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Three Students Serving Tax Internships at Rushton

Published Monday, February 6, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 6, 2017) — Rushton, a business planning and accounting firm welcomes tax planning interns Mandy Zhan, Andrew Beauchamp and Sunny Wang.

Each of the three students was chosen from a highly competitive group of applicants based on their outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement and a formal interview process.

“Rushton is fortunate to have a strong partnership with the University of North Georgia and the University of Georgia where future leaders in our industry are being educated,” said Perry Barnett, CPA, Rushton Tax Partner. “We enjoy having a part in providing this opportunity for students to get experience in the industry that will benefit them in their future accounting careers.”

The Rushton internship program is designed to give accounting students the opportunity to further their knowledge in preparation for entering the field. This real-world experience will give them insight into the daily tasks and responsibilities of a beginning staff accountant in the firm including a variety of accounting and tax work.

Tax interns assist in income tax return preparation, bookkeeping data entry, property tax return preparation, and payroll processing as well as other support tasks for full time staff. Zhan is an accounting student at the University of Georgia while both Beauchamp and Wang attend the University of North Georgia.

The paid internships span 14 weeks during “tax season.” Interns are embedded among the Firm's tax staff so that they experience not only the work tasks, but also the culture of the firm's workplace and the pace during this busy time of year.

Founded in 1981, the Rushton firm provides businesses throughout North Georgia with a wide variety of accounting services including auditing, tax planning and return preparation, management consulting, payroll services and business valuation. Rushton is one of the area's largest business accounting firms with over 35 staff professionals. In addition to general business operations, Rushton offers financial expertise in a number of specific industry fields such as construction, agribusiness, government, healthcare, not-for-profit organizations, professional services, manufacturing and distribution. For more information, call 770-287-7800 or visit


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