• Grant Thornton LLP
  • $114,995.00 -157,490.00/year*
  • New York, NY
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 21 Warren St

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Grant Thornton is collaborative,entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of47,000 people serving clients in more than 140 countries, we have the agilityand focus it takes to be a leader.

Business Risk Services - Attest Services- Senior Associate


Grant Thornton's Advisory professionalsare progressive thinkers who create, protect, and transform value today so thatour clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Grant Thornton'sAdvisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curiousprofessionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients. TheBusiness Risk Services (BRS) practice includes Risk Advisory Services, AttestServices, Forensic Advisory Services, and Data Analytics and protects value forour clients.

Attest Services Senior Associates areresponsible for delivering a full range of IT audit and attest services to ourclients, as well as all phases of assigned projects and engagement managementfor multiple clients. The successful candidate will have overall responsibilityfor planning, direction, and completion of information systems audits and examinationengagements. This includes the development and supervision of assigned staffmembers and assisting in client management and related practice developmentactivities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work with organizations to identifyand manage business process and IT risks within their strategy executionmodel.
* Assist clients in applying keyframeworks including SOC 2, HITRUST, HIPAA, and NIST.
* Execute assigned client engagements(SSAE examinations and IT audits) from start to completion, which includesthe overall planning, execution, direction, and completion of engagements andmanaging the engagements to budget.
* Manage the day-to-day aspects ofengagements, including managing multiple work streams simultaneously and re-prioritizingtasks when unanticipated issues arise.
* Supervise, train, and mentorassigned staff members and assess the performance of the staff members fortheir engagement reviews.
* Evaluate and test client-relatedbusiness process and IT controls and identify areas of risk for each.
* Apply current knowledge of ITtrends and systems processes to identify security and risk managementissues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.
* Work with assigned team members andclient personnel to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, andaddress technology-related controls risks and issues.
* Maintain professionalism andrapport with the client. Proactively interact with key client managementto manage expectations, help ensure client satisfaction, meet client deadlines,and resolve any problems.
* Proactively interact with keyclient management to gather information, resolve problems, and makerecommendations for business and process improvements.
* Assist Grant Thornton Partners and seniormanagement on applicable proposals and business development calls.
* Maintain certification (CPA, CISA,CISSP, or CISM) and compliance with firm CPE requirements.
* Other duties as assigned.
* A Bachelor's degree in an Accountingor Information Technology-related field is required.
* Dual experience in Accounting andInformation Technology and Master's degrees are preferred.
* Two to six (2-6) years of relatedwork experience in IT audit within a similar consulting practice, a Big 4firm, or a large CPA firm servicing cross-industry clients at a nationallevel is required.
* Information Security experience orinformation security training is required.
* Other areas of expertise neededshould include some of the following: access control software, securityarchitecture and administration, Internet use/firewalls, network securityawareness and enforcement, security policies and standards, operatingsystems (Windows, UNIX, AS400, Mainframe), and databases.
* Ability to supervise staff members andlead multiple projects simultaneously is expected.
* Exceptional client service andcommunication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintainoutstanding client relationships, are expected.
* Ability to manage multipleengagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive,results-based team environment is required.
* Ability to document testing in ahighly detailed and exacting manner is expected.
* Strong leadership, training, andmentoring skills, coupled with excellent verbal, written, and presentationskills are required.
* Excellent analytical,organizational, and project management skills are required.
* Excellent computer software skills,including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, are expected.
* CPA, CISA, CISSP, or CISMlicense/certification.
* Ability to work additional hours asneeded and travel on a regular basis to clients is expected.

Additional Information:

* Travel in this position can go ashigh as 60%.


Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized cultureof health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individuallifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (GrantThornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, oneof the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisoryfirms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.7 billion and operates 59offices across the United States with more than 590 partners and 8,500employees in the United States and at our Shared Services Center in Bangalore,India.

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly andprivately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, andcivic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer andindustrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, andtechnology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursuegrowth holistically - whether through revenue improvement, leadership, missionfulfillment or innovation.

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employmentopportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to,recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits andtermination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, nationalorigin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristicprotected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Associated topics: business advisory, business analysis, business systems, business systems analyst, consult, crm, customer, information technology consultant, marketing, senior consultant

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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