Progress Through Life
At Hawkins Ash CPAs, it’s our desire to create a satisfying and enjoyable work environment and culture that makes it easy for you to stay working with us through all the stages of your career. As part of our firm, you’ll receive well-rounded professional development and the freedom to thrive in your career and life.
Our employees work as teams that like to have fun while consistently delivering thoughtful and difference-making audit, accounting, tax, training, and consulting services. Our administrative teams provide IT, human resource, and marketing support.
For 60 years, our employees have made a difference in the lives of our clients and in the community. You will work closely with various small business, governmental, nonprofit, housing authority, and credit union clients. Our clients enjoy the familiarity they have with our staff and connect with our team members on a personal level. You’ll be encouraged to volunteer in both the community and professional related causes.
From the beginning, you will benefit from open communication and collaboration with colleagues at all levels and locations of our organization. You’ll be given opportunities to advance and take on more responsibilities and be recognized for your efforts.
Hawkins Ash CPAs is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Disability/Vet. Read our Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement.
Our firm is growing, and we want you to join us. We currently have five offices in Wisconsin, three offices in Minnesota, and more than 125 employees. It’s our desire to be a multi-state, regional CPA firm and remain independent, growing both organically and inorganically.
Jump-Start Your Career
If you are new to your profession, Hawkins Ash CPAs will provide you the variety of experiences you need to choose the direction you want to take your career. Our recent graduates and interns aren’t stuck in the corner filing papers, but are on the front lines working alongside senior staff, ensuring you get the most exposure.
Our firm utilizes interns in audit, tax, IT, human resources, and marketing functions. If you are currently attending college, we’ll create a work schedule that fits your needs.
Our internships are paid, part-time or full-time engagements. Audit and tax internships last for the duration of one busy season (January to April 15 for tax and January to June 30 for audit). These internship openings are posted after Sept. 1 for the following year’s busy season. Other internships occur during the summer break.
Many of our interns have been offered full-time employment and build their careers at Hawkins Ash CPAs.
As a recent graduate hired at Hawkins Ash CPAs, you’ll receive professional training and support to jump-start your career and prepare you to excel in your profession. Many of our recent accounting graduates prepare for the CPA exam with time to study at work and enrollment in Becker Review Course. Our recent graduates enjoy the benefits of full-time employment including Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off and 401(k) plan.
At Hawkins Ash CPAs, you will put to use your current experiences and grow from new ones. You’ll form lasting, meaningful relationships with clients and colleagues. We’ll support your pursuit of professional and personal growth and provide the tools you need to be successful without micromanaging.
We seek individuals with experience in tax, audit, accounting services, IT, human resources, and marketing. We provide services to a variety of closely held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, and credit unions. Our professionals are encouraged to take on leadership roles to help shape the future of our firm.
We provide our employees with time to enrich their personal lives as they ensure our clients receive quality work. Our firm offers flexible work arrangements and plenty of paid time off. Depending on status, newly hired employees earn up to 168 hours per year. This accrual increases based on specific anniversary milestones.
We provide the best resources and opportunities that allow our employees to reach their full potential. We offer on-the-job training, AICPA, WICPA, MNCPA, other professional training and development courses, manuals, in-house seminars, and a professional library. Eligible employees who wish to sit for the CPA exam may enroll in the Becker Review Course. We provide the support CPAs need to continue their license.
Open Communication and Collaboration
Our employees don’t work by themselves, but in a collaborative manner with staff from all levels. This fundamental approach to work facilitates learning and provides opportunity for advancement.
Our standard benefits to employees include Medical Insurance, Group Rate Dental Insurance, Group Rate Vision, Cafeteria Plan/Section 125 Plan, 401(k) Plan, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and other voluntary benefits like Short-Term Disability and Critical Illness Insurance at group rates.
Nontraditional benefits include paid trade association and social memberships, and manager benefits like cell phone reimbursement.
Hands on Learning for College Juniors and Seniors
Hawkins Ash CPAs internship program is a paid program that offers hands on learning for students in their junior and senior year of college. Program graduates have been offered full time positions within the firm, have earned their CPA designation with us, and have advanced to leadership and partner positions.
Interns work through busy season assisting in the preparation of tax returns for individuals, partnerships, S-corporations, C-corporations, trusts, and personal property and the workpapers to support their work for these clients.
To qualify, applicants must:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate both orally and in writing
- Have the working knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, and accounting software
- Be enrolled in college and working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
- Have Junior or Senior standing
- Exhibit fundamental knowledge of technical and professional principles/skills of accounting