9:00 a.m. You arrive at your client site, a large manufacturing company undergoing some significant organizational changes. After a brief team meeting to review the project objectives, you and a senior accountant who will act as your mentor on this engagement, head to the operations department to meet with management to review the company's risk management programs.
11:00 a.m. It's time to drill down into the heart of this business. It's up to you to carefully review all internal risk management procedures and programs and identify gaps in current internal controls, you ask yourself where is the company vulnerable to risk and what, if anything, are they doing about it?
2:00 p.m. Unsure about the effectiveness of one of the internal controls the company has in place, you consult with your manager. She recommends you log into KWorld, KPMG's knowledge management system, and reference a senior partner's notes from a similar Risk Management engagement and an article on industry best practices. You quickly find the information you need and document your ideas.
6:00 p.m. Time to pack up for the day. You are off to meet some colleagues at a restaurant downtown for a "bon voyage" party for your co-worker who is going on a Global Mobility exchange to Sydney, Australia. You make a note on your Blackberry to check out the other exchange opportunities available - after all you've always wanted to see China…why not try living there?