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Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service is seeking individuals for part-time seasonal job opportunities. These individuals may work with partnership, corporate, limited liability company entities by performing bookkeeping services and/or income tax preparation. The ideal candidate would be a junior or senior accounting major with a class in income tax. Special consideration will be given to those who are bilingual with the ability to converse in English and in Spanish. No experience but interested? WE WILL TEACH! These will be temporary positions that start approximately January 15th and end April 16th. Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service will offer a competitive wage and this experience may qualify for internship credit.
Contact Tim Ness at 332-4829 to interview for these positions. Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service is located at 1616 East 10th Street and at 3220 W 57th Street Ste. 104 in Sioux Falls, SD.
Hear what previous interns have to say about Ness Tax and Bookkeeping Service.
Nicole Bruns (Class of 2011)
My experience at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping was definitely positive one. For an internship overall it was a great experience to get the feeling of actually being in the industry and get a chance to see what I could be doing in the future. Being at Ness gave me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clientele and to use other talents that I have acquired throughout my education. I was able to work with my knowledge of the Spanish language on Hispanic tax returns, other individual tax returns, and even business returns for partnerships and such. I believe that my experience could have only been achieved at Ness. I don’t think I would have gotten so many fantastic learning opportunities while working for a larger company as I did working for Tim and the gang.
As the end of the season rolled around, I realized that it definitely means great things when you have such a large number of returning clientele year after year. I do not believe that those clients come back every year for just a job well done on their returns; rather, they come back for the personal service they receive time and time again. Overall, my time at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping was an experience that I will never forget!
Olivia Hansen (Class of 2011)
The internship at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping was a great experience. I gained so much knowledge in the tax field from the experienced tax professionals that work at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping. For anyone who is interested in the tax field, it is a great opportunity! After the tax season, I stayed on and was trained on the bookkeeping services the company also provides. This opportunity allowed me to gain a wonderful professional experience.
Jennifer Anderson (Class of 2010)
My internship with Ness Tax and Bookkeeping was a phenomenal learning experience. The tax season flew by as I was constantly challenged with a wide variety of tax returns. I learned something new each time I worked and gained experience that could not be replicated in a classroom setting. I was able to work one-on-one with clients by preparing their returns, setting up appointments, and answering their tax related questions. Since Ness Tax is a small business, the responsibility given to me and the contact I had with clients exceeded what would have been given had I worked at a larger accounting firm. Tim is extremely understanding of a college student’s busy agenda and always made an effort to fit me into the work schedule. He is very friendly and approachable and this shows in the climate of his business and staff. I would definitely recommend an internship with Ness Tax and Bookkeeping to anyone interested in tax preparation. The internship exceeded any expectations that I had and was a wonderful opportunity to apply my education outside the walls of the classroom.
Maggie Kaffar (Class of 2010)
My internship experience took place at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls, SD where I held the position of being a Tax Preparer Intern. This internship consisted of preparing individual and small business tax returns and completing bookkeeping duties as needed. During my internship I was able to become familiar with using tax return and bookkeeping software. My internship experience introduced me to the different tax resources available for use when preparing tax returns. I was able to learn things that could not have been taught in the classroom from my internship experience. This experience allowed me to familiarize myself with the tax code and gave me a better understanding of what a career as a tax accountant would entail. I am now able to feel confident in my career choice of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Mona Yan (Class of 2009)
My internship experience at Ness Tax was great. I started off the early tax season with several days of training on software use and one day of tax law update given by an IRS enrolled agent. This was great because it really helped me be prepared and be confident during the busy tax season to come. Once the tax season hit, I was assigned real responsibility instead of peripheral office duties. I prepared some simple, some more complex tax returns including 1040, 1120S, 1041, etc. When I had question, I was able to do research with handy reference books available in the office, or if I was unable to solve my question, other senior accountants were there to help me every time. I learned so much in my internship at Ness Tax that the tax law part of the CPA exam was a breeze.
The office was located in a apartment complex just south of Sertoma Park. It was very nice and professional looking. The office environment was friendly, upbeat and supportive. And best of all, it was a paid internship. If you are thinking about doing an internship as part of your accounting degree, consider doing one with Ness Tax, it will offer you great experience that’s useful in both your future career and your CPA exam
Jesse Jones (Class of 2009)
In the spring of 2009 I completed my internship at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping. Ness Tax is a small, locally owned business that provides income tax and bookkeeping services. While working at Ness Tax, my main objective was to complete individual and partnership tax returns. Because Ness Tax is a small business, I feel that I had more opportunities to interact with clients and to complete more difficult tax returns. I was given the opportunity at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping to be responsible for my own clients. I completed such tasks as contacting clients, making appointments, meeting with clients, and completing their tax return. I gained experience with tax and bookkeeping software for accounting applications. During the slower times of the tax season, I was able to complete bookkeeping tax for small business clients. I definitely think that Ness Tax and Bookkeeping was a great learning experience. I feel that I was given a lot more responsibilities at Ness Tax than if I worked at a larger accounting firm.
Brenin Molden (Class of 2008)
My internship with Ness Tax & Bookkeeping was a great experience. I learned a lot about tax code and what all went into a tax return. It gave me a good feel for how to prepare and convey the information on a tax return to individual clients. It also is a great way to improve my communication with the public. Ness Tax & Bookkeeping has two locations. One is on the east side of Sioux Falls while the other is on the west. The fact that the two are on different ends of the same town offers a great opportunity to work with a wide array of clients and their particular returns. The internship also gave me a good idea on how crazy the tax season can be. The “hands on” experience of actually sitting down with clients and preparing their tax returns is simply priceless. For anyone interested in preparing taxes, I highly recommend an internship with Ness Tax & Bookkeeping.
Sabrina Stoffer(Class of 2006)
During the spring of 2006 I joined the staff of Ness Tax & Bookkeeping in Sioux Falls, SD. This internship experience allowed me to work closely with clients, gain valuable tax knowledge and gain a first-hand insight of what the tax season is like for a local preparer. Most of my time was spent on individual returns, but each customer's situation was different, which meant their return was unique as well. Training before the season started was important, but the staff at Ness Tax was a huge source of knowledge for me too. They took the time to get to know me, to challenge me, and assist me when I had struggles. I think anyone looking to see what tax preparation is like for small business and individuals would be well served by taking part in an internship with Ness Tax & Bookkeeping.
Tatyana Degtyaryova (Class of 2005)
Working at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping Service has been great. This internship experience provides you with the opportunity to take the knowledge you have gained inside the classroom and apply it to the real world. This internship allowed me to apply my accounting skills and also learn more about the work environment in the real world. I became familiar with the tax preparation software and learned how to prepare individual, corporate and partnership tax returns. I thoroughly enjoyed my internship experience at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping. The entire team did an excellent job of making me feel welcome and appreciated. They provided me with challenging and interesting work, encouraged me to work through my own solutions, and provided assistance and support when it was needed. I was surrounded by knowledgeable individuals who were always willing to answer my questions and provide guidance. Tim Ness made me feel appreciated by including me in many of the projects that were taking place and asking for my thoughts and input. With this experience, I obtained not only the practical knowledge and skills at work, but most importantly, the commitment and respectfulness to work. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience.
Tim Konda (Class of 2005)
My internship with Ness Tax and Bookkeeping was awesome. I gained more knowledge and understanding about taxes during these three months than I could have ever anticipated. My supervisor was very flexible and was always willing to assist me in any way possible. The atmosphere of the office was fun and relaxing. I was able to ask questions without worry. I gained a complete understanding as to what a public accountant does by actually living the day to day grind. I encourage anyone who is considering going into the public accounting field to consider an internship with Ness Tax and Bookkeeping. Overall, this experience has allowed me to take all the tools I learned during classes and put it into real life situations. This was a very gratifying and exhilarating experience.
Chad Goldammer (Class of 2004)
If you are willing to learn on your own with some guidance and look forward to the challenges of having different things asked of you, then an internship at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping would be great for you. I was personally able to participate in a wide range of individual tax preparations, as well as some corporate and partnership preparation. Tim Ness is extremely helpful and allows you to learn as much as you possibly want to, while giving you a great working atmosphere. Tim Ness allows the intern to get as much as they can out of the experience by giving the intern as much responsibility as they feel that they can take on. I would definitely recommend an internship at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping.
Krystal Erdmann (Class of 2003)
My internship was completed at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping and provided me with an excellent learning experience. As an intern, I was involved with many different dimensions of the organization. I completed tax returns for a wide assortment of clients, worked on bookkeeping for various small businesses in the community, and was involvedwith various other aspects of the business. Because Ness Tax & Bookkeeping is a smaller organization, it really gave me an opportunity to see the whole business and not just a small picture. Everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere was fairly laid-back, which was nice. I felt like I was actually making a difference and not just taking up space. Internships provide an important gateway into life after college and provide for an excellent hands-on learning experience.
Amy Healy (Class of 2003)
Interning should be required of all graduates. It is a great opportunity to explore areas of interest before getting into the career. I was very fortunate to have interned at Ness Tax & Bookkeeping, and because I enjoyed the work so much, I asked to stay full-time. The bookkeeping and small business environment is right for me. I am very satisfied with choosing Ness Tax & Bookkeeping as an internship, because there were a variety of areas to explore there. I learned how to prepare taxes, became proficient in QuickBooks, worked as a customer service representative, and had the opportunity to perform managerial tasks. My last semester at Augustana was spent learning more on-site than I believe I ever could in a classroom.
Doug Groebner (Class of 2003)
My internship experience at Ness Tax and Bookkeeping was one that could not be emulated in a classroom. Tim Ness and his staff were very open and honest to me. They made me feel like I was part of the "team" right away. Internships are an opportunity to learn, experience and implement. This is the best type of experience that one can get before deciding on a career path. I recommend participating in as many internships as possible.