Exceeding My Expectations

July 15, 2013

Mckenzie Barr
Tax Senior

I entered into my internship with PKM with the expectation of working in a professional, fast paced yet enjoyable work environment. I wanted to learn as much as possible about the tax accounting industry, specific job requirements of being a tax accountant, and the general work atmosphere inside a CPA firm. However, I was not exactly sure what to expect in relation to the daily activities I would perform as an intern. Nor was I sure how the knowledge I gained at the University of Georgia would transfer and relate to the daily tasks that were to be performed. Even so, I was eager to start working and gain a feel for what work life would be like as opposed to college life.

Despite not being sure what to expect in regards to the daily activities that would be required, I knew that it would be a significant learning experience for me in ensuring what path I would like to take in my future career as an accountant. Within the past two months, I have been pleasantly surprised by how much knowledge I have gained during my internship about specific accounting issues and tax projects. I can honestly say I enjoy waking up every morning and coming into work. I could not have asked for a better work environment and team to work with during my internship. The tax department and the entire firm here at PKM have done a wonderful job of making me feel welcome from day one!