Life at Vrakas

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Students and Recent Graduates

Vrakas is looking for recent college graduates who want to be a part of our dynamic team. We understand we are not your only option, which is why our top priority is making Vrakas a place where you want to build your career! We work hard to help our team members enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career.

We are always interested in adding bright, enthusiastic professionals who believe client service is key. We invite you to learn more about our firm. For additional information about Vrakas, please read about the services we offer and the various industries in which we participate.

Life of an Intern

My favorite part of interning with Vrakas was that I was able to experience a wide variety of work, while working directly with the clients. Being able to work within multiples industries for both tax and audit helped me decide what direction I want to take my career.

– Andrea Werner, UW- Whitewater Student

2017 Intern, Accepted full-time position starting September 2018

 

At Vrakas, the internship starts with one week of in-house training, to help familiarize you with our software programs and procedures.  This first week of training is just a starting point, the rest of your training is done through hands-on experience while working on real client projects.

The internship includes both audit and tax work, in order to give you a better sense of what both areas are like outside of a classroom, and to discover where your interests and talents lie.  You will also work in a variety of industries and will assist with various types of engagements including, audits, reviews, corporate tax returns, individual tax returns and estate tax returns. Interns perform the same level of work as our staff accountants, to provide for a quality experience.

During your time at Vrakas, our experienced team is available to assist when you need guidance.  We have an open door policy and encourage questions to help you learn. It’s not just about completing projects, we want to make sure you understand the why behind the process.

Our goal at the end of the internship is to offer full-time positions to candidates who have grown and have proven their willingness to learn.

In addition to the work, we provide interns with a pleasant working environment that includes, time to socialize and get to know your co-workers. Also, because it is a busy time for our employees, the firm provide snacks, fruit, sandwich fixings and catered meals.

The paid internship takes place during the Spring semester and  lasts approximately 14 weeks (beginning of January to April 15).

Internship interviews take place in the Fall for the following Spring.  Interviews are performed on-campus, for student convenience.

Current Internship Opportunities

CPA Exam Support

Vrakas is committed to helping employees grow professionally and make it a priority to assist staff in preparing and passing the CPA exam.

Study Time

Studying at work is encouraged during down time.

Time off

Paid time off for taking the exam during business hours.

Exam fee reimbursement

Upon completion of all 4 sections, reimbursement for exam fees.

Bonus

Bonus awarded upon passing the exam within one year of graduation.

License and Membership Fees

License fee and annual membership fees to AICPA and WICPA paid for by the firm.

Staff Testimonials

 

At Vrakas, we believe our people are our greatest asset. Their talent, commitment and dedication are essential to our firm’s success. But don’t just take our word for it. Read what our employees have to say about being a part of the Vrakas team.

What our people say

 

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My favorite thing about working at Vrakas is the atmosphere. Everyone is so nice and friendly.Nicole Gabriel
Audit Senior Accountant
Joined firm in 2015

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Having the opportunity to work one on one with clients early in my career reassured me of the trust the shareholder group has in my abilities.Brian Kaker
Tax Manager
Joined firm in 2010
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I started at Vrakas as an intern and then chose to begin my career here. I enjoy the broad range of businesses and industries I am able to work within, instead of being limited. This variety and exposure has helped me to increase my professional knowledge, and keeps things interesting.Michelle Pollack
Tax Staff Accountant
Joined firm in 2015
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My favorite part of interning with Vrakas is that interns get experience in both audit and tax, as well as being assigned the same level of work as the staff accountants. Being able to experience both areas, I was able to firmly decide which was truly for me. Jordan Costabile
Tax Staff Accountant
Interned 2015, Joined firm in 2016
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I enjoy the flexibility employees are allowed. I am able to come in early or stay late to work around events that arise in my personal life.Briana Hall
Tax Manager
Joined firm in 2010
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One of my favorite parts about working at Vrakas is being encouraged to study for my CPA Exam during my down time. Being in the office environment and away from at home distractions to study really helps in my efforts to officially become a CPA. Jacob Whitlock
Audit Staff Accountant
Joined firm in 2016
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I love participating in the outings Vrakas hosts for employees every year, including the golf outing, Brewer game and Volunteer day. It has been a great way to get to know my co-workers outside of the office and build camaraderie.Wendy Frank
Tax Senior
Joined firm in 2003
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One of my favorite things about working at Vrakas is the clients. The relationships we have with our clients go above and beyond the daily tasks of auditing. I love getting e-mails from them asking how I’m doing or getting updates from them on their lives.Melissa Karis
Audit Manager
Joined firm in 2011
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My favorite part about working for Vrakas is the great group of individuals on the audit team. Not only do I get along with my team at work, but they’ve also become lifelong friends outside of the office.Tyler Metz
Audit Staff Accountant
Joined firm in 2016

 

 

 

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Employee Testimonials

One of my favorite things about working at Vrakas is the clients. The relationships we have with our clients go above and beyond the daily tasks of auditing. I love getting e-mails from them asking how I’m doing or getting updates from them on their lives.. Melissa Karis
Audit Manager
Joined firm in 2011