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College Recruiting

When candidates come into Clark Nuber’s offices for an interview, they can tell right away that this is not your typical large accounting firm. Everyone in the office seems to know each other by name. People are working hard, but even at busy times, you see smiles and hear laughter. Instead of being on separate floors, the audit and tax teams are all mixed up together, and they actually talk to each other. Brand-new employees are working with senior partners. And at five o’clock, you see a lot of empty desks. What gives?

Well, we’re a little different. For us, accounting is more than an academic discipline. It’s a passion, and it’s a tool for helping our customers achieve their personal and business goals. Collaboration and friendship among our employees not only makes it easy to work here, it makes our services better.

We’re not the largest firm in the country, but we think our size works to our advantage—big enough to get the really interesting jobs and provide competitive compensation, yet small enough that we can (and do) provide personal service to each and every one of our clients, from venerable family businesses to high-tech startups to major regional not-for-profits. At Clark Nuber, you’ll find yourself working on an astonishing variety of projects and seeing many of them through from start to finish.

And when the work is done, we go home—or we go hiking, or to a baseball game, or just hang out at happy hour together. Why bother to live in a place as beautiful as the Pacific Northwest if you’re going to spend dawn to dusk at a desk? Here, you don’t get promoted just because you put in more hours than the next person. You get ahead by being creative, providing top-quality service to clients and by working hard…and by the way, dedicated people tend to move up pretty fast here. If you’re not careful, you might just stay a public accountant your whole life. Why not, when it’s this much fun?

Clark Nuber Summer Leadership Event

We are excited to invite students to apply for our Second Annual Summer Leadership Event! We feel our full day format will be a wonderful learning experience where each student will walk away with new skills and competencies to aid them in launching a successful career in accounting.

This year's event will be held at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland at 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033. Students will have the opportunity to visit with professionals from Clark Nuber at all levels (Associates - Shareholders). We have a full program of engaging speakers and topics, including:

  • How to Set up a Professional Profile on LinkedIn
  • Life in a Public Accounting Firm - Panel Discussion
  • More Than Forks and Knives - Successful Business Meals
  • An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure - Fraud Prevention
  • Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
  • Building Your Personal Brand and Networking Tips

We have set the date for Monday, August 4th and will include lunch. A reception will be hosted immediately following the event with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Application forms are below and are due by Tuesday, April 15th. They can be e-mailed or mailed to the firm before this date. Students must be able to commit to the full day if they apply. Selections will be made by April 30th and students can expect to receive additional agenda details at that time.

Click HERE to get a copy of the application form.

Clark Nuber Applications

Clark Nuber recruits accounting students at eight major universities in Washington State and one in Montana State. Check with your university's Career Center to see if we will be visiting your school in the Fall. To be eligible you must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be an accounting major. To apply, submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (3-5)
  4. Transcripts (unofficial copy okay)
  5. One page response to the following essay question in business memo format:

Please visit our site in August to apply. You can contact Lizzie Rahm, Human Resources Manager, at 425.635.7430 or if you have any questions about fall recruiting.

Clark Nuber Scholarship Program

Clark Nuber congratulates the following students on their receipt of a $1,000 scholarship for tuition for the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Joshua Hemphill - Seattle Pacific University
  • Allison Huston - Western Washington University
  • Nicole McCaffrey - Washington State University
  • Courtney Robbins - Washington State University
  • Carmen Strand - Seattle University
  • Daniel Thompson - University of Washington
  • Josie Wright - Central Washington University

Revisit our website next January for details on 2015 scholarships.

Please feel free to contact Lizzie Rahm, Senior Human Resources Generalist, at 425.635.7430 or if you have any questions about college recruiting or scholarships.


We encourage interested students to apply for an internship. These vary in length and nature depending on time of year, the applicant’s areas of interest and the firm’s needs at the time. Interns receive the same training as new hires and work on a variety of exciting projects.