Entry Level Positions & Internship Program

Claims Auditor:

**Part-time position available. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting OR in senior year required.**

The Claims Auditor will serve a role in supporting the Internal Audit Department, providing a high level of service, quality, and responsibility, including (but not limited to):

  • Reviewing all payments (aka claims) for clients for validity based on supporting documentation as is required by law for School Districts;
  • Scanning and indexing all claims documents;
  • Drafting reports;
  • Maintaining strong client communications;
  • Assisting in mailing, scanning, and following up of External Audit confirmations;
  • Assisting with preparing nonprofit information returns (IRS Form 990 and New York State CHAR500);
  • Mailing, filing, and faxing of documents;

Training will be provided in performing claims audits, school district accounting, various auditing techniques, as well as, all administrative responsibilities.

This position requires proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point. The position requires the ability to travel to various school districts across Long Island. Punctuality and professionalism are essential as you will be working at the school district site and interfacing with various school district business personnel.

Contact Stacie Rennecker, Lead Tax Administrator for more information.


Staff Auditor:

**Currently not hiring**

The Staff Auditor will serve as an integral part of assurance-related engagements by performing audit and related procedures commensurate with level of experience, including (but not limited to):

  • Frequently contacting clients for relevant information;
  • Updating confirmations and communicating with clients to get them prepared, signed, and mailed punctually;
  • Internal controls testing and random sample generation for internal and external audit engagements;
  • Performing substantive external audit procedures in low-risk audit areas, generally cash, fixed assets, accounts payable, and expenses, among other areas;
  • Footing financial statements and other financial reports;
  • Preparing management letter comments for audit areas tested;
  • Promptly replying to, and satisfactorily clearing, review notes;
  • Performing internal claims audit procedures in accordance with New York Education Law for school district and other clients; and
  • Preparing nonprofit information returns (IRS Form 990 and New York State CHAR500).


As this position generally requires a relatively low level of relevant experience, it is expected that the Staff  Auditor will focus his/her efforts on gaining on-the-job experience, attending educational seminars (both internally and externally), and displaying an overall desire to learn and grow professionally. Progression throughout the Staff Auditor’s tenure should be evident in terms of work product clarity, efficiency, and understanding.

Contact Stacie Rennecker, Lead Tax Administrator for more information.


Marketing Internship:

**Currently hiring part-time**

Cerini & Associates is interested in a motivated writer to help the firm produce marketing materials for its various social and traditional media outlets. This writer would be tasked with creating blog posts, newsletter articles, outreach letters, and other forms of communications under the supervision of the management team of the firm.

Also provides support as necessary in these essential functions:

  • Write daily social media posts. Update our website with recent articles, newsletters, events, etc.
  • Assists with marketing activities and designs company marketing materials to promote client seminars, employee functions and other special events.
  • Assists in maintaining client, prospect, and other marketing-related databases.
  • Administrative coverage and support for Lead Tax Administrator and Lead Audit Administrator – including answering the phones, coverage at the front desk to greet clients, visitors, accept deliveries, etc.
  • Supporting Lead Audit Administrator in handling audit confirmations, processing financial statements and scanning of documents into the paperless engagement system.
  • Supporting Lead Tax Administrator in processing tax returns and various documents, scanning into the paperless engagement system, preparing documentation for mailing.

Please send your resume to Lula Lukasiewicz, Senior Marketer at lulal@cerinicpa.com.


**Currently hiring**

The Internship Program at Cerini & Associates is designed for college students who are in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of their five-year accounting degree. We offer a friendly, exciting, professional work environment located in Western Suffolk County. We were founded and built by former Big 4 professionals and we are focused on providing the highest quality services in a casual firm environment. Our employees are from a diverse background and are encouraged to share their experiences with one another. Our program provides students with the opportunity to have an experience with a rapidly growing firm with increasing career opportunities.

We have a challenging internship program which provides an overview of all areas of our firm. Responsibilities will typically include:

    • Internal Controls Testing
    • Financial Statement Preparation
    • Tax Return Preparation
    • Internal Audit Procedures
    • Healthcare Consulting
    • Special Marketing Projects
    • Compilations and Reviews
    • Audit and Tax Correspondence
    • Accounting and Tax Research

We work in a “paperless” environment, using advanced accounting and tax software, which encourages our professionals to work intelligently.

Interns will be provided training sessions geared towards their responsibilities, the accounting profession, and industry-specific topics.

As an intern, you will be working with all members of the firm and you will be provided with timely and relevant feedback from senior members of the firm.

Interns are provided with a mentor (someone who has graduated within the past two years) and are encouraged to work with this person as an ongoing resource throughout their internships and beyond.

We believe that our success is directly attributed to our belief in a real work/life balance.

Our goal is to encourage and build the next generation of accounting professionals.

      • Real-world experience. At C&A, you won’t only be sitting in a cubicle throughout your internship; you’ll be in the field with staff members, learning and engaging with our clients. You’ll be provided training sessions geared toward your responsibilities, the accounting profession, and industry-specific topics.
      • Camaraderie. You will be provided with a mentor—someone who has graduated recently—and will be encouraged to work with this individual as an ongoing resource during and after your internship.
      • Diversity. Our interns typically work on an array of projects, including tax return preparation; financial statement preparation; internal controls testing; marketing projects; research, and more. Stapling and Solitaire are not part of your job.
      • Fun. Annually, C&A hosts the Intern Olympics, a series of games that will make you laugh, challenge you, and help introduce you to our firm, our staff, and what we’re all about.

Why C&A:

      • Experienced: Located in Bohemia, NY, C&A operates with a staff of nearly 50. Operating with a “Big 4” mentality, our Partners and many of our staff members have worked at one of the Big 4, with over 50% of our staff coming from large-tier firms.
      • Flexible: Our staff members enjoy dress down-Fridays, casual summers, remote access, flex-scheduling, and more.
      • Different: Whether you’re sitting in the office designed as a dungeon, or learning about our unique approach to client work, we pride ourselves on our innovative and supportive firm culture.

Intern Olympics:

Each year C&A hosts its very own Olympic games. Interns and new staff will have the opportunity to team up with other staff members for fun filled games ranging from trivia (C&A style) to chair racing. It’s a great way to get to know everyone and learn more about the firm!

Download our Internship Overview here.

Contact Stacie Rennecker, Lead Tax Administrator for more information.