Risk Advisory Services Director - Systems & Process Assurance

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RSM has an exceptional career opportunity available for an experienced Director to join our Risk Advisory Services practice in the Washington Metro area as a part of our Systems and Process Assurance Solution Set. RSM risk advisory services directors are experienced senior managers and leaders seeking career growth, practice development, and accelerated leadership opportunities within an exciting, growing consulting practice. They are leaders who appreciate the opportunity to build teams, develop people, and serve clients in a dynamic fast-paced environment while simultaneously pursuing their career goals while also experiencing a rewarding work-life balance. Our clients depend upon effective risk management, internal audit, and governance over their enterprise- wide information technology in order to achieve their business objectives. Our Risk Advisory Services Systems and Process Assurance (SPA) professionals serve dynamic middle-market and other large complex organizations seeking to create and preserve value while effectively managing risks. Our SPA client service teams are also engaged with clients providing assurance over business processes and integrated systems. We work with a diverse group clients across a wide variety of industries developing strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses, their challenges, risks, and information technology (IT) 


  • Leading client engagements pertaining to SOC attestation (both SOC 1’s and SOC 2’s) and other third-party opinion services
  • Consulting with client leadership on the design and optimization of controls utilizing a general knowledge of business processes, accounting, and information technologies. Draw upon your demonstrated technical, industry and IT risk advisory knowledge to become a trusted advisor to our clients across a variety of industries and sectors
  • Consulting with client leadership on strategic plans and other business matters, helping our clients to anticipate emerging risks and information technology opportunities
  • Overseeing the quality and timeliness of engagement teams efforts to identify internal IT controls, assess their design and operational effectiveness, determine risk exposures and to develop client recommendations and reports
  • Supporting external financial statement, SOX compliance, and Internal Audit/SOX engagements for application and information technology general computer controls as a leader of integrated external and internal audit teams with IT general controls, IT operational risks, and IT risk management processes (including controls)
  • Supporting external financial statement, SOX compliance, and Internal Audit/SOX engagements 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
  • Leading consulting and audit engagements pertaining to cybersecurity risk management
  • Leverage your existing network and personal brand in the marketplace to drive growth for the risk advisory practice; including: identifying, proposing on, and securing new opportunities
  • Oversee a diverse book of business, maintaining overall responsibility for the profitability, effective delivery and engagement risk of all client related work within the portfolio
  • Manage multiple client projects simultaneously, while providing leadership on proposal opportunities and ongoing internal initiatives
  • Recruit and retain future leaders of the firm
  • Leverage your experience and expertise to advance the professional aspirations and skills of your colleagues, our managers, and our risk advisory services staff


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, accounting, MIS, computer science, or a related discipline
  • Ten years of experience working in the field of information technology risk management, internal audit, and/or public accounting and consulting, with a minimum of 5 years at a public accounting or professional services firm
  • Significant experience leading third party attestations, including both SOC 1’s and SOC 2’s
  • Experience leading engagements and leading managers and staff; experience managing project financials and managing projects to completion within agreed upon fess and budgets
  • Experience managing people, mentoring staff, providing performance feedback, and monitoring workloads of the team while meeting stakeholder and client expectations
  • Strong understanding of information technology controls and security experience in a widely used financial applications and ERP systems (such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, or others) is preferred
  • Executive command and complete understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards (e.g., SOX AICPA SOC Reporting Standards, COSO, COBIT, FFIEC, 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
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required.
  • Other professional certification(s) such as Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals® (CISSP®); Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) and/or Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) are desirable; Recent successful experience in cultivating new business and related market-facing activities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Advanced written, verbal and presentation skills, including interaction with members of senior management
  • Ability to travel to meet client needs (estimated to be in a range from 20% to 40%)

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 req4075
Line of Business: Consulting Services
SubFunction: RAS Systems&Process Assurance
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: req4075
Location: 1861 International Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA US
Region: Southeast Region
Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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