Risk Advisory Services Senior Associate

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They are more than just our accountants, they are an important member of our management team, fully immersed in our operations and providing rather unique, proactive advice, leadership, and personal service, which is sadly lacking in larger city accounting firms, at a country rate.

Amanda Seyfried

The core purpose of Finalert is to assist people in thriving every day. Our Core Values represent how we conduct ourselves, our work, and our relationships. As a firm employee, you will uphold our Core Values of putting people first, being great in everything you do every day, accepting change, feeling empowered by knowledge, and choosing accountability. Our Core Values are the guidelines by which we conduct ourselves both internally and externally on a daily basis.

In the areas of contract compliance, SOX, internal audit business process improvement, information technology, and fraud investigations, the Risk Advisory Services Senior Associate is responsible for delivering risk consulting and issue resolution to customers. The Risk Advisory Services Senior Associate will assist with planning, field work, engagement wrap-up, and report compilation, as well as make suggestions about client economic and legal risks, during all stages of a contract compliance, internal audit, or consulting engagement. Senior will also do royalties, revenue-sharing, franchise fees, profit participation, production cost, and goods licencing examinations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for clients with regard to basic questions and information.
  • Conducts informational interviews and facilitates meetings with clients during the engagement process.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for clients with regard to basic questions and information.
  • With guidance and direction from senior Risk Advisory Services professionals, documents and analyses the client’s processes, risks, and controls – With guidance and direction from senior Risk Advisory Services professionals, documents and analyses the client’s processes, risks, and controls.
  • Reassess risk on a regular basis and, as needed, interact with senior Risk Advisory Services professionals and/or the client Reassess risk on a regular basis and, as needed, interact with senior Risk Advisory Services professionals and/or the client.
  • Assists with engagement management to ensure engagement targets are reached.
  • Develops expertise of client’s industry using research tools, databases, and trade magazines.
  • Establishes relationships with client personnel and management – Prepares formal and informal presentations for client meetings.
  • Collaborates with Risk Advisory Services leadership to complete research and produce proposals and reports as needed.
  • Implements project plans and maintains all documentation and work papers associated with client engagements.
  • Conducts risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in established / required timelines while supervising staff.
  • Implements project plans and maintains all documentation and work papers associated with client engagements.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and reviews the work product of Risk Advisory Services Associates on assigned engagements on a daily basis.
  • Assures that Risk Advisory Services Associates are well-versed in the essential audit software, as well as engagement protocols and procedures.
  • Provides frequent performance comments to Risk Advisory Services Associates and completes performance assessments.
  • As needed, acts as a mentor to Risk Advisory Services Associates.
Department: Risk & Financial Advisory
Project Location(s): New York
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field required

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field required

Experience:

  • Two (2) or more years of experience within a public accounting firm or industry environment performing internal audit, consulting or risk services required.
  • One (1) or more years of prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with internal controls including flowcharts, documentation and testing of controls required.
  • Experience with Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley with a focus in entities wide risk assessment required.
  • Experience performing contract compliance audit, specifically royalties and franchising agreements required

License/Certifications:

  • CPA or CIA certification preferred

Software:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Prior experience with various assurance applications and research tools beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of data analytics software such as IDEA or ACL preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Solid understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit.
  • Knowledge of internal accounting controls, professional standards and regulations and systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firm.
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment.
  • Superior analytical and diagnostic skills.
  • Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments successfully.
  • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details.
  • Capable of effective managing a team of professionals and delegating work assignments as needed.
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with client personnel.
  • Ability to travel 25 to 50% of the time