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Activate Your Career

When it comes to starting your career, it's vital that you have the right skills—and real opportunities—to make the most of them.


From day one, you'll have a seat at the table working with partners and client executives.
As your career gains momentum, you'll have plenty of direction to go further, faster.

Career Paths

We're not your typical professional services firm. At Moss Adams, you'll never get lost in the ranks, your career won't stand still, and you'll have the opportunity to test-drive multiple industries and specialty areas. You'll also build a full suite of business skills early on and create strong client relationships to prepare you for the next level.

Assurance & Audit

You'll work closely with our industry-focused teams to deliver quality audits and other assurance services to both public and privately-owned middle-market companies, as well as not-for-profit and governmental organizations. It’s a chance to direct projects, develop others, and manage client relationships.

As part of the audit team, you’ll gain experience performing the following services:

  • Conducting engagement planning, process and controls testing, audit procedures, analytical reviews, and accounting research, as well as drafting financial statements, disclosures, and other reports
  • Working with seasoned professionals who provide clients with the information and tools they need to achieve their operational, compliance, and financial-reporting goals
  • Delivering business process control services in areas such as internal audit, construction audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, royalty compliance, and government contracting
  • Helping clients implement effective and efficient processes and controls needed to mitigate internal and external organization threats and exposures

Internal Audit

Internal audits help clients achieve reliable financial reporting and regulatory compliance. As part of our internal audit team, you’ll help clients with both tasks while also navigating risk through internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) consulting and compliance, process and control improvement, and internal controls reviews.

You’ll also help businesses mitigate the risk of fraud by evaluating both the quality and effectiveness of their controls, providing solutions to improve their responses to warning signs, and lending your expertise to forensic investigations.

IT Compliance & Audit

You’ll help clients comply with government and industry standards, achieve greater efficiency, control costs, and avoid common pitfalls. We provide our clients many IT solutions, including SOX services, system and organization control (SOC) audits, technology assessments, and policy and procedure development.

Tax

As part of the tax team, you'll deliver quality tax solutions to a broad range of clients, including public and privately-owned middle-market companies as well as not-for-profit organizations and high-net worth individuals. You’ll help clients and gain expertise in the following areas:

  • Developing industry expertise and hone your skills in areas such as partnerships, estate planning, international taxation, and tax provisions
  • Working with clients to stay abreast of current and proposed laws and compliance requirements in the income and franchise, sales and transaction, and property tax arenas
  • Participating in projects related to tax credits, incentives, and refunds; or unemployment tax, refund audits, or nexus analysis and planning

International Tax

Many companies have some form of activity outside their national jurisdiction, whether it's foreign subsidiaries, joint ventures, international suppliers, or import-export relationships. These arrangements can provide distinct competitive advantages, but also create challenges for organizations to remain in compliance, minimize risk to individual employees and the company, and succeed in the marketplace.

Our International Tax team helps companies understand the international components of their overall business operations so clients can succeed in the marketplace.

R&D Tax

Research and development (R&D) is one of the most valuable tax incentives available, returning billions of dollars every year to businesses, and it represents a dollar-for-dollar reduction of an organization's income tax liability. Despite the significant potential benefits of the R&D tax credit, many companies are unaware that their day-to-day operations could qualify and provide a source of extra cash.

Our team examines all of a company's activities and determines which areas are eligible to take advantage of current R&D tax credit opportunities. We then help them identify qualified R&D activities—including those that can be expensed immediately—and assemble documentation to defend their claim. By ensuring they're receiving these benefits for the work they're already doing, we help clients keep more money to reinvest in their business rather than pay it out to the IRS or state governments.

Learn from a wide range of professionals, including CPAs, attorneys, and engineers.

State & Local Tax

There are over 9,000 state and local jurisdictions that impose taxes on businesses, and their rules are in constant flux. Local enforcement activities have dramatically increased in recent years, adding to the complexity of multistate operations. Keeping track of them is a major challenge, yet failing to do so can significantly affect an organization's cash flow and ability to compete.

Our team provides a wide variety of state tax consulting services, including but not limited to, income and franchise tax, sales and use tax, property tax, tax credits and incentives, and tax controversy and dispute resolution. With one of the largest multistate tax practices in the West, our state and local tax team helps clients across industries remain in compliance and reduce their tax burden.

Tangible Asset Incentives

Owning real estate represents a significant financial investment for our clients. Properly classifying fixed assets and increasing property depreciation are key strategies for sound real estate management. Through the tax deductions and deferrals they generate, these strategies free up cash companies can reinvest immediately.

Through cost segregation studies, energy credits and incentives, fixed-asset consulting, and tangible property regulations (TPR) consulting, our tangible asset incentive services help clients across industries increase both investment returns and cash flow with smart tax savings and deferral strategies.

Join a group with an array of specialties, from engineering and construction to tax and accounting.

Wealth Management

Business owners face a unique challenge: balancing the needs of their business with their personal financial goals.

You’ll help guide clients through each phase of their business’ growth, managing the diverse components of business and personal wealth—such as tax and business planning, investments, estate strategies, insurance, and more.

Valuations

Valuations are essentially a process for informing business decisions. Our team considers a range of factors relevant to our clients when performing valuations and then addressing a variety of assets and motivations. These include fair value and financial statement reporting, employee stock ownership plans, and intellectual property.

Health Care Consulting

Our reimbursement team prepares and reviews Medicare and Medicaid cost reports and can resolve issues that arise around the reporting process. We also assist clients with provider-based licensure and certification to ensure they meet the proper criteria as designated by their state for both on- and off-site locations. In addition, our services include assistance with Medicare bad debts, uncompensated care, and wage index reviews, and we can also host medical educational programs for organizations' internal teams.

Find Your Path - Student Programs

We offer a variety of opportunities
to help you understand what a career in public accounting can do for you.

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Liftoff

Liftoff is a webinar designed to give you an honest, inside look at ongoing inclusion and diversity efforts within Moss Adams, challenges and successes our people have experienced throughout their careers, and the importance of mentorship at every level. In addition, hear from a variety of our professionals as they discuss topics such as the path to partner, technology advancement, and more.

For more information, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email careers@mossadams.com.

Ignite Scholarships

Each year, we award scholarships to driven college freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing a degree—and a career—in accounting. To continue accelerating the firm’s commitment to inclusion and diversity at the firm, this scholarship offering is for students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ individuals, military veterans, and people with disabilities.

Established by the Moss Adams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the $2,500 scholarship award is applied toward tuition and related costs for selected students.

Eligibility

Student applicants must have three or four years remaining in their coursework, be pursuing a bachelor’s degree—with CPA eligibility—in accounting or a related field, and have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Factors for selection:

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Extracurricular activities, particularly leadership roles in diversity organizations
  • Effective communication skills

The opportunity is posted in January each year with an application deadline in March. To learn more about our Ignite Scholarship, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email careers@mossadams.com.

Guide Pilot Steer (GPS) Operational Internships

When it comes to starting your career, it’s vital to have the right skills–and real opportunities to make the most of them. As a Guide, Pilot, Steer (GPS) Operational Intern, you’ll lay the groundwork for a career in public accounting by gaining insight from a variety of training events, as well as projects that offer an inside look into the operations of Moss Adams.

You’ll also receive personalized career coaching and great opportunities for networking. Interns rotate through multiple departments: recruiting, innovation and technology transformation, sales and marketing, tax compiling, word processing, resource management, and accounts and billing.

What’s Next?

After completing a GPS Operational internship, you could be eligible to receive a client service internship offer, which could eventually lead to an offer to join Moss Adams full-time.

Eligibility

Students who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity in their school or community through student clubs and organizations, community groups, mentoring, or more should apply for GPS. Candidates should have one or two summers available to devote to the internship. Contact your local Moss Adams recruiter to find out whether your office location preference offers a GPS internship, email, or watch for listings here.

Summer Leadership Programs

Enhancing your leadership skills is a great way to get ahead of the competition and jump-start your career. At this interactive program, we discuss what it means to be in public accounting today with a special focus on enhancing your already-proven leadership skills. In addition, you’ll network with peers and Moss Adams professionals.

Eligibility
We invite all eligible candidates to interview for our leadership program, Road Map to Success. We’re seeking the best and brightest students who have approximately two years* remaining in their accounting—or related—coursework and who have a strong desire to pursue a career in public accounting or consulting.

Students are selected based on academic achievements, leadership, extracurricular activities, and communication skills.

Opportunities to attend these programs will be posted in January of each year. We conduct interviews virtually or on campus and make selections by the end of April. Program dates vary by location but generally occur each summer in June or July. To learn more about our programs, contact your local Moss Adams recruiter or email careers@mossadams.com.

 

*For our Texas market, we’ll consider students who have approximately three years remaining in their coursework.

Winter and Summer Internships

Launch your career through these eight- to 10-week internships, which provide robust training and mentoring. You’ll leave with skills that apply to many routes within accounting, whether that’s assurance, tax, or consulting.

After completing your internship, you’ll understand the expectations of our staff positions—receiving insight into the exciting future that awaits after you graduate. Read about our career paths in accounting, consulting, and wealth management career paths in the related section above.

These internships kick off with a training program. Our summer interns attend a firmwide event in Southern California, called SIP, our summer internship program. The weeklong program provides technical and soft-skills training, along with an opportunity to build your network with Moss Adams professionals and summer interns across the firm. Check out the SIP videos below in our video carousel, and apply by clicking on the button below.

Project Run With It

Each year, Moss Adams sponsors Project Run With It. This is an opportunity for members and candidates of Beta Alpha Psi—the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals—to gain real-world consulting experience and provide meaningful community service to not-for-profit organizations.

Each participating not-for-profit organization presents its business challenges and answers questions for selected students during the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting. Afterward, students have about 24 hours to develop strategies and formal presentations that showcase a solution for their assigned not-for-profit. The organization’s leaders, faculty members, and a panel of Moss Adams judges choose a winning team for each of the cases presented. Each Beta Alpha Psi chapter represented on the winning teams receives $1,000.

Project Run With It is a unique opportunity to experience what client service is really like. You’ll tackle genuine business issues in real time with a team of like-minded students, gaining critical experience while contributing meaningfully to a not-for-profit organization’s success. Visit the Beta Alpha Psi website to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Advanced Technologies

We live in a time of technological disruption, where the next big advancement could significantly change how we do business. At Moss Adams, we’re anticipating potential disruption, supported by our forward-looking approach and entrepreneurial culture. That’s why we’re developing business advisors who are committed to staying on top of advanced technologies to help our clients thrive.

Here are answers to some of the most common questions surrounding our work with advanced technologies, how we’re leveraging them, and what it takes to get involved.

Staff

Join Moss Adams full time in assurance and audit, tax, or consulting. As part of Moss Adams, you’ll have a seat at the table from day one—gaining valuable insights by working on complex business challenges with clients and coworkers at all levels. You’ll also build meaningful relationships and develop the technical skills you’ll need to get your career on track.

As you grow your expertise and collaborate with a variety of middle-market clients, you’ll have the ability to customize your own career path. But through it all, you won’t get lost in the ranks. Instead, you’ll see the big picture early on and gain exposure to a wide array of industries.

Starting your career as an entry level staff will get you where you want to go, fast.

Application Process

Explore our entry-level and internship opportunities. Once we receive your application, we’ll review your academic achievements and experience and contact you based on your qualifications.

Early in your college career? We have something for you! Check out the event offerings under the student events section.

Interviews

To be considered for a first-round interview, please submit your résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) from all schools you’ve attended, along with your online application. Failure to do so could prevent you from being considered for the position.

Contact your local recruiter or career services for more specific information.

Inclusion & Diversity

We’re increasing diversity within Moss Adams and provide an inclusive workplace, but we’re committed to do more—particularly when it comes to fighting systemic racism.

Our Ignite Scholarships, Liftoff webinar, and GPS Operational internships deliver education, opportunity, and experience to students from various backgrounds. We're also active partners with the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) and Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and a proud sponsor of the PhD Project, helping increase diversity in business school faculty.

In addition, our business resource groups (BRGs) create community, camaraderie, and connection throughout the firm, including our Asian BRG, Black BRG, Forum W (Forum for Women), LatinX BRG, Pride BRG, Racial Equity BRG, and Veterans BRG.

To learn more, visit our Inclusion & Diversity page.

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Featured Videos & More

Discover what makes us one of the best places to work.
Summer interns attend a kick-off event called SIP, our summer internship program. This fun and interactive weeklong program provides technical and soft skills training, along with an opportunity to build your network with interns across the firm. Check out this SIP video to learn more.
Are you a current student and member of BAP? Have you ever wanted to compete in a high energy case competition for prize money? Learn more by watching this Project Run With It video, or go to www.bap.org/project-run-with-it
Learn more about working at Moss Adams.
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We've prepared a few responses to common questions. If you don't see the answer to your questions below, please contact us or your local recruiter.

We’ve developed a career development framework that’s a performance and development roadmap for each level of the Moss Adams career architecture. It’s a tool our professionals use as they grow their career at Moss Adams. The framework has two interrelated sections: competencies and success skills. You can positively impact how you meet the competencies by mastering the key behaviors outlined in the success skills. Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams have the following success skills:

  • Collaboration – Recognizes the benefits of teaming with others
  • Critical thinking – Able to read, interpret, and process data quickly
  • Emotional intelligence – Able to understand own and others’ emotions
  • Executive presence – Uses communication skills to command a situation
  • Growth mindset – Holds a belief that abilities and intelligence can be developed
  • Intellectual curiosity – Has a deep and persistent desire for knowledge
  • Results focus – Has the determination to see projects through to completion

To apply for or learn more about an open position, please search for openings online. You can do this through the Campus or Experienced portals. If positions that match your background and experience aren't currently open, you can create a profile and attach a résumé for future opportunities.

For students at schools where we recruit on campus, please apply both through our careers site and your school’s career center.

You’ll receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours. This will be sent to the email address you provide. If you don’t receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours, please contact us. We’ll be in touch shortly.

In this section, you can view what you’ve applied for and track your application history.

Open positions are posted on our careers site. Through the site, you can search for available campus positions and apply online. To enhance your chance of success, submit your profile directly to an open position.

If there aren’t any open positions that match your background and experience, you can still create a profile and attach a cover letter, résumé, and unofficial transcripts—capturing all college-level credits—for future opportunities.

Most of our locations offer winter or summer internships—or both. Internship opportunities are posted on our careers site and through the career centers where we recruit on campus.

Winter internships usually begin in January and end in March or April. Summer internships usually begin mid-June and end in mid-August. If you’re a student at a school where we don’t recruit on campus, you can search for available internships and apply online.

Yes. We provide all campus hires support for the CPA exam, including review materials, exam sitting fees, and time off to sit for the exam.

We also provide up to a $5,000 bonus for those who pass all four parts of the exam within a specified period of time. More details on our CPA policy are provided in our offer of employment.

We provide all experienced hire staff and seniors with support for the CPA exam, including Becker review materials, exam sitting fees, and time off to sit for the exam. We also provide up to a $1,500 bonus for those who pass all four parts of the exam within a specified period of time. More details on our CPA policy are provided in our offer of employment.

These roles are known as client service support (CSS) and can be found on the Experienced section of our careers site. CSS roles are positions within departments or teams that support the operations of the firm, as well as those who serve our clients directly.

Open positions are posted on our careers site, where you can apply online by submitting your profile and résumé.

Find a complete list of our locations here.

Moss Adams brings more West to business. More than a location, it’s a way of doing business—an ethos in which innovation thrives and optimism abounds. We’re excited by the greatness of possibility and the extraordinary potential for companies and individuals to prosper. It’s what’s defined our firm and client relationships since we opened our doors for business more than 100 years ago.

At Moss Adams, you’ll find a firm that’s unbound from industry orthodoxy and big-firm conventions. You’ll be able to guide your career, take on new challenges, and enjoy a work-life balance that works for you. Our vision and values represent the qualities we look for in people we hire, our beliefs about how we should conduct business, and our commitment to providing opportunities for our clients and our people.

We serve over 30 distinct industries, and clients range in size—from individuals to multinational public companies. The vast majority of our clients, however, are not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, and the middle-market public and privately-owned businesses that drive our economy.

Yes. We’re the independent auditor on record for more than 130 SEC registrants, and we provide consulting and tax services to over 100 others. The companies we work with have a broad range of market capitalizations.

Yes, our consulting services offer a broad range of capabilities stretching from custom software development, data analytics, and cybersecurity to outsourced accounting solutions, wealth management, investment banking, and tax specialty offerings, to name a few. To view opportunities for campus and experienced hires, click on the corresponding link below and scroll to Explore Your Opportunities.

At Moss Adams, our West mindset means we’re all in when it comes to supporting our people. This is especially true for your health. That’s why we take a holistic approach to wellness—recognizing that to be healthy, your mind, body, career, and life need to thrive. With that in mind, we’re proud to share our award-winning benefits and programs.

At Moss Adams, we’re committed to your ongoing professional development. Our learning opportunities are designed to help you build the capabilities you need to learn, lead, and succeed, now and in the future. We provide client service professionals with a minimum of 40 hours of high-quality CPE per year.

As your career goals evolve, we’ll provide the tools and learning opportunities you need to keep advancing. Moss Adams University offers a comprehensive curriculum aligned to our Career Development Framework.

We also recognize that learning needs are personal and constant, so we offer an individually customizable annual learning plan and on-demand learning resources you can access anytime, anywhere. Our senior leadership and partners’ involvement in the design and delivery of our programs reflects the high priority we place on professional development.

You’ll be assigned a career advisor to help guide your career at Moss Adams and to aid in the performance review process. This advisor is your go-to person any time in the year. In addition, you’ll have two formal meetings each year to discuss performance, set goals, and help guide your career path.

You’ll benefit directly from investing in your advisor-advisee ­relationship, making sure you understand the expectations of your role and the roles in your career continuum. Our top performers are typically those who take ownership of their career development and performance.

You’ll also be assigned a career buddy. Your buddy is responsible for helping you become acclimated to the firm. They’ll assist you with professional development by providing support, answering questions, and helping you navigate your first year at the firm. Consider them someone who can answer all of your day-to-day questions.  

Firm-wide travel is currently limited in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As travel resumes, commitments vary by location, service specialty, industry, and engagement. Ask your local recruiter during your interview about the potential amount of required travel.

Yes. Moss Adams is composed of many locations in several states, but we’re still one firm, and we strive to meet the needs of each individual and each practice. Transfer requests require approval from regional leadership, and approvals are based on employee performance and business need.