Business Advisory Services- Experienced Associate, IT Audit - Grant Thornton LLP (New York, NY)
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 11:55 AM
Title: Business Advisory Services- Experienced Associate, IT Audit Location: US-New York-New York Other Locations: null Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 30,000 people serving clients in more than 100 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader. We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive. Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition.to be the firm that makes a difference, every day. We provide companies the guidance they need to help run their businesses, establish robust internal controls, use information effectively and improve performance. These services include transaction support, valuation, recovery and reorganization, information technology solutions, forensic accounting and investigative services to name a few. Business Advisory Services- Experienced Associate, IT Audit Position Summary: The Business Advisory Services IT Audit Experienced Associate works closely with staff on all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients. The BAS IT Audit Experienced Associate will learn to conduct information systems audits, business process control reviews, and activities related to SOX and Sarbanes-Oxley attestations within a team atmosphere while working on a variety of client engagements. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Assist in the planning, execution, and completion of information systems audits, business process control reviews, and other service offerings in a variety of industries from an IT perspective. * Assist in the review of operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process. * Assist clients and staff to develop client and project risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business and IT process optimization, profit improvement, internal control, and compliance.Work with audit and assurance teams and the client to help plan engagement strategy, help define objectives, and help address technology-related controls risks. * Work with management consulting teams to implement controls in new systems deployment. * Assist with the evaluation and testing of business processes and business controls and identify areas of risk. * Assist on engagement with performing general computer and application controls reviews. * Assist with the preparation of Service Auditor Reports (SAR) in compliance with SAS70. * Learn new knowledge of IT trends and IT systems processes to identify security engagement issues and risk management issues. * Assist with the development and implementation of Business Recovery and Continuity Plans. * Assist with the performance of security and penetration studies. * Work with BAS team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit and review process. * Use automated tools to help clients assess risk exposure and document internal controls. * Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and to perform BAS services. * Work closely with senior associates and managers to promptly resolve problems. * Gain understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives, and utilize that knowledge on engagements. * Participate in recruiting efforts as needed. Required Skills and Experience: * Bachelor''s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology. * One to two years of experience at a staff consultant level in a similar practice or function with a Big 4 firm. * Desire to pursue CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CFE, or PMP license/certification. * Ability to think independently and be a \"thought leader,\" professional demeanor, a can-do attitude and other qualities that include decisiveness, self-initiative, and high energy. * Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications. * Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required. Preferred Skills and Experience: * ACL or SAS experience. Additional Information: * Travel 60% 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 The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.
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