Controls Advisory Manager
Controls Advisory Manager Grant Thornton 4/15/2020 8:07:12 AM JOB ID: 046808 Specialty: Chicago, Illinois
Grant Thornton LLP has multiple openings for the position of Controls Advisory- Manager- Business Process based out of Grant Thornton LLP’s U.S. headquarters in Chicago, IL and various unanticipated locations. The applicant may live anywhere in the U.S., as this is a roving position that requires travel up to 40% of the time. The Controls Advisory- Manager- Business Process 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 Controls Advisory- Manager-Business Process works closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development, and business development. The Controls Advisory- Manager-Business Process is responsible for an assigned group of clients and responsible to 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.
The position of Controls Advisory- Manager- Business Process requires a three or four year bachelor’s degree, or its foreign equivalent in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Information Technology, or a related field plus 6 years of progressively responsible, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or in a related occupation. This position also requires a U.S. CPA or foreign Chartered Accountant Certificate; alternatively, the employer will accept evidence that the candidate has passed the CPA or Institute of Chartered Accountants examination. Additionally, the applicant must have: (1.) 3 years: external audit review under IAS (Internal Auditing Standards); (2.) 5 years: planning and implementing risk based internal audits utilizing industry standards and experience; (3.) 5 years: identify business risks and develop work papers and procedures to test the identified risks; (4.) 3 years: prepare and manage project staff hour budgets using budget tools; and (5.) 3 years: managing multiple teams across multiple clients, allocating work to staff, and managing audit engagements to budget.
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