Firm: Moss Adams


Location: Irvine, CA

Date: February 05, 2018

Primary Recruiter:

  • Leanne Lutkus

Professionals in Attendance:

  • Jason Avila, CPA (Senior Tax Manager)
  • Corinne Baughman, CPA (Tax Partner)
  • Jonathan Liu (Tax Staff)
  • Joseph Dominguez (Tax Staff)

Important date

  • SLP deadline is Feb 23
  • Must apply online and through Titan Connection
  • Corinne and/or Jason might be the interviewers!

Highlights of the firm

  • 5 weeks PTO
  • Employee engagement survey
  • 26% of partners are women
    • While industry average is 22%
  • Mentoring
    • Assigned buddy and career advisor
      • Buddy helps new hire / intern with day-to-day questions
    • Moss Adams matches your contribution to a charity of your choice up to $500
      • Incentive to get you to donate to charity

Industries served by Moss Adams

  • Construction, hospitality, restaurants, food/beverages
  • Financial Services (LA office)
  • After 2-3 years, staff gets to choose which industry to specialize in

SLP information

  • SLP is an opportunity to learn more about the firm and tax and audit
  • Name of program: Roadmap to Success
  • Regional program:
    • Huntington Beach, CA
    • July 10,11 (Tues/Wed)

Audit vs. Tax

  • Audit teams tend to work with other departments
  • Rotational internship
    • Experience both sides


    • Startups to billions of dollars in revenue
    • Includes privately owned companies
    • Wide variety of clients (especially in OC)

    Deciding on Audit/Tax

    • Just talk to people
    • SLP helps
    • Do your research


    • “tax is just going to the same place”
    • “audit is more client interaction”
    • “more exit opportunities for audit”


    • Not just technical training
    • Work on soft skills > career development
    • Local and Firmwide training