Systems & Process Assurance Associate

  • Company: RSM US LLP
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: December 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: req1440

RSM has an exceptional career opportunity available for a Risk Advisory Services Associate for our Chicago, Illinois office.  We have an Associate position available in our Systems and Process Assurance solution set, responsible for business process and IT controls.  At RSM, Associates in Risk Advisory Services work with large and middle market clients across a wide variety of industries. They develop strong working relationships with clients built on understanding their businesses, their challenges, risks, and information technology (IT) requirements.

Our Systems & Process Assurance Associates provide quality services to clients by focusing on their business, IT/security risk and control requirements.  They use strong analytical skills to develop quality solutions to assist our clients improve their business.


  • Performing technology risk assessments and reviewing, documenting, evaluating and testing information technology controls including change management, security, backup and operations controls, in a wide range of computing environments, for internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Service Organization Control (SOC) engagements.

  • Observing, reviewing, documenting, and testing key business process transactions, access controls, segregation of duties and automated controls for internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, and SOC engagements.

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality deliverables and compliance with quality assurance and independence policies on engagements covering SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports, readiness reviews, and AT101 client engagements.

  • Assessing IT security policies, procedures, and controls of our clients’ business applications, networks, operating systems, and other components of their technology infrastructure.

  • Reviewing, documenting, evaluating and testing application controls, particularly automated controls on a wide range of ERP systems and software applications across a wide variety of client business processes.

  • Assisting financial audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance teams in the identification of control objectives and the design of control procedures to address those objectives.

  • Identifying internal IT controls, assessing their design and operational effectiveness, determining risk exposures and developing remediation plans.

  • Determining technical and business impact of identified security and control issues and providing remediation guidance to clients.

  • Communicating findings and recommendations to client personnel.



  • B.A. / B.S. degree or equivalent from accredited university

  • Major Accounting and/or Accounting Information Systems or other related degrees

  • Travel to assigned client locations is required. Must have access to and ability to arrange for use of reliable modes of transportation to those locations

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA preferred

  • Strong verbal and written abilities

  • Strong multi-tasking and project management skills

  • Client focused

  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team

  • Must possess a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, as well as the ability to adhere to both company policies and best practices

  • Ability to work long days to meet deadlines when necessary

  • Ability to travel daily or overnight at least 50% of the time


Advanced Qualifications or Willingness to Obtain:

  • Implementation experience with information systems, Network Security

  • CISA, CPA, PPM or GIAC certifications

  • CISSP or Ethical Hacker certification

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