Life at Vrakas
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
“All staff, no matter what level, were always willing to help. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn about and experience both the audit and tax side of Vrakas. Gaining the experience and understanding in both helped me decide where I wanted to take my career. I could not have asked for a better experience, so much so that when I was offered a full-time job after graduation it was an immediate YES!” – Ashley Buechs (2020 Intern, Accepted full-time Audit position starting 2021)
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 associates, 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.
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). Interviews are preformed at our Brookfield Office or can be doneon-campus, for student convenience. 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.
CPA Exam Support
Studying at work is encouraged during down time.
Paid time off for taking the exam during business hours.
Exam fee reimbursement
Upon completion of all 4 sections, reimbursement for exam fees.
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.
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:
“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.”
Landon Schramski | Audit Assoicate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2020
“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 associates. Being able to experience both areas, I was able to firmly decide which was truly for me.”
Jordan Calles | Tax Associate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2016
“Being part of the audit team, I really like that the average client audit is around a week. This gives me the opportunity to be at a different client each week and learn about a variety of industries and companies!”
Jack Covek | Audit Associate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2018
“The employees at Vrakas (at every level) go out of their way to make you feel welcome and answer any questions you may have. One of the main reasons I decided to start my professional career at Vrakas was because of the awesome people and overall atmosphere of the firm.”
Levi Rote | Tax Associate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2019
“I love the relationships I have developed with my clients since starting at Vrakas. Being able to talk on a professional level, but also on a casual friendship level makes my job even more enjoyable!”
Christina Gerharz | Audit Associate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2017
“What I liked about my experience as an intern at Vrakas was that fact that all interns perform the same level of work as associates. When I was offered a full-time position, I knew exactly what I would be doing going-forward, which made it easy for me to officially say yes to join the team!”
David Jens | Tax Associate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2018
“My journey to beginning at Vrakas is a little different then everyone else. I was originally interning at Radke & Schlesner, when Vrakas merged with them in 2017. I was brought onto the Vrakas team as an associate to begin my professional career. Vrakas made the rest of my team and I feel welcomed right away. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else now!”
Matt Annis | Small Business Accounting Associate | Joined Vrakas Family in 2018