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Senior Consultant, Construction and Risk

Company: Baker Tilly US, LLP
Location: Madison
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Overview: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 148 territories, with 38,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.3 billion.
Many of Baker Tilly's roles have the opportunity to work remotely. Please discuss with your 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.Responsibilities:Baker Tilly is looking for a Senior Consultant to join our Construction/Risk Team in our Real Estate Advisory Services Group!
Baker Tilly is seeking a construction risk senior consultant with relevant construction and operational experience to support our construction risk practice. The position will be directly responsible for utilizing a risk-based approach to plan, scope and execute construction risk engagements like construction contract audits and controls assessments. Construction audits will be covering the project lifecycle from design through closeout, and involve activities such as procurement, contracting, safety, administration, compliance, contractor management, cost management, and scheduling. In addition to providing assurance around contractor cost and billings compliance, this position will also provide comprehensive recommendations and work with management to implement change. This is a hybrid role located in either our Houston, TX, Madison, WI, or Milwaukee, WI office.

  • Utilize a risk-based approach to independently evaluate, plan, perform, summarize, and communicate assigned risk assessments and audit activities
  • Perform periodic onsite risk assessments and assurance reviews over the physical construction, compliance with organizational policies and procedures, and the effectiveness of controls
  • Perform front-end construction bid package, proposal, and contract reviews
  • Evaluate and recommend opportunities for cost saving and process improvement
  • Respond to and support management requests regarding internal control assessments, process and procedure evaluations, special investigations, and internal control education
  • Utilize data analysis techniques and audit software to evaluate and monitor financial and operational risks
  • Prepare and provide written and oral reports, communications and/or presentations to management presenting observations and recommendations for internal control improvement and facilitating management action plans
    • Qualifications:Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:
      • Comprehensive understanding of construction delivery methods, procurement, contracting, and management processes
      • Comprehensive understanding of contract types, incentivization strategies, labor rate and cost buildup techniques, and equipment pricing
      • Knowledge of field construction, materials and methods, industry standards and best practices
      • Intensely curious, solution-oriented individual who wants to know the what, where, when, how, and (most importantly) why processes work the way they do
      • Can easily adapt between working independently, collaboratively on a team, and with various stakeholders including outsourced audit teams located in different locations
      • Ability to communicate extremely well in verbal and written form. This applies to interacting with stakeholders and Internal Audit teams.
      • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, manage and coordinate multiple project assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, accepting ownership and accountability of the process and delivering on commitments.
      • Well versed in MS Excel and WORD for analysis, reporting, and data management
      • A Bachelor s degree in accounting, finance, construction management, engineering, or a related field
      • CPA, CA, CIA, CCA, CCP, PMP, CFE, or other relevant certifications, or desire to obtain.
      • Minimum of two (2) years of progressive related consulting, analytical or auditing experience preferred
      • Ability to provide exceptional client service, demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, display appropriate ethical knowledge and commitment and exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to quality and the timely completion of duties

Keywords: Baker Tilly US, LLP, Madison , Senior Consultant, Construction and Risk, Professions , Madison, Wisconsin

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