Meet Katrina Dillwith, Risk Consulting senior auditor and Crowe transfer

Crowe Recruiting
| 1/19/2018
Katrina Dillwith
Katrina Dillwith started with Crowe as an Audit intern in our Dallas office in 2013 and joined the firm full-time after earning her masters the following year. When Katrina and her husband decided to move back to their native Oklahoma last year to be closer to family, she thought that meant she would have to leave Crowe behind because she couldn’t perform her Audit responsibilities remotely. However, Katrina found a new role that allowed her the opportunity to stay with Crowe – moving into the Risk Consulting Healthcare practice. Today’s, she an internal auditor working onsite at a healthcare ministry in Tulsa.

Q: Once you decided to relocate, how did Crowe help you continue your career?
A: I mentioned to Vance McCollough (Dallas) my interest in continuing to work for Crowe. There happened to be a position with Risk Consulting Healthcare in Tulsa and he immediately introduced me to Ken Zeko (Dallas). I interviewed for the position and started my new job in Tulsa two weeks later.

Q: How is your new role helping you achieve work/life balance?

A: Being able to continue with Crowe was a huge blessing. I didn’t have to worry or stress about starting over with a new company. I already knew Crowe’s culture and the emphasis on work/life balance we have. I love being closer to family and the mobility of work has allowed me to be more present when I am with my kids and husband. The overall experience I had with Crowe and the willingness of many individuals to go above and beyond to help me pursue and secure my new position in Tulsa made my decision to stay with Crowe an easy one.

Q: What are some of the differences between working in Audit and Risk Consulting?
A: When I was working in Audit, I would stay at one client site for a week or two and then go to the next. In my role with Risk Consulting Healthcare, I have office space at the client and get to interact on a daily basis, building a longer relationship. My work also shifted from looking through financial statements with a team to performing operational and procedural audits independently. Recently, I was assigned to the financial team with the ministry and hope to use my external audit skills as an asset to my team.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: My initial move to Dallas in 2012 was a big decision. My husband was offered a new job opportunity and I had been accepted into graduate school. We had no family and knew only a couple of people in Dallas and it was scary to leave our comfortable life in Oklahoma. However, we knew that if we didn’t take the chance, we would always regret not going. It turned out to be one of the best decisions as I’ve learned so much from my mentors in Crowe’s Dallas office and feel I’ve really been able to grow and develop in my career.