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Internal Audit Senior Associate

National, US · Accounting/Finance
PSR Associates, Inc. is an IT consulting firm specializing in Staffing and Recruiting Services. People. Solutions. Results. Founded in 2003, PSR Associates, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with additional offices in Tampa, FL; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, NC; Austin, TX; and Irvine, CA.


Job Description:
Responsibilities as a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
  • Train and lead staff
  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Continue to develop internal relationships.
 
Job Description Data
 
IT general and process controls, including Data Privacy and IT security; Anti-corruption and anti-bribery; and, Auditor Independence.
 
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
 
  • Leading teams, emphasizing the supervising of staff by creating a positive working environment through the building of solid relationships with team members,
  • the monitoring of workloads of all team members, adjustment and redistribution of assignments accordingly to promote work/life quality,
  • taking into account team members' capabilities and needs and meeting of client expectations, encouragement of team dialogue, providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner,
  • keeping team members and leadership informed on progress and issues;
  • Using available technical resources and tools to research and expand one's sphere of knowledge to enhance work product,
  • significantly contribute to business development efforts and remaining up to date on client and firm hot topics while sharing the knowledge amongst the team where applicable;
  • Collaborating directly with clients, identifying and addressing client needs through building solid relationships with clients,
  • understanding the client's business, communicating a broad range of Firm services to the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner and actively participating in client discussions and meetings;
  • Managing day-to-day engagement operations, including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;
  • Demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks and communicating potential conflicts to leadership;
  • Evaluating internal controls design, identifying key risks and controls, developing and/or reviewing audit programs, benchmarking financial and operational processes and controls as well as performing controls optimization; and,
  • Creating high quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language, especially developing and reviewing audit programs or testing steps, adapting an audit program to suit a client's specific environment, and/or designing controls evaluation and testing work plans.
 
Minimum Degree Required:  Bachelor’s Degree
 
Required Fields of Study: 
Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems & Accounting, Computer and Information Science, Computer and Information Science & Accounting, Economics, Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance & Technology, Business Administration/Management, Engineering, Accounting & Technology, Mathematics
 
Minimum Years of Experience:  3 year(s) 
 
Certification(s) Required:  Before starting full-time, must be eligible to sit for the primary credential exam appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states. Credential must be obtained prior to being promoted to Manager.
 
Preferred Qualifications: 
Certification(s) Preferred:  CPA License, CISA or CIA
 
Preferred Knowledge/Skills: 
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success in completing aspects of the Internal Audit process, control evaluation and testing methodologies, and other Financial and Operational Internal Control methodologies and terminology (e.g. COSO).
 
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the understanding of current issues key executives contemplate, in a variety of industries, and how Internal Audit can play a role within the organization to address the risks.
 
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success directing company- or firm-wide functions within, the following areas as it applies to the planning, executing, reporting financial, operational and compliance related audits/projects to facilitate complex financial, operational and compliance related engagements:
    • Corporate Governance and Sarbanes Oxley Act's regulations and requirements, including compliance readiness programs;
    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Financial and operational fraud risk management; Antifraud internal controls;
 
 
 
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