IT Audit Staff
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 Staff professional will support our federal clients in understanding and identifying process risks and designing and assessing process controls to mitigate those risks. Will assist our financial audits by performing tests around financial system controls compliance, performing audit procedures to determine the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, performing risk assessments, and analyzing client provided evidence. The IT Audit professional will have the opportunity to work on various engagements to include financial statement audits, A-123 internal controls audit readiness, assess general and application controls using the Federal Information Systems Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) and NIST 800-53. Evaluate the design and effectiveness of technology controls throughout the business cycle. Identify and communicate IT audit findings to senior management and clients. Demonstrate professionalism and competence in a client's environment. Maintain strong client focus, be responsive to client requests and develop/maintain productive working relationships with client personnel. Perform other duties as needed in engagements and as assigned by supervisory personnel. To be successful, the IT Audit Staff 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 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) Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to create complete and accurate documentation of work performed Strong analytical and problem solving skills Supervisory Responsibilities N/A Required Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Accounting and Information Systems, Computer Science, or Information Technology with accounting classes CISA,CPA candidate, or eligibility to sit for CPA certification is highly desirable 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 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.