Wrapping It Up

As my internship neared the end, I reflected on what I have learned through this unique experience. It has certainly strengthened my technical and transferable skills. One transferable skill I have gained through this experience is time management. I had to balance working efficiently and completing the work accurately when completing projects for the staff…

Growing My Skill Set

Since my last update, I have worked on many projects involving accounting and taxes. My two main projects involve matching transactions from two different statements. Then, I color-code them to make sure the transactions are being recorded correctly. One specific project is an extensive excel workbook with over 190,000 separate banking transactions. I have to…

Adapting as an Intern

In the two weeks since my last blog post, I have settled into my position as an accounting and tax intern at Devaney and Durkin. The majority of my work is for a financial services company connected to the CPA firm Devaney and Durkin. I have noticed that as I gain more experience, I can…

Internship Ambiguity

During the first two weeks of my internship experience, I had the opportunity to learn more about general accounting and tax practices in Ireland. I completed my first accounting project involving personal taxes. Additionally, I learned more about bank statements and reconciling bank accounts. I have been using Excel consistently for formatting statements, adjusting transactions,…

Environmental Scan

Before beginning my internship in a few days, I thought it would be important to learn more about the industries I will be working in throughout the summer. I will be interning for Devaney & Durkin, a small accounting firm that specializes in business, financial, and tax advice. Although the firm provides services in another…

Introducing Ireland

Hello! My name is Leah Mrozek. I live in New Castle, Pennsylvania but enjoy living in Pittsburgh during the school year. I am currently a rising junior studying accounting, supply chain management, and dance. Originally, I wanted to major in marketing but switched during my sophomore year because accounting and supply chain management are better…