Systems & Process Assurance Associate

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Our clients depend upon effective risk management, internal audit, and governance of enterprise information technology in order to achieve their business objectives.  RSM’s Risk Advisory Services Systems and Process Assurance (SPA) serves middle marketing leaders globally aspiring to help transform their IT risk management and assurance capabilities to be aligned to the key risks and strategies of their organization.

SPA professionals provide services related to business process and information technology controls for the various service offerings, including:

  • Consulting with client management on the design and optimization of controls utilizing a general knowledge of business processes, accounting, and information technologies.  Create internal control documentation for the engagement including narratives, process and data flows

  • Consulting with engagement leadership and clients on strategic plans and other business matters, and help to anticipate emerging risks for our clients

  • External financial statement and SOX compliance engagements for application and information technology general computer controls

  • System and Controls (SOC) reporting and other controls opinion services

  • Technical IT controls reviews

As an SPA Associate, you will jump start your career through a comprehensive training and development program where you will be exposed to all of RSM’s Consulting Solution Practices.  This training will include:

  • IT Controls audit, testing and assessment methodologies and techniques

  • Industry leading frameworks and methodologies for Sarbanes-Oxley, COBIT, NIST and ITIL

  • IT security, ERP risk and control, and IT advisory tools and methods

  • Consulting process, tools and methods

  • Client engagement economics

Presentation and business writing skills will be developed from the very beginning, as a SPA Associate you will be immersed in our culture. Our Associates begin their career by being assigned mentors who will assist them through their early days and throughout their careers at RSM. New staff members attend a national New Hire Training program with peers from around the country. Associates attend various Continuing Professional Education classes throughout the year to keep abreast of the latest trends relevant to our risk advisory service offerings. Also, our staff will have the opportunity to work as a team member on diverse client engagements across a wide variety of clients in the manufacturing, real estate, construction, financial institution, not-for-profit, healthcare, and private equity industries. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls, and related regulatory and compliance standards

  • Perform IT internal audit assurance activities (internal audits over ERP systems, IT security, and other IT systems), perform external audit assurance activities, and perform service organization control services activities related to SSAE18 SOC 1 and SOC 2 reporting services 

  • Use problem solving and critical thinking skills to quickly identify internal control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and draw the appropriate conclusions to best advise our clients

  • Support client engagements by helping plan the audit approach and scope, preparing the audit program, determining auditing procedures, seeing the audit process through completion, and applying internal audit standards in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Exercise professional skepticism, judgment and adhere to the code of ethics while on engagements

  • Attending appropriate professional meetings and conferences and reading publications to maintain and expand professional knowledge 



  • Major in Accounting, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, and/or related degrees

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA preferred

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, management of information systems, computer science or related field

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience with assurance/audit within a public accounting firm, risk advisory services or internal audit 

  • Ability to travel daily or overnight potentially up to 40% of the time

  • Travel to assigned client locations is required. Must have access to and ability to arrange for use of reliable modes of transportation to those locations



  • Strong verbal and written abilities

  • Strong multi-tasking and project management skills

  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team

  • Must possess a high degree of integrity and professionalism

  • Certification or working towards certification as a CPA, CISA, CIA, and/or PMP preferred 


You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID req4408
Line of Business: Consulting Services
SubFunction: RAS Systems&Process Assurance
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4408
Location: 515 South Flower St., 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA US
Region: West Region
Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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