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BDO USA, LLP STS Research and Development Intern spring in Grand Rapids, Michigan

BDO s Core Purpose is Helping People Thrive Every Day. Our Core Values reflect how we manage our work, our relationships and ourselves. As an employee of the firm, you will live true to our Core Values of people first, being exceptional every day in every way, embracing change, feeling empowered through knowledge and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the standards by which we conduct ourselves day in and day out, both internally and externally.Our Specialized Tax Services ( STS ) Research Development ( RD ) business has gone through tremendous growth and continues to expand rapidly. The STS RD Internship presents a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in one of BDO s premiere national consulting practices.As an STS RD Intern, you will help achieve BDO s core purpose helping people thrive every day by helping companies and individuals identify and claim government incentives designed to promote innovation and economic and job growth in the U.S. Like the RD Tax Credit.Our clients are leaders in innovation in virtually every industry, from technology, manufacturing, life sciences, and healthcare to retail, consumer products, and natural resources. As an STS RD Associate, you will have the opportunity and charge to innovate as well, collaborating with BDOers in all of our business lines as well as with our clients innovation leaders, in tax, accounting, and finance, and also in their RD, engineering, software, manufacturing, scientific, medical, and other RD-related departments.STS RD s short-term mission is to help our clients as efficiently and effectively as possible identify, document, and support on examination by tax authorities all of the RD-related incentives to which they are legally entitled. Our longer term goal is to develop an understanding of them as people and of all aspects of their business so that we are well positioned as their trusted advisors, as professionals who understand both their business operations and business drivers as well as how BDO can help them realize their goals.In pursuing this mission, we are also seeking to help our STS RD Interns gain first-hand experience in becoming trusted advisors, ensuring they have a clear sense of the importance and responsibilities of such a role, as well as the training and opportunities to fill it.Toward that end, STS RD Interns pursue opportunities to enable them to gain and improve their skills in every aspect of professional service, including technical, interpersonal, oral and written communication, project management, practice management, and business development.More specifically, STS RD Interns responsibilities include, e.g.:- Proactively assisting in the execution of multiple client engagements- Collaborating with other STS RDers in all aspects of our business, e.g., innovating; developing and implementing better strategies and processes for our services, marketing, etc.- Establishing effective working relationships directly with STS RDers and other BDOers- Contributing to the development of your own and to STS RD s technical acumen- Assisting in business development research and identification of opportunities for new and existing clients- Contributing to, supporting, and enhancing the culture of STS RD, our local offices, and BDO as a globally leading professional services firm.Education:- Enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters program in Accounting or other relevant field, requiredSoftware:- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and WordLanguage:- EnglishOther Knowledge, S