SNHU Students Gendron and Sheikh Join Howe, Riley & Howe as Winter Interns

By Team HRH | January 26, 2017

Howe, Riley & Howe welcomes Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) students, Chris Gendron and Zabir Sheikh to the firm as winter interns.

Chris Gendron will be graduating from SNHU with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Finance this May. Last tax season he was involved with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and was an advanced certified tax return preparer for low-income and non-resident alien individuals and families in the Manchester area. He was recently named to the President’s List in the fall semester for his academic excellence. Chris was a Finance Office Assistant at SNHU and worked on various financial teams and projects including the Abandoned Property Project and as an Assistant to the Tax Manager as well as an Accounts Payable Processor. When asked, Chris told us that “he looks forward to sharing his experience gained at SNHU with Howe, Riley & Howe.” Some of his interests include volunteering as an usher at St. Joseph Cathedral, aviation, and New England sports. We are honored to have Chris join us as an intern this upcoming tax season.

Zabir Sheikh will be graduating from SNHU with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and with minors in Finance and Information Technology. He is involved with the plus one integrated business program which will enable him to complete his master degree of Accountancy within one year of his undergraduate graduation. In addition, he is the Co-owner and Manager of Maple Valley Convenience, LLC and is involved in its daily operations. He plans on becoming a Certified Public Accountant in the future. Zabir is fluent in German and Urdu, and can also speak some Spanish. His philosophy of success is “to be able to adapt to new challenges, and adapt quickly with precision, but also gain from mistakes, never being afraid of doing something new.” We welcome Zabir to a challenging internship with us this winter and are excited for him to join our team.

At HRH, interns are provided the same level of training and given many of the same responsibilities as our first year professionals which include: tax return preparation, participation in audits, interaction with both new hires and senior partners, and exposure to all aspects of a public accounting career.

Interns are exposed to both audit and tax which by doing so, allows them to gain valuable experience in both avenues so they can benefit from the diverse internship experience and choose the direction that wish to pursue. To learn more about internship opportunities at Howe, Riley & Howe, click here.

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