Accounting Mentor List

Austin Bailey

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Company: Russell Investments
Industry: Financial Services
Mentor Since: 2021


Job Description

Perform, plan, and lead audits, in accordance with professional standards. Communicate with management, supervisors, and stakeholders before, during, and after engagements. Conduct detailed testing and documentation during each audit, and contribute to departmental processes and discussions.

Company Description

Russell Investments is a leading global investment solutions firm, focused on improving people's financial security. Russell Investments is a leading outsourced CIO (OCIO) partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 85-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $2.8 trillion in assets under advisement (as of December 31, 2020) and $331.5 billion in assets under management (as of June 30, 2021) for clients in 32 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments has offices in 18 cities around the world, including in New York, London, Tokyo, Toronto and Shanghai.

Employment History

Russell Investments: Full-time, June 2021 - Present

Russell Investments: Internship, June 2020- June 2021

Protiviti: Internship, Summer 2019


Masters of Professional Accounting, University of Washington 2021

Bachelors of Arts in Economics, Bachelors of Arts in Humanities (concentration in Business Administration), minor in accounting, Seattle University 2020

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I can speak to transitioning from college to career life, finding jobs that you are interested in, securing those jobs, and professional communication. My objective is to provide students with the opportunity to talk to someone who was in their shoes only a few months ago and what transitions in mindset and learning occur post-graduation. I also deliberately made the choice to go into private accounting rather than the big four, which I am happy to discuss.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

At SU or Capitol Hill depending on Covid risk, or over zoom

Additional Information

I worked closely with Accounting faculty as a TA for two years and am familiar with many departments at SU due to my double major. I am happy to discuss my time at SU as a recent grad. I am also studying for the CPA and can discuss that process as well.