Position Title: IT Audit Staff Senior
The EisnerAmper Assurance and Technology Control Services ('ATCS') practice is currently seeking Senior level professionals to be based in Philadelphia. ATCS professionals serve as integral members of multiple client-serving engagement teams, working to assess client information technology controls environments to maximize efficiencies and minimize risk. Our Senior level professionals work directly with client personnel (globally) to analyze, evaluate, and offer solutions to facilitate effective internal controls.
Within EisnerAmper's Assurance and Technology Control Services (ATCS) practice, the Senior level professional participates in and supervises multiple client engagement teams and other related activities. Engagements focus on the assessment and/or evaluation of Information Technology (IT) internal controls and the mitigation of IT-related business risks. Engagements may be either supporting financial statement audits; from an information technology risk perspective (attestation) and/or risk advisory in nature, and vary considerably in size and complexity.
All of our Assurance and Technology Control Services are designed for the dual purpose of strengthening internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) and, in so doing, helping to improve IT and business performance. In addition to ICFR engagements, our ATCS practice focuses on IT governance and effectiveness; IT program management and assurance; security and controls of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations; and business intelligence and information analysis.
Senior level ATCS professionals serve as fieldwork leaders to assist clients in employing proper information systems, resources, and controls to maximize efficiencies and minimize risk. The successful candidate will work with client personnel to analyze, evaluate, and enhance information systems facilitating the business internal control process, and will assist clients and other EisnerAmper professionals in performing information technology control, business process, and security engagements.
The following describes the general nature and type of work to be performed. This is not an all-inclusive list as additional responsibilities, duties and skills may be required of this position.
The ATCS Senior roles and responsibilities include the following:
Collaborate with other members of the engagement team to scope the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and budgets in support of EisnerAmper external audit and SOC clients, internal audit, and SOX engagements.
Work with the engagement teams to develop audit programs, test scripts, engagement budgets, and working papers in support of information systems audits. Perform and document testing of controls, including entity level controls, process/activity level controls, and general computing controls to confirm control objectives are being met.
Document the business processes dependent on information technology. Serve as a fieldwork leader by directing the daily progress of fieldwork, informing supervisors of engagement status, managing staff performance.
Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of complex information systems. Use knowledge of the current IT environment and industry IT trends to identify engagement and client service issues, and communicate this information to the engagement team and client management through timely written correspondence and verbal presentations.
Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members and client contacts. Monitor engagement progress against established budgets, to ensure that budgets are met. Use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.
Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS
To qualify, candidates must have:
A bachelor's or master's degree in business, accounting, computer science, information systems, information management, data analytics, mathematics, engineering and/or other appropriate academic major and 2+ years of related client-serving work experience with a minimum of 18 months of experience working as an IT auditor or IT risk adviser for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm, or within industry.
Significant experience in applying relevant technical knowledge in at least one of the following engagements: (a) financial statement audits; (b) internal or operational audits; (c) SOC engagements; and/or (d) ERP security and control reviews (Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft).
Working knowledge and understanding of internal controls supporting a financial statement processing environment which includes (and not limited to): regulatory compliance (SOX 404, and COSO Integrated Controls Framework).
The ability to identify and evaluate control deficiencies while concluding on the potential impact to financial statements.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills including strong project management and presentation skills, ability to lead a team, and effective client service skills.
The ability to deliver clearly documented testing, remediation suggestions, and the identification of appropriate controls associated with financial reporting.
A winning team-player attitude and desire to be challenged.
Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment.
Candidates must also be actively pursuing a related professional certification(s) (CISA, and CIA) and/or CPA certification. Non-certified hires are required to become certified to be eligible for promotion to Manager.
Knowledge of compliance issues related to mid-sized and large ERP I Network systems such as Oracle, SAP, UNIX, Windows, and SQL.
Conversant in current IT Governance and IT Operational issues.
Experience with Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office products.
ABILITY TO TRAVEL
Travel to client locations is sometimes required based upon client requests. Travel is generally regional within NYC, northern NJ and Long Island but may include out of state travel to conferences or other client locations.
EisnerAmper currently supports the following industries: Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profit, Private Equity, Professional Services, Real Estate, Sports & Entertainment, and Technology & Life Sciences.
The opportunity is now. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team, serving clients and reaching your full potential EisnerAmper Assurance and Technology Control Services is for you.
ATCS Seniors are expected to regularly communicate, using proper business acumen, with clients and colleagues, while also being able to prioritize and schedule their daily responsibilities working independently and collaboratively. Senior level professionals will lead information technology control reviews, technology/business process control assessments, and design data analytics to enhance the effectiveness of client deliverables and service.