Grant Thornton LLP IT Internal Controls Senior Associate in Alexandria, Virginia

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Risk Advisory service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

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At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Assist in the planning, execution, and completion of information systems audits, business process control reviews and other service offerings. * Assist in the review of operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process. * Develop audit programs, working papers and internal audit reports. * Assist clients and staff to develop client and project risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business and IT process optimization, internal control and compliance. * Work with audit and assurance teams and the client to help plan engagement strategy, help define objectives and help address technology-related controls risks. * Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). * Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

  • 2-3 years of experience performing internal or external IT audits.
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university in accounting, computer information systems or management information systems is preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience with auditing tools such as IDEA, Audit Control Language (ACL), and Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to pursue or have already obtained CPA, CIA, CISA and/or CISSP.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
  • U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
  • Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
  • Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Title: IT Internal Controls Senior Associate

Location: Virginia-Alexandria

Requisition ID: 039100