Audit Senior Consultant Job Description

Audit Senior Consultant Job Description

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Audit senior consultant provides oversight and direction to audit staff on audit engagements which includes, but is not limited to, evaluation of risk assessments, audit work plans, audit programs, audit testing and internal audit reports.

Audit Senior Consultant Duties & Responsibilities

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Prepares audit reports under direction of internal audit director for the assigned project and participates in communication to client management about reports, related issues and recommendations
Scheduling/logistics
Plans methods to be followed in the conduct of audits
Manage engagement field work, including interviews, data collection, analysis, and work paper documentation
Conduct business process assessments and develop business processes for the successful execution and management of large projects
Manage construction contract audits and compliance reviews
Evaluate and develop internal controls associated with the financial accounting, management and reporting of capital projects
Assist with managing and leading assessments and evaluations of large-scale capital projects
Assist in the review, analysis, and summary of construction claims and audits
Assist with managing the oversight and implementation of project corrective action plans along with the review, analysis, and re-engineering of project procedures

Audit Senior Consultant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Senior Consultant

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CGFM, CIA

Education for Audit Senior Consultant

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Employers hiring for the audit senior consultant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Business/Management, Business, Economics, MBA, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Accountancy

Skills for Audit Senior Consultant

Desired skills for audit senior consultant include:

Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance
Audit methodologies and developing key internal audit deliverables
Audit reports
Work programs
Auditing processes and methodologies
Control summaries
Cloud technologies
Process flows
RPA tools
Risk and control matrices

Desired experience for audit senior consultant includes:

Leads client internal audits in areas such as financial, operational and compliance audits in accordance with IIA audit standards and within stipulated budgets and schedules
Performs internal audit engagements of reviewing organizational and functional activities to ensure risks are appropriately identified, associated audit procedures are applied and related controls are designed and operating to mitigate the identified risks
Leads discussions to obtain detailed understanding of business or functional area processes, systems and applications
Assists in the development and enhancement of client business relationship •Maintains certifications and related educational requirements
Plan, supervise and perform review of financial statement and other financial data for clients, including due diligence, audits and general financial consulting
Prepare reports appropriate to the engagement, audit, budget, cash flow analyses, and special reports for clients

Audit Senior Consultant Examples

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Audit Senior Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of audit senior consultant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit senior consultant
  • 3-6 years of recent or current experience in an audit practice or the ERS practice of a public accounting firm or technical consulting, Professional Services experience is a plus
  • Assists in the development and enhancement of client business relationship
  • Maintains certifications and related educational requirements
  • Work with Federal clients to mitigate information technology risk
  • Conduct assessments and testing of operating effectiveness of the IT internal controls over financial reporting (SOX 404 and 302 certification)
  • Prepare and advise client management issues and deficiencies with policy documentation, system requirements and design elements
  • Review, develop, and institute effective and efficient corrective actions to mitigate internal control deficiencies
  • Lead, mentor, and support proposal writing, and delivery
  • Project Leader in the field for audits and other projects
  • Develop predictive models to identify, forecast and combat areas of finance and operational risk
Qualifications for audit senior consultant
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in Internal Audit/ Financial Audit / or Quality Assurance Review (QAR) in multi-national environment preferred
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment, Internal Control, preferred
  • Strong management and supervision abilities
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with a regional or national accounting firm or experience in the banking/financial institutions industry in Internal IT Audit
  • Knowledge of Accounting Software Systems a plus (i.e., SAP, Oracle)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with a regional or national accounting firm or experience in Internal IT Audit
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Audit Senior Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an audit senior consultant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit senior consultant
  • Utilizes a thorough understanding of complex information systems to manage multiple Information Technology audit projects and staff assigned to the projects to achieve the scope, timing and objectives of each assignment
  • Works with project teams and audit customers to create plans for accomplishing project objectives
  • Communicates overall summary of audit results to management on a regular basis and alerts management to unusual or high-risk situations requiring immediate action
  • Provides consulting support on Company initiatives and with management as a subject matter expert on information technology controls
  • Completes audits in accordance with industry standards and guidelines
  • Manages facilitation of audits with regulatory agencies or other 3rd parties
  • Develops and mentors systems audit staff
  • Plan and execute the day-to-day activities of IT audit engagements, including SOX/JSOX management testing, SSAE 16 (SOC I, II, III), IT controls (general and application) related to external audits, various internal audits, FDICIA IT Risk Assessments, HIPAA Security Risk Assessments
  • Performing quality checks and monitoring back end audit workflow
  • Identifying and troubleshooting issues that occur
Qualifications for audit senior consultant
  • Recognized professional designation (CIA, CPA)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience, preferably in audit
  • Four (4) to seven (7) years of audit experience (financial statement audit, compliance audit, recipient / contribution audit)
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in a relevant field (Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics)
  • BS Degree in Accounting or Finance related field
  • Visio experience is a plus
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an audit senior consultant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit senior consultant
  • Knowledge library of internal and external accumulated content
  • Serve as a resource for the team and company related to emerging risk themes and audit practices across the industry and profession
  • Identifies and communicates leading internal audit practices
  • Ensures that special projects are completed as necessary
  • Supervise team in the fieldwork toward successful completion of accounting advisory engagements related to and other assurance engagement (other than financial statements audit) across diverse industries in Thailand
  • Conduct financial,operational, and compliance audits throughout the organization
  • Conduct exit meetings with the business units to review observations and confirm action plans
  • Track open audit observations and perform follow-up to evaluate the adequacy of remediation efforts
  • Provide performance feedback for audit staff
  • Review staff work products to ensure its adherence with Internal Audit and Department standards
Qualifications for audit senior consultant
  • Professional certifications CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA and/or MBA a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Operations Risk or related field
  • Accounting/Finance background required
  • 3+ years experience in risk services/assessments
  • Expert hands on knowledge of IT and security frameworks, concepts, principles, risks and regulations including HIPAA/HITECH, SOX, PCI, SB1386, AB1950
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Computer Science or related field
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Audit Senior Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit senior consultant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for audit senior consultant
  • Lead and support teams, as appropriate, based on engagement specifics
  • Identify, design, and execute procedures within the engagement plan
  • Responsible for overall Plan execution of the MTM Program, the LDLA Host Program, and the LDLA Home Program
  • Analyze performance results and lead cross-functional meetings with Plan stakeholders in order to facilitate the development and completion of action plans for each performance program including the MTM Program, the LDLA Host Program, and the LDLA Home Program
  • Assists with the annual planning processes including risk assessment, materiality calculations, and account scoping for the Corporate, Retail, and PBM business segments covering approximately $180B in revenue
  • Creates enterprise financial compliance program communications, trainings, updates, and reference materials for team members and relevant business partners
  • Reviews key controls based on financial compliance program requirements and discusses related testing approaches with Internal Audit management
  • Supervises all aspects of fieldwork, audit execution, and drafts related project deliverables
  • Confirms potential deficiencies and collaborates proactively with Internal Audit management on next steps
  • Monitors organizational changes/trends and recommends innovative solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the controls structure to Internal Audit management
Qualifications for audit senior consultant
  • Ability to work both independently on a team, including interest in training/mentoring junior staff
  • 6 or more years of technology audit experience or a combination of equivalent experience and education related to data analysis, information security, or application development
  • Ability to work towards the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation within 12 months of start date
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with report writing and data extraction using SAS, ACL, SQL, Tableau, Hadoop or other report writing tools
  • Experience using data analysis techniques to acquire, transform and translate large and complex datasets to identify trends, risks, outliers, and unexpected patterns
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Audit Senior Consultant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an audit senior consultant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for audit senior consultant
  • Develops an in-depth understanding of risk assessment objectives, control design, and financial frameworks for related business segments and explains these concepts to Internal Audit staff
  • Works proactively with Internal Audit management to assure financial compliance program is consistent with external audit needs for related business segments
  • Proactively demonstrates curiosity and an open mind to new ideas and concepts
  • Knowledge of internal controls with ability to identify key controls relevant to the technical environment of the organization
  • Identifies technical control structures and strategies through appropriate forms of investigation and consultation to assist clients in preparation for assurance examinations
  • Assists in the development, execution and completion of risk assessment, examination plan, and other duties as assigned
  • Performs technical control tests as identified by the SOC Examination Director / Manager
  • Reports results of tests to SOC Examination Director / Manager in a timely manner
  • Conduct state-specific legal research and provide audit support for state and federal audits
  • Support the collection of data for regulatory filings and assist with preparation of audit requests as required
Qualifications for audit senior consultant
  • Strong Leadership skills with evidence of positive interaction with a broad spectrum of individuals and departments
  • Understanding of applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Must maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Experience with security frameworks (HITRUST, ISO, COBIT )
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and the ability to excel in a team environment with internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial and business activities, identify process strengths and weaknesses, and develop creative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness

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