IT Audit Senior
McConnell & Jones LLP is a highly diverse CPA firm providing comprehensive financial, accounting and business advisory services to national and international clients. Founded in 1987 with an emphasis on providing assurance and tax service to the public and private sector, McConnell & Jones has since grown to encompass all aspects of business management, risk advisory, and business consulting to private and public companies as well as nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and state and federal government agencies across the country. With offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, Texas, as well as Washington DC, McConnell & Jones places emphasis on providing high-level services with technology-driven, secure solutions The firm is ranked among the top 10 percent of accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans and is consistently listed as a top 20 accounting firms by the Houston Business Journal. For additional information, please visit www.mcconnelljones.com. Job Summary In today's changing environment, the public sector is experiencing an increase in financial and performance reporting requirements, and an impact of rapidly changing technologies. As a member of our Federal Services Team, you will join a talented group of professionals that delivers innovative solutions to key Federal clients in audit and accounting. The development and high growth of our Federal Services business is a strategic imperative for our firm. Are you ready to join a team of professionals that is unique, adapts to changes in the business world and focused on delivering quality and outstanding results? Essential Functions The IT Audit Senior will serve as a resource and key team member on client projects. Support progress against project milestones to help ensure timely completion of project deliverables. Perform FISCAM, OMB Circular A-123 internal control, SSAE 16, and FISMA security reviews. Possess a strong understanding of NIST and FIPS Guidance. Comprehend the FISCAM and Financial Audit Manual (FAM) approaches and assess information system controls in areas of information assurance, access control, change control, disaster recovery, and segregation of duties. Complete tests around financial system controls compliance, IT General Computer Controls (ITGC), and Application Controls. Utilize audit procedures to determine the design and operating effectiveness of the controls. Conduct Risk Assessments. Develop and write reports and corrective action plans identifying findings and providing recommendations. Identify performance improvement opportunities. Prepare presentations, briefings and be actively involved in leading client meetings and day-to-day interactions. Provide input into engagement decisions regarding timelines, engagement planning, audit plan implementation, project management, and resource allocation. Maintain long-term client relationships and establish business development opportunities. Supervise staff during IT audits which includes directing and instructing assistants, where applicable, in performing work and reviewing work papers. Perform the broadest range of auditor tasks so that direct participation of supervisors, managers/directors or partners is kept to a minimum. Assume responsibility for all aspects of audit fieldwork; meets time constraints and client deadlines. Assure that the audit work papers contain collaborating evidence to support the objectives. Assign work to staff members on the basis of their knowledge and capabilities. Support training of staff auditors and assist managers in development of staff to provide a high level of capability and competence. Research increasingly complex issues. Perform other duties as needed on engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel. To be successful, the IT Audit Senior should have: Knowledge of working paper documentation standards A familiarity with current accounting principles and auditing techniques. The ability to communicate matters and problems to Senior Associates, Managers and Partners. The ability to prepare reports, risk assessments, and work plans and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties. High level of enthusiasm and a capacity for overcoming obstacles Knowledge and experience auditing, reviewing, or working with a variety of Federal business processes. An ability to conduct and lead project work, informing leadership of the project status and managing staff performance An excellent verbal and written communication skills Develop audit procedure responses An ability to quickly assimilate new knowledge and remain up to date about new developments and industry knowledge. An ability to work on requests for proposals, project budgeting and estimations, resource management and status reporting Testing within databases and operating systems Experience in audit and/or audit readiness Other Duties A willingness to travel to meet client needs, approximately 20%. Skills & Abilities Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills Highly motivated and demonstrated ability to take initiative Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels Experience with analyzing and understanding key data Ability to proactively seek guidance, clarification, and feedback; and provide guidance, clarification and feedback to less-experienced staff Ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks/projects, including those assigned to staff, to meet critical deadlines Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Excellent organizational and time management skills Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (eg, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint) Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to create complete and accurate documentation of work performed Strong analytical and problem solving skills Supervisory Responsibilities Ability to serve as an "In Charge" Review the work product of staff members and provide feedback Provide direction and/or training as necessary Preferred Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Information Systems, Computer Science, or Information Technology with accounting classes CISA, CISM, CPA or CDMA professional certification is highly preferred, or the willingness to obtain in the near future. Have the ability to obtain and maintain the required Secret Clearance or higher. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future Minimum of 3 years experience in IT Audit environments McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.