Strategic Assurance & SOC Services Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for delivering a full range of services to our clients in accordance with Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 18. These services include readiness assessments, examination engagements, review engagements, agreed-upon procedures and compliance attestations primarily focused on system and organization controls (SOC) 1, 2, 2+ and 3. The role is involved in all phases of the work including prospecting, proposal writing, planning, execution and report delivery with strong project management discipline overlaying all phases of the work. Relative to client delivery, the Attest Services Manager is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the sales process including networking, proposals and oral presentations.
  • Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements.
  • Plan, execute, direct, and complete SOC 1, 2 and 3 projects as well as other special attest reports in a wide variety of industries.
  • Manage client administration including engagement letters, billings and budgets;
  • Manage SOC engagements and the preparation of SOC reports in compliance with firm and technical requirements.
  • Assist clients in applying key frameworks including SOC 1, SOC 2, HITRUST, HIPAA, Sheltered Harbor and NIST.
  • Execute assigned SSAE 18 client engagements from start to completion, which includes the overall planning, execution, direction, and completion of engagements.
  • Utilize a disciplined project management approach to manage projects and effectively communicate with team members and clients.
  • Supervise, train, and mentor assigned staff members and assess the performance of the staff members for their engagement reviews.
  • Evaluate and test client-related business process and information technology controls and identify areas of risk for each.
  • Apply current knowledge of information technology trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.
  • Work with assigned team members and client personnel to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address technology-related controls risks and issues.
  • Maintain professionalism and rapport with the client. Proactively interact with key client management to manage expectations, help ensure client satisfaction, meet client deadlines, and resolve any problems.
  • Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field.
  • Certifications & Licensures: Managers are required to possess one professional certification from the following list: CPA, CISA, CISSP, or CISM.
  • Experience: Minimum of 6 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level delivering controls-based services including SOC reports, auditing Information Technology General Controls (ITGC’s.)
  • Security experience or training.
  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
  • Outstanding leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.

ABOUT US

Hi. We’re Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (A.K.A. one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.) Here, we aren’t interested in ego or grinding it out alone. We’d rather help others go beyond their expectations. With us, business feels more personal — for our clients and you. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better. What about you?You know the career you want. So, let’s make it happen. Here, every voice is valued and yours makes a difference. Whether it’s greater client exposure, a broader scope of responsibility, flexible schedules and location, coworkers who care or our bold, inclusive culture, joining Grant Thornton empowers you with the global scale, opportunities, resources and support to create a career that you love. Our breadth of client sizes, no-silos style and flexibility empowers you to innovate, create and excel for your clients, teams and communities. And that’s just day one.

Interested? Get to know us better at gt.com and read on to learn more how you’ll help us become even bolder:

ABOUT THE TEAM

The marketplace is evolving. Customer and employee expectations are changing. What worked yesterday may not work as well tomorrow. Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals help companies stay ahead of the game with bold thinking, big ideas and progressive strategies.

Our Advisory teams apply their deep experience and global footprint to challenge the status quo and develop custom strategies that work for you. With a focus on pragmatism, our outside-in, customer-led approach facilitates the agility and innovation necessary to be a future-ready organization. Our services support you wherever you are in your business cycle, whether you’re looking at a transaction to propel your company forward, focusing on developing and implementing the right controls to mitigate risk, or advancing your company’s finance and technology infrastructure to match your aspirations.

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Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before January 4, 2022 in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events , subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Personnel who are not fully vaccinated as of January 4, 2022 and who do not have an approved accommodation will be required to work remotely and will not be permitted to work on-site or to attend in-person events and functions until further notice.  Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.