Business Risk Services - Attest IT Audit Director

Grant Thornton 2/8/2019 8:40:44 AM
JOB ID: 042938 Specialty:
Dallas, Texas

   

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Business Risk Services – Attest Services IT Audit Director

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 (BRS) Attest Services Director 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 engagements related to Service Organization Controls (SOC) readiness reviews and audits; and developing and managing staff. The BRS Attest Services Senior Manager works closely with partners, managers and staff on client management, practice development, and business development. The BRS Attest Services Senior Manager is responsible for an assigned group of clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, conduct and manage SOC readiness assessments, assessing the design of controls, assess the fair representation of controls, testing of controls as of a point in time and over a period of time and report writing/development.
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.
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

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
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 in public accounting or equivalent delivering and managing related audit services with experience in a medium- to large-sized public accounting firm.
Mastered the processes of preparing engagement working papers, and is able to teach others.
Experience performing financial, operational, and system 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.
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.
Leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Computer expertise including knowledge of audit-preparation software and an understanding of the impact of technology.
Audit, internal audit, IT audit, security experience or SOC1 and SOC2 experience.
Practice development experience.
Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.

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: 042938

Dallas, TX
Dallas, Texas




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