Controls Advisory Manager - Business Risk Services

Grant Thornton - San Jose, California
8/7/2017 2:19:07 PM
036849




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Business Risk Services – Controls Advisory Manager

Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.

Business risk services protects value. Our Business Risk Services (BRS) practice includes Risk Advisory Services, Forensic Advisory Services and Data Analytics.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Business Risk Services Controls Advisory Manager is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing internal audits, business process control reviews, activities related to Sarbanes-Oxley 404 internal control projects; and developing and managing staff. The BRS Manager works closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development, and business development. The BRS Manager is responsible for an assigned group of clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management

Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership material

Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Understand and manage firm risk on audits and proposals.
Review operational and financial processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process as well as the risks associated with Sarbanes-Oxley as it pertains to internal controls.
Work closely with clients and staff to develop client and project risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business process optimization, profit improvement, internal control, and compliance.
Work with audit and assurance teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address controls risks.
Manage the evaluation and testing of business processes and business controls and identification of areas of risk.
Lead SOX engagements
Manage internal auditing outsourcing and co-sourcing engagements for clients.
Think strategically about practice enhancements and be able to embrace and manage change.

Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work

Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)

Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and perform services

Work closely with Grant Thornton managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues

Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives portraying knowledge and confidence

Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews

Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered

Interview campus and/or experienced candidates

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
6 to 10 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.
CPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA or CISM license/certification.
Experience performing financial and operational internal audits, as well as business process control reviews.
Strong experience in staff and audit management in an integrated client service team.
Ability to manage and develop staff in a highly interactive team environment.
Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.

Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced interactive, results-based team environment.

Strong leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required.
Good familiarity with the IIA’s Standards
Practice development experience.

Additional Information:
Travel 40%

BENEFITS:

Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit http://www.gt.com/.

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

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Requisition ID: 036849

San Jose, CA
San Jose, California






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