Busy Season Accounting Internship - Spring 2024 or 2025
Chicagoland Area, IL Internship
Job Type

PKF Mueller Internship - 2024 /2025

Chicagoland Area (Chicago, Elgin, Orland Park)

Tax • Audit

About Us:

PKF Mueller is an award-winning, full-service, certified public accounting and business advisory firm serving clients both domestically and internationally. Since its 1968 founding, the Firm has significantly grown and currently serves clients from multiple offices in the Chicagoland area as well as an office in Sarasota, Florida. PKF Mueller provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, and business advisory services.

According to Inside Public Accounting, PKF Mueller is a top 150 ranked U.S.-based accounting firm and one of the “Top Firms in the Great Lakes Area.” Crain’s Chicago Business has also named PKF Mueller one the largest accounting firms in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Additionally, PKF Mueller has been recognized as a “Best Places to Work in Illinois” consecutively for over 10 years.

Our people are the center of everything we do, and we are committed to fostering an environment where every employee feels comfortable bringing their authentic self to work every day. We value each employee’s unique background, culture, viewpoint, and identity, and how these contribute to new ideas and perspectives that help us all succeed – together.

Position Summary:

Overview of the Internship Program

PKF Mueller offers students the opportunity to kick start their professional careers by joining our unique internship program. Interns in the program are responsible for utilizing their educational knowledge and experience to perform numerous accounting related responsibilities, while exploring the fields of Tax or Audit.

Our interns will gain first-hand experience working side-by-side with professionals from all levels of the firm as they develop the skills to become a trusted business advisor for clients and associates in tax and audit. Interns will work as an individual contributor and as part of a team to support client engagements and will gain exposure to a variety of clients and industries ranging from small businesses to large corporations. We also expect our interns to develop administrative, professional, and interpersonal skills to the extent of being able to organize, analyze, and communicate with others in a productive and efficient manner.

Our internship program is different from many in the fact that we treat all of our interns as associates. We value the knowledge our interns bring to the table as well as look forward to mentoring them along the way. The internship program is considered full time, 40+ hours per week and includes some benefits. For those interns who successfully complete a challenging busy season experience, an invitation to return or a full-time position may be offered.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Junior status or above with a tax and/or audit class completed prior to internship.
  • No more than 2 classes during the time of the internship (not including credits earned for internship) and those classes must be after normal business hours (8am-5pm).
  • Have a strong personal identification with PKF Mueller’s firm values.
  • Possess a valid drivers license or have reliable transportation to perform the job requirements.

Total Rewards: We are committed to providing our greatest assets, our people, with a competitive salary along with a wide range of comprehensive benefits, perks, and rewards to support their and their family’s overall well-being. Our employee offerings deliver maximum options and flexibility to fit each individual’s needs. Check them out here!

Opportunities for Advancement: Given our unique business strategy, we are experiencing growth that will provide significant opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the firm. Our Pathways to Success document outlines the progression from Associate to Partner level.

EEO Statement:

PKF Mueller is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-888-8600 or send us an email at pkfmuellercareers@pkfmueller.com.