Controls Advisory

Balancing control and efficiency for optimized results.

We apply our process, risk, and control expertise to help organizations design, implement, and operate controls programs that are fit-for-purpose, right-sized, and support the needs of internal and external stakeholders, all while striking the right balance between efficiency and control.  We speak the language of controls which our experts help organizations translate to meet their specific context and objectives.

We help you identify risk, design and implement controls, and provide control testing and validation services over core processes, systems, initiatives and transformation programs - no matter your industry, business model, or location.

Strike the right balance between efficiency and control

Our Controls Advisory Services

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Control Strategy & Program Management

Design and implement customised control strategies that adapt to your business landscape and provide appropriate governance.

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Control Automation & Optimization

Modernize and transform your control environment leveraging AI and automated technologies to assess and report on control effectiveness.

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Control Design & Implementation

We perform risk assessments, identify control gaps, provide recommendations, support remediation and validation efforts and support communications with regulators and external auditors.

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Control Remediation

Mitigate risk by understanding root causes, performing lookbacks, execute a control remediation strategy, and provide testing to validate remediation.

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Control Testing

We leverage the emerging technologies, including our proprietary control testing automation solution and testing-as-a-service capabilities, to efficiently test controls and focus resources in high value areas.


Optimize controls and improve performance

Our Approach

We bring insights into how internal controls and processes can be established and optimized. We bring insight and foresight to projects in evaluating changes contemplated by an organization and by being a proactive part of the overall risk management activity associated with execution of strategy, major projects, and core operations. This not only leads to an efficient audit approach but also provides assurance that the controls over these risks are effectively managed, considerate of internal and external drivers, and appropriately balanced with the need to get things done.

Optimize controls and improve performance

Key Partners


Brad Rachmiel
Brad is the Chicago Market and Central Region leader of Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice. He is also the Central Region lead for our Public Company Transformation practice. Brad brings 25 years of experience in public accounting, internal audit ...
Noah Kessler
Noah is a Managing Director in the IT Internal Audit practice of Protiviti’s New York Metro Office and serves as Protiviti’s NY Market Technology Sector Leader. Noah focuses on leading technology audits, IT regulatory compliance, IT SOX, and outsourced arrangements ...
Terry Hartzog
Terry is a Managing Director with more than 20 years of experience starting, transforming, and running internal audit projects and functions. His career has primarily been focused upon traditional financial and operational audits, but he also has considerable experience ...