IT Audit Manager, IS Assurance

Bdo Usa Llp

Job Summary:

The Assurance Manager, IS Assurance is responsible for leading teams in planning and performing IT risk and control work for a wide range of complex environments. In this role, the Assurance Manager, IS Assurance will be charged with designing the scope of procedures and ensuring the appropriate execution of those procedures by the team, including the review, documentation, testing, and evaluation of information technology processes, often on multiple engagements.

Job Duties:

Business Acumen:

  • Applies knowledge of business functions, processes, and strategies to provide services, solutions, and advice that considers and improves the organization as evidenced by:
    • Understanding core business operations/structure of various businesses
    • Demonstrating knowledge of business issues, trends, and industry economics
    • Demonstrating ease with client communications

Risk and Controls Focus:

  • 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 applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies
    • Liaising with other professionals (such as core assurance) and the client to establish scope and strategy of work to be performed, and continuing team communications to work through complex issues and conclusions
    • Ensuring proper documentation of the clients’ business and IT processes and controls and testing key controls in a variety of industries
    • Reviewing workpapers and conclusions during audit field work
    • Providing on-the-job-training to the engagement team during field work
    • 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
    • Identifying and making constructive suggestions to improve client internal controls and accounting procedures

Professional Competence:

  • 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:
    • Identifying complex issues, including deviations, and working through complex situations collaboratively with the team and client
    • Preparing, reviewing, and communicating results of procedures to the client, ensuring timeliness and completeness


  • Applies knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
    • Conducting general and detailed reviews to help ensure audits are completed in accordance with applicable methodology and standards
    • Recommending appropriate outcomes to critical issues
    • Planning the audit process and overseeing the execution of procedures with quality and efficiency, despite pressures of deadlines
    • Executing proper BDO methodology throughout the entirety of the engagement, from engagement acceptance through archive


    • Planning and executing IT audits, 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’ information and control documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness, and ensuring that all supporting information is documented in the workpapers and through appropriate testing
    • Coaching less experienced team members in new areas

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Sets the tone for teamwork by supporting others in their work and delivers on commitments made to team members and clients  
  • Establishes deadlines and executes procedures and oversight to meet set deadlines
  • Supervises associates and senior associates on all projects
  • Reviews work prepared by the team and provides review comments
  • Acts as a Career Advisor to associates or senior associates
  • Schedules and manages workload of associates and senior associates
  • Ownership and tracking of status, schedule, and budget for reporting to the team and the client 
  • Provides verbal and written performance feedback to associates and senior associates
  • Teaches/coaches senior associates and associates to provide on-the-job learning

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, preferred


  • Experience with performing review of and testing around third-party attestation (SOC) reports, preferred
  • Experience working within a public accounting and internal auditing environment, preferred



  • Exposure to various industry ERP applications, highly preferred


  • N/A

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and basic research skills 
  • Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to effectively manage a team of professionals and delegating work assignments as needed
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with client personnel
  • Ability to encourage team environment on engagements and contribute to the professional development of assigned personnel
  • Executive presence and ability to act as primary contact on assigned engagements
  • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels
  • Advanced knowledge of internal controls
  • Ability to travel up to 30%



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: $120,000 – $160,000
New York City/ Valhalla Range:  $120,000 – $160,000
Washington Range: $120,000 – $160,000  


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