Senior Staff, IT Assurance

Chicago, IL

Posted: 05/03/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 32

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 Chicago offices are growing. We’ re looking for future leaders, which means Partner career path for you.  Are you up for the challenge?

As an  IT Assurance Senior  on our fun, close-knit audit team, this is what your work entails:
  • Supporting planning, supervising staff, and executing IT Assurance engagements, Compliance Assessments, and Consulting engagements.
  • Performing audit execution work and oversee the technical work of junior level personnel.
  • Reporting directly to a project leader and/or executive with respect to communications of issues and completion audit tasks.
  • Participating in strategic and tactical initiatives related to new product offerings and services.
  • Working with IT Assurance management personnel to set the performance expectations of IT Assurance Staff level personnel.
  • Evaluating the performance of IT Assurance staff personnel.
  • Performing research on technology products/trends and professional standards as it relates to IT controls and the IT Assurance profession.
  • Preparing for higher levels of responsibility within the client service organization.
  • Generating ideas about transforming our Assessment approach, development of tools to allow for efficient delivery of services, and providing thought leadership.
Key Requirements
  • Bachelor' s degree required. Major in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, or Information Technology with a Security or Networking focus is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 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.
  • Knowledge of midrange or mainframe architecture (IBM iSeries or IBM OS/390).
  • Auditing network operating systems, network architecture and configuration standards as well as application controls.
  • Knowledge of networking equipment such as firewalls and routers.
  • Knowledge of security technologies and utilities including encryption, anti-virus, intrusion prevention, file-integrity monitoring, and logging.
  • Audit planning, execution, and in-charge responsibilities.
  • 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).
  • Travel expectations: 15 to 60%.
  • This position may require national or international travel.

Additional Skills Desired:
  • CPA or MBA is a plus.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and/or,
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and/or
  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA), and/or
  • Payment Card Industry Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA).
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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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