Sr. Associate, IT - Los Angeles, CA

Looking for a Sr. Associate,  IT Advisory Services for a large accounting consulting firm in Los Angeles, CA. You will partner on advisory services project teams to assess and improve various client companies IT environments, procedures, and controls related to their regulatory compliance and strategic objectives for companies big & small in Los Angeles.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist  IT practice with the development and roll out of new service capabilities including IT security, business continuity and ERP related governance, compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) regulations, risk and compliance service offerings.

  • Conduct current state IT governance and security assessments through data analysis, interviews, and the thoughtful documentation of observations and recommendations for process and technology improvements.

  • Complete the assigned IT general and application controls on 3-4 project teams, within the given budget with minimal supervision by:

  • Creating system narratives, identifying key controls, and concluding on design and operating effectiveness of key controls. 

  • Demonstrating clear and concise writing, and verbal skills to communicate complex issues in simple terms to clients and team members.

  • Producing quality deliverables evidenced through minimal review time and review notes.

  • Actively improving technical and project management skills through on the job feedback, performance evaluations, mentoring and firm-sponsored formal training programs including monthly CPE and Subject Matter Expert (SME) training.

  • Responding to client needs and balancing the competing priorities with minimal client disruptions, while maintaining project progress.

  • Actively pursuing learning opportunities and develop into a subject matter professional in one or more IT domains.


Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related technical field.

  • 2+ years working at a Big 4 accounting firm or national CPA/consulting firm with exposure to IT Audit/Services in numerous industries.

  • Some hands-on knowledge of and a strong desire to learn about ISO27000, PCI-DSS, NIST, COBIT, SOX, COSO, and PCAOB frameworks and requirements is required. 

  • A CISSP, CISM, CISA or CIA license preferred, or a goal to obtain one of these in the near future.  We give you time off for testing, pay for study materials & exams.

We offer a very reasonable work life balance, virtually no out of town travel, a business casual Google style work environment, above market base salaries, bonuses paid monthly and annually and an opportunity for advancement while in a stable environment.

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