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Maximize your career at Clark Schaefer Hackett. Wherever you want to go in your career, CSH will help you get there.

From College to Career

Kickstart Your Career at CSH.

At Clark Schaefer Hackett, we created CSH MAX—a firm-wide program that encourages your professional growth and achievement. For college students and recent graduates, that means you’ll have everything you need to transition from university life to a rewarding and successful career.

When you begin with the firm, we don’t just show you to your desk and let you sink or swim. We pair you with a Buddy who will show you the ropes and answer all your questions. We also prepare every CSHer for success with a two-week onboarding program.


Get Real-World Experience.

You’re looking for a real-world, hands-on internship experience where you learn by doing. You also want to serve a variety of clients and industries, and get feedback on your work to help you improve. And you want to feel valuable and valued from the first day. We’ve got all that—and more—at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

So, What Will You Be Doing?

As a CSH intern, you’ll be in a full-time, paid position, treated as if you are in a Staff I role, so you will get the actual experience of what it’s like to begin your career here. Depending on which track you choose—audit or tax—you’ll perform audits, reviews and compilations of financial statements, or work on client tax returns.

A Unique Program

Your Clark Schaefer Hackett experience will be unlike any other public accounting internship. We’ve structured a program that supports your growth as a professional—not just as an accountant. It includes personal development, leadership development and technical training. At our firm, interns have more opportunity for direct client experience. You’ll be part of a team that advises business owners, presidents, and CFOs, so your work will make a significant impact.

Success Right Out Of The Gate

To start your internship, you get two full weeks of instruction before you get to your desk. During this onboarding, one week of training will be specific to tax or audit, including the industry’s leading accounting systems and software. The other week will include an introduction to CSH culture, values, policies and processes. For the duration of your internship, you’ll be paired with a CSH Buddy—likely a Staff I associate—who will be able to answer questions and help you navigate the firm. In short, you’re given what you need from the start, so you’re learning and contributing every day.

Recent Graduates

We Empower You, So

CSH gives you the tools you need to become better every day. You’ll grow here, because you’ll be given responsibility. You’ll be pushed to excel, and supported in your efforts. Most importantly, you’ll be valued and appreciated.


CPA Achievement Program

You want to earn your CPA license, and at CSH, we want that too! This achievement demonstrates not only a thorough understanding of theories and concepts; it also shows a dedication to continuous self-improvement and to the profession as a whole. Earning your CPA is a big accomplishment—it’s a personal badge of honor.

We recognize that acquiring your CPA is a commitment and investment in your professional career. While getting this certification is your responsibility, the firm supports and encourages your efforts to pass the CPA exam.

To help, CSH offers incentives, including paying for all full-time associates to enroll in a CPA exam review course (up to $2,500), exam fee reimbursement, and financial rewards for passing the CPA exam.


Professional Development

You’re ambitious. You expect to take on responsibility, be recognized and rewarded, move up, and make a difference in the firm. You have a vision of where you’re headed, and where you want to be. So you just need to know the path to get there. CSH MAX will help bring your future into focus.

We’ve eliminated the guesswork about what it takes to get promoted. The firm’s career progression model outlines the skills and competencies required at every level of CSH.

With the help of your coach or mentor, you can identify and master the abilities and behaviors that you need to move up to the next level.


Employee Benefits

We’ve got you covered with all the benefits you’re expecting, including fulfilling work, competitive pay, and valuable career opportunities. Our benefits-eligible employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical (HRA & HSA options), Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Transportation/Parking Reimbursement Accounts
  • Vacation/Paid Time Off — PTO is accrued bi-monthly and accounted for annually
  • Holidays — the firm observes a minimum of 8 paid holidays per year
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance — provided by firm
  • Life Insurance — provided by firm
  • Be! Employee Assistance
  • 401(k) Plan — employee-funded retirement savings program
  • Profit Sharing — discretionary distributions are made to each employee’s 401(k) account based on firm profitability

Accounting Students

Our Get There Leadership Conference.

As an accounting student, you have a lot of options on your horizon, but how do you know which one is best for you? Would you fit in better at a large firm or a smaller one? Would you like working on the finances of one company, or working in public accounting where you help multiple companies? What kind of culture best suits your personality and goals?

Clark Schaefer Hackett’s 2021 Get There Leadership Conference can help you start to answer these questions, as well as learn a little more about yourself.

Your conference experience will start with an informal evening reception at Great American Ballpark, Thursday, June 24, 2021, and move to a full day of networking, training and discussion at Clark Schaefer Hackett on Friday, June 25, 2021. You’ll gain objective insights on the accounting industry in an environment that is focused on you, your career goals and your future.


  • Accounting major
  • 3.0 GPA (minimum)
  • Anticipated graduation in 2023 or 2024

Application Process

If you’re interested in applying for the 2021 conference, please email your resume to Amy Lambdin

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Arrive at Career Success.

Imagine a place where you’re guided through the challenges and choices on your professional path; you’re engaged in meaningful, energizing work; and you have the tools you need to succeed. Don’t settle—arrive where you’ll succeed—at Clark Schaefer Hackett.


In the first step of our recruiting process, we come to you. The majority of our on-campus recruiting takes place in September and October. In September, we attend a variety of career fairs, “meet the firms” and other networking events.

Then, we’ll ask you to come to us. In October, we interview select candidates in our offices and extend job offers to students for both entry-level and internship positions. Job offers are normally extended before the end of October.

How to Apply

To be considered for an entry-level staff accountant or internship position, we recommend that you apply through your school’s online/e-recruiting system. If we are not formally recruiting at your school, you are welcome to submit a resume.

Shareholders & Principal Alma Maters

Many of our shareholders and principals are still active through alumni associations and various activities at their alma maters.

  • Bowling Green University
  • Capital University
  • Central Connecticut State
  • Clark State Community College
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hood College
  • Indiana University
  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • University Of Cincinnati
  • University Of Dayton
  • University Of Notre Dame
  • Wilmington College
  • Wittenberg University
  • Wright State University
  • Xavier University

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