Protiviti Inc. at a Glance


  • "The client services aspect."
  • "Culture, people, vacation time."
  • "The flexibility with work hours and travel expectations, and having a young culture."
  • "People development, especially in the first 5 to 10 years out of school."


  • "Unclear promotion path, hours, management."
  • "Lack of prestige, dull work."
  • "Fighting for brand recognition in a competitive market."
  • "Lack of resources."

The Buzz

  • "Doing a great job."
  • "Aggressive, but limited capabilities and scale."
  • "Value, limited breadth."
  • "Tools for auditors."

About Protiviti Inc.

A rose by any other name

Protiviti is a global consulting firm whose name is a combination of the words "professionalism," "proactivity," "independence" and "integrity." Founded as a subsidiary of Robert Half International in 2002, in the days leading up to the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the firm started out with more than 700 professionals from Arthur Andersen's U.S. internal audit and business risk consulting practices. Today, with more than 2,900 professionals operating out of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, the firm serves clients in a broad swath of industries, including consumer products/retail, energy, financial services, government, healthcare and life sciences, industrial products/manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, private equity, and technology, media and communications.

After its founding, the firm expanded at a rapid pace, growing to the globe-spanning organization it is today. Its experts, specializing in risk and advisory services, help clients by providing the necessary business process and technology skills to address challenges related to finance, operations, technology, governance, risk and internal audit. Protiviti's internal audit expertise spans a variety of areas, including internal audit activities on a fully outsourced basis and working with existing internal audit functions to supplement teams lacking adequate staff or skills.

Over the years, the firm has served more than 40 percent of the companies on the FORTUNE 1000® and FORTUNE Global 500®.


Spread the Protiviti word

As one of the world's largest independent internal audit and risk consulting firms, Protiviti has a thing or two to say about its areas of expertise. The firm regularly participates in and sponsors a variety of industry conferences and tradeshows in order to share risk management strategies. The firm also hosts webinars and local events to provide insight into a variety of business issues. Protiviti's subject-matter experts frequently contribute articles to trade publications and speak at conferences, as well.

For the bookworms, Protiviti's online library provides complimentary access to its thought leadership, including survey reports, white papers, resource guides, regulatory updates,  newsletters, case studies, videos, webinars  and blog. Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader, a subscription-based website, offers additional tools, templates and resources, such as best practices, white papers and methodologies. 

Additionally, Protiviti has a mobile app called Protiviti Mobiliti ( that delivers its experts' latest perspectives and insightful thinking about governance, risk, compliance and internal audit directly to users' mobile devices. App users can also find Protiviti events and speaking engagements (some offering CPE credit) in their geographic areas through built-in location services. Job seekers can learn about Protiviti careers and search open positions for both recent graduates and experienced professionals. Job listings can be sorted by type, title or location.



August 2014 

Doing Well by Doing Good

Protiviti has a track record of a strong commitment to volunteerism and community service. The firm has extended this commitment in creating the Intern Day of Service, which will continue as part of its summer internship program in the future. Incorporating interns in Protiviti's community initiatives helps them to better understand the firm's fundamental values and culture while giving back to the community. In July, nearly 500 Protiviti interns, employees and clients participated in its first Intern Day of Service. Twenty-five U.S. offices took part in this event that contributed more than 1,300 hours in support of local nonprofit organizations.


July 2014 

A Formidable Player

Protiviti has been ranked among the top five firms in the Kennedy Vanguard™ of Financial Services Risk Consulting Providers by Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory. According to their Risk Consulting in Financial Services report1 Protiviti is a "formidable player in the risk space," and rated as Very Strong - the highest rating - in multiple topical areas.  The report ranks consulting firms based on the quality of the services provided and the experience of employees.

[1] Source: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory; Risk Consulting in Financial Services (c) 2014 Kennedy Information, LLC. 


By August, the event was selected by Consulting magazine to receive one of its inaugural Excellence in Social & Community Investment awards:


Around the World Ten Times

Protiviti has produced insightful thought leadership materials since its inception. Recently that tradition has continued with the release of several survey reports including Executive Perspectives on Top Risks (in partnership with North Carolina State University); the Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey; and its IT Priorities Survey. In July, a milestone was reached with the release of the 10th anniversary edition of Internal Audit Around the World at the Institute of Internal Auditors' annual international conference in London, of which Protiviti was also a sponsor. 


April 2014 

They've done it again

Protiviti was named one of 2014's 25 "Best Places to Work for Recent Grads" by Experience, Inc. Marking the firm's third appearance on this list, Protiviti was recognized for the outstanding opportunities that it offers entry-level candidates, including career growth, organizational culture and benefits.


January 2014 

Out of the Mouths of Clients

One of Protiviti's clients in its growing health care practice is Universal American, a Texas-based health benefits company. The client has been so pleased with the services Protiviti provides that they got in front of a camera and said so. Check out this testimonial video, which Protiviti calls 'Proven Delivery':


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Protiviti Inc.

2884 Sand Hill Rd.
Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 234-6000
Fax: (650) 234-6998


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: RHI
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • President & CEO: Joseph A. Tarantino
  • 2014 Employees: 2,900

  • Employment Contact
    Visit Protiviti's careers page

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Business Performance Improvement
    IT Consulting
    Internal Audit and Financial Advisory
    Restructuring and Litigation
    Risk and Compliance
    Transaction Services

Major Office Locations

  • Menlo Park, CA
  • A network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries.

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