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Risk Advisory Staff Associate (Gov't & Public Sector)

Company: Cherry Bekaert Advisory, LLC
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Cherry Bekaert LLP is a place to learn, a place to grow, and a place to stay. We are a full-service public accounting and consulting firm with offerings in offices throughout the Southeast and into the Southwest. With growing industry expertise, a strong support system, and our team's shared values, we encourage you to choose the path that best suits you because at Cherry Bekaert, your career is about you. Join the Firm that recognizes the power of the individual.
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We believe in and promote an environment where our people are excited and engaged to contribute their best. Cherry Bekaert strives to exhibit a culture of inclusiveness and diversity in our offices by involving all of our people and their unique, individual perspectives in our business. We want all of our employees to feel a sense of belonging by welcoming and appreciating the uniqueness that each individual brings to the firm.
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The Government and Public Sector (GPS) team at Cherry Bekaert is growing and we are looking for talented individuals to be a part of it. Apply to join our team as a Risk Advisory Staff Associate within our State and Local practice. As a member of the GPS team, you will help clients protect and enhance the value of their organizations by leveraging their system of internal controls to enable growth, manage risk, and define sustainable operations.
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What your day(s) look like:
We support the performance of risk and accounting consulting engagements by delivering solutions over operational and regulatory compliance risks, supporting our clients in the areas of internal audit, internal control assessment, risk assessment, -risk data and digitization, and technical accounting consulting. - A significant portion of the work performed centers in and around internal controls and the application of controls to effectively manage operational risk, regulatory risk, fraud risk and risk over financial reporting.
As a Staff, you will be responsible for performing specific engagement activities under the supervision of a more senior team member, participate in discussions with clients, and assist with drafting deliverables.
Types of projects you can expect:


  • Internal audits for a broad range of clients; primarily focused on those within the public sector at the state and local level
  • Internal controls testing
  • Internal control maturity assessments
  • Risk Assessments
  • Grant Compliance
  • Regulatory compliance assessments
  • Risk data analytics and controls automation
  • Investigative/internal review assistance (not to include litigation/expert witness services)

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    What we are looking for in this role:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant business discipline
    • Minimum 1+ years of experience within a public accounting firm or public sector environment (local, state or federal) performing internal audit, consulting or risk services
    • Knowledge of internal accounting controls, professional standards and regulations and related systems
    • Prior experience with audit, accounting, and/or consulting standards (IIA, AICPA, GAS including Yellow Book/Green Book)
    • Prior experience with internal controls including flowcharts, documentation and testing of controls
    • Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
    • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
    • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments
    • Ability to travel 15% of the time (pending prevailing public health guidelines)

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      Additional, preferred qualifications:

      • Willingness to pursue relevant professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CFA, CCSA, CRMA and/or CGAP
      • Ability to understand and apply standards across a variety of engagements
      • Ability to utilize Microsoft office including pivot tables, access database and related add-ins
      • Working knowledge of data analytics software such as Tableau, PowerBI, Python, Alteryx or similar technologies

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        What we offer you:

        • Our shared values that foster inclusion and belonging including uncompromising integrity, collaboration, trust,---and mutual respect. -
        • The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you. -
        • A collaborative environment focused on enabling you to further your career growth and continuous professional development. -
        • Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing. -
        • Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work. -
        • Opportunities to connect and learn from professionals from different backgrounds and with different cultures. -


          About Cherry Bekaert
          Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. "Cherry Bekaert" is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit -.
          Cherry Bekaert cares about its people. -We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality which includes medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection. -
          For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://www.cbh.com/careers/coloradostaff/
          Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. - -
          Candidates must demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. -Cherry Bekaert will not provide -work -sponsorship for this position. -
          Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC are members of Allinial Global, an accountancy and business advisory global association. Visit us at - -and follow us on -, -, -, -and .
          - 2022 Cherry Bekaert. All Rights Reserved.
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