Our Team Members are creative, independent thinkers that have a strategic mindset. They're also fun to work with.

An intern will be provided with an introductory orientation to the firm. This orientation includes administrative and professional matters. Each intern will be assigned a Career Advocate, who will assist the intern in building a set of personalized goals and objectives for the internship. Other training will include extensive use of information technology, including use of the firm's accounting and tax networks.

Major Responsibilities

  • Plan and perform annual financial statement audits and review engagements
  • Perform compliance testing in accordance with policies and procedures and other regulatory requirements
  • Understand the client's needs and expectations, as well as, industry specific GAAP and GAAS issues
  • Complete audit engagements for designated clients, while working closely with a supervisor or manager
  • Identify and communicate potential problem areas during engagements to a supervisor or manager
  • Conduct business specific research, gather and analyze data, interpret results, compile reports and make recommendations to a supervisor and manager
  • Develop effective client relationships through professionalism and follow-through
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned

Preferred Experience/Background/Skills

  • Junior or Senior Status
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of GAAP and GAAS
  • Perform work accurately and in a timely fashion, with strong attention to detail and organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under close supervision, while utilizing continuous feedback
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work 40+ hours/week with possible Saturdays during busy season. Non-busy season hours are flexible.

One Firm

To foster a highly respected, inclusive culture that helps foster and promote an environment that is diverse and equitable for all team members and the firm to achieve growth and deepened expertise. RubinBrown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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