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 is delighted to invite accounting students to apply to its annual PYA Summer Leadership Conference. In this summer’s event, attendees will explore paths within the accounting profession, enhance their professional development through hands-on activities, experience PYA’s culture through community service, and network with the firm’s management team.

Conference Details:

  • Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and 13, 2020
  • Location: PYA’s Knoxville Office

Application Details:


  • Graduation: December 2022 or prior
  • Degree: Pursuit of Bachelor degree in Accounting or pursuit of a Master of Accountancy
  • GPA: 3.3 minimum overall


  • Apply to the Summer Leadership Conference at Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. ET, Monday February 10.
  • Applicants being considered for the 2020 PYA Summer Leadership Conference will receive email communication from the PYA Talent Acquisition Team regarding next steps in the process by February 21, 2020.

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)

PYAU is a learning solution designed to foster leadership, engagement, and development skills.  Podcasts, live classes, and other materials offer a wide range of educational topics specifically structured toward positive career development.

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.