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Government Internal Audit Consultant

Req #: 15263
Location: Chicago, IL
Job Category: Risk Consulting
Job Summary

We are seeking a senior staff to perform risk management and internal audit consulting services primarily to clients in the public sector (governmental, not-for-profit, higher education) industry.  The senior staff would be responsible for planning and managing engagements, conducting fieldwork, preparing workpapers to support conclusions, discussing findings and observations with management during exit meetings, reviewing staff workpapers, and preparing/reviewing written audit reports.  This position will also require routine client service assistance such as advice on internal control approaches, best practices, and helping clients with routine issues within the scope of the engagement. In this role, you will:

  • Develop audit plans and Audit Work Plan Memo (understanding of the audit)
  • Oversee audit progress including designing audit steps and developing milestone plans
  • Review work papers and audit reports - both current and previously drafted reports
  • Generate audit status reports
  • Set performance expectations for all members of the project team, providing constructive performance feedback on a regular basis
  • Proactively develop staff to allow efficient engagement delivery
  • Track overall engagement economics of the projects, including budget status tracking, billing, and collection follow-up

  • Background of 3-6 years in audit or internal audit
  • At least 2 years of Governmental experience;
  • Effective written and verbal communication of results to stakeholders of projects
  • Ability to assess internal controls and design effectiveness
  • Understanding of typical business process flows
  • Ability to develop sales proposals and participate in selling professional services
  • Bachelor’s degree; Accounting or Business related area preferred
  • Hold one of the following professional certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) would be preferred or on track to obtain.


Risk Consulting is organized by both industry specializations (financial services, healthcare, public sector and emerging industries) and solutions (anti-money laundering, regularly and compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity, IT assurance, emerging global solutions and third party risk). Risk Consulting provides governance, risk and compliance expertise to keep clients advised of emerging trends, industry benchmarks and best practices.



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Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.





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At Crowe Horwath LLP, you have the opportunity to deliver creative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their dedication to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our dedication to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us!

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