Welcome Students and Recent Grads

Gilbert Associates, Inc. welcomes inquiries from any accounting student or recent grad who is
interested in pursuing a public accounting career in Sacramento.  If you are interested in talking with
us about employment, we are eager to talk with you at any time during the year.

We hire recent university graduates who are eligible to apply for CPA licensure upon completion of the CPA exam for entry-level positions throughout the year as needed.  The majority of our entry-level hiring is done in the fall, but we post current openings as they become available.

Through a paid internship at Gilbert, students are able to gain valuable experience and insight into our firm culture, staff, clients and public accounting in three-to-six month engagements. We are willing to work with you to accommodate your class schedules and provide hands-on training and mentoring during your time at Gilbert. We want your initial exposure to your new career to be meaningful for you. We engage in a formal interview process during both the fall and spring semesters.

Submitting your resume

If you are a recent graduate, look for entry-level positions on our “Current Openings” page and/or check with your career center on campus for open positions.  Please apply for any openings through Gilbert’s Career Center or send your resume to resumes@gilbertcpa.com.

If you are a current student at CSU, Sacramento or Chico and are interested in applying for a full-time position upon graduation, please contact the career center on your campus for our on-campus interview dates and times. If you would like to be considered for candidacy and you are unable to schedule an on-campus interview, or you attend a different school, please apply for any openings through Gilbert’s Career Center or send your resume to resumes@gilbertcpa.com.

If you are a current student interested in applying for an internship please apply through Gilbert’s Career Center or send your resume to resumes@gilbertcpa.com.

First interview 

Top candidates will be contacted and asked to come into the office for an interview with a member of the management team.

If you will be interviewing for a full-time position after graduation, we primarily conduct the first interview on-campus. If that is not an option, we will ask you to come to the office for an in-house interview. At this stage, you will meet with one member of the management team.

Second interview

After the initial round of interviews, select candidates will be invited in for a second interview. The second round of interviews you will typically meet with three members of Gilbert’s leadership team, including a partner, and will conclude with lunch.

Offers

We are generally able to make a decision within two weeks of the second interview and will give you a call if we will be making an offer.

Do your research about Gilbert

Make sure you research Gilbert before the interview. Learn about our culture, the services we provide and the industries that we serve.

Prepare 

Prepare what you can ahead of time. The fewer details that you have to concern yourself with on the day of the interview, the better. Lay out your clothes and do your ironing (if needed) the day before. Map out your route to the firm and give yourself enough time to arrive early in spite of traffic.

Rehearse your answers ahead of time until they are natural to you. Outline key points that you want to make and think about the message you want to convey. People that are good at interviews are generally people that have prepared.

Remember that you are interviewing us too

You’re not the only one in the hot seat – we are, too. Create a list of questions that will help you assess whether Gilbert is the right firm for you to start and grow your career with. Don’t hesitate to ask us about the opportunities that we can offer you. We want to make sure that you are a good fit for us, and that we are a good fit for you.

Try to relax. You got this.

Interviews are high-stakes situations and it’s normal to let our nerves get the better of us, even with proper preparation. Make sure to arrive early enough so that you have some time to gather your thoughts, breathe and center yourself.

Think of the interview as a conversation where you and another person are trying to see if you would be compatible working together. Focus on your strengths and abilities and take the necessary time to formulate your thoughts clearly and completely.

If you have any questions that are not answered, give us a call, we’re happy to help.