My name is Wyatt Kent and I am a rising senior accounting major. I attend Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where I have lived my entire life. I have two previous busy seasons in tax and am very excited to have my first experience in audit this summer. Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, running, and the guitar.
I chose BiggsKofford because I wanted to be a part of a firm that felt like home despite being across the country from my own. I could tell from my first interactions with my interviewers that everyone here has a lighthearted and friendly attitude, and this affirmed my decision to come so far for a job opportunity. In addition to that, I am drawn to the more finance-related aspects of accounting, which BiggsKofford deals heavily in.
My first day consisted of meeting a majority of the team members, training in a few concepts, and filing a lot of paperwork to HR. I did not expect to have the opportunity to sit and talk with the head of the firm That meant a lot to me, as this is not a typical meeting on your first day as an intern at any given company. The next day, the interns were immediately placed at client sites to start shadowing and observing as associates and partners conducted audits and spoke with controllers. I know that at BiggsKofford, I am being given the opportunity to see a broad range of aspects in auditing that I wouldn’t otherwise be afforded. I am very much looking forward to seeing and learning as much as I can about this profession, this city, and this local economy. I feel very confident and secure in my decision to move to Colorado Springs and work for BiggsKofford and am excited to see what the rest of the summer holds.