Careers at Clark Schaefer Hackett

Explore becoming one of the many reasons we shine


What do we mean by strength in numbers? There are many attributes that make Clark Schaefer Hackett strong, but one that stands above all others—our people. We are one firm focused on serving each other, our clients and our communities. At Clark Schaefer Hackett, our strength starts with you.

Experienced Professionals

At Clark Schaefer Hackett we provide best-in-class technical expertise in assurance, tax and business services to mid-sized organizations and their stakeholders. Our industry and specialty groups provide expertise comparable to a national firm but with the benefits of personalized service and a value-added fee structure found in a regional or local firm.

With our Firm, you’ll enjoy interaction with and close proximity to our clients, often including company owners, leaders and other stakeholders. We are committed to providing our staff with this industry’s leading IT systems and infrastructure enabling them to provide top-notch client service.

We are mostly accountants, but we also employ experts from other disciplines such as IT, HR, Marketing and Operations. Our work environment is professional and collegial with a commitment to client service and individual staff development. We are engaged in our local markets with CSH staff on the boards of area organizations or not-for-profits.


College Students

When it comes to starting your career, it’s vital that you have the right skills—and real opportunities to make the most of them. CSH offers college students career opportunities in our Assurance Services and Tax Advisory Services groups.

The CSH internship experience provides you with real world, hands-on accounting experience on a variety of client engagements. Using the industry’s leading accounting systems, you will perform audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements for an array of clients and/or prepare tax returns for both commercial businesses and individuals.

To be considered for an entry-level Staff Accountant or Internship position, we recommend that you apply through your schools e-recruiting system. If we are not formally recruiting at your school, you are welcome to submit your resume through our website. In the fall of every year we attend a variety of career fairs, “Meet the Firms” and various other networking events. In October we interview on campus and extend job offers to students for both entry level and internship positions.


Career Opportunity Maximization

The development of our professionals is more than a responsibility, it is core to our mission. From onboarding and mentoring, to training and performance management, we take a comprehensive approach to optimizing your investment of time and talent.

At CSH, you can:

  • Explore your interests, career paths that align with them, and training opportunities that support those careers.
  • Understand your strengths, competency gaps, thinking style and ideal work environment in relation to your best-fit career.
  • Develop and demonstrate career-specific competencies through training as well as personal and professional means.
  • Pursue your career goals with actionable career planning and on-going performance feedback.

Interested in joining our firm?

If your professional path is leading you to Clark Schaefer Hackett, we’d like to light your way. Find out if we’re the right place for you to reach for the stars.

Our Firm

Established in 1938, Clark Schaefer Hackett is a leading accounting and business advisory firm. With nearly 400 associates, we provide assurance, tax and consulting services to many of this region’s top businesses, organizations and individuals in a variety of industries.

Our Culture

The mission of Clark Schaefer Hackett is to better the lives of our clients, people and communities. To achieve this mission we must build and nurture a positive work environment. CSH REAL Values act as a roadmap, leading us to a positive firm culture, one that instills confidence, spreads optimism and encourages success.

Our values rest on this belief: to achieve greatness, we must first care for and serve each other. We must treat each other with Respect, collaboratively pursue Excellence, hold ourselves and each other Accountable, and finally we must all assume a Leadership role in the pursuit of the firm’s mission.


Our Services

We offer best-in-class technical expertise in audit and assurance, tax, risk management, benefit plan consulting, forensic and litigation support, business valuations, transaction services and more. We combine the insights and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction and real estate, distribution, healthcare, financial services, as well as government entities, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

Our Professionals

It’s our professionals that set us apart. We are committed to continuous improvement utilizing a combination of training, real time mentoring and upward feedback. Our professionals annually attend top national conferences and receive specialized training in-house and through AGN International. This commitment means you will work with professionals that have a deep knowledge of current issues.

Testimonials from Recent CSH Interns and Staff Accountants

CSH encourages growth in my career and has proven it by their willingness to give me exposure to new tasks and experiences that are years ahead of what someone at my level would do at another company. To be trusted with such an amount of responsibility at this point in my career makes it great to work at CSH!


Staff II

Success is one word to describe CSH! Everyone works together as a team and as an intern they made me feel right at home. My contributions to the company actually matter and I was able to learn many valuable skills that I will use throughout my career.



CSH provides a broad range of tax and assurance services to clients which allow its employees to experience a wide range of work with the benefit of specializing in various industries. CSH is dedicated to supporting its employees and their success and branding itself to be a top firm within the Columbus market.


Staff II

Interning at CSH has given me a great example of what being a CPA is really like. Not only did I learn a lot, but I really enjoyed what I learned. Even as an intern I felt valued and I knew the work I was doing was important and meaningful.



Interning at CSH was a very rewarding experience. Everyone at the firm was welcoming and inclusive, making me feel a part of the team. The internship program allowed me to gain valuable skills and knowledge that will play an important role in my professional future. I would highly encourage others to choose CSH!



Interning at CSH has been an absolutely valuable experience. Not only have I learned a great deal about being a CPA, but I have also found out how welcoming and helpful everyone at CSH is. It is an experience that truly will have a large impact on the rest of my professional career.



CSH Alma Maters


Many of our Partners and Principals are still active through alumni associations and various activities at their alma maters. Please feel free to contact a Partner or Principal from your college or university and ask about their experience at Clark Schaefer Hackett.