Kellie (Kinsella)’s Answer
Congratulations on your internship! How exciting! I currently work at a PwC, a CPA firm and was once an intern as well. Every CPA firm is different, so your tasks will probably vary based on the type of firm you are working for. Usually you have a direct supervisor who will be responsible for communicating your tasks who will walk you through what you need to do. Some expected tasks could be reviewing financial statements, tying out financial statements to supporting documentation, re-performing calculations, making copies, counting items, and so much more! Whatever task you are assigned, I think one of the best things you can do to be successful at your internship is to take great notes when people are giving you tasks, ask good questions if things don't make sense (a lot of it won't at first!) and communicate your progress regularly. The best part is, CPAs work in a regulated industry, so your work always has to be checked by someone else before it is considered final!