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IT Audit Senior Manager, IS Assurance

Company: BDO Seidman , LLP
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description
Job Summary:
The IS Assurance Senior Manager is responsible for acting as an IT audit technical resource to clients, as well as internal stakeholders (Assurance teams), in the resolution of complex and high-level tasks associated with the audit process. In this role, the IS Assurance Senior Manager will lead teams in planning and performing IT risk and control work.
Job Duties:
Business Acumen
Applies knowledge of business functions, processes, and strategies to provide services, solutions, and advice that considers and improves the organization as evidenced by:

  • Understands core business operations/structure of various businesses
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of business issues, trends, and industry economics
  • Identifies and discusses key financial and non-financial performance measures
  • Demonstrates ease with client communications Risk and Controls Focus
    Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures by:
    • Identifies and considers all applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies
    • Identifies and makes constructive suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures
    • Ensures proper documentation of the clients' internal control system
    • Ensures proper documentation of the clients' business and IT processes and controls and tests key controls in a variety of industries
    • Supervises the work of the team and reviews workpapers and conclusions during audit field work
    • Provides on-the-job-training to the engagement team during field work
    • Identifies and prioritizes key risks, and assesses their impact and likelihood of occurrence
    • Communicates to the client areas to improve processes, strengthen controls, mitigate risks, and/or increase efficiency
    • Develops and maintains relationships with client personnel and management
    • Ensures technology is appropriately integrated into the process Professional Competence
      Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement by:
      • Develops and applies an advanced knowledge of auditing theory, a sense of audit skepticism, and the use of BDO audit manuals
      • Applies auditing theory to various client situations
      • Identifies complex issues, including deviations, and forms a resolution, seeking the counsel of BDO technical experts as needed
      • Applies knowledge to identify instances where testing may be reduced or expanded and provides counsel to the members of the audit team Methodology
        Applies advanced knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
        • Conducts detailed reviews to help ensure audits are completed in accordance with assurance manual standards
        • Prepares or reviews required communications to management and audit committees, ensuring timeliness and completeness
        • Recommends appropriate outcomes to critical issues
        • Initiates and prepares client acceptance/retention procedures where appropriate
        • Plans the audit process and oversees the execution of procedures with quality, efficiency, and completeness despite pressures of deadlines
        • Executes proper BDO methodology including but not limited to proper archiving procedures Other
          Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of governing principles; applying these principles to client transactions; and documenting and communicating an understanding and application of these principles by:
          • Plans and executes IT audits, including obtaining an understanding of the control environment, designs test plans, evaluates deficiencies, and assesses the overall financial reporting control environment
          • Reads and reviews clients' information and control documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness, and ensures that all supporting information is documented in the workpapers and through appropriate testing
          • Prepares required communications to the client and the Audit Committee, as applicable
          • Recognizes and applies new pronouncements to client situations
          • Identifies, analyzes, and discusses alternative principles with the Manager, Senior Manager and engagement partner and the client, as needed
          • Identifies complex issues and brings them to the attention of the team and management where necessary for resolution
          • Coaches less experienced team members in new areas Supervisory Responsibilities:
            • Sets the tone for teamwork by supporting others in their work and delivers on commitments made to team members and clients
            • Supervises managers and senior associates on all projects
            • Reviews work prepared by managers and senior associates and provides review comments
            • Acts as a Career Advisor to managers and senior associates
            • Schedules and manages workload of senior associates and associates
            • Provides verbal and written performance feedback to managers and senior associates
            • Teaches/coaches managers and senior associates to provide on-the-job learning Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
              • Bachelor's degree, required; focus in Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Science, or Information systems, preferred
              • Master's degree in Information Systems, preferred Experience:
                • Eight (8) or more years of experience of IT audit, information systems and operational auditing experience, required
                • Experience performing general and application control reviews, required
                • Experience with performing review of and testing around third-party attestation (SOC) reports, preferred
                • Experience working within a public accounting and internal auditing environment, preferred License/Certifications:
                  • CPA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CISSP and/or CFE certification, required Software:
                    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, required
                    • Exposure to various industry ERP applications, highly preferred Language:
                      • N/A Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
                        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
                        • Strong analytical and basic research skills
                        • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
                        • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
                        • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously
                        • Ability to effectively manage a team of professionals and delegate work assignments as needed
                        • Build and maintain strong relationships with client personnel
                        • Ability to encourage team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel
                        • Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements
                        • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels
                        • Advanced knowledge of internal controls
                        • Ability to travel up to 30% About Us
                          BDO delivers assurance, tax, digital technology solutions and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe. We offer numerous industry-specific practices, world-class resources, and an unparalleled commitment to meeting our clients' needs. We currently serve more than 400 publicly traded domestic and international clients.
                          • Unparalleled partner-involvement
                          • Deep industry knowledge and participation
                          • Geographic coverage across the U.S.
                          • Cohesive global network
                          • Focused capabilities across disciplines BDO brings world-class resources and exceptional service to each and every one of our clients. BDO USA is a member of BDO International, the world's fifth largest accounting network.
                            BDO offers a competitive Total Rewards package that encompass so much more than - "traditional benefits". Our wide range of rewards and our employees' ability to customize rewards to their individual needs are two of the reasons why BDO has been honored with so many workplace awards, including 100 Best Companies for Working Parents, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Top Entry Level Employer, 2022 National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For and more.
                            Some examples of our Total Rewards offerings include:
                            • Competitive pay and eligibility for an annual performance bonus.
                            • A 401k plan plus an employer match
                            • Comprehensive, medical, dental, vision, FSA, and prescription insurance from day one
                            • Competitive Paid Time Off with daily accrual from day one of employment, plus paid holidays
                            • Paid Parental Leave
                            • Adoption Assistance
                            • Firm paid life insurance
                            • Wellness programs
                            • Additional offerings include BDO Flex, Group Legal insurance, Pet insurance and Long-Term Care Insurance
                              Above offerings may be subject to eligibility requirements.
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Keywords: BDO Seidman , LLP, Costa Mesa , IT Audit Senior Manager, IS Assurance, Accounting, Auditing , Costa Mesa, California

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