• IT Audit Remediation – Senior Associate

    Job Locations US-Washington DC
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure?


    You get one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the United States. While we may be a new name in consultancy, we were born from a storied one. Guidehouse was founded in 2018 as an evolution of PwC Public Sector with a mission to help our clients deliver on their mission; providing bold new strategies that catalyze transformative results across all ends of the enterprise. We embrace brilliance. We embrace independence. Join us.


    Our Finance consultants help clients optimize all elements of their finance organization, including operating model design, sustainable cost reduction, financial planning and analysis, management reporting, financial systems architecture, and full scale finance transformation. This high performing team helps CFOs identify, design and implement programs that transform their finance function to meet today’s demanding requirements while continuing to provide value added insights to the business.



    Minimum Education/ Certification
    • A four year degree in a technical discipline.


    Professional Experience
    • A minimum of five years of information systems audit experience. Two years of this experience shall consist of information system auditing of financial systems of federal government agencies. One year of this experience shall be in a managerial capacity.
    • Must be a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
    • These individuals are responsible for the overall planning and implementation of IS testing. They address and resolve various technical issues as they arise, and consult with the other team members to validate that application controls testing and Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAAT) testing is efficient and effective. They apply their background in auditing and computer systems to verify that any identified IS weaknesses noted are fully addressed and discussed with the government.



    Applying knowledge of accounting / auditing standards, regulatory requirements relevant to internal controls, and project management, responsibilities will include directly performing and providing oversight of other team members in multiple tasks including the following:
    • Documenting, testing, and assisting with the remediation of IT General and Application controls for IT applications to be included in the scope of an SSAE 18 Type II Service Organization Controls report. The work will be performed in a manner consistent with a financial statement audit, SSAE 16/18 examination, and/or OMB Circular A-123 (Appendix A) requirements.
    • Reviewing DoD and commercial SSAE 18 Service Organization Control reports for compliance with DoD policy requirements and preparing scorecards against these criteria for review by executive leadership. The reports will also be reviewed for changes in complementary user entity controls (CUECs), sub-service organization dependencies, changes in complementary subservice organization controls (CSOCs), and recurring testing exceptions.
    • Updating templates containing CUECs and CSOCs from DoD-impacting SSAE 18 reports. As needed, update baseline / standardized control description to address the CUECs and associated test plans.
    • Assisting in addressing auditor requests for documentation by reviewing submitted requests, routing the requests to appropriate organizations, reviewing the responses provided, and delivering the information to the auditors.
    • Reviewing IT related notifications of findings and recommendations (NFRs), resulting from financial statement audit and SSAE 18 examinations, assist with categorizing the NFRs, and assessing the status of corrective actions.
    • Reviewing system user access listings to identify common data elements for use in developing a standardized master user record and identifying conflicting access rights.
    • Interacting with government personnel on a regular basis to provide updates on status and assist in preparing briefings for executive leadership on an as-requested basis.

    All work is considered local and is to be performed at the client site in the National Capital Region due to contractual requirements.


    Experience Preferred
    • Experience with DoD.
    • Experience supporting Financial Management and IT control projects.
    • Experience with DoD RMF requirements and NIST 800.53 / CNNSI 1253.
    • Experience in coordinating timely collection, review, and submission of documentation to fulfill auditor requests.
    • Experience in facilitating site visits and walkthroughs.
    • Experience in reviewing consolidated audit observations/NFRs and facilitating meetings between auditors and entities to discuss results.
    • Experience in preparing Management Representation Letters.
    • Experience in providing leadership with insight into audit progress, findings, impediments, and successes.
    • Experience working on SSAE No. 18 and financial statement audits.




    Additional Requirements

    ·       This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.

    ·       The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

    ·       U.S. citizenship required.

    ·       Interim secret clearance or higher preferred.


    Guidehouse is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.


    If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


    Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


    Benefits include:

    • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
    • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Student Loan Paydown
    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
    • Skills Development & Certifications
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program


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