CGEIT - Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
The Staff IT Auditor position is predominantly focused on performing 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 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. Work will include performing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audits. Works closely with client management, and reports to the Internal Audit Manager.
General understanding of business functions, including procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and human resources.
Execute audit programs for various client environments, information systems and applications, including financial systems.
General understanding and ability to assess risks, internal controls and compliance issues associated with information technology networks, applications, and databases.
Conduct research on unfamiliar terms processes, and operations.
Perform data analytics using excel and/or other analytics tools.
Prepare audit workpapers.
Extended periods of sitting at desk and viewing computer screens.
Meeting with client staff at all levels within the organization from clerks to executives.
Will work under the direction of the internal audit manager and senior with some independence.
Work will take place at the office, client locations, and at home depending on need.
Hours are traditional business hours with some evenings and weekends.
Perform audit programs that adequately address key risks and compliance with client’s standards and relevant regulations.
Collaborate with other members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents.
Work with the engagement team to document the business processes dependent on information technology.
Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of complex information systems.
Use knowledge of the current IT environment and industry IT trends to identify the engagement and client service issues and communicate this information to the engagement team and client management through written correspondence and verbal presentations.
Required Education & Experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree business, accounting, finance, computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related discipline.
A minimum of two to four years of experience working as an IT auditor or IT risk adviser for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm, or within industry.
Experience in applying relevant technical knowledge in at least one of the following engagements: (a) financial statement audits; (b) internal or operational audits; (c) Service Organization Controls Reporting engagements; and/or (d) ERP security and control reviews (Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft).
Experience in performing Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance audits.
Experience in performing information technology general controls audits.
A minimum of one (1) professional or popular vendor certifications required (CPA, CA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP, CIA, CIPP, or CGEIT).
A minimum of intermediate proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
Experience with performing data analytics to identify trends, anomalies, and outliers
About McConnel & 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.