Processing Intern

Tax Department


Chattanooga Office

July 31, 2020

Job Description

Position summary

The Tax Processing Associate position is designed to provide participants with a broad exposure to the many tax and accounting functions within a large, regional accounting firm including federal, state and international tax reporting.  This internship will require a motivated team player who can maintain efficiency and accuracy when multitasking.


  • Provide high level of support to all accounting firm personnel, especially Tax Department
  • Prepare written client correspondence as requested
  • Assemble and review tax return packages prior to delivery to client (ensure all documents are in proper order, signed, proper mailing envelopes are included, verify method of delivery, update internal tax return/projects tracking system, prepare for mailing/courier/overnight delivery)
  • Retain client documents utilizing the electronic filing system in accordance with the firm’s workpaper index
  • Tax Return Tracking – assistance in tracking the delivery of tax returns within the firm’s software
  • General administrative tasks – word processing, photocopying, filing, scanning
  • Extension Assembly – participate in the extension process for all deadlines. Includes assembly of extension package, transmission of electronic extension to the IRS, update the tracking software, and scan final package into electronic filing system
  • Cross train to assist with tax/accounting input, as needed

Looking at the big picture

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Ability to utilize firm technology to enhance client service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe computer programs; QuickBooks or other accounting software experience is a plus
  • Strong technical and organizational skills in additional to excellent verbal and written communication skills in a professional environment
  • High level of integrity, accuracy, attention to detail, dependability, enthusiasm and confidentiality.
  • Motivation and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.

This is your opportunity to join one of the Best of the Best firms ranked by Inside Public Accounting and the Chattanooga Times Free Press!


Discover careers at HHM Certified Public Accountants. HHM has provided CPA services to businesses and individuals for nearly 40 years. We are an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. BDO has more than 400 member firms. Because of this, we have access to resources that other firms may not have available to them.

We have built our business one relationship at a time with client satisfaction and service excellence as our main objectives. To reach those goals, we hire the best and the brightest people. We welcome them as part of our family. Then we provide them with the resources, growth tools, and work-life balance they need to succeed in their careers.

Our belief is that our employees are our most important investment. That’s why we offer so many benefits.

  • Comprehensive medical plans
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Vision, dental, and disability coverage
  • Generous paid time off allowance
  • CPA exam assistance

We also place a strong value on community service and provide time off to participate in volunteer events. We want to support our staff as they give their time and energy to serve others. We are always looking for ambitious, motivated, and passionate people.

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