Attest Services Advisory Intern - Summer 2019

Grant Thornton 11/30/2018 12:06:20 PM
JOB ID: 039891 Specialty:
Arlington, Virginia




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Who is Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically – whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive. Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect, and responsibility (“CLEARR”) guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition to be the firm that makes a difference every day.

We provide companies with the guidance that they need to help run their businesses, establish robust internal controls, use information effectively and improve performance. These services include compliance, consulting services, information technology solutions, forensic accounting and investigative services, recovery and reorganization, tax preparation, and valuation, to name a few.

What are Risk Advisory Services (RAS)?

The digitization of currencies, transactions, relationships, experiences and assets has transformed entire industries. Cyber capabilities extend your borders and reach, creating new customers, business partners, avenues of access, methods of innovation and forms of value. At the same time, ongoing disruption in the marketplace and in the competitive and regulatory landscape presents continually evolving strategic, operational, financial and other risks.

To move forward in this challenging environment, many management teams are turning to advisers like Grant Thornton LLP for broader industry and business perspectives and proven experience to assist them with developing and implementing their risk management programs.

Dynamic organizations embrace risk

Grant Thornton Risk Advisory Services professionals are ready to help you identify and protect key assets while transforming risk into a driver of growth in your organization. Risk-adept management teams effectively:

Predict through deploying advanced analytic tools, technologies and processes to anticipate and address risks before they become problems.
Prepare by embracing broader, deeper, holistic approaches that place risks in a strategic context and empower improved decision making.
Protect by establishing sustainable lines of defense firmly linked to business strategy.
Manage by optimizing the compliance function with people, processes and technologies that incorporate risk management best practices for the industry.
Respond by preparing for the unexpected with finely tuned, frequently tested in-house and external response mechanisms and teams.


Why become a RAS Intern?

RAS Interns will gain exposure to various areas of the practice by participating as an active member on risk consulting and compliance projects and by becoming an integral part of the delivery teams. As a RAS Intern your primary responsibility will be executing high quality RAS projects and services from beginning to end under the supervision of experienced RAS leadership. You will be responsible for efficiently managing your workload to budget and learning how to apply technical skills across our various consulting services. As a RAS Intern you’ll have opportunities to build client relationships by developing a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and deliver value through your insight and quality work. In addition, as a RAS Intern you’ll focus on continuously developing your technical and professional skills to grow and expand your role in the RAS practice. Additional responsibilities may include:

Performing detailed analysis to identify and assess compliance or opportunities for improvement, documenting conclusions, and providing recommendations
Utilizing and continuously learning new technologies to collaborate with team members and enhance service delivery
Utilizing various data collection techniques, selecting appropriate method and prioritization to fit project objectives and deliverables, and applying established analytical models to evaluate data, costs and benefits
Assisting in strategic planning that integrates multiple client organizations including finance, marketing, IT and business operations and supports the organization’s strategy and operational plans
Assisting in project implementations that effectively and efficiently meet business objectives and ensure a return on investment
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality
Support client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, organizing, conducting, directing, and completing RAS projects and services and managing projects to budget
Oversee and perform data and document intensive financial analysis and conduct research and investigative data analysis
Work closely with engagement teams and manage and conduct forensic accounting procedures on multiple engagements concurrently
Assemble, maintain, and finalize working papers with minimal supervision
Work closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development, and business development processes
Assist management with proposals and business development

What are we looking for in an Intern?

Interested candidates should display an affinity for learning and problem-solving skills as well as have the adaptability to work cross-functionally within the RAS practice. Interested candidates should be self-starters and should demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton’s core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, or other areas including Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Operations, International Business, Management Information Systems Computer and Information Systems, or Accounting . Degree requirements may vary by location
Major and overall GPA of 3.2/4.0
Ability to travel 60%-100% as required

Skill Requirements

Strong technical aptitude and problem solving skills
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 (CIA, CFE, PMP, CISA, CPA, etc.)

RAS Interns are exposed to various projects across RAS solutions, allowing the Interns to discover the advisory services most suited to their skills and interests. Interns can expect to work closely with other staff, managers, and partners on all phases of the engagement lifecycle including planning, engagement management, and project wrap up. In addition, Intenrs are expected to actively contribute to RAS’ business growth by identifying business development opportunities, participating in marketing and brand initiatives and assisting with development of Grant Thornton thought leadership.

Grant Thornton LLP provides both local and national training programs related to an individual’s job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.


Grant Thornton LLP offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 039891

Arlington, VA
Arlington, Virginia