Risk Finance - Manager/Senior Manager
Stamford, CT 06901
Manager-level Risk consultants work closely with management of Fortune 500, mid-cap and start-up companies, as well as all levels of our staff from Consultant to Partner. Engagements include Internal Audit, SOX implementation and testing, attestation/certification readiness work, business process improvement projects, compliance and other assessments.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
May be responsible for managing a small group of individuals on a specific project.
Working on multiple engagements simultaneously; doing large portions of a particular project with minimal supervision.
Manage client relationships and deliver professional execution of internal audit engagements.
Assist in preparing risk assessments and audit plans for clients.
Drafting or reviewing engagement scope, project plans, risk assessments, testing approach and specific procedures;
Reviewing Risk controls testing, process narratives, flow charts or procedures for other types of assessments;
Consult with client management to develop control identification and implementation solutions which work best for the organization.
Develop new client relationships and sales opportunities; Seek opportunities to expand service offerings to existing clients.
Responsible for developing and sustaining a controlled environment, eliminating the need for the company to communicate any significant deficiencies to its Audit Committee or disclose any material weaknesses in the form 10-K.
Implement controls which are SOX compliant and add value without being overly burdensome or restrictive to the organization.
Perform and document each component of the assessment of the company’ s internal controls over financial reporting in a manner which allows the company’ s external auditors to leverage as much of the work performed by management as possible, thereby eliminating duplication of work and reducing overall compliance costs.
Meets accounting financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Confirms financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses; coordinating the collection, consolidation, and evaluation of financial data; preparing special reports.
Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.
Maintains accounting controls by establishing a chart of accounts; defining accounting policies and procedures.
Advises senior management regarding matters, such as effective use of resources and methods, for preventing capital being frozen.
Education and Experience Requirements:
At least 5+ years of experience working in an accounting/ risk advisory role, with at least 3 years at a Big Four or a large national firm;
Certified CIA or other standard auditing certification combined with solid Internal Audit experience;
Undergraduate degree in Accounting, CPA and/or MBA combined with solid accounting experience are preferred but not required;
Bachelor’ s degree in the Financial/Accounting field from an accredited university;
Strong technical skills and a working knowledge of SOX, COSO, SOC reporting;
Market facing, with experience in selling to new clients, as well as expanding services to existing clients;
Ability to multi- task between responsibilities, prioritize and handle multiple requests;
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities;
Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written;
Entrepreneurial nature, self-motivated, ethical, and dependable;
Strong project management skills;
Expertise is Microsoft Excel for the use of data analysis including the use of pivot tables, v lookups, arrays, etc;
Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when important deadlines cause greater than normal departmental pressures;