Manager, IT Assurance

Sherman Oaks, CA

Posted: 05/03/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 33

Location(s): Sherman Oaks, CA; Sacramento, CA; or San Francisco, CA

Client Description

Our client is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “ Building Value with Values®,” our family uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3, 000 personnel, our firm and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country' s best places to work.

Job Synthesis and Description

Our client' s California offices are growing. We’ re looking for future leaders, which means Partner career path for you.  Are you up for the challenge?

The  IT Assurance Manager  will be responsible for:
  • Planning, supervising staff, and executing IT Assurance engagements, Compliance Assessments, and Consulting engagements as well as lead and support demand creation and business development efforts.
  • Managing projects to ensure high quality delivery within the project budget and time-lines.
  • Managers are to be hands on in the delivery and execution of project tasks for complex technology environments.
  • Managers are expected to have the ability to present and communicate status and issues to client senior management personnel.
  • Participating/leading strategic and tactical initiatives related to new product offerings and services.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients and identify new opportunities for business.
  • Defining performance expectations for senior and staff level IT auditors and providing performance feedback.
Key Requirements
  • Bachelor' s degree required. Major in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, or Information Technology with a Security or Networking focus is preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in the areas of IT audit, SAS 70/SOC, IT Financial Audit Support or PCI or HITRUST Compliance.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Solid experience in planning engagements, managing IT audit projects, supervising personnel and developing audit work programs.
  • Work experience of at least several years with a top tier consulting/security firm or a Big Four accounting firm is preferred.
  • Knowledge of midrange or mainframe architecture (IBM iSeries or IBM OS/390).
  • Auditing network operating systems, network architecture and configuration standards.
  • Audit planning, execution, and project management.
  • Drafting reports and executive summaries on IT control issues for senior management personnel.
  • Performing technical IT audits or audits of IT controls that support financial or business operations.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Information Security Manager.
  • Travel expectations: 15 to 60%.
  • This position may require national or international travel.


Additional Skills Desired
  • CPA or MBA is a plus. Manager level experience with a Big Four accounting firm, top tier consulting is preferred but not required.
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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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