Olivia Pitz ’16: Auditor in Chief


Olivia Pitz


June 26, 2017

Olivia Pitz ’16: Auditor in Chief


During the winter of 2016, I interned at KPMG LLP, one of the big four accounting firms, in the audit department. My internship lasted for three months. Being an accounting major, for the most part everything I learned in class was conceptual.

While interning, I learned exactly what auditors do. The tasks given to me included checking excel spreadsheet for mathematical accuracy, preparing roll forwards, creating control libraries, etc. I gained a wealth of knowledge throughout the duration of my internship, not only how to perform certain accounting tasks, but I was also able to develop my professional skills. I was constantly going out to lunch with my audit team, in addition to interacting with the client’s management team on a daily basis.

Having exposure to these types of situations has helped me sharpen my professional skills that I will utilize when I start working full time at KPMG in September of 2017. Overall, interning helped me develop a deeper and more extensive knowledge of accounting.


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Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
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