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Risk Advisory Intern - Summer 2024

  • Internship
    Summer Internship
  • Banking & Finance
  • San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate for the Risk Advisory Intern position at Grant Thornton LLP should have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Information Technology, MIS, or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. They should have a desire to pursue relevant professional certifications and licenses, excellent analytical and communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced team environment. Travel may be required.
  • The Risk Advisory Intern will evaluate business processes and IT controls, identify areas of risk, and work with clients to plan engagement strategies and address risks and issues. They will execute client engagements, gain an understanding of client operations and objectives, and assist with recruiting and business development activities. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Desire to pursue CPA, PMP, CISA, CISSP, CIA, CAMS, or CISM license/certification preferred
  • Minimum major and overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 preferred
  • Interest to work cross functionally throughout different business processes within an organization
  • Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Effective project and time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job and self-directed training
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment
  • Desire to pursue applicable professional certification as outlined above
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills. Additionally, excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel 60%-100% as required


  • Evaluate and test business processes and IT controls and identify areas of risk
  • Apply current knowledge of trends to identify business risk management issues and other opportunities for improvement
  • Work with the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address business risks and issues and supporting controls
  • Work with risk teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address business process and IT controls risks and issues
  • Execute assigned client engagements from start to completion of information systems assessments and/or business process control reviews
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of assigned client operations, processes and business objectives, and then utilize that knowledge on assigned engagements
  • Participate in recruiting efforts as needed
  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
  • Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

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