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Senior SOC Manager

Company: Bernard Robinson & Company
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose: -The primary responsibility for a firm's practice rests with the partners, and the assignment of managers to engagements enables the practice to serve a larger number of clients effectively. -Managers must have a complete knowledge of the firm's philosophy and be conversant with its reports, its letters relating to matters of policy and its opinions on financial matters. -Managers must maintain and develop expertise in the profession. -To make broad decisions in the course of their work, they must have knowledge of the general economic and political trends of possible tax and other legislation that could affect the business climate. -IT Risk Advisory managers are the liaison between the partners, the client and the professional staff, and are generally responsible for all phases of an engagement. -Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the completion of SOC 1/SSAE 18, SOC 2, and HIPAA and other IT risk advisory engagements from planning to reporting and wrap-up
  • Develop and foster client relationships
  • Lead planning, status, and closing meetings
  • Educate clients on services that BRC provides
  • Monitor the progress of engagements and key project activity dates to ensure deadlines are met
  • Address and resolve issues and challenges relating to clients, consultants, and engagements
  • Supervise Staff, Senior, and Supervisor Accountants on client engagements
  • Detail review of key deliverables including work papers and draft and final reports
  • Manage the engagement and workflow of client deliverables for multiple clients and engagements to minimize risk and surprises, optimize engagement economics, satisfy service objectives, and meet internal and external deadlines
  • Conduct walkthroughs to gain an understanding of operational and IT processes, provide management with an assessment of risks, controls design, and overall effectiveness and efficiency of processes
  • Review workpapers and deliverables to ensure audit objectives are addressed, controls are adequately tested, and professional standards are met
  • Proactively manage engagement budgets, time, and schedule considerations for other jobs - - - - - - - - -Supervising managers, supervisors, and senior accountants; evaluating their performance and providing them with feedback with regards to evaluations - - - - - - - - -Following the progress of work, during an engagement, in relation to budgeted time and scheduled dates of completion; spending as much time as possible with the client's management group; periodically reviewing the working papers as the job progresses; determining whether all phases of the engagement are being carried out properly and in the best sequence; anticipating the problem areas and questions that might arise - - - - - - - - -Actively engaging in practice development on a regular basis to establish new relationships that can grow into revenue-generating opportunities for the firm - - - - - - - - -Maintaining cross-departmental working relationships to ensure proper completion of all client engagements - - - - - - - - -Seeking out areas to assist in ensuring the overall health and growth of the firm - - - - - - - - -Understanding the firm's philosophy; aligning with philosophies and views held by the partnersQualifications: - - - - - - - - - - - Education/Experience: - - - - - - - - - -Master's or bachelor's degree in accounting, management information systems, or other relevant discipline - - - - - - - - -At least 8+ years of experience in SOC Report Engagements and IT audit, preferably with public accounting or a consulting firm
    • Solid knowledge of SOC 1/SSAE 18 and SOC 2 standards
    • Experience with SOC for Cybersecurity and SOC for Supply Chains a plus
    • Experience managing IT audit projects, supervising personnel, and developing audit work programsRequired Skills: -
      • Excellent client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships
      • Ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of motivation
      • Ability to effectively multitask
      • Ability to diffuse difficult client situations - - - - - - - - -Proficiency in use of computers, accounting software programs and assurance software programs - - - - - - - - -Completion of career development CPE requirements designed to enhance management and communication skills - - - - - - - - -Excellent time management and organizational skills - - - - - - - - -Excellent client services skills - - - - - - - - -Displays initiative, creativity and imagination - - - - - - - - -Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed
        • Valid driver's license and good MVR
        • Membership in the AICPACertifications
          • Currently possesses CPA - -
          • Strongly recommended additional certifications include CITP, CISA, CISSP, CISMEssential Physical Requirements: - - - - - - - - -Fine hand manipulation in keyboarding 7-10 hours per day - - - - - - - - -Fine hand manipulation using calculator/adding machine 2-4 hours per day - - - - - - - - -Driving, as needed

Keywords: Bernard Robinson & Company, Greensboro , Senior SOC Manager, Executive , Greensboro, North Carolina

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