EY Advisory Services Senior - Risk Assurance in Atlanta, Georgia

Title: Advisory Services Senior - Risk Assurance

Location: US-GA-Atlanta

Job Number: ATL003DQ

Our independent position and assessment capabilities provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their risk landscape and the controls in place. As a risk assurance professional, you will be leading assessments and certification services that will directly support C-suite discussions and important business decisions regarding compliance, cost and quality of our clients’ risk management programs. You will be part of an international network of professionals across geographies and sectors, delivering assessment and certification services that will help verify compliance and improve the performance of our clients.

Our structured career framework means you’ll continue to develop, whatever level you’re at. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime

Qualifications:

Job Summary:

Within EY's Risk Assurance practice, the Senior participates in and supervises multiple client engagement teams and other related activities. Risk Assurance covers all risk services where EY is providing independent assurance the preparation towards assurance to our clients where the assurance can be used by our clients to build confidence and trust with their customers, the general market/public, key stakeholders or when regulatory (by law or oversight) or contractually required. Engagements may be either assurance (attestation) and/or advisory in nature, and vary considerably in size and complexity. All of our Risk Assurance services are designed for the dual purpose of strengthening internal controls and, in so doing, helping to improve IT and business performance. In addition to assurance-related engagements such as financial attestation and service organization control reporting engagement, our risk assurance services focus on IT governance and effectiveness; IT program management and assurance; security and controls of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations; and business intelligence and information analysis.

This professional serves as a fieldwork leader to assist clients in employing proper information systems, resources, and controls to maximize efficiencies and minimize risk. The successful candidate will work with client personnel to analyze, evaluate, and enhance information systems facilitating the business internal control process, and will assist clients and other IT Risk & Assurance professionals in performing information technology control and security engagements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents. Work with the engagement team to document the business processes dependent on information technology. Serve as a fieldwork leader by directing the daily progress of fieldwork, informing supervisors of engagement status, and managing staff performance

  • Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of complex information systems. Use knowledge of the current IT environment and industry IT trends to identify the engagement and client service issues, and communicate this information to the engagement team and client management through written correspondence and verbal presentations. Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • A bachelor's degree and approximately 2 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 1-2 years of related work experience

  • A degree in business, accounting, finance, computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related discipline

  • A minimum of 18 months of experience working as an IT auditor or IT risk adviser for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm, or within industry

  • Significant experience in applying relevant technical knowledge in at least one of the following engagements: (a) financial statement audits; (b) internal or operational audits; (c) Service organization controls reporting engagements; and/or (d) ERP security and control reviews (Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft)

  • Project management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

  • Leadership, teamwork and client service skills

  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment

  • Successful candidates must be available to travel outside of their assigned office location at least 50% of the time, plus commute within the region (where public transportation often is not available). Successful candidates must work in excess of standard hours when necessary. A valid passport is required

  • CPA, CA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP, CIA, CIPP, CGEIT certification is desired; non-certified hires are required to become certified to be eligible for promotion to Manager

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.