IS Assurance Senior Associate
BDO USA, LLP - Bethesda, MD

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A IS Assurance Senior Associate is responsible for planning of IS audit process and completion of testing and analysis of client software systems. In this role, the IS Assurance Senior Associate will be charged with documenting and testing general controls in a wide range of technology environments to analyze system security and access controls, backup recovery procedures and IS organization and administration practices.

External Job Description - Essential Duties/Functions
- Documents and tests application and automated controls on a wide range of software application packages

- Prepares audit reports and recommendations associated with IS audit work performed

- Identifies opportunities to utilize computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and managing the implementation of those techniques, as appropriate

- Participates in the review of internal controls based on Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements

- Communicates to the client areas to strengthen controls, mitigate risks and/or increase efficiency

- Identifies key risks and assesses their impact and likeliness of occurrence

- Recognizes technical concerns or issues and communicates those concerns with IS Assurance management

- Plans and executes the IS audit work on assigned engagements

- Develops and maintains relationships with client personnel and management

- Conducts client interviews to obtain relevant information for non-complex clients

- Performs walkthroughs of client controls

- Documents controls, tests performed and results

- Prepares workpapers in the required format

- Applies IS audit principles and guidelines to non-complex client environment

- Other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:

- Supervises the day-to-day workload of IS Assurance Associates on assigned engagements and reviews work product

- Ensures IS Assurance Associates are trained on all relevant IS Assurance software and resources

- Delivers periodic performance feedback and completes performance evaluations for IS Assurance Associates

- Acts as mentor to IS Assurance Associates, as appropriate

External Job Description - Qualifications

- Bachelors degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Information Systems or other relevant field required

- Masters in Information Systems or other relevant advanced degree preferred


- Four (4) to six (6) years of experience of information systems and operational auditing experience required

- One (1) to two (2) years of supervisory experience required

- Prior experience working within a public accounting and internal auditing environment

- Prior experience performing general and application control reviews


- CPA, CISA, CISSP and/or CFE certification preferred


- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite

- Exposure to industry software such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, SAP, Lawson, Oracle Financials, Great Plains, Solomon IV and MAS/90-500, UNIX, OS400 or ERP application software packages highly desired

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Strong analytical and basic research skills

- Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details

- Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment

- Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously

- Capable of effective managing a team of professionals and delegating work assignments as needed

- Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with client personnel

- Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels

- Intermediate knowledge of internal controls

- Ability to travel up to 30%

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