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Accounting Intern Position

The Opportunity

The firm of O’Donnell Ficenic Wills & Ferdig LLP (OFWF) offers sky-high opportunities!  Our associates experience a culture that offers development, challenge, teamwork, support and rewarding career growth.  Our associates enjoy a defined career path and a partnership career opportunity for those willing to deliver quality and success for our clients.  Why now?  OFWF’s client base is growing, fueled by our reputation of integrity, trust, partnership and delivering on our promise.  Our size gives us the flexibility to be nimble and offer our associates experiences that larger firms cannot.  Our associates can direct their development and become well-rounded public accountants and business leaders with diverse professional experience.  Come join our team!

The Role - Accounting Intern

OFWF enthusiastically supports its Accounting Intern program helping students work toward their accounting degree by gaining hands-on experience.  Interns are assigned to a mentor who helps guide their experiences during their time with OFWF.  The duration depends upon the candidate and how their schedule is structured.  


Typical Role of Accounting Intern

  • Actively participate in orientation and training sessions to ramp up on firm environment, policies and procedures; 

  • Shadow coworkers as part of the orientation; 

  • Participate in many phases of attest engagements (compilations, reviews and audits);

  • Participate in researching client data and developing appropriate tax schedules, following tax code and regulations and preparation of various types of tax returns including income tax for individual, business and trusts;

  • Assist with tax planning for various types of clients;

  • Develop a working knowledge of tax preparation software and other software necessary to prepare tax returns, tax projections, and other tax related projects;

  • Work with bookkeeping software like QuickBooks;

  • Demonstrate teamwork dynamics through working as a team member;

  • Maintain and comply with the highest degree of professional standards, client confidentiality and personal conduct;

  • Participate in client assignments from beginning to end; and 

  • Meet deadlines for completion of tax returns and other projects as assigned.

Required Skills and Responsibilities

  • Invite and respond to in-the-moment feedback in a constructive manner.

  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.

  • Handle information responsibly.

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and take responsibility for personal growth and capitalizing on the opportunity.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

  • Familiarity with desktop software, such as the MS Office suite.



  • Successful Accounting Interns are working toward a bachelor's degree in accounting or a closely related major.  

  • Demonstrate strict attention to detail, organization and efficiency.

  • Possesses strong communication skills.

  • Demonstrate their ability to work as part of a team and enjoy working with people.

Our Firm

OFWF is a professional, public accountancy in Omaha, NE which includes a total staff of 25 - 30 partners and staff.  The firm serves a wide array of small to medium businesses, nonprofits, and trusts with assurance, tax and business consulting services.  Our clients span all business sectors, and our partners and staff have deep business experience which provides robust support to our clients.  OFWF is heavily involved in the Omaha business and educational communities through sharing expertise, partnership and leadership.  We live our values daily.  


Diversity and Inclusion

OFWF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.  We foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our associates to ensure they can perform to their fullest and realize their potential.

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