The Senior IT Auditor position is predominantly focused on leading technology focused auditing and consulting advisory work. This includes identifying root causes and systemic issues for the purposes of improving business processes and internal controls. Daily activities vary based on projects assigned and client needs. These activities include but are not limited to conducting research and benchmarking; developing unique and complex audit programs based on the client’s needs; assessing key risks of client’s information technology systems; examining and reviewing records; analyzing client and industry metrics, audit reports and financial statements; performing data analysis; assessing business processes and internal controls; and evaluating management practices. Works closely with, and reports to, the Internal Audit Manager, with significant latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Employees will be able to work remotely; preferential residency in the state of Texas to accommodate the ability to travel to Austin, TX for client meetings once per month.
Develop unique and complex audit programs that adequately address key risks and compliance with client’s standards and relevant regulations.
Identify root causes as well as potential process improvements operational efficiencies and best practices.
Work closely with client’s business and technology points of contact to ensure that key risks are identified and assessed in the program of audit coverage. Work with teammates to assure all are focusing on the same risks.
Assist in all aspects of audits including risk assessments, audit planning, audit testing, control evaluation, report drafting and follow up and verification of issue closure. Ensuring compliance with professional standards and with organizational policies and procedures.
Demonstrate a degree of “professional skepticism” to challenge the relevance and effectiveness of controls based on testing results.
Manage multiple tasks concurrently in an efficient and effective manner with minimal supervision.
Apply technical knowledge IT strategy and governance concepts as well as IT security risks and controls as they apply to network technology, operating systems, databases, storage technologies, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, messaging systems, web applications, technologies, mobile platforms, data loss prevention, cloud computing, etc.
Act as a subject matter expert on information technology security, risk and control issues.
Utilize data analytics to support conclusions and recommendations. Experience with data mining tools and database querying a plus.
Research and analyze new technologies utilized by clients to identify key controls and risks and explain them to non-technical personnel.
Apply experience or familiarity with the applications (e.g., Microsoft Active Directory) operating systems (e.g., Microsoft Windows Server, Linux), databases (e.g., Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle), and network cloud computing technologies utilized by clients.
Explain technical issues and recommendations to both technical and non-technical individuals.
Build trust and relationships at all levels in order to influence change in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Use of verbal and written communication skills in addition to interpersonal skills with to present complex and sensitive issues to senior management, and influence change.
Seeks opportunities to proactively develop self by broadening professional skills and knowledge of audit techniques and methodologies, risk management, technology and industries of client base.
Manages competing demands to ensure work products meet client expectations and time schedules.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Business or related degree
Minimum 5 years of IT and/or IT audit experience (2 years must be within IT audit specifically)
A minimum of one (1) professional or popular vendor certifications required (; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), SANS Security certifications and/or industry vendor certifications such as CCNA, MCP, etc.)
A minimum of Intermediate proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office package (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)
Proficiency using data analytics tools such as Power BI
Company Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; Short and Long Term Disability; 401k with Match; PTO and Holidays; Partial Work from Home Options (Must be Approved by Supervisor); Certification Reimbursement
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
McConnell & Jones is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran. McConnell & Jones policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, we maintain an affirmative action program through which we take good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment-qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Vietnam era veterans, and other protected veterans.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on experience.
About McConnell & Jones LLP
McConnell & Jones LLP is a highly diverse firm headquartered in Houston, TX, providing comprehensive financial, accounting, and business advisory services to both national and international clients.
Founded in 1987 with an emphasis on providing assurance and tax services to the public and private sector, McConnell & Jones has since grown to encompass all aspects of business management, risk advisory, and process improvement.
McConnell & Jones places emphasis on providing high-level services with technology-driven, secure solutions. A certified Veteran Owned Small Business by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the firm is ranked among the top 1 percent of accounting firms in the country that audit employee benefit plans and is consistently listed as a top 20 accounting firm by the Houston Business Journal.