Audit and Assurance Interns

Grant ThorntonPhiladelphia, PA

3 months ago


Job Title

Audit IT Assurance Intern - Summer 2024

Job Location

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Job Overview

As an IT Audit Assurance Intern at Grant Thornton, you will be responsible for delivering a full range of IT audit services to our clients. This includes testing and assessment of information systems control review engagements in support of financial statement audits. You will work alongside Partners, Managers, and Senior Executives as a member of the engagement team.


The compensation for this position will be discussed during the interview process.


  • Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.
  • Maintain professionalism and rapport with the client. Proactively interact with key client management to manage expectations, help ensure client satisfaction, meet client deadlines, and resolve any problems.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of assigned client operations, processes, and business objectives, and then utilize that knowledge on assigned engagements.
  • Participate in recruiting efforts as needed.
  • Meet or exceed IT Assurance metrics (e.g. - billable hours, CPE, time delinquencies, etc).
  • Participate in other business development activities as appropriate.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


  • Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS, or related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
  • Desire to pursue CPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA, or CISM license/certification.
  • Some related work experience in public accounting or equivalent delivering controls-based services, auditing Information Technology General Controls (ITGC's) in support of financial statement audits to cross-industry clients and technologies. An understanding of generally accepted practices for testing Key Reports, and Application Controls is a plus.
  • Information Security experience or information security training is required.
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills.
  • Strong technical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective project and time management skills for handling multiple priorities and simultaneous projects.
  • Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job, and self-directed training.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications.
  • Ability to travel on short notice and work additional hours as necessary.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Accounting66%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations11%

  • Economics4%

  • Business Commerce3%

  • Management Science2%

  • 169 other majors11%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Grant Thornton
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Philadelphia, PA | $3,803/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,742

  • Miscellaneous$942

  • Food$497

  • Transportation$314

  • Utilities$308


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