IT Audit DirectorGrant Thornton3/11/2020 8:47:06 AMJOB ID: 046633Specialty: Boston, Massachusetts 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. We’ve never been a typical professional services firm. We put people first, and that is what sets us apart.
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Audit IT Assurance Director (or Senior Manager)
An IT Assurance Director/Senior Manager is responsible for overseeing all phases of an IT audit in support of a financial statement opinion and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and managing resources to complete IT general control audits while maintaining quality with firm and professional standards. The IT Assurance Director/Senior Manager works closely with IT partners, IT staff, and core audit team members, playing a key role in client management. Responsibilities also include participation in the sales process, including responding to RFPs, developing proposals, and participating in oral presentations. Team engagement, recruiting, and training efforts are required to grow a healthy, sustainable practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Understand and manage firm risk on IT audits and proposals. Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality. Think strategically about practice enhancements and be able to implement and manage change. Participate in internal quality inspections (Audit Practice Reviews) and Peer Reviews as an inspector. Engagement management (including scoping, task delegation, project scheduling, managing budget, quality review, and client management) in support of IT financial statement audits on multiple, simultaneous engagements. Review operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an individual assessment of 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 over financial reporting. Handle day-to-day practice and client administrative matters (performance reviews, staffing, budget-to-actual monitoring, etc.) for the direct reporting tree that reports up to you. Act as a team leader for local and/or regional markets, developing junior IT Assurance staff and manager careers beyond daily engagement development points, and help to develop a sustainable succession plan for the ITA team. Recruit, 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 Meet or exceed IT Assurance metrics (e.g. – billable hours, managed hours, time delinquencies, sales, etc…). Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information, perform services, and cross-sell firm services as opportunities arise. Work closely with other Grant Thornton team members 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. Interview campus and/or experienced candidates Assist with national training development and delivery when needed. Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership material Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. CPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA or CISM license/certification. 12+ years of related work experience in public accounting or equivalent delivering controls based services, auditing Information Technology General Controls (ITGC’s.) in support of financial statement audits to cross-industry clients and technologies. Deep understanding of generally accepted practices for testing Key Reports, and Application Controls. A technical expertise (such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Netsuite, etc…) is a plus. 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, operating systems (Windows, UNIX, AS400, Mainframe), and databases. Outstanding experience in staff and audit management in an integrated client service team including the ability to review junior team member deliverables for quality and completeness of scope. Ability to manage and develop staff through coaching, mentoring and training in a highly interactive team environment. Demonstrated experience in practice development, business development, and managing other team members. Exceptional client service and communication skills, both written and oral, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships. Mastered the processes of preparing engagement working papers, and is able to teach others. Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast- paced, interactive, results-based team environment. Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.
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