Protiviti has a proclivity to shield companies from risky activity. The company provides independent internal auditing and risk consulting services to a variety of corporate clients. Protiviti helps customers identify and manage operational and technology-related risks. Its consultants specialize in a number of areas, including manufacturing and energy and utilities. Most of the company's professionals are veterans of major accounting firms. Protiviti operates mainly in the US; it also does business elsewhere in the Americas, and in the Asia/Pacific region, Europe, and the Middle East. A subsidiary of staffing giant Robert Half International, Protiviti maintains more than 60 offices in 15 countries.
Protiviti has expanded by enhancing its services, opening new offices, and by acquisitions. In response to the recession, the firm launched a dedicated team of consultants specializing in cross-industry disciplines to better cater to companies more closely affected by the economic downturn.
Protiviti was formed in 2002 when Robert Half International hired about 760 professionals who had worked in the internal audit and business and technology risk consulting practice of Arthur Andersen. The Protiviti name comes from a combination of the words "professionalism" and "proactivity." – less