Information Technology Audit- Emerging Industries

US-CA-San Francisco
ID
14637
Category
Risk Consulting

Company Overview

Company Overview:

Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

 

At Crowe, we strongly endorse an open door policy.  Our partners are approachable and accessible across the entire organization. Our team-based culture encourages partners to be in touch with our professionals and active on client projects. The partners of our company lead by example and maintain a strong two-way channel of communication with their teams.  We strive to create an environment that is relaxed, fun, dynamic and fulfilling.  Our team-based culture has not only resulted in successful projects, but in long lasting friendships as well.  Overall, our people find their career choices to be highly rewarding and fulfilling.

  

Business Unit Overview:

Crowe Horwath's Risk Consulting business unit, with over 400 consulting professionals nationwide, provides services that help clients manage risks and improve overall governance in the areas of internal controls, Sarbanes Oxley, regulatory compliance and information technology/security and privacy across multiple industries. Risk Consulting services help clients identify, assess and evaluate their business risks while assisting them in monitoring and reducing those risks.  Risk Consulting primarily serves large organizations across many industries, including financial services, manufacturing, distribution, business services, healthcare, life sciences, hi-tech, private equity, public sector, energy and insurance.  Most are headquartered in the United States, but Risk Consulting also serves multinational companies by leveraging Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting.

Position Summary

The IT Audit Senior Staff will be responsible for being a contributing team member on IT Risk Consulting, IT Risk Assessments, IT Internal Audits, segregation of duties (SOD), implementation reviews, IT SOX, and similar engagements.  Typical IT Senior Staff responsibilities include:

 

Project Execution and Management

  • Personnel are expected to execute audit work/consulting and oversee the work of junior level personnel. Report directly to a project leader and/or executive with respect to communications of issues and completion audit tasks.
  • Support overall project planning, supervising staff, and executing IT fieldwork.
  • Identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement.
  • Providing technical guidance to Crowe staff and client organization personnel.
  • Presenting creative and logical solutions to identified problems.
  • Consulting with clients to understand and address their needs.
  • Assist with the development and quality assurance of key internal audit deliverables, including work programs, process flows, and audit reports.
  • Communicating issues and status to Crowe project leaders/executives and client senior management.

 

Client Management

  • Developing lasting relationships with client personnel and seeking to further these relationships through quality service delivery and the successful execution of projects.
  • Participate in proposal development efforts.

People Management

  • Defining performance expectations for staff IT auditors and providing performance feedback.
  • Evaluating the performance of staff IT auditors.
  • Participate in training efforts.

Product Development

  • Participating in strategic and tactical initiatives related to new product offerings and services.
  • Facilitate use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design and/or implement products and services
  • Generate innovative ideas and challenge the status quo.

Qualifications

Educational and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor's degree required. Major in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems is preferred.
  • 2+ years working in internal audit, consulting, assurance services, or related field, either in professional services or industry.
  • Professional Certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, or similar strongly preferred.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Outstanding project management and supervisory experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact in team environment and foster client relationships.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including documentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge is required (ERP such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, WorkDay JD Edwards and Operating Systems and Databases such as Windows, SQL, iSeries, UNIX, LINUX)
  • Strong technical skills in ERP security administration, ERP configuration controls or system implementations would be highly desirable.
  • Evaluating application controls, report baselining, interface reviews, configuration reviews for Oracle Financials, SAP, NetSuite, or Hyperion.
  • An in-depth understanding of internal audit processes and objectives.
  • In-depth knowledge of core information technology processes and controls, current trends in corporate information technology and emerging themes in the market place.
  • Understanding of commonly used internal control frameworks, including COSO and COBIT.
  • Understanding of ERP GRC modules and SOD
  • Understanding of ERM, data analytics, GDPR, third party compliance and vendor management, EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Knowledge of audit methodologies and developing key internal audit deliverables, including process flows, work programs, audit reports, and control summaries.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and COSO provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications with specific emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Secondary emphasis on Visio and Access.

 

 

Locations: All

 

Travel Requirements: 0-60%. This position may require national or international travel

 

EOE
M/F/D/V

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