PYA’s dynamic culture attracts top students from nationally recognized universities.  If you are an accounting or finance major, pursuing a Master of Accountancy, Master of Business or Health Administration, or Master of Public Health degree, or are working toward a CPA or CPC certification, start smart with PYA.

We understand the evolution from student to full-time employee can be challenging.  To help ease the transition, we have developed a mentorship program, which affords the opportunity to work with, and learn from, industry-recognized thought leaders firm wide.  Additionally, we offer real-world experiences and a robust learning and development program specifically designed to advance and enhance careers.  Helping our team members reach their professional potential is part of the PYA philosophy.

Interested in a Tax, Audit & Assurance, or Management Consulting internship or full-time role post-graduation?  Learn more below.

Start Smart at PYA

Tax & Accounting

PYA offers tax interns and first-year staff the extensive resources of a national consulting and advisory practice.  We foster an environment that encourages genuine, personalized client service.  PYA’s tax professionals know first-hand the complex regulatory challenges facing healthcare, banking, and other business industries.

Audit & Assurance

PYA’s audit interns and first-year staff work hand-in-hand with experienced professionals and executives to deliver outstanding client service with the highest level of professional integrity.
Organizations of all sizes continue to recognize the value of utilizing PYA for services.

Healthcare Consulting

PYA consulting interns and first-year staff work alongside experienced consultants to strategically provide advisory solutions to address healthcare clients’ challenges in a constantly evolving industry.  PYA is consistently ranked a Top 20 healthcare management consulting firm by Modern Healthcare.

Other PYA Learning Opportunities


As you pursue your accounting degree, are you preparing yourself for a path of leadership and success?  PYA, a national professional services firm providing management consulting and accounting services, is delighted to invite accounting students to apply to the 2019 PYA Summer Leadership Conference.  Attendees will meet with Firm leaders, learn about paths within the accounting profession, and gain valuable leadership skills through individual and team-building activities.

Apply to the 2019 PYA Summer Leadership Conference

Application Details:

  • Accounting and MAcc students with a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply.
  • Submit applications through our website by Monday, February 25, 2019.

Applicants considered for program acceptance will receive an email from the PYA Talent Acquisition Team regarding next steps by March 1, 2019.

Event Details:

  • Where: PYA Knoxville office
  • When: Wednesday, May 15 – Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Highlights:
    • A “typical day” at a public accounting firm
    • Panel discussions with audit and tax client service professionals
    • Presentations by PYA leadership
    • Community service project
    • Networking with PYA leadership, staff, and fellow students
    • Fun!

Learning and Development

At PYA, we focus on career development for all our employees, as well as interns.

CPA Certification Assistance

PYA pays for all approved continuing education courses that may be required in order to:

  • Comply with state and national licensing requirements.
  • Sharpen skills that may be helpful to an employee’s occupation.

PYA University (PYAU)

PYA University has been part of the PYA infrastructure for nearly two decades. Opportunities include in-person events and access to a library of on-demand e-courses. The PYAU curricula consists of a variety of topics—presentation skills, leadership training, communications, etc.—specifically structured toward positive career development.

The Accelerator Program

The Accelerator Team is a PYA leadership initiative for high-performing and high-potential professionals intended to enhance training and foster development of new leaders across the Firm. Team members participate in workshops on a variety of career-enhancing skills and work hand-in-hand with PYA’s senior team of business development leaders to polish their proposal-writing skills.

Career Development

We offer webinars, continuing education (for CPE credit), and lunch-n-learns on everything from the effective use of social media to job-specific instruction. Free sessions are held throughout the year on-site or via video.

Corporate Citizenship

Giving back is part of the PYA fabric.  PYA encourages its employees to engage in community service efforts to contribute to the greater good.  The firm donates thousands of hands-on service hours each year.  Community service is such a vital component of who we are, we provide paid time off to encourage employee volunteerism.

As a firm, we have partnered with such organizations as: Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Random Acts of Flowers, Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, and St. Jude, to name a few.