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Risk Advisory & Compliance Intern - 2025

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Moss Adams

14d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Walnut Creek +9

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  • You must have completed or be enrolled in a Accounting or Information Systems degree program, possess strong communication and problem-solving skills, be legally authorized to work in the US, and be willing to travel and work overtime as needed.
  • You will participate in internal audit, IT compliance, and SOC examinations, conducting assessments, testing controls, preparing documentation, and developing improvement recommendations. Thrive by exhibiting collaboration, critical thinking, and results focus.

Off-cycle Internship

Accounting & TaxWalnut Creek, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Orange, Salt Lake City, Houston, San Diego, Pasadena


  • Moss Adams is currently seeking Interns for 2025.
  • Our interns gain knowledge of the firm's Risk Advisory and Compliance (RAC) practice through working with multiple clients across a variety of industries.


  • Must have completed or be enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, Accounting preferred
  • For SOC Compliance positions, Information Systems degrees may also be considered
  • If an accounting major: Meeting the educational requirements to obtain CPA license upon full-time Staff hire in the state of employment, preferred
  • Eligible candidates must have academic courses remaining at the end of the internship. Candidates in year three of a 4-year degree program, or in year four of a 5-year program, preferred
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis upon hire. Moss Adams will not consider candidates for this position who require sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future (e.g., H-1B status)
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Technology-related coursework highly desirable
  • Excellent customer service skills; Ability to understand own and others' emotions in order to achieve desired goals
  • Creative problem solving, critical thinking and research skills; Organize information and exercise well-reasoned judgment
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; Demonstrate confidence in decision making and poise in professional setting
  • Work effectively both as part of a team and independently
  • Highly motivated and embrace challenges as opportunities to grow
  • Outstanding organization and project management skills; Take responsibility for quality and timeliness of projects
  • Quickly adapt to a changing work environment, including the use of software, systems and technology
  • Prepared to travel to client locations, which may include occasional overnight stays (travel expectations vary by department and office location; talk to your local recruiter regarding specifics)
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • As a Risk Advisory and Compliance intern, you can choose to work in one of the following practice areas:
  • Internal Audit Interns participate on a variety of engagements in auditing, consulting, and reporting over operational, compliance and financial information. This includes performing internal control and process assessments, testing internal controls, preparing process and internal control documentation, developing recommendations for improvement, and reporting project results.
  • IT Compliance consists of two primary sub-groups: IT Assurance and SOC Compliance. As an intern, you may have the opportunity to connect with professionals in both groups.
  • IT Assurance Interns participate in pre-audit planning for engagements, conduct interviews and review documentation of client IT and operating procedures, perform internal control and IT test work, and prepare supporting work paper documentation.
  • SOC Compliance Interns participate in SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 examinations, as well as consulting services for SOC examinations. You may also gain knowledge of the firm's assurance and consulting services, in addition to assisting project managers, clients and peers on various consulting and auditing engagements.
  • In addition to the CPA, these team members may be asked to work toward the CIA, CMA or CISA.
  • Individuals who thrive at Moss Adams exhibit the following success skills – Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Presence, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, and Results Focus.


Work type

Full time

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Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Orange, Salt Lake City, Houston, San Diego, Pasadena