Senior Manager, IT Assurance (Leading Public Accounting Firm)

Dallas, TX

Posted: 04/22/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 34

Location(s): Dallas, TX

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 Dallas audit practice has grown over 250% since 2012! In that same period, they've had growth of 417% as an entire office and have also added seven Directors and Partners to the office. They're growing quickly and project the same trend to continue through 2020. They're looking for future leaders, which means Partner career path for you. Are you up for the challenge?

The IT Assurance Senior Manager will be responsible for:

  • Planning, supervising staff, and executing IT Assurance engagements, Compliance Standard 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.
  • Senior Managers are to be hands-on in the delivery and execution of project tasks for complex technology environments.
  • Senior Managers are expected to have the ability to present and communicate status and issues to client senior management personnel. The IT Assurance Senior Manager will set performance expectations for senior and staff level.
  • 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.
  • The IT Assurance Senior Manager will play an active role in developing business in the local market and building and maintaining client relationships
  • The IT Assurance Senior Manager will be involved in the development of marketing and through leadership to be distributed in the Market

Typical IT Assurance Senior Manager responsibilities on a client engagement include:

  • Managing and leading IT Assurance/Consulting engagements.

  • Overseeing the engagement economics of the project that includes budget status tracking, billing, and collection analysis.

  • Supervising completion of and reviewing workpapers.

  • Preparing final versions of audit and consulting reports.

  • Providing technical guidance to Crowe staff and client organization personnel with respect to information systems, technology architecture, and security.

  • Communicating issues and status to Crowe executives and client senior management.

  • Consulting with clients to understand and address their needs.

Key Requirements

  • Minimum 6 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.
  • Evaluating application controls for Oracle Financials, SAP, Lawson, Hyperion or PeopleSoft Financials.
  • 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: 0 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.

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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