Government Risk Accounting Consultant

Risk Consulting

Company Overview

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” 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. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm 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, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

Position Summary

This Senior Staff position provides the opportunity for an individual to be involved in a variety of projects, such as accounting consulting, business process reviews, client training, compliance examinations, internal audits, performance audits, risk assessments, subrecipient monitoring, etc. The individual filling this role may also be involved in performing financial statement audits.  This position will serve as an experienced member of the team and will work directly with clients in the field, while providing guidance to staff.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Help develop engagement plans and workpaper templates (in coordination with manager).
  • Execute audit tests (internal control and substantive) using approved audit plans and standardized audit workpaper templates.
  • Review workpapers completed by staff prior to submission to manager.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to staff resources in executing the work plan and/or audit testing.
  • Help troubleshoot potential exceptions (i.e., obtain additional documentation/clarification to support/refute potential exceptions noted during field work testing).
  • Develop client deliverables.
  • Draft recommendations for various engagements (e.g., audit finding recommendations, business process improvements, corrective action plans, etc.).
  • Work under the direct supervision and guidance of a Manager.
  • Support business development activities.
  • Handle other duties assigned by employer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from accredited college/university.
  • 2 to 5 years accounting, auditing and/or consulting experience.
  • Knowledge of GAAP, GASB, GAGAS preferred.
  • Experience performing State of Illinois audits and/or GAAP Package preparation preferred.
  • CPA eligible. CPA license preferred.
  • Willingness to travel 60% or more annually.


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