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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Joining McGladrey’s Consulting Practice

Written by, Jessica Lyons – Senior Associate, Risk Advisory Services
in Baltimore, MD.

In 2007, as a college senior with an accounting degree I found it difficult to choose between audit and tax, or either of them. After voicing this, I learned about McGladrey’s Consulting Services group and their effort to hire associates and teach them how to become effective consultants early in their careers. Immediately, I knew this was for me. As a member of Consulting, I have been able to gain valuable experience in a variety of service lines and have actively participated in all areas of an engagement. My clients and responsibilities have ranged from assisting in the valuation of a large regional dealership with our Business Valuations group to acting as a liaison between a $300 million global technology company and external big four auditor to improve operations of multiple audits with our Financial Advisory Services (FAS) team.

Approximately two years after joining McGladrey and having the opportunity to participate in and experience a handful of service lines, I was able to select a group to permanently work with and begin to hone my skills and expertise. I chose Risk Advisory Services (RAS) because the learning opportunities are endless. The services RAS provides range from Internal Audit engagements to SOX Compliance projects to Anti-Fraud Consulting. As a senior associate, I am constantly working with client personnel to become an expert in the inner operations of companies of differing sizes and in a variety of industries.

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