IT Assurance Sr. Associate

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
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Audit - IT Assurance Senior Associate


An IT Assurance Senior Associate is responsible for delivering a full range of IT audit services to our clients. The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for planning, direction, and completion of information systems audits and examination engagements. This includes the development and supervision of assigned staff members and assisting in client management and related practice development activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Execute assigned client engagements from start to completion, which includes the overall planning, execution, direction, and completion of engagements and managing the engagements to budget.
Manage the day-to-day aspects of engagements, including managing multiple work streams simultaneously and re-prioritizing tasks when unanticipated issues arise.
Supervise, train, and mentor assigned staff members and assess the performance of the staff members for their engagement reviews.
Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.
Maintain professionalism and rapport with the client. Proactively interact with key client management to manage expectations, help ensure client satisfaction, meet client deadlines, and resolve any problems.
Assist Grant Thornton Partners and senior management on applicable proposals and business development calls.
Team engagement, recruiting, and training efforts are required to grow a healthy, sustainable practice.
Meet or exceed IT Assurance metrics (e.g. - billable hours, CPE, time delinquencies, etc...)
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master's degree is a plus.
CPA, CISA, CISSP, CIA or CISM license/certification a plus.
Two to six (2-6) years of related work experience in public accounting or equivalent delivering controls based services, auditing Information Technology General Controls (ITGC's.) in support of financial statement audits to cross-industry clients and technologies. An understanding of generally accepted practices for testing Key Reports, and Application Controls. A technical expertise (such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, Netsuite, etc...) is a plus.
Information Security experience or information security training is required.
Other areas of expertise needed should include some of the following: access control software, security architecture and administration, Internet use/firewalls, network security awareness and enforcement, security policies and standards, operating systems (Windows, UNIX, AS400, Mainframe), and databases.
Ability to supervise staff members and lead multiple projects simultaneously is expected.
Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships, are expected.
Ability to document testing in a highly detailed and exacting manner is expected.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills are required.
Excellent computer software skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, are expected.
Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.


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Requisition ID: 047636

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, Georgia