We asked some of our interns and young staff members some important questions. We think you’ll find their answers helpful and informative.
School: Rhode Island College
Began Internship: 2014
Current Position: Senior Assistant Accountant
Contact Kayla at: GinaP@pgco.com
How did you prepare for your internship job interview?
I looked at P&G’s website and familiarized myself with the people and the company. I also wrote down some general interview questions and listed what my responses would be. I also had friends and family members ask me the questions I listed out. This helped me to feel more prepared for the interview.
How do you become the intern that gets hired?
Organization, knowledge, and professionalism are the main things that lead to being hired. Know when to ask questions and review your work to make sure everything is to the best of your ability.
What one piece of advice would you give a new staff accountant?
Intern to full time staff accountant is de nitely a big step. Remember to take time for yourself and know when to ask for help – don’t get overwhelmed, it all works out once you get into the swing of things!
What advice would you give to an intern about to begin their first tax season?
It may be a little overwhelming at rst, but don’t worry – it gets better as the season goes on. Make use of your resources. Everyone is very welcoming and helpful if you have questions. The prior year’s work papers and returns are a major resource as well as you will still be learning the tax software and where/how to enter information.
What do you enjoy most about working in the profession?
The people – you are continuously learning something new and it’s nice to know you can bounce ideas off colleagues. Diversi cation – working on something different every day keeps me interested because I’m always learning something new.
Why did you choose to work at a local firm as opposed to a Big Four firm?
It’s more personalized – I didn’t want to be just a number. Being at a smaller rm allows more opportunities for experience. I’ve worked on various aspects of both tax and audit.
If you would like to talk to someone about career opportunities at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP, please contact Mike Tikoian or 401-831-0200.