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Summer 2025 Business Advisory Services Intern - Chicago

Founded in 1952, RubinBrown LLP is one of the nation’s leading accounting and professional consulting firms. The RubinBrown name and reputation are synonymous with experience, integrity and value. RubinBrown redefines the full-service experience by combining technical and industry expertise with a commitment to personal and high-level relationships.


General Description

The Business Advisory Services (BAS) division of RubinBrown LLP provides strategic guidance to clients across many industries and business units. This unit helps businesses improve processes, comply with regulations, embed risk management programs, strengthen information technology support, and ultimately achieve their financial goals. Team members with the Business Advisory Services team are dynamic, well rounded, creative, and independent thinkers who have a strategic mindset.


As part of this team you will focus on one or more of the following service areas:

  • Risk Services (RS)
  • Information Technology Risk Services (ITRS)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Litigation Support (LS)
  • Valuation Services (VS)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Business Process Improvement (BPI)


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The RubinBrown culture enables and encourages high performing individuals to work together as one firm. Teamwork within the firm makes all members approachable and responsive, promoting a sense of belonging. Our culture inspires all of us to grow through our shared experiences in an entrepreneurial, open, caring and family environment. Ideal candidates for this role will be motivated to work with others to provide excellent service to clients, ensuring they are totally satisfied with the experience of working with RubinBrown.


Major Responsibilities

Exact job responsibilities will vary depending on service area, engagement, and business needs. Regardless of service area, you will:

  • Communicate professionally, productively, and efficiently with team members and clients.
  • Work independently under the guidance of other team members.
  • Manage time effectively, organizing work across multiple assignments.
  • Apply critical thinking/problem solving skills and technical/functional expertise to work.
  • Learn to prepare high quality deliverables for clients according to firm standards.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office applications and Adobe to complete work.
  • Demonstrate a dedication to professional ethics at all times.


Depending on the service area, you may perform work in:

  • Risk Services (RS)
    • Client risk assessments, creating process flow diagrams, and identifying, documenting, and testing controls and control weaknesses in connection with Agreed-upon procedures, internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other regulatory compliance, and Systems and Organizations Controls (SOC) examinations.
  • Information Technology Risk Services (ITRS)
    • Similar types of projects noted for Risk Services, but with a focus on IT systems and applications.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    • Buy and sell-side financial due diligence, analysis of financial data to understand client’s key accounting policies, identify potential risk and liabilities, as well as other transaction advisory services.
  • Litigation Support (LS)
    • Bankruptcy consulting, forensic accounting, economic damage calculations, and other litigation support services.
  • Valuation Services (VS)
    • Valuation services for financial reporting purposes, tax planning and compliance, transaction advisory, litigation disputes, and bankruptcy.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • Consulting engagements to assist clients in technology planning, selection of  software/vendors, implementation of selected software, and navigating corporate changes like business expansion, mergers, or acquisitions.
  • Business Process Improvement (BPI)
    • Consulting engagements to assist clients in process redesign to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and increase performance, as well as change management and implementation of automation.


Preferred Experience/Background/Skills

  • Enrollment in or completion of a degree that aligns with a service area:
    • Risk Services (RS): Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Accounting
    • Information Technology Risk Services (ITRS): Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related degree
    • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Litigation Support (LS), and Valuation Services (VS): Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Accounting, or Finance with at least a minor in Accounting
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Process Improvement (BPI): Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Supply Chain Management
  • Coursework or minor in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Technology, Management, Consulting, and/or Supply Chain Management in connection with a major noted above.
  • Plans to pursue professional licensure/certification, such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CFA, PMP, or Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Knowledge of technical accounting and financial reporting standards; knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (not applicable to ITRS/ERP/BPI interns)
  • Ability to learn new technology/applications and experience with Visio, Alteryx, IDEA, and/or ACL is beneficial.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership potential
  • Dedication to meeting client needs
  • Ability to travel domestically to client sites, as needed.


Working Conditions

  • This is an in-person/hybrid position.
  • The typical schedule is 40 or more hours per week for the duration of the internship. Reduced hours are arranged on a case-by-case basis.
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, with a commitment to flexibility and work-life balance. The working schedule for this position will be discussed and finalized with candidates upon successful hiring.


One Firm

To foster a highly respected, inclusive culture that helps foster and promote an environment that is diverse and equitable for all team members and the firm to achieve growth and deepened expertise. RubinBrown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.


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