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Internships & Job Shadows

Learn. Collaborate. Establish Relationships.

Why Intern With Altman, Rogers & Co.?


Explore the Last Frontier- Alaska!

Come explore the state that is larger than Texas, California, and Montana COMBINED! Fish for salmon in the Kenai River, hike in Chugach State Park, or kayak near Mendenhall Glacier. Alaska is the perfect state to get out and enjoy the great outdoors or snuggle up with a good book next to a roaring fire. The possibilities are endless. In the land of the midnight sun, be prepared for a tee time of midnight…in the sun!

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Explore the World of Auditing

Audit interns travel to various locations across the state as a part of a team, working alongside professional CPAs and CPA candidates. Engagements can be local to the most remote sections of the state.  Staff build relationships not only with each other but our clients. Talk about the latest GASB pronouncement over lunch with your mentor or spend a day learning about tax codes with a tax manager.

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Explore the World of Taxation

Tax interns are exposed to active client engagements, working with our knowledgeable tax staff to meet filing deadlines. Interns receive hands-on training on our tax preparation software and electronic resource centers. Learn about the latest tax code changes or spend time working on your presentation skills with your project. Sit in on an audit planning meeting if you want to learn more about auditing.

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Explore the Best Place to Work

Our firm is the proud recipient of the “Denali” (1st Place) Award for “Best Place to Work, 1-250 Employees” as voted on by Alaska Business Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2022 and the recipient of the “St. Elias” (2nd Place) Award for “Best Place to Work, 1-250 Employees” in 2020 and 2021. We invest in our employees through morale events, volunteering opportunities, and 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
  • Employee morale event/ wellness group/ community activity participation opportunities
  • Assigned mentor
  • Project (Audit Only)
  • 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.

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

Meet Our Recruiting Team

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, 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, 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!

Schools We Recruit From