Come Grow With Us!
As you begin to write your professional story, consider a learning experience at an accounting firm with a real story to tell. Beall Barclay is always seeking bright and enthusiastic future accounting professionals to participate in our internship program. If you are looking to gain hands-on experience and develop your understanding of public accounting consider Beall Barclay a great “home” to begin your career. Beall Barclay offers the opportunity for students to play an active role on our team, allowing you to expand your knowledge and exposure to a variety of assignments and diverse clientele.
Through our internship programs, we offer the following:
- Competitive compensation
- Direct interaction with partners and staff at all levels
- Mentoring as a result of working side-by-side with all levels of our team
- Hands-on knowledge and skill development
- Team-building with coworkers
- An unforgettable and fun experience
Our internships are generally offered to accounting juniors and seniors. Beall Barclay’s internship program begins the first part of February and continues through April 15th. There is no better time than tax season to get to know a public accounting firm! Interns need to be able to work a minimum of 20 hours, up to 40 hours, per week. Our intern schedules are extremely flexible; we realize school is your first priority.
If you are interested in learning more about our internship program, please visit the Upload Resume section of this website or forward your current resume to:
- What is the length of the internship?
- Are internships paid?
- Who is responsible for my schedule and productivity?
- Who is my immediate supervisor?
- What if I have questions?
- How will I be assigned work?
- How many hours should I expect to work?
- Should I wear a suit or dress to work?
- Can I bring my lunch?
- Will I have a set work schedule?
- What do I do if I am sick?
- How will I know if I’m doing a good job?
- Can I have visitors in the office?
- Can interns participate in the firms “fun” activities that I’ve heard so much about?
- What kind of computer technology will I be using?
- Do interns have the opportunity to receive an offer of permanent employment?
What is the length of the internship?
Typically internships are approximately 9 weeks in length. Beginning in mid-February and ending on April 15th . Flexibility is the word that best describes what working in a public accounting firm is all about.
Who is responsible for my schedule and productivity?
You are! While you can count on having lots of experienced staff readily available to answer any and all of your questions, you will ultimately be in charge of your working hours and daily productivity. All we ask is that you give us 100% of your efforts while you are working.
Who is my immediate supervisor?
You will be reporting directly to Barbara Hambrick, personnel member. She will make determinations related to your schedule and workload with the assistance of our firm administrator.
What if I have questions?
The one thing that we expect from each and every intern is that they have lots and lots of questions. While it’s true that tax returns appear to be black and white, each return is just as unique as the person, family or business it represents. Just keep an open mind and remember that there are exceptions to every rule and rules for every exception. You will be working with some of the best accountants in the business, so take advantage of every interaction with our staff to further your knowledge and skills.
How will I be assigned work?
Beall Barclay uses a state-of-the-art paperless workflow solution from XCM Solutions. The program is very efficient and extremely easy to use. With a couple of mouse clicks you will be able to see every project assigned to you or your group. Simply select the next task on your list.
How many hours should I expect to work?
To receive the maximum learning benefit from your internship experience at Beall Barclay we ask you to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. We recognize that many of our interns are still in school or have other time commitments in addition to your internship at Beall Barclay. We firmly believe that your school and family always come first. Any additional hours you can comfortably work above 20 hours per week will be greatly appreciated. Once again, flexibility is key.
Should I wear a suit or dress to work?
Absolutely not! While our full time associates generally dress professionally, we realize that most of the time you will also be attending school during the day and you need to be comfortable. So please dress business casual on the days that you will be in the office. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for emails announcing our special attire days, like Jean Days or Razorback Days, and dress accordingly.
Can I bring my lunch?
Sure. We have a lunch room on each of the first two floors outfitted with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, ice machine, dishes and utensils. Beattie’s Bistro on the main floor of our Fort Smith office features an awesome cappuccino machine and irresistible “Sonic” ice! The drinks are on us - water, soft drinks, coffee, tea and cappuccino are all complementary!
Will I have a set work schedule?
While it is desirable to work the same schedule each week, we realize that there are other important things going on in your life that require your time and attention. We simply ask you to keep our Firm Administrator and the electronic IN/OUT board updated as your schedule changes. Our peak season office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 8:00 – Noon. However, if you occasionally choose to work outside of normal business hours you will likely be in good company.
What do I do if I am sick?
Go to the doctor! While we certainly value hard work, dedication and going the extra mile….we don’t need your illness circulating throughout the office during our peak season. If you’re sick simply give the receptionist a call as early as you can and let her know that you will not be able to come in to work. Then stay home and take care of yourself!
How will I know if I’m doing a good job?
In addition to formal evaluations for the UAFS internship class credit, you will be receiving constant feedback from our senior staff as they review each tax return prior to delivery. You need to know that although you are an outstanding academic scholar, we really do not expect you to know everything there is to know about preparing tax returns. What we do expect, is that you will make mistakes along the way and quickly learn from those mistakes so that they are not repeated.
Can I have visitors in the office?
We would love to meet your family! Upon entering the building, ask visitors to check in at the receptionist desk and wait in our newly remodeled lobby until you can escort them through the building during their visit. Our clients’ personal information is strictly confidential and should be protected at all times at any cost. It is our policy to never discuss client information with anyone outside of the Beall Barclay family.
Can interns participate in the firms “fun” activities that I’ve heard so much about?
We’ll be disappointed if you don’t participate! During tax season, our firm hostess will have many activities, lunches and surprises planned for all of our associates. Participation in all of the Beall Barclay social activities is a great way to get to know the associates you work with on a personal basis. Lunch anyone? Whether it’s Mexican, Chinese, Italian or good old American down-home cooking, you can always connect with a group of associates sharing lunch together at one of the area’s great restaurants.
What kind of computer technology will I be using?
You will have an opportunity to learn and work with some of the best and most intuitive software in the accounting industry. And as far as hardware goes, let’s just say our computers and three monitors at every desk give the geek in all of us something to smile about.
Do interns have the opportunity to receive an offer of permanent employment?
Definitely. Beall Barclay typically hires in the fall of the year for January permanent placement positions. However, we are always on the lookout for new talent whenever it crosses our path. If you are serious about pursuing a career in public accounting, give us 100% during your internship; this is your best opportunity to show us what sets you apart from other students. As your internship comes to an end on April 15th you can expect a thorough exit interview where we will discuss your future plans and employment opportunities with Beall Barclay.