ADA & Emerging Methods Intern - Summer 2024

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Job Description

The Commercial Assurance session will be spent working with a local office on client serving engagement teams. This segment of the internship you will gain a deep understanding of how an audit is performed through hands on client service experience. The during Advantage Audit Data Analytics & Emerging Methods session you will play a key role in designing, testing, implementing, and obtaining feedback on Audit Data Analytics & Emerging Methods solutions that help our engagement teams and clients focus on the items that matter most, while also serving as a catalyst for the firm’s audit innovation efforts. This segment will be primarily conducted remotely.

We believe in a collaborative, flexible, inclusive, curious, growth-oriented culture with accountability to each other and to our goal of modernizing the way our professionals work. We approach every business problem with blinding originality. The successful candidate is fearlessly creative, imaginative, curious, organized, and collaborative within a multi-disciplinary network of professionals at the forefront of our analytics and technology R&D efforts and is comfortable in a fast paced, high-energy environment.

Job Duties:

  • Participates in a structured on-the-job training program and become familiar with Accounting and Assurance Principles and Standards
  • Becomes familiar with BDO specific audit methodology to assist with solutions development for various stages of the audit process
  • Prepares and documents work in Audit Data Analytics & Emerging Methods specific tools and templates
  • Contributes ideas/opinions to the Audit Data Analytics & Emerging Methods project teams and listens/responds to other team members’ views
  • Applies working knowledge of business concepts to analytical and visualization routines in Power BI
  • Develops and deploys data analytics techniques, tools, and templates to improve risk assessment, as well as enhance engagement efficiency, quality, and acceptance of data analytics
  • Ensures data analytics dashboards are easy to use, conforms to internal requirements, and provides value to engagement teams and clients
  • Collaborates with National Assurance Methodology; Tools, Technology, Templates and Approaches; National IT; IT Innovation; and BDO Global teams as needed
  • Applies knowledge of financial data systems to ensure our data model is structured appropriately for repeatable, reusable analytics routines
  • Furthers BDO’s innovation efforts and personal development by devoting 15-20% of time to projects involving emerging technology, including but not limited to advanced analytics, research and development activities and other forward-looking projects and experiments
  • Monitors engagement team feedback and incorporates iterative improvements into existing audit data analytics routines
  • Additional responsibilities and projects as required

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Business Data Analytics, or Data Science, required
  • Pursuing a Masters’ degree in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Business Data Analytics, or Data Science, preferred


  • Leadership experience, preferred
  • Prior accounting or data analytics experience, preferred
  • Demonstrated initiative in learning, adopting, and/or applying innovative approaches and technology, preferred


  • Actively pursuing school credits to become a CPA, preferred


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, preferred
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Power BI, preferred


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Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High level of curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems, take initiative / self-directed in the absence of detailed guidelines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrates attention to detail while also understanding the big picture
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take on challenging assignments

Individual salaries that are offered to a candidate are determined after consideration of numerous factors including but not limited to the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and geography.

California Range: $31.00/hr - $39.00/hr
New York City/ Valhalla Range: $32.00/hr - $36.00/hr
Washington Range: $31.00/hr - $39.00/hr

Company Info.


BDO (an acronym for Binder Dijker Otte) is an international network of public accounting, tax, consulting and business advisory firms that provide professional services under the name BDO. It is the fifth-largest accounting network in the world. Global fee income of the member firms in the network for the year ended 30 September 2021, including the members of their exclusive alliances, totaled US$11.8 billion.

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