INTERN SPOTLIGHT—Tommy Belliel

Tommy Belliel

Audit Department

Michigan State University—May 2019

Major: Accounting

 

Meet Tommy Belliel, 2018 tax season intern working in the Audit Department. Tommy is a current student at MSU and will be graduating in May of 2019. Tommy attended Maner’s Live the Dream program in the Summer of 2017 and enjoyed his experience which led him to come and intern with us. Tommy has had the opportunity to go out on many audits and says it has been cool getting to meet the clients. Tommy also feels his Audit work with the clients is helping him to develop his client interaction and communication skills.

Tommy is originally from Evanston, Illinois but now splits time between East Lansing, Virginia, and Baldwin (in Northern Michigan.) He enjoys staying physically fit and attempts to exercise everyday. Tommy also likes to hike and fly fish on the Pere Marquette near his home in Baldwin. Tommy is also really into college basketball and will be rooting for the Spartans during March Madness!

Why did you choose a career path in public accounting?
The wide array of options and experiences I would have seemed endless. I also love to learn, and through accounting I saw the ability to learn about business and business operations in a whole different way.

Why did you choose Maner Costerisan to intern with?
I knew I was excited about public accounting, yet I did not know which company I would fit in the best with. The summer leadership program was the deciding factor for me. I was introduced to so many nice people who all seemed to love Maner.

What has been your favorite thing about working at Maner Costerisan?
I have gained so much knowledge throughout the first few months of my internship. Apart from that, the Wednesday tax dinners.

What was your first day at Maner Costerisan like?
My first day at Maner was great. I liked meeting everyone in my internship class and learning exactly what I would be doing as an audit intern.

What has been the most difficult aspect of your internship?
Understanding all the different types of software.

What advice or tips would you give to a new intern?
Look for all the opportunities you can to meet everyone and don’t be afraid to ask questions.