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Internships & Job Shadows

Learn. Collaborate. Establish Relationships.

Why Intern With Altman, Rogers & Co.?

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With an internship at Altman, Rogers & Co., you can expect to have a “real-world” experience. You will be treated like one of our staff, working on active engagements with the same professional development opportunities such as an assigned mentor who will work with you during your internship. It is important for our interns to have an accurate picture of a “day in the life” of one of our staff. Why? Our goal is to convert our interns into successful staff members after graduation. While a completed internship with our firm does not guarantee an employment offer, we invest time and resources into YOU to help you be prepared for the next step of your career journey.

Man fishing at morning sunrise in a mountain river in Alaska, USA

Explore the Last Frontier- Alaska!

  • EXPLORE the state larger than Texas, California, and Montana COMBINED!
  • Fish for salmon in the Kenai River
  • Hike in Chugach State Park
  • Kayak near Mendenhall Glacier
  • Sunset tee times…at midnight!
  • Camp at Eklutna Lake
  • Berry picking at Alyeska
  • Rafting at 6-Mile Creek
Financial Auditing Concept

Explore the World of Auditing

  • Travel throughout Alaska with a team and explore the nooks and crannies of Alaska!
  • Work alongside professional CPAs and CPA candidates
  • Build relationships not only with our staff but our clients
  • Learn about the latest GASB and FASB pronouncements
  • Work with a professional mentor
  • Exposure to other departments
Tax

Explore the World of Taxation

  • Work on active client engagements
  • Collaborate with our knowledgeable tax staff
  • Training on our tax preparation software and electronic resource centers
  • Learn about the latest tax code changes
  • Work with a professional mentor
  • Exposure to other departments
Altman Rogers & Co Place to work

Explore the Best Place to Work

  • Great Place To Work-Certified™ for the past 4 years
  • Best of Alaska Business: “Best Place to Work, 1-250 Employees” for the past six years
  • Professional development with intern mentor program
  • Morale events
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Staff-led work groups/ initiatives
  • Annual staying interviews

Learn More About Our Intern and Job Shadow Programs

Internships are great for not only exposing students to public accounting but also to learn about a firm’s culture and work environment. Altman, Rogers & Co. views interns as members of the firm, providing many of the same benefits to its interns as it does its employees.

Why Should You Intern?

Internships are a great way to help you explore your chosen career path and transition into a job. Like in many cases, internships at Altman, Rogers & Co. can lead directly to a permanent employment offer after graduation. Internships help you to develop your communication skills through collaboration and teamwork, as well as networking with professionals in your chosen field. You develop confidence and gain valuable experience that gives you a leg up over those who choose not to intern.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hourly pay
  • Individual project
  • Employee morale event/ wellness group/ community activity participation opportunities
  • Assigned mentor
  • Flexibility in schedule/ hours
  • Work on active client engagements
  • Software training
  • Travel in Alaska (Audit only)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Receive feedback at the end of the internship and provide feedback about internship
  • Exposure opportunity to tax and audit

Requirements for Eligibility

  • Minimum age of eighteen (18) years old
  • Intermediate accounting course completed
  • Completed or seeking completion of an undergraduate degree in a business-related program including, but not limited to, accounting, finance, or business administration

Not sure if you are ready to commit to an internship with us? Sign up for a job shadow! Job shadows allow students or recent graduates to meet with various staff in our tax and audit departments, including partners, and learn about what they do on a daily basis. This provides an opportunity to ask questions and learn from our professional staff of CPAs and CPA-seeking candidates. And, we offer VIRTUAL job shadow opportunities now!

What is a Job Shadow?

A job shadow allows you to observe and “shadow” or follow around one or more people in your potential field while they work. While a job shadow is brief in nature (currently, Altman, Rogers & Co. offers job shadows that are half-day to a full-day in length), it provides an idea of a typical day is for, in this case, a CPA or other professional working in public accounting. Job shadows don’t provide much opportunity to gain experience or “hands-on” work, but it offers a glimpse of a ” work day” in the life of a public accountant.

What is the benefit to you?

Having doubts about your field of study or what type of career you want to pursue? A job shadow can help clarify what to expect in a CPA’s typical work day. Public accounting is different than private accounting, and a job shadow can help one identify the differences and the similarities and clarify which path a student wants to pursue.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Spend the day meeting with staff at various points in their careers in the audit and tax departments
  • Flexibility in schedule/ hours
  • Job shadows have an advantage during recruiting season for internships

Requirements for Eligibility

  • Completed or seeking completion of an undergraduate degree in a business-related program including, but not limited to, accounting, finance, or business administration

College Recruiting

On-campus or virtually, we love to chat with students about job shadow, internship, and full-time positions!

  • Coffee Chats
  • Lunch N’ Learns
  • Mock Interviews
  • Resume Workshops
  • Networking Socials
  • Group Presentations
  • Informational Sessions
  • Career Fairs

Investing in Students

Investing in the future accounting professionals of tomorrow is one of our priorities.

In 2023, we established a scholarship program. Currently, our scholarships are only for students attending the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, but we are looking at expanding this beyond!

Current requirement(s):

  • UAF or UAA student pursuing a degree in accounting
  • Must be a junior, senior, or graduate full-time student
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0

Schools We Recruit From

Meet Our Recruiting Team

Brian Kupilik, CPA

Brian Kupilik, CPA, Shareholder

Brian Kupilik, CPA is a firm shareholder and principal in the audit department. He is also the principal in charge of recruiting. Brian travels across Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and Montana in search of new talent for our firm. He also oversees the firm’s mentoring program. In his free time, Brian likes to go biking (mountain, road, fat-tire), hiking, play Magic the Gathering, mow his lawn, read comic books, go to breweries or his cabin, camping, and playing with his daughter, and having date nights with his wife.

Ryan Johns, CPA

Ryan Johns, CPA, Shareholder

Ryan Johns, CPA is the firm’s newest shareholder after being a tax manager in the Anchorage office for almost four years. His area of focus is taxation and planning. He is the mentor for new staff in the tax department. He also oversees the firm’s wellness group. In his free time, Ryan loves spending time with his wife and dog outside, either hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing or camping. When not exploring parts of Alaska, you can find him working on house projects or cooking meals with friends and family.

Heather Garland

Heather Garland, COO

Heather Garland is not only the firm’s first Chief Operating Officer but an active participant in the firm’s ongoing recruiting efforts. If she isn’t working behind the scenes scheduling, organizing, and attending meetings with the firm’s recruiting team and university staff, she is on-site or virtual, attending one of the many recruiting events put on by the schools from which Altman Rogers recruits. In her free time, she is exploring the outdoors, watching football, baking chocolate chip cookies or wrangling her nephews!

Kirsten Kordewick

Kirsten Kordewick, HR Generalist

Kirsten Kordewick is the newest member of the recruiting team as the firm’s first Human Resources staff, she is excited to be working with universities across the Pacific Northwest to be recruiting on behalf of a truly amazing firm.

Kirsten is a life-long Alaskan and alumni of University of Alaska Fairbanks. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and the great outdoor activities that Alaska has to offer.