Summer 2020 Internship - Global Forensics & Litigation Services


Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly, and its affiliated entities, have operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 145 territories, with 34,700 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.6 billion. Visit or join the conversation on LinkedIn , Facebook and Twitter .

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The Intern position performs routine accounting/financial, research and clerical work in support of ongoing client files and business development planning. This work is generally at the direction of a senior office personnel and may range from simple data entry to more complex financial analysis, as required. The ideal candidate would have intellectual curiosity, ability to spot the unusual and tenacity to discover the cause, willingness to look at detail without missing or losing the 'big picture', readiness to accept that everything one does will be challenged, and confidence to handle confrontation, pressure and deadlines.

As a member of the Global Forensics and Litigation Services (GFLS) Internship Program you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn and execute meaningful work engagements that have an impact on the business
  • Collaborate with experienced Staff, Seniors, Managers and Partners with specialized experience and technical knowledge across numerous industries and services
  • Learn what work and life as a business consultant is like
  • Learn directly from our staff about the culture of Baker Tilly
  • The ability to meet Baker Tilly employees from partner to staff
  • Assist with designing financial models to include discounted cash flow, market multiple and intangible asset analyses
  • Assist with conducting and performing forensic financial analysis, building financial models, maintaining documents produced in litigation, summarizing depositions and writing Expert Reports
  • Research and analyze factors affecting valuations and prepare cash flow forecasts and financial models
  • Preform quality control review of analyses and assist with document review
  • Demonstrates the ability to carry out basic relevant research (internet-based and site visits) proficiently
  • Demonstrates strong competency in MS Office (Excel, Word), able to perform advanced functions in Excel
  • Demonstrates consistent development of technical skills, accuracy, timelines, and thoroughness in completing work assignments
  • Searches for origin of entries and unrecorded transactions; reviews and verifies source documents
  • Demonstrates the ability to anticipate the next steps in a project, and suggest methods and solutions to supervisory personnel
  • Work with other staff providing valuation, financial advisory, litigation support and investigative services
  • Analyzes client documents; understands the flow of information/ documentation; summarizes relevant information
  • Analyzes and calculates percentage of sales/revenue and expense relationships and ratio analyses
  • Reviews own work and co-workers' correspondence and work product for errors
  • Attends professional organizations, client functions, events, lunches, industry functions, presentations, and seminars as directed
  • Carry out the quantification of claims on behalf of Insurers, Loss Adjusters, Lawyers and others
  • Analyze data and financial / non-financial information and apply a forensic approach to the work
  • Prepare clear, concise reports which can be understood by non-accountants
  • Be flexible and responsive to client needs, in particular being available for meetings at times and places stipulated by the client. This can involve working long days and tight deadlines


Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:

• Be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2019/2020 school year in Finance, Accounting, or a relevant degree
• Availability to begin full-time employment in the summer of 2021
• Outstanding academic performance with a minimum overall GPA of a 3.0 required with at least a 3.2 GPA preferred
• Relevant internship, work experience and/or involvement with a professional organization
• The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries
• Excellent written/verbal communication and collaboration skills
• Superb problem solving skills and the ability to navigate an ambiguous and ever-changing work environment
• Ability to multi task and manage competing priorities with excellent time management skills
• Be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship as a full-time employee
• Be available to travel as needed for client projects

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