Business Risk Services, Attest Services, Senior Associate

Grant Thornton - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1/30/2018 4:18:35 PM

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Controls Advisory IT Senior Associate, Business Risk Services


Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, and transform value today so that our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Grant Thornton’s 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. The Business Risk Services (BRS) practice includes Risk Advisory Services, Forensic Advisory Services and Data Analytics.

IT Audit Senior Associates are responsible for delivering a full range of IT audit services to our clients, as well as all phases of assigned projects and engagement management for multiple clients. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for planning, direction and completion of information systems audits and business process control review engagements. This includes the development and supervision of assigned audit staff, and assisting in client management and related practice development activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with organizations to identify and manage IT risks within their strategy execution model
Assist clients in applying key frameworks including COBIT, NIST & ISO
Developing IT components with enterprise risk management programs
Leading IT risk assessments ranging from internal audits, system implementations and specialized IT areas (security, basis, access provisioning, etc.)
Executing IT audits and IT SOX
Dynamic & creative individual with ability to adapt to different environments and responsibilities
Execute assigned client engagements from start to completion, which includes the overall planning, execution, direction and completion of information systems audits and/or business process control reviews, and managing the engagements to budget.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of assigned client operations, processes and business objectives, and then utilize that knowledge on assigned engagements.
Supervise, train and mentor assigned audit associates and interns on audit and review process engagements, and assess the performance of the staff for their engagement reviews.
Evaluate and test client-related business processes and business controls, and identify areas of risk for each.
Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.
Work with assigned audit and assurance team members and client personnel, to plan engagement strategy, define objectives and address technology-related controls risks and issues.
Work with management consulting teams to implement applicable controls in new systems deployment.
Perform general computer and application controls reviews.
Participate in the development and implementation of Business Recovery and Continuity Plans.
Perform related security and penetration studies.
Participate in internal auditing outsourcing and co-sourcing arrangements for clients where applicable.
Maintain a good working relationship with assigned clients to enhance customer satisfaction, and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform applicable BAS services.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
Assist Grant Thornton partners and senior management on all applicable proposals and business development calls.
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Information Technology related field is required.
2-6 years of related work experience in IT audit within a similar consulting practice, a Big 4 firm or large CPA firm, servicing cross-industry clients at a national level, is required.
Security experience or security training, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 work experience, is required.
Other areas of expertise needed should include some of the following: access control software, security architecture and administration, Internet use/firewalls, network security awareness and enforcement, security policies and standards, and operating systems (Windows NT/2000, UNIX, AS400, Novell).
Ability to supervise staff and lead projects successfully is expected.
Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships, is expected.
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment is required.
Strong leadership, training and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
Excellent computer software skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, is expected.
CPA, CISA, CISSP, or CISM license/certification.
Specialized expertise such as SAP, Oracle, etc. a plus
Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required, is expected.
Additional Information:
Travel in this position can go as high as 60%


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Requisition ID: 037848

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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