Consulting - Senior Associate - Systems & Process Assurance

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RSM has exceptional career opportunities available for experienced Risk Advisory Services Senior Associates in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We have senior associate positions available in in our Systems and Process Assurance Solution Set, responsible for business process and IT controls.  

At RSM, Senior Associates in Risk Advisory Services work with large and middle market clients across a wide variety of industries. They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses, their challenges, risks, and information technology (IT) requirements.

Our IT Risk and SOA Senior Associates provide quality services to clients by focusing on their business, IT/security risk and control requirements.  They use strong analytical skills to develop quality solutions to assist our clients improve their business.


  • Performing technology risk assessments and reviewing, documenting, evaluating and testing information technology controls including change management, security, backup and operations controls, in a wide range of computing environments, for internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Service Organization Control (SOC) engagements.

  • Observing, reviewing, documenting, and testing key business process transactions, access controls, segregation of duties and automated controls for internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, and SOC engagements.

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality deliverables and compliance with quality assurance and independence policies on engagements covering SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports, readiness reviews, and AT101 client engagements.

  • Assessing IT security policies, procedures, and controls of our clients’ business applications, networks, operating systems, and other components of their technology infrastructure.

  • Reviewing, documenting, evaluating and testing application controls, particularly automated controls on a wide range of ERP systems and software applications across a wide variety of client business processes.

  • Assisting financial audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance teams in the identification of control objectives and the design of control procedures to address those objectives.

  • Identifying internal IT controls, assessing their design and operational effectiveness, determining risk exposures and developing remediation plans.

  • Determining technical and business impact of identified security and control issues and providing remediation guidance to clients.

  • Communicating findings and recommendations to client personnel.




  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Two or more years of experience in IT audit, IT security, or other IT compliance related work. Prior responsibilities should include performing IT risk assessments and controls reviews along with recommending, designing and advising on applicable IT controls

  • Security and controls experience in a widely used financial application (SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, etc.) is preferred

  • Good understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards (e.g., SSAE 18/SOC 2, FFIEC, SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, PCI, HIPAA and GLBA) and best practices and methodologies to address these requirements. Ability to apply these requirements to organizational internal control frameworks

  • Professional certifications including Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals® (CISSP®); Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) and/or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

  • Must be able to interpret and convey technical information to all levels of technical aptitude, including senior management. This includes written and oral communications

  • Ability to articulate, write and present information in a clear and understandable manner

  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities successfully within a deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to travel primarily regionally

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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Job ID RSM473_Cincinnati
Line of Business: Consulting Services
SubFunction: RAS Systems&Process Assurance
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: RSM473_Cincinnati
Location: 255 E 5th St, , Cincinnati, OH US
Region: Great Lakes Region
Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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