Sr. IT Audit Consultant - Chicago

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Global Consulting Firm

Our client is a global consulting firm that delivers expertise, objective insights and a tailored approach through consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit to clients via their network of 75+ offices in 20+ countries.

Highlights

  •  Internal audit consulting only - NO BUSY SEASON!
  • 45 TO 50 HOUR WORK WEEKS (RARELY 55)
  • 30 DAYS PTO YEAR 1
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR 2 YEAR INTERNATIONAL ROTATIONS (they currently have seniors in Australia and London)
  • ONE TO THREE MONTH SABBATICALS (they currently have a Manager exploring the Rocky Mountains for 6 weeks).

Partner quotes  

 

Internal audit vs. external audit:


Partner, "At a public accounting firm, when your doing external audit support, you’re doing IT testing but it’s around a financial application. On the internal audit side that’s just one sliver of the work. We’re looking at those applications but we’re also doing a variety of IT process reviews, IT technical reviews, a whole host of things that are not financial reporting driven. Plus, when you’re at a public accounting firm in their internal audit shop, It’s somewhat cyclical, you’re doing that when there’s down time between external audits. It’s not what you’re doing every day. You get pulled off of that quite frequently to do external audit support."


Partner, "When you are working external audit, you sit across from your client serving as sort of a test provider. External auditors can be critical and judge-y when they talk to you because that’s their job. The mentality is: I’m working for you across the table from one another not sitting next to you. 

Clients see internal audit consultants as sitting on the same side of the table. We sit with management and help them solve their problems and that’s all we do. We are always an advocate for and with management "


Duties


  • Direct supervision of Consultants, serving as both a role model and trainer in helping them to develop technical and professional competency.
  • Planning, scoping, developing and leading projects, including developing work plans 
  • Leading interviews with process owners to understand current state systems, processes, and/or controls and assessing risk with minimal oversight and supervision. 
  • Evaluating design and operating effectiveness of in-scope audit areas, including efficiency, effectiveness, and mitigating controls, and procedures to remediate gaps.
  • Preparing audit reports oN findings and recommendations to senior management.
  • Reviewing deliverables, audit work papers, and other supporting process documentation for quality.
  • Communicating strengths and weaknesses to the client or internal project management team and developing effective solutions.
  • Performing job administration responsibilities, including status reports, budget to actuals, and peer evaluations for consulting staff.

Awards

  • 88% of their employees say it’s a great place to work.
  • 96% Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
  • 96% When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.
  • 95% Our customers would rate the service we deliver as "excellent."
  • 94% I can take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
  • 94% I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community. 2019
  • #47 in 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • #19 in Best Workplaces in Chicago 2019
  • #8 in Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services 2019, 2018
  • #18 in Best Workplaces in Chicago 2018
  • #11 in Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services 2018

Set up a call

Email me and let me know when you can do a 15 minute confidential call. I can do evenings if required. Monday evenings are best. My hours are typically 6:30 am CST to 5:00 pm CST. mario@westbaygroup.net. Mobile 231.357.3434.