INTERN SPOTLIGHT—Kyle Feguer
Meet Kyle Feguer, 2020 tax season intern working in the Audit Department. Kyle currently attends Davenport University and will graduate this May.
Kyle chose to intern with Maner after hearing a lot of good things about the firm from others who currently work here. Kyle also wanted to stay in the Lansing area for an internship.
Kyle is originally from Dewitt and enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and dogs in his free time. He has 8 animals that live with him—3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 rats, 1 axolotl, and a chinchilla. Kyle also enjoys watching professional sports and playing video games.
Why did you choose a career path in public accounting?
The first thing that drove me towards the business path in general was money. After knowing I wanted to be in business, I decided to take business classes to figure out what fit me best. I took a few accounting classes and they were the most enjoyable.
What has been your favorite thing about working at Maner Costerisan?
The amount of freedom compared to other jobs I have worked before is my favorite thing. We have been given trust that we are getting our work done with a lot less supervision than I have been used to before. It feels like we are already apart of the team rather than someone that needs to be watched.
What are your duties as an intern?
My duties as an intern are to go through an audit from start to finish and send it to review. This starts with importing the clients trail balance and ends with preparing financial statements as well as the notes to the financial statements.
What has been the most difficult aspect of your internship?
The most difficult aspect of my internship so far are the issues with audits that require you to really use your problem solving. A few times I have been stumped and had to get help from much more experienced auditors.
What has been the most rewarding part of your internship?
The most rewarding part of my internship so far has been the growth that I have had from the first day. It is amazing the amount of information we were given to process during training. Before training if I were to be asked to do what I do now, there is no way that I would even know where to start. However, the growth has not stopped after training. Those same problems that I mentioned for the most difficult aspects of my internship also have helped me grow and learn.
What advice or tips would you give to a new intern?
My advice that I would give to a new intern is to take notes. My notes have helped me remember a lot of what was taught in training. Without them I think I would end up asking questions that have already been answered before.