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Office/Bureau Description: 

The NYSED Office of Professional Discipline investigates and prosecutes cases involving professional misconduct committed by licensees from more than 50 different professions.  The C.P.A. Unit of the Investigations Division works with prosecutors and board members, reviewing complaints, summarizing analysis and preparing reports used to determine whether C.P.A.s committed professional misconduct.  

Intern's Supervisor: 

Eugene McTague, Supervising Investigator

The Assignment (Description of Job): 

The intern will be reviewing complaints from DOL, SEC, PCAOB, Board for Public Accountancy, individuals, and other sources.  The intern needs to be knowledgeable of the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The intern will have to summarize his or her analysis of workpapers and prepare reports for Board members.  Furthermore, knowledge of the general tax rules and the ability to research the tax codes would be very beneficial.  Applicants should also possess strong reading, writing and interpretation skills.  Only accounting majors who have taken an audit course should apply.

Intern Development Plan : 

The intern will develop skills in analysis and develop practical experience in accounting areas.  The work will involve a writing component with review.  The intern will be serving the public, working as part of a collaborative effort for a NYS government agency.  The student will be able to assist investigators and attorneys.

Application Instructions: 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume, transcript (student copy is acceptable), and completed internship application to  Please include the Assignment Number (OP-12) in the subject line of your email to reference this assignment.

Program Area: 
Office of the Professions
Program Office: 
Office of Professional Discipline - Investigations
Dennis K. Spillane
Number of Interns Requested: 
Spring 2020