Experienced Senior SOC & IT Auditor, Third Party Attestation

Bdo Usa Llp

Job Summary:

Job Duties:

Control Environment

  • Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures by:
    • Identifying and considering all applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies as part of engagement team;
    • Making constructive suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures;
    • Documenting and validating the operating effectiveness of the clients’ internal control system;
    • Supervising and reviewing the work of staff
    • Documenting business and IT processes and controls and tests key controls for service organizations in a variety of industries;
    • Identifying and prioritizing key risks, and assesses their impact and likeliness of occurrence;
    • Communicating to the client areas to improve processes, strengthen controls, mitigate risks, and/or increase efficiency;
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with client personnel and management; and
    • Ensuring technology is appropriately integrated into the examination process


  • Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement by:
    • Documenting working papers and attestation reports in line with BDO policy, identifying deviations and notifying more senior team members in order to obtain appropriate approvals;
    • Contributing ideas and opinions to the engagement team


    • Planning and executing attestation examinations including obtaining an understanding of the control environment, designing test plans, evaluating deficiencies and assessing the overall financial reporting control environment.
    • Reading and reviewing clients’ reports, ensuring accuracy and completeness, and also ensuring that all supporting information is documented in the work papers and through appropriate testing;
    • Identifying, analyzing and discussing alternative principles with the Manager, Senior Manager and engagement partner and the client, as needed;
    • Identifying complex issues and brings them to the attention of superiors for resolution;
    • Coaching less experienced team members in new areas


  • Applies knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
    • Completing all appropriate documentation of BDO work papers; and
    • Ensuring assigned work is performed in accordance with BDO methodology and requirements


  • Applies methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on the information by:
    • Researching basic and intermediate accounting topics and forming an initial opinion on the treatment independently

Project Management

  • Coordinate timing of planning, fieldwork, and review with audit team and client and assist engagement executives in developing the audit engagement budget and identify appropriate resources.
    • Develop the draft audit engagement planning documents, audit programs and budgets
    • Establish with the engagement manager the responsibilities of individual audit staff for specific areas of audit work
    • Monitor and report engagement budget to actual and advise engagement executives of possible overruns

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provides verbal and written performance feedback to Associates on assigned engagement teams
  • Supervises the work assignments of Associates on assigned engagement teams
  • Teach/coach associates to provide on the job learning

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Masters degree in Accounting and minor or dual major in Information Systems or other relevant advanced degree, preferred


  • More than one (1) year of prior supervisory experience, preferred
  • Experience performing internal control reviews, preferred
  • Experience performing SOC, WebTrust, HITRUST, SOX, ISO 27001 and security/privacy advisory engagements, preferred

One or more of the following certifications are preferred: 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification
  • HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework Professional (CCSFP)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C | EH)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)


  • Prior experience with various applications (e.g., ERP systems), operating systems (e.g., UNIX, Windows); and databases (e.g., Oracle, SQL) beneficial, preferred
  • Exposure to cloud platforms, SaaS applications, security and engineering tools, and other industry software, preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform technology-focused audits and assessments
  • Knowledge of internal controls and professional standards and regulations (SOC, ISO, WebTrust, HITRUST, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data analytics and emerging technologies desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate and interact with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firm
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
  • Solid analytical and diagnostic skills and ability to break down complex issues and implementing appropriate resolutions
  • Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
  • Solid project management skills 
  • Ability to travel as necessary



Individual salaries that are offered to a candidate are determined after consideration of numerous factors including but not limited to the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and geography.

California Range:  $87,000 – $130,000
NYC/Long Island/Westchester Range:  $90,000 – $115,000  


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