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Lead Financial Controls & Oversight Testing Consultant

AthenPollo LLC
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
July 17, 2018

AthenPollo is looking for a Lead Financial Controls & Oversight Testing Consultant to support a leading financial client. This is a Full Time position based in West Des Moines – IA. Security, Satisfaction, flexible working hours and Happiness, come along with a handsome package!

Job Title: Lead Financial Controls & Oversight Testing Consultant

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

Location: West Des Moines - IA (Can Also live in other Cities) (Charlotte - NC, Chandler, AZ, Minneapolis - MN, Phoenix – AZ).

No. of Positions: 02

Job Description:

Leading financial banking client is seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team of COSO testing professionals and will have enterprise-wide exposure to key stakeholders within the external financial/risk/regulatory reporting infrastructure. The Enterprise COSO Testing team is a component of the Enterprise Controls & Oversight (ECO) Group in Corporate Controllers.

The IT COSO team within ECO supports the Company’s on-going objective of maintaining an industry-leading information technology control environment and is responsible for the following directives:

• Providing meaningful assessments of IT control environments impacted by financial, risk, and regulatory reporting

• Providing technical interpretation on various matters and is a key change agent in building/adopting best practices within the functional area

• Leading initiatives around process design, identification of important risk points, evaluating severity of control deficiencies, validations of and monitoring of related remediation efforts, providing process and control support and thought leadership for IT COSO controls and related projects

• Assessing compliance with Client’s COSO based policies for IT controls impacted by internal controls over financial reporting (SEC and Regulatory Reporting) and strategic planning for on-going IT control compliance with COSO policies (proactive anticipation of internal control related matters)

• Monitoring new and emerging internal control related guidance and issues and assist with facilitating group-wide training to interested and impacted stakeholders

• Providing consultation and subject matter expertise for process and IT control related matters including evaluating severity of control deficiencies and related remediation efforts

• Providing process and control support and thought leadership for complex projects

• Interfacing with external auditors, regulators and others on control related matters

• Acting as a change agent for continual improvement of the control environment

This individual will be responsible for the following team directives:

• Performing and leading discreet sections of IT General Controls (ITGC) COSO test work related to Access Management, Change Management, Systems Development Lifecycle or Computer Operations:

• Partnering with IT Process Owners/Control Owners to document significant in-scope processes according to corporate COSO policy (both process narratives and process flow diagrams). Additionally, assessing the appropriateness and completeness of key risk and key IT controls identified

• Performing walkthroughs of significant processes and ensure required COSO documentation is accurate and reflects relevant IT risk and key IT controls

• Partnering with IT Process Owners/Control Owners in the creation of process risk assessments (RAM) as well as validating and challenging risk assessment conclusions

• Validating and providing credible challenge to identified shared services, third party service providers, and significant applications

• Performing COSO testing of key IT general controls, including design effectiveness assessments and operating effectiveness testing

• Validating and challenging documentation of ITGC control deficiencies, including issue description, root cause, unmitigated impact, and corrective actions

• Analyzing the severity of ITGC control deficiencies, and their impact to internal control over financial reporting

• Validating corrective actions

• Building relationships and collaborating with key stakeholders in the applicable line of business (IT) functions related to assigned process areas

• Assisting with projects impacting the team

• May directly or indirectly manage others

Required Qualifications:

• 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following: finance, accounting, analytics, reporting or business/technology audit

• Ability to present to senior level executives

• Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment

• Ability to take on a high level of responsibility, initiative, and accountability

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills

• Knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies: Federal Reserve and OCC

• An active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation

• Intermediate Microsoft Visio skills

Desired Qualifications:

• 3+ years Big Four/super regional public accounting firm experience in IT audit and/or IT SoX advisory/consulting service

• Prefer one or more of the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CISSP

• Implementation of COBIT for ITGC test universe and ITGC test methods

• Possesses subject matter expertise at mastery level in COSO Policy and COBIT

• Practical experience performing IT audit/IT COSO ITGC testing

• Strong critical thinking skills with ability to credibly challenge status quo significant experience with continuous improvement of ITGC testing processes and results

• Strong relationship management skills ability to negotiate difficult positions without harming relationships

Contact: Syed Irfan

Cell: 616-855-1605

Email : Syed.Irfan(AT)

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About Us:

AthenPollo is a fast growing and dynamic organization providing IT consulting and staffing services for over 10 years and committed to becoming one of the nation’s premier IT companies. Our highly skilled and experienced team strives to deliver the highest levels of service and value to our Customers and Consultants. Our client base is comprised primarily of Fortune 100 companies and large system integrators.