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IT Audit Senior Consultant
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Date Published
Monday, June 6, 2022
Little Rock
United States
Job Category
Enterprise & IT Risk Services
IT Risk Services
Advertised Location
Little Rock, Louisville, Springfield, Nashville, Dallas
Working time
Full Time

Description & Requirements

Today’s thriving companies realize the necessity of managing business risk. As a Senior Consultant on the ITRS team, you will help clients identify and manage that risk and improve IT processes and controls.  Key services performed by the ITRS team include: System Organization Control (SOC) 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 attestation engagements and IT controls design and operating effectiveness assessments for financial audits. 

You will gain valuable experience and use your critical thinking abilities to help clients solve problems and apply your social skills to build rewarding business relationships. At FORVIS, you will remain informed on the latest information technology trends and emerging risks that impact our clients.  Alongside FORVIS senior staff and management personnel, you will work with clients in a variety of industries as you develop your technical skills and strengthen the foundation on which you will build your career. 

How you will contribute: 

  • Assisting the team with providing services related to IT controls for financial statement audits and SOC engagements that include both IT and business process control analysis and testing 
  • Completing walkthroughs and document testing of IT general controls (ITGCs) 
  • Providing valuable insight to ensure clients are well-informed of current challenges and opportunities 
  • Working in self-managing teams and take responsibility for managing your work and possibly supervising a staff auditor/consultant 
  • Communicating with all levels of client personnel 
  • Completing approximately 40 hours of CPE a year to allow you to increase your knowledge and skills and to maintain your certifications and credentials 
  • Gaining exposure to organizations varying in type and size 
  • Traveling nationally up to 25% (subject to state travel restrictions) to serve clients 


We are looking for people who have Forward Vision and: 

  • Technical accounting and IT knowledge 
  • A clear understanding of IT controls associated with applications, databases, operating systems, networks, and reporting tools 
  • The willingness to take initiative 
  • Effective time management skills 
  • The motivation to provide unmatched client service in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite 
  • The ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with a team 
  • High attention to detail 
  • Self-discipline and organizational skills to accomplish assigned responsibilities within specified timeframes and identified budget constraints 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Management Information Systems (MIS), Accounting Information Systems (AIS), or related field 
  • 2 years of experience in public accounting, internal audit, or in a risk management environment 
  • Holds one of the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) 
  • Basic knowledge of internal control concepts and ITGCs 
  • SOC or IT controls testing experience and knowledge of the COSO and/or CoBit frameworks 
  • Experience documenting processes via narratives and/or flowcharting  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in a public accounting firm performing IT audit or SOC attestation engagements 
  • Audit experience in a regulated industry environment such as banking, healthcare, or insurance 
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Management Information Systems (MIS), Accounting Information Systems (AIS), or related field