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Mark Hurst

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Business Advisory Services Senior IT Associate

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Business Advisory Services Senior IT Associate

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• Understand the use of and apply COBIT, COSO, and other IT and internal control frameworks.
• A firm understanding of the IT function within an organization and the risks associated with  SDLC, change management, physical and logical security, prevention and monitoring, in addition to understanding the IT layers and their intricacies.
• Prepare and index work papers and perform various procedures under the specific methodology as established and monitored by engagement project managers.
• Responsible for all phases of multiple and complex BAS engagements, such as evaluation of internal controls, risk assessment and operating effectiveness testing.
• Regularly demonstrate concise, accurate, and organized work paper skills.
• Bring unusual/significant issues to the Supervisor and/or Manager.
• Maintain job organization throughout the engagement.
• Build effective working relationships with client personnel and meet time constraints and client deadlines.
• Demonstrate competency in technical skills, work quality, and application of professional and Firm standards.
• Staying within budget on engagements, assigned tasks and activities.
• Use a variety of resources to learn about and study industry developments and technical innovations.
• Seek ongoing counsel and feedback on each engagement and work to improve based on that feedback.
• An ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of both the financial and the IT processes within an organization.


Minimum Education Bachelor's degree or Master's with an emphasis in accounting, IT or general business. 
Experience Minimum of two to three years of related experience preferably in public accounting, or other internal control related work experience.  Experience in SSAE16 (SOC, or SAS 70) and IT audits, financial and/or SOX 404 IT general control audits are a plus. 
Skills and Licenses Currently hold, or are actively pursuing one of the following: CPA, CISA/CISM, CIA or CISSP certification(s).  Proficient in the use of computer and basic software applications, above average written and verbal communication skills, above average excel skills, and successful problem-solving and analytical skills. 
Other Candidates are required to successfully complete a background check. 

Job Summary

The IT Senior Associate in the BAS department is primarily involved in IT risk assessment, IT internal control effectiveness testing primarily related to Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting.  Engagement execution with particular focus on preparation, and testing of operational and IT controls. In this role, the Senior IT Associate regularly resolves technical issues associated with their projects, and works in a collaborative environment with other engagement team members to develop and deliver creative solutions to meet client needs.  The IT Senior Associate will interact with members of the team at all levels and will also interact regularly with client personnel. As a member of the engagement team, qualified supervisory personnel will work with the Senior IT Associate to provide training and guidance in completion of assigned tasks.

In addition to the primary function listed above the ideal canadate should be able to perform a secondary role to supplement as a NetSuite implementation team member.  The secondary role consists of being an active member of the integration team, defining processes, configuring NetSuite, and implementing client requirements.

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