Controls Advisory IT Senior Associate

Grant Thornton 8/9/2019 1:07:48 PM
JOB ID: 044387 Specialty:
Seattle, Washington




Grant Thornton LLP has multiple openings for the position of Controls Advisory IT- Senior Associate based out of Grant Thornton LLP’s U.S. headquarters in Chicago, IL. The applicant may live anywhere in the U.S., as this is a roving position that requires travel up to 80% of the time. As a Controls Advisory IT- Senior Associate, he/she will run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing information systems audits and business process control reviews and managing a budget. S/he performs the following duties: analyzes areas of potential risk to the success of organizations; gathers risk-related data from internal or external resources; evaluates and tests business processes and business controls and identifies areas of risk; applies current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues and other opportunities for improvement; meets with clients to answer queries on subjects such as risk exposure, market scenarios, and values-at-risk calculations; documents, and ensures communication of, key risks as well as maintains input or data quality of risk management systems, recommending ways to control or reduce risk; works with audit and assurance teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, defines objectives, and addresses technology-related controls risk and issues; analyzes and manages risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational/enterprise risks; plans, and contributes to development of, risk management systems; works with management consulting teams to implement controls in new systems deployment; develops and implements risk-assessment models or methodologies; performs general computer and application controls reviews; produces reports or presentations that outline findings, explain risk positions, and recommends changes; prepares Service Auditor Reports (SAR) in compliance with SAS70; prepares financial documents and reports; supervises, trains, and mentors associates and interns on audit and review processes and assesses performance of staff for engagement reviews; participates in the development and implementation of Business Recovery and Continuity Plans; performs security and penetration studies; participates in internal auditing outsourcing and co-souring arrangements for clients; works with BAS team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit and review processes; maintains a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform BAS services; proactively interacts with key client management to gather information, resolve, problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements; advises others on business or operational matters; and, assists partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.


The position of Controls Advisory IT-Senior Associate requires a Bachelor’s degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Technology or a related field plus 2 years of professional experience in the job offered or a related technical/analytical auditing position. Additionally, the applicant must have: (1) 1 year of professional experience working in IT audit or IT security; (2) 1 year of professional experience performing financial and operational internal audits, and business process control reviews; (3) 1 year of professional experience conducting staff, risk and audit management; and (4) 1 year of professional experience applying each of the four IT General Controls in the audit context.

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Requisition ID: 044387

Seattle, WA
Seattle, Washington