We take seriously the idea that we are a professional services organization. Part of this phrase is the word “professional”, and without a doubt Clark Schaefer Consulting employees are professional in all that they do. But at our Firm, the word “service” is a critical component in understanding our philosophy of consulting and in appreciating the type of people we attract to become part of our organization. Clients call upon our Firm to help them for three main reasons.
They either don’t have enough:
- Expertise to get the project done.
As a Clark Schaefer consultant, our obligation is to come alongside our clients and serve in whatever capacity is required to meet the needs of the project. We highly regard our client’s skills and talents. Appreciating those abilities, our consultants seek to complement your organization’s strengths. We do not believe “one size fits all” when it comes to a project. We recognize the difference in skills required for effectively reviewing a BCP/DRP vs. auditing accounts payable; reconciling accounting data vs. assessing risk, etc. What’s more, we are generally able to accommodate those differences from among our own local staff.
Believing that our clients are not interested in training consultants to perform specific project tasks, we recruit individuals who have a minimum of two years experience with an average ranging around eight depending upon the service provided. We think it’s important to have 3rd party verification of our staffs’ expertise and based upon a particular service area; relevant professional designations they may carry include:
- CPA – Certified Public Accountant
- CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
- CIA – Certified Internal Auditor
- CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
- CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- CITP – Certified Information Technology Professional
- PMP – Project Management Professional
Our people leave good jobs to join us. Most have worked in national accounting or consulting firms, many have worked in large publicly traded organizations, and all have industry and technical expertise before they join our team. For your project, we will strive to align proper skill sets with the right experience to help ensure that your engagement is a success.