Business Risk/Internal Audit Manager (Contract - Leading Advisory Firm)

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/10/2018 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 65
Type of Opportunity: Contract or Contract-to-Hire
Length of Contract: 3-6 months
Travel Required: Up to 60%

Job Description and Synthesis
The Business Risk/Internal Audit Manager would be responsible for providing risk management and internal audit consulting services primarily to clients in the financial services industry.   You will be responsible for planning and managing engagements, conducting fieldwork, preparing workpapers to support conclusions, discussing findings and observations with management during exit meetings, reviewing staff workpapers, and preparing/reviewing written audit reports.   This position will also require you to provide routine client service assistance such as advice on internal control approaches, best practices, and helping clients with routine issues within the scope of the engagement.
You will also be required to set performance expectations for all members of the project team and provide constructive performance feedback on a regular basis.   Proactively develop staff to allow efficient engagement delivery.
You will be responsible for overall engagement economics of the projects, including budget status tracking, billing, and collection follow-up.

Key Qualifications
Educational Requirements and Certifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’ s Degree. Major in Accounting a plus.
  • Must hold a professional certification; Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred.   Other related accounting professional may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of financial services experience in the areas of internal audit, internal controls assessment, and/or Sarbanes-Oxley 404 evaluation and testing.
  • Project management experience, preferably managing and directing financial services internal audit and/or SOX 404 projects within consulting or professional services firm, or in a public company environment.
  • Supervisory and management experience, with accountability for staff performance and delivery.
  • Risk assessment experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience with GAAP and SEC Reporting is highly desirable.
  • Prior leadership experience.
  • Public accounting experience is highly desirable.
  Skills and Other Job Requirements:
  • Willingness to travel 60% or more annually.
  • Effective written and verbal communication of results to stakeholders of projects.
  • Ability to assess internal controls and design effectiveness.
  • Understanding of typical business process flows.
  • Ability to develop sales proposals and participate in selling professional services.
  • And any other duty assigned by employer.
internal audit, sox, sarbanes oxley

Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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