What inspires you?
Here at Kernutt Stokes, we dream big, chase fresh ideas, and constantly explore new realms. Every day we challenge our employees to develop their leadership skills, improve their technical know-how, and learn to observe from new perspectives.
We understand that you have many options open to you when it comes to establishing your career. Are you ready for a challenge? Are you ready to carve your own path to success? Do you want to work for a company that was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon? Then Kernutt Stokes might just be the place for you.
Looking for an internship that actually prepares you for public accounting? You’ll find exactly that at Kernutt Stokes. Plus our internship program is FUN with lots of time to connect with staff over lunch and social activities outside of the office, allowing you to get to know our unique firm and people!
We offer two internship programs, one in the winter/spring, and one in the summer. Our winter internship provides flexible scheduling to work around your class schedule, no travel, and a great working environment. This is an excellent introduction into tax for juniors who have not yet taken a tax class or for seniors who want to get hands-on application of the tax they have learned from class. During our summer internship, you’ll get hands-on experience working through the audit process on real clients, including the opportunity to conduct the audit from beginning to end with real-time training/ coaching from managers and experienced staff.
Life at Kernutt Stokes
Kernutt Stokes is a master of the “work hard, play hard” mentality. You’ll work long hours when it’s needed, but you’ll be rewarded for your time and effort.
Our firm offers flexible schedules and comp time. We recognize the extra time and effort our team members put in during our busy season. To that end, you can bank your overtime hours to be used at a later time in the year. The comp time may give you the perfect opportunity for an extended trip to visit relatives to backpack through Europe or spend time with family.
Why Choose a Mid-Sized Firm?
We know you have lots of options to choose from when you graduate college.
As a mid-sized firm, we invest in our people and provide you with the time to find what you love when it comes to tax and audit. Our partners know you by name, you get to connect with the clients, have fun opportunities to socialize with your coworkers, all while enjoying life balance. Live a KS life with us!
Our Recruiting Team
You can find our Recruiting Team on college campuses and at recruiting events across the state. Led by Christina Newland, our director of talent acquisition, you have the chance to meet with a wide range of our staff, including interns, experienced associates, managers, and partners. We look forward to talking with you!
Information and Resources
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Kernutt Stokes is growing and we need motivated and driven individuals to help us further our growth. We strive to provide a work environment that is collegial, respectful, and productive. We are committed to the advancement of your career and the advancement of our firm, while also ensuring life balance so our employees can enjoy their well-earned time off. We have a long history of serving Oregon since 1945 through our various locations in Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, and our satellite office in Lake Oswego.
We have a rich and varied client base: large privately held companies, small family-owned businesses, and high net worth individuals. We specialize in key industries, including beverage, college athletics and athletes, transportation, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, family-owned businesses, and real estate.
We are currently hiring for:
Audit/Tax Associates | Eugene, Corvallis, Bend
- 3.0+ GPA
- Demonstrated leadership ability through sports, clubs, volunteer, or work (including HS!)
- Strong written, oral communication and listening skills
- Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills
- Manage resolution of open items timely
- Take ownership of jobs
- Demonstrate good professional judgment
- Client Service – Is courteous, friendly, and professional during client interactions
Graduating June ’22 – August ’24
Obtaining 225 credits does not always require a 5th year of schooling. At Kernutt Stokes, we have a unique program to help students get to work while they complete their remaining credits.
In addition, on average, our first year Assurance/ Tax Staff work 1,490 hours per year. This is roughly 655 fewer hours than 85% of the accounting firms our size in Oregon and all Big 4 firms in Oregon.
Tax Interns (Winter 2024) | Eugene, Corvallis, Bend
This in-person internship allows students in Eugene, Corvallis and Bend flexible scheduling to work around your class
schedule, no travel, and a great working environment. This is an excellent introduction into tax for Juniors who have not
yet taken a tax class or for Seniors who want to get hands-on application of the tax they have learned from class.
Responsibilities include preparation of individual and business tax returns in multiple industries such as construction,
manufacturing, agriculture, health care, transportation, wine and brewing industries, collegiate athletic departments and
athletes, and many more. Pick an internship that actually prepares you for a career in public accounting!
Graduating June ’24 – December ’26
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctorate, Postdoctoral Studies
Audit Interns (Summer 2024) | Eugene, Corvallis, Bend
During our summer internship, interns get hands-on experience working through the audit process on real clients. You will be assigned two – three audit clients and have the opportunity to conduct the audit from beginning to end with realtime training/ coaching from managers and experienced staff! Interns will receive training in the mornings, as a group, on each of the audit areas that they will be expected to complete. In the afternoon, they will apply what they have learned. Once an intern completes one audit, they will get to go through a second audit with coaching as needed. Pick an internship that actually prepares you for a career in public accounting!
Interns also get paid to explore Oregon with our staff and partners during our “Fun Fridays”. Activities have included white water rafting, jetboats, escape rooms, sand rails, go carts and lots of lunches and happy hours, all which make for a very fun time!
The internship starts in early July and runs six weeks, at 40 hours/ week.
Application deadline: October 9th, 2022
Graduating September ’24 – September ’26
Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Christina Newland via Handshake.
Benefits for Full-Time Associate Staff
- Competitive salary and benefits package including compensation for all overtime worked
- A very generous discretionary annual employer 401(k)/profit sharing contribution
- Signing bonus
- CPA licensing bonus
- Employee incentive for new clients
- Reimbursement of continuing education
- 50% reimbursement of individual membership dues in Eugene Country Club, Shadow Hills Country Club, Bend
- Country Club, and Corvallis Country Club
- Partial reimbursement of engagement in club and civic organizations related to the firm
Career Development Benefits
- Mentoring program
- Commitment to helping you with the job through annual reviews
- Membership in BDO Alliance and access to various resources
- Networking events and social events throughout the year
- Accelerated career advancement with a growing firm
- Opportunity to become partner of the firm
Life Balance Benefits
- An average of 7 weeks’ vacation starting in the first year
- Paid time off
- Less than 1% travel
- Hybrid work from home model
Health & Wellness Benefits
- 100% paid health/dental/vision for employee
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- 24 hours a year to use toward community service
- Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
- Plenty of healthy and delicious food and beverages provided every week during busy season, along with a big Tax Day celebration dinner party