Associate Auditor - Downtown Chicago

Clients offices

We are representing a 1Bn downtown Chicago financial services ~ technology corporation (right in the loop).

HQ Downtown Chicago - THREE OPENINGS

  • Offices in Chicago, NY and Seattle, plus 30 different countries around the world.
  • 6-week sabbatical every 4 years.
  • Travel 15% up to 2 weeks at a time, 3 to 4 trips per year, 6 to 8 weeks per year, plus a few days here and there.
  • You would go to London every year plus they have 10 other offices in Europe and Sydney &  Toronto.
  • Less than half SOX work, moving in the direction of minimal to no SOX.
  • It’s a leadership role with three associates reporting.

*60% SOX year one, 40% financial/operational. Year 2 much less SOX.


Total comp over 75K, plus killer benefits.


  • Most of their products are technology focused.
  • Rated one of best companies to work for in the US.
  • Pretty casual environment, no dress code, no vacation policy, everyone is very professional.
  • They have high expectations, you manage your own time.
  • Flexible with schedules.
  • Small team collaborative, not a ton of hierarchy.

Job Description for the Senior

  Key Responsibilities
• Assist with the planning and execution of financial, operational, information technology, and compliance related reviews.
• Perform walkthroughs of complex business processes and test the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
• Document work and assist in the preparation of observations and recommendations for corrective action.
• Effectively apply the COSO internal control framework and US GAAP accounting principles.
• Serve as a consultant and business partner with management.
• Action-oriented, self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to diagnose problems, determine root causes, and recommend solutions to complex challenges.
• Comfortable working both independently or in teams and working within a complex environment.
• Undergraduate degree in accounting, business, or a related field.
• One to three years of internal or external audit experience.
• Experience in working for a Big 4 or Tier-Two public accounting firm preferred.
• Experience in using data extraction and analysis software a plus.
• Professional accreditation (e.g., CIA, CPA, CISA) a plus.
• Willingness to travel to domestic and international offices (25%).