Brown, Smith, Wallace LLP

About Brown, Smith, Wallace LLP

Brown Smith Wallace is one of the Midwest region’s most prominent locally owned public accounting firms with a staff of over 300. The firm serves its long-term base of family owned, private companies with the traditional audit, accounting and tax services as well as a wide variety of business consulting services.

We also provide many of the St. Louis area’s largest companies with those value-added consulting services such as employee benefit plan audits; captive insurance company services; internal audit, IT audit and other related risk services; litigation support, valuation and other transaction advisory services; and specialty tax services such as family wealth planning, state and local taxes, including sales and use tax consulting, credits and incentives, property tax and international tax services.

Brown Smith Wallace serves a wide variety of industries with particular expertise in broker-dealers, captives, government, health care, insurance companies, not for profit organizations, real estate and retail.


Tax Intern

January 2019 - August 2019 Creve Coeur, MO
“In my opinion, Brown Smith Wallace offers an incredibly robust internship program by exposing you to a number of different projects across varying client backgrounds; this allows you to experience and help problem solve issues that these companies and individuals face. During my internship I was still in school completing a rather heavy academic schedule, but Brown Smith Wallace worked to accommodate my academic needs while still offering an experience that would be beneficial for the both of us. One of the firm's greatest strengths is the family culture. They work incredibly hard to make everybody feel welcome and like a member of the family through various social activities and events, both in and out of the firm. This is something that really stood out to me as I was never looked down upon or treated as less than for being an intern. With that being said, you don't get bottom of the barrel work. In my experience, I was on projects from Individuals to Trusts, Gift Tax Returns to Partnerships and S-Corps and even some Financial Statement Compilations. I believe this is what I enjoyed the most. The access to drastically different and oftentimes unique clients and engagements that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to work on at numerous other firms. Brown Smith Wallace is an exceptional firm that embodies great respect and understanding for their employees, clients and society in today's rapidly changing social environment. ”

Tax Intern

January 2020 - May 2020 Creve Coeur, MO
“In my personal situation, I was a student-athlete with a tight schedule. Management was very flexible with me and my schedule as there was no minimum hour requirement like most other accounting internships. The culture at Brown Smith Wallace is very unique. Everyone utilizes an open door policy, so anytime you have questions, all you have to do is ask! As a new intern, it was nice knowing that someone would always be willing to help if I were to ever get confused. The internship was very inclusive in terms of what type of work was assigned to me. I was assigned different types of returns, so I was able to gain a variety of knowledge throughout the internship. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I 100% recommend to pursue this opportunity if you are given the chance!”
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