Winter Tax Internship in Oxnard

Rick C. Heldwein Audit  Partner at Soares, Sandall, Bernacchi & Petrovich, LLP in Oxnard will be conducted interviews next week for their “Tax Season” internship.

From Rick:

Here is some background on the “Tax Season” internship.  Our firm prepares a wide variety of returns of various complexities.  Interns are assigned simple returns as a novice.  The complexity of returns assigned for preparation will increase as interns become more experienced.  The Interns will learn to use a variety of software both tax based and non-tax.

The “Tax Season” intern program starts approximately the first or second week of February 2013 (depending on the inflow of returns) and may extend up to or through April 15, 2013, depending on the complexity of the remaining returns to be completed.  We’ll have a better understanding about the inventory of returns to be completed by the first week of April 2013 and when the interns’ services are to end.  The interns are required to work at least 20 hours per week, though we welcome additional hours, if needed, and the interns’ school schedules can bear.  We require a consistent weekly work schedule.  For example eight hours on Monday, four hours each on Tuesday through Friday afternoon (Saturday maybe available starting in March, but should not be counted as part of the initial schedule) or some variation thereof.  We request the interns’ work schedule contain workdays which are no less than 4 hours per day and begin no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and be completed no later than 5:00 p.m.

The hourly pay rate is $12 per hour, with overtime paid at 1 1/2 times the hourly rate, when applicable, though overtime is not guaranteed.  All employees of the firm are considered to be “at will” employees.  Interns are further classified as “temporary.”   As a temporary employee, interns will not receive any fringe benefits, such as medical insurance, pension benefits, holiday pay or vacation pay.

At some time in January 2013, there will be a required one or two days of in-house training, held on Saturdays.  The training will be held at our office.  Interns are paid their hourly rate, as noted above for their time spent at the training.  We will be providing lunch, as the session(s) will be conducted during a full eight-hour day (i.e., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  We will give all interns advance notice as to when this day(s) will be scheduled.  If intern will have any conflict or feels this training cannot be attended the candidate should decline being considered for the upcoming internship.

Interns will need let us know if they can come to our office sometime either November 20 or 21, 2012 (afternoons only) for an interview related to the “Tax Season” internship program.  Interns should provide a time and date for the interview. The time should be between 9 am and 4pm (except 12p – 1p).  Interview times are subject to availability and availability may change without notice .

The above is not an offer, or guarantee, of employment, but is meant to be an informational description of the “Tax Season” internship program.

We have all interns complete a W-4 for 2013 and request they provide us with a driver’s license and social security card (or valid passport) prior to beginning work in order to comply with the Department of Justice requirements (Form I-9) related the right to work in the United States.

Subsequent to the interviews and if offered an internship opportunity we request the interns let us know as soon as possible what days and times they will be able to work, as of the start of February 2013.

If you are interested in applying for this internship please contact:

Rick C. Heldwein  Partner, Audit RickH@ssbp.com

Soares, Sandall, Bernacchi & Petrovich, LLP

405 E. Esplanade Drive, Third Floor,  Oxnard, CA 93036

805/485-7965  or 805/485-4868