PGCO_Kayla_1

School: Bryant University; Undergraduate
University of Rhode Island; Graduate
Began Internship: 2016
Current Position: Senior Assistant Accountant
Contact Kayla at: KaylaS@pgco.com

How did you prepare for your internship job interview?

I went to P&G’s website to gather information about the partners, size of the firm, the services they offer and their mission/purpose. Once I had all that information, I was able to prepare a list of potential questions to ask during the interview.

How do you become the intern that gets hired?

Give everything you do your best effort. Having a good attitude, asking questions, being attentive and just trying your best definitely helps.

Why did you choose to work at a local firm as opposed to a Big Four firm?

I wanted exposure to all the different aspects of accounting. Normally at the Big Four firms you’re separated between tax and audit and you might get stuck only working on one area. At PGCo. I am able to do both tax and audit which, I feel, makes me a more well-rounded accountant. In addition to learning tax and audit, I have been able to get exposure to business valuations, forensic accounting and financial planning.

What do you enjoy most about working in the profession?

I’m constantly learning! Every day there is something new to do and learn. I also love the people I work with. It’s great to work in an environment with people you enjoy working with and can also learn a lot from. Everyone thinks accountants are so serious but they’re honestly some of the funniest people I’ve met.

What one piece of advice would you give a new staff accountant?

Just be willing to learn and try your best!

What advice would you give to an intern about to begin their first tax season?

It’s going to be stressful and you may feel overwhelmed at times but you’ll get through it and you’ll learn a lot. Everyone at the firm is so nice, personable, helpful and patient so if you’re ever stuck on something there are many people you can turn to for help.