Intern Blog

Client Visit

Jun 21, 2018

Category: Ohio University

At just three weeks into my internship with Cohen & Company, I was given the opportunity to travel to a client in Virginia for a SOC1 Report (Service Organization Controls Report) with two other staff. We were in Virginia at the client for about 3 days where we completed several inquiries and observations of the clients’ procedures.
Before leaving for the trip, I was very excited and also very nervous. I hadn’t really worked with the two staff I was traveling with, and I wasn’t too familiar with what the job entailed in Virginia. I was also the first intern in my class to travel to a client. From the second I got to Virginia with the staff these nerves quickly went away, and the excitement only grew stronger.
While in Virginia, I was able to build strong relationships with not only the staff, but with the client as well.  I was able to ask any questions I had to the client and staff while on the job. We also went out to lunch with the client where we were able to get to know them a little better.
All in all, an internship at Cohen & Company isn’t like other internships. As interns we are given real work, and are treated the exact same as the staff. I’ve learned so much and more than I expected about accounting and the work. Overall this experience has taught me that as an accountant, I need to be comfortable and confident when traveling and speaking with clients. This experience also confirmed my thoughts on if I was offered a position here at the firm, there is no doubt in my mind I would accept it. I’m looking forward to what the last six weeks of my internship at Cohen & Company brings me.