Business Advisory Services- Senior Associate, IT Audit
Grant Thornton - Southfield, MI

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Business Advisory Services- IT Audit Senior Associate

Position Summary:
The Business Advisory Services IT Audit Senior Associate is responsible for delivering a full range of services to clients and all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing Information Technology (IT) audits; and developing and supervising staff; and assisting in client management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Run IT Audit Support client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing information systems audits and business process control reviews and managing to budget.

Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns on audit and review process and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews; perform in-charge role as needed.

Perform IT General Computer and application controls reviews.

Work in conjunction with assurance teams, to deliver quality integrated audit work papers and associated deliverables.

Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues and other opportunities for improvement.

Work with audit and assurance teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address technology-related controls risks and issues.

Work with management consulting teams to implement controls in new systems deployment.

Participate in internal auditing outsourcing and co-sourcing arrangements for clients.

Work with BAS team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit and review process.

Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform BAS services.

Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.

Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.

Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.

Participate in recruiting efforts as needed.


Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or Information Technology.

Two to six years of experience at a senior consultant level in a similar practice or function with a Big 4 firm, servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.

Security experience or security training and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 experience.

Areas of expertise should include at least some of the following: access control software (SAP, Oracle, MFG Pro, MAPICS and BPICS), security architecture and administration, network security awareness and enforcement, security policies and standards, operating systems (Windows, LINUX/UNIX, AS400).

Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.

Strong leadership skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.

Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a regular basis to clients as required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC or a CPA license/certification.

SAP or Oracle

Additional Information:
Travel 30%

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