Senior Consultant, Public Sector Advisory - Internal Audit at Baker Tilly

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:


Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world's leading financial centers - New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 41,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.7 billion.

Please discuss the work location status with your Baker Tilly talent acquisition professional to understand the requirements for an opportunity you are exploring.

Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.

Any unsolicited resumes submitted through our website or to Baker Tilly US, LLP, employee e-mail accounts are considered property of Baker Tilly US, LLP, and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized recruitment agency ("search firm") for Baker Tilly US, LLP, there must be a formal written agreement in place and the agency must be invited, by Baker Tilly's Talent Attraction team, to submit candidates for review via our applicant tracking system.


Do you have experience in the world of servicing our Public Sector and are searching for your next challenge?

Are you interested in joining one of the fastest growing public accounting firms?

If yes, consider joining Baker Tilly LLP (BT) as a Senior Consultant - Public Sector Internal Audit! Our practice recognizes the unique challenges of the public sector providing consulting and internal auditing for various public sector entities, including state, local, and tribal governments as well as public utilities and K-12 schools. Our team includes a diverse array of talent including well versed Project Managers, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Public Accountants, and specialists in other areas (human resources, work force planning, engineering, etc.).

As one of the fastest growing firms in the nation, BT has the ability to offer you upward career trajectory, flexibility in how and where you get your work done and meaningful relationships with clients, teammates and leadership who truly care about you and your development. You will enjoy this role if:

  • You want to continue to expand your work experiences and hone your skills as a comprehensive risk professional in the areas of compliance, enterprise risk management, governance, internal controls, and data analytics

  • You crave the opportunity to be part of a fast growing, entrepreneurial consulting practice where your hard work and creativity will be rewarded

  • You do your best work when you are part of a talented, down-to-earth team that thrives in collaboration and truly enjoys working together

  • You feel valued when you are provided the resources and support to continually sharpen your technical skills and build your career now, for tomorrow

What you will do:

  • Assist public sector entities of all types to operate efficiently.

  • Evaluate financial and operational risks and enhance internal controls and the internal control environment.

  • Review clients' processes and controls against industry frameworks, identifying gaps in design and execution, and communicating issues and recommendations to clients.

  • Provide an independent, objective analysis of the organization's strategy, organizational structure, and operations.

  • Develop tactical approaches to implement changes in strategy, service delivery, technology and/or policy.

Baker Tilly will offer you a variety of experience and the freedom to perform projects, meet clients and prospects that many firms would not at this level of experience. Your colleagues are fun, interesting, driven and have a strong desire to learn more about our business and grow our practice. You will have a defined long-term career path and your Performance Counselor will help guide you in your Baker Tilly career.


  • A Bachelor's degree within business, finance, accounting, or public administration, MBA/MPA desirable but not a requirement.

  • CPA or CIA certifications preferred.

  • 2+ year(s) experience with risk advisory, internal/external audit, business process reengineering, and/or internal controls

  • Knowledge of public sector operations broadly, specific knowledge or experience in a public sector setting - state or local government, public utility, and K-12 schools.

  • Demonstrated management, analytical, organization, interpersonal, communication skills, and highly developed Microsoft Suite skills (Word, Excel) required.

  • Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning in order to stay current regarding applicable strategies, see the "big picture" as well as the details, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment, and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties.

Additional Information

For California, Colorado, New York and Washington: the compensation range for this role is $78,840 to $167,130/annually. Actual compensation is influenced by a variety of factors including but not limited to skills, experience, qualifications, and geographic location.


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