IT Audit Consultant (Leading Advisory Firm)

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/10/2018 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 67
Type of Opportunity: Full Time,  Contract, or Contract-to-Hire
Location: Chicago, New York, Dallas, or LA
Length of Contract: 3-6 months
Travel Required: Up to 60%

Job Description and Synthesis
The IT Audit Consultant will be responsible for being a contributing team member on IT Risk Consulting, IT Risk Assessments, IT Internal Audits, segregation of duties (SOD), implementation reviews, IT SOX, and similar engagements

Specific Responsibilities
  • Project Execution and Management
  • Personnel are expected to execute audit work/consulting and oversee the work of junior level personnel. Report directly to a project leader and/or executive with respect to communications of issues and completion audit tasks.
  • Support overall project planning, supervising staff, and executing IT fieldwork.
  • Identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement.
  • Providing technical guidance to client staff and client organization personnel.
  • Presenting creative and logical solutions to identified problems.
  • Consulting with clients to understand and address their needs.
  • Assist with the development and quality assurance of key internal audit deliverables, including work programs, process flows, and audit reports.
  • Communicating issues and status to Crowe project leaders/executives and client senior management.

Key Qualifications
Educational Requirements and Certifications:
  • Bachelor' s degree required. Major in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems is preferred.
  •   2+ years working in internal audit, consulting, assurance services, or related field, either in professional services or industry.
  • Professional Certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, or similar strongly preferred.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • 3-5 years of financial services experience in the areas of internal audit, internal controls assessment, and/or Sox 404 evaluation and testing.
  • Prior experience in internal audit and/or Sox 404 projects within consulting or professional services, or at leading industry public companies.
  Skills and Other Job Requirements:
  • Outstanding project management and supervisory experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact in team environment and foster client relationships.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including documentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge is required (ERP such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, WorkDay JD Edwards and Operating Systems and Databases such as Windows, SQL, iSeries, UNIX, LINUX)
  • Strong technical skills in ERP security administration, ERP configuration controls or system implementations would be highly desirable.
  • Evaluating application controls, report baselining, interface reviews, configuration reviews for Oracle Financials, SAP, NetSuite, or Hyperion.
  • An in-depth understanding of internal audit processes and objectives.
  • In-depth knowledge of core information technology processes and controls, current trends in corporate information technology and emerging themes in the market place.
  • Understanding of commonly used internal control frameworks, including COSO and COBIT.
  • Understanding of ERP GRC modules and SOD
  • Understanding of ERM, data analytics, GDPR, third party compliance and vendor management, EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Knowledge of audit methodologies and developing key internal audit deliverables, including process flows, work programs, audit reports, and control summaries.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and COSO provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications with specific emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Secondary emphasis on Visio and Access.
it audit, it assurance, technology audit

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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