INTERN SPOTLIGHT—Anthony Doa

Anthony Doa

Audit

Central Michigan University

May 2020

Major: Accounting

 

Meet Anthony Doa, 2018 tax season intern working in the Audit Department. Anthony is a current student at CMU and will be graduating in May of 2020. Anthony hopes to start the CPA exam process shortly after graduation. Anthony has been interested in pursuing accounting since high school and feels it is a good fit for him personally.

Anthony is originally from Farmington Hills and enjoys seeing his family when he can. He has an older brother and sister and several cousins that he enjoys spending time with. Anthony also enjoys working out and playing sports. He plays lacrosse, football and basketball and has been taking a jiujitsu class since he started his internship which has been a great way to relieve stress and work out at the same time!

Why did you choose Maner Costerisan to intern with?
Maner was a place that I could see myself fitting into very well. I really enjoyed the people who I met with at the career fair, and the culture was something that stood out to me.

What has been your favorite thing about working at Maner Costerisan?
Understanding the accounting field/profession (specifically audit), and getting real world experience of what could be expected in the future.

What was your first day at Maner Costerisan like?
I was very anxious to see what jobs I was going to be put on, and excited to get started. Everyone was very comforting and made me feel welcome.

What are your duties as an intern?
Working at the client on their audit when I am not in the office, and working on affordable housing audits when I am in the office. I also feel that a big part of my duties is to learn as much as I can and progress every single day. Learning the “why’s” of the audit and understanding what is going on is very important and something that I want to focus on.

What has been the most difficult aspect of your internship?
The most difficult part would be seeing something new on every audit. When this happens, it can be frustrating because once you feel that you really are starting to understand something, a different workpaper will be thrown at you that you have never seen before. Overall it has been challenging but rewarding.

Have you had a lot of interaction with the other interns? Do you work together or independently the majority of the time?
I have been able to spend a good amount of time with the other interns when I am in the office. We will often time grab lunch together or help each other out with work. Having interns to bounce questions and ideas off of has been very handy throughout my internship.

What advice or tips would you give to a new intern?
Give 110% on everything you do. Don’t be afraid to fail. Ask questions to understand what you are doing and why.