Crowe’s Risk Consulting Practice is one of the firm’s five business units. Risk is aligned by competency centers including Internal Audit, Regulatory Compliance, IT Audit, and Security & Privacy.
As an IT Audit and Technology Risk Consulting Intern, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Crowe’s clients to help ensure that information systems are secure and in compliance with the many laws and regulations that all companies are faced with today. The IT Audit and Information Security fields are rapidly growing and offer abundant career opportunities. In order to respond to these fast paced and dynamic market needs, Crowe offers its client’s cutting edge solutions/services, which you will help develop, maintain and deliver during your internship experience.
As an IT Audit and Technology Risk Consulting Intern, your daily responsibilities throughout your internship will vary depending on clients needs, but some examples of typical intern responsibilities are:
Working on projects that create high quality deliverables that exceed client expectations
Assist in maintaining strong client relationships
Working on IT Audit/Consulting engagements for clients across different industries, sizes, technology and complexity. Getting the opportunity to work with multi national organizations and to do work nationally and internationally.
Preparing workpapers and IT Audit/Consulting reports
Communicating risks, issues and status of projects
Learning how to consult with clients to understand and address their needs in service offerings such as:
IT General Controls (ITGC) and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX 404) – Helping companies ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires an understanding of how the financial reporting process works, and being able to identify the areas where technology plays a critical part in financial reporting.
Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports (Formerly known as SAS 70 Reports)
External Financial Audits – Assessing companies’ IT general computer controls and application controls relative to financial data
Application Security Assessments – Helping companies assess the ability of their systems to resist attacks by hackers or malicious employees
Learning to perform various IT risk assessments and regulatory IT compliance engagements
Understanding and learning technical issues relative to client systems and networks
Learning to conduct specialized consulting such as Business Continuity, Risk Mitigation Implementation, Vendor Management and IT Governance.
Deepening technical skills across a variety of information systems (i.e. Linux/Unix, Windows, ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc.)
Gaining experience in a variety of industries and learning about regulations that impact today’s organizations
Learning how to consult in emerging areas such as Cloud Computing, Data Protection, Mobile Devices, Social Media, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) and other emerging technology areas
Intern applicants should meet the following qualifications:
Outstanding academic performance in one or more of the following preferred majors/minors or similar background:
Information Systems Auditing and Control
Information Technology or Security
Management/Computer Information Systems/Engineering
Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
Ability to sit for the CPA exam is an added plus
Familiarity with the following technologies and concepts is preferred, but not required:
Understanding of basic accounting concepts
Understanding of basic networks and web technology concepts
Understanding of basic information security concepts
Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) basics
Minimum Major & Cumulative GPA of 3.0 required. Minimum Major & Cumulative GPA of 3.2 preferred
Analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
Involvement in extracurricular and leadership activities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Professional writing skills
Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently or in a team environment
Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments
Desire to pursue CPA, CISA, CISSP, or related industry certifications
Willingness to travel 60% annually
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