Cyber Privacy and Data Protection Senior Associate


As a Cyber Risk Senior Associate, you will get the opportunity to grow and contribute to our clients’ business needs by applying a collection of information and cybersecurity capabilities, including security and privacy, strategy, governance, IT risk, security testing, technology implementation/operations, cybercrime and breach response for the Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice – all with the resources, environment, and support to help you excel.

From day one, you’ll be empowered by the greater Risk team to help clients make the moves that will help them achieve their vision and help you achieve more, confidently.

Your day-to-day may include:

  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality
  • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment
  • Ability to communicate in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal means – including delivering clear requests for information, developing responses to client requests, and communicating conflicts and risks
  • Deep understanding of global privacy and data protection regulations, such as EU’s GDPR, and US laws such as CCPA, CPRA, CDPA, CPA, HIPAA, GLBA
  • Apply current knowledge of privacy and data protection trends, issues, and other opportunities for improvement
  • Assist clients in planning and executing remediation plans identified in assessment activities
  • Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Collaborate with team members at all levels in the development and marketing of the privacy service offering
  • Develop high-quality deliverables through collaboration with clients and team members to address needs and demonstrate an understanding of clients’ business
  • Other duties as assigned

You have the following technical skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field is required, Masters preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level
  • Obtained or active pursuit of one or more of the following certifications: CIPP, CIPT, CISSP, or other related certifications
  • Experience working with leading privacy regulations to perform privacy assessments and support privacy program implementations
  • Experience preparing reports and other deliverables that contain strategy, project, or technical analysis and findings in connection with consulting engagements and communicating those results to the team and client
  • Knowledge of privacy technology solutions and experience implementing and sustaining tools such as OneTrust, WireWheel,, BigID is a plus
  • Experience in project management and the ability to clearly communicate privacy and data protection issues verbally on both a formal and informal basis to all levels of client staff
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Demonstrates creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and advanced knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint
  • Can travel as needed.

The base salary range for this position in Los Angeles, CA, Bellevue, WA, New York, NY only is between $112,300 and $168,500.


At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result – for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.


The team you’re about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here’s how:

• Whether it’s your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.
• Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.
• We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different — and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at
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We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different, and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. For an overview of our benefit offerings, please visit:
  • Benefits for internship positions: Grant Thornton interns are eligible to participate in the firm’s medical, dental and vision insurance programs and the firm’s employee assistance program. Interns also receive a minimum of 72 hours of paid sick leave, and are paid for firm holidays that fall within their internship period.
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