I had the honor of taking part in an Audit Internship at ADKF during the summer of 2020. I chose ADKF because I wanted leadership that was passionate about growing and developing their employees. I wanted a firm that cared about their staff and had open door policies no matter the position title, and that is exactly what I found at ADKF.
Everyone at ADKF strives to ensure that all interns are comfortable. ADKF sets up an intern for success from the moment they walk in the door. As an intern, you are fully working hands on during every audit. That was the biggest benefit, in my opinion, because it allows you to really get an understanding of how a real-world audit works. The hands-on experience is what you need to be able to grow and start your career as an auditor. I would strongly encourage anyone wanting to work as an auditor to do an internship.
Nothing can prepare you more than the experience you receive as an intern. I was completely surprised to find out how much I still had to learn. What you learn at school is a good foundation, but it is not all you need to know. Every business is different, which means every audit is different. In Audit, you are constantly learning something new or a new methodology. It was always interesting for me to see the different industries; learn how they operate and audit them to ensure everything is being done properly. You never realize all that goes into a day-to-day flow of a company. I was not prepared for information that you need to comprehend auditing; but ADKF staff are really with you every step of the way. As an intern, you are always treated equal and never left out. ADKF is like a family, everyone is there for you and genuinely want to see you succeed. I cannot thank ADKF enough for giving me this amazing opportunity. I have been trained and mentored by some of the best auditors and look forward to continuing to grow as an auditor alongside an amazing company.