Risk Consulting-Financial Services Senior Staff (Contract - Leading Advisory Firm)

Chicago, IL

Posted: 09/10/2018 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 66
Type of Opportunity: Contract or Contract-to-Hire
Length of Contract: 3-6 months
Travel Required: Up to 60%

Job Description and Synthesis
The Risk Consulting-Financial Services Senior Staff will be responsible for providing risk management and internal audit services primarily to clients in the financial services industry.   You will be responsible for assisting in planning and managing staff on the engagement, conducting fieldwork, preparing workpapers to support conclusions, reviewing staff workpapers, discussing findings and observations with management during client exit meetings, and preparing written audit reports.   You may be asked to provide routine client assistance such as advice on internal controls approaches, best practices, and helping clients deal with routine issues within the scope of the engagement.

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.
  • 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:
  • Willingness to travel 60% or more annually.
  • Internal controls assessment.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Internal audit planning and execution
  • Written and verbal communication of results to stakeholders of projects.
  • Internal control design and effectiveness understanding.
  • Business process flow.
  • GAAP financial accounting and SEC Reporting.
  • Sales and proposal development skills.
  • 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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