Grant Thornton LLP Controls Advisory Information Technology (IT) Risk & Controls Senior Associate - Business Risk Services in Chicago, Illinois

Grant Thornton LLP has multiple openings for the position of Controls Advisory - Senior Associate - Business Process based out of Grant Thornton LLP's U.S. headquarters in Chicago, IL and various unanticipated locations. The applicant may live anywhere in the U.S., as this is a roving position that requires travel up to 80% of the time. TheControls Advisory - Senior Associate - Business Process will be responsible for the following: devise systems and processes to monitor validity of risk modeling outputs; gathers risk-related data from internal or external resources; and identifies and analyzes areas of potential risk to the success of organizations; deliver a full range of services to clients and for all phases of project engagements for multiple clients under International Auditing Standards (IAS); meet with clients to answer queries on subjects such as risk exposure, market scenarios, and values-at-risk calculations; document, and ensure communication of, key risks as well as maintain input or data quality of risk management systems, recommending ways to control or reduce risk; analyze and manage risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational/enterprise risks; assist with practice development activities; implement risk-based financial statements; identify business risks; and develop work papers and procedures to test identified risks; develop and implement risk-assessment models or methodologies; produce reports or presentations that outline findings, explain risk positions, and recommend changes; and plan, and contribute to development of, risk management systems; run client audits and business process control engagements from start to finish, including planning, executing, directing and completing reviews, and overseeing a project team on a project basis; conduct statistical analyses to quantify risk, using statistical analysis software; evaluate and test business processes and business controls and identify areas of risk; work with audit and assurance teams and clients to plan engagement strategies, define objectives and address technology-related controls risks and issues; work with management consulting teams to implement controls in new systems deployments; perform computer and application controls reviews; participate in recruiting efforts where needed; prepare financial documents and reports; advise others on business or operational matters; maintain data in information systems or databases; assess risks to business operations; and analyzes business/financial data.

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The position of Controls Advisory- Senior Associate- Business Process requires a bachelor's degree, or its foreign equivalent or its equivalent through ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) membership, in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Information Technology plus 2 years of experience in the job offered, as an Audit Associate, or in a related occupation. The applicant must also process prior experience with the following: (1) 2 years: perform external audit reviews under IAS (International Auditing Standards); (2) 2 years: plan and implement risk based financial statements audits utilizing auditing software; (3) 2 years: identify business risks and develop work papers and procedures to test the identified risks; (4) 1 year: prepare and manage project staff hour budgets using budget tools; and (5) 1 year: prepare Service Attestation Reports (SAR) in compliance with SSAE18 and/or IASB guidelines and standards.


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Title: Controls Advisory Information Technology (IT) Risk & Controls Senior Associate - Business Risk Services

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 042205