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Associate/Senior Associate Technology Risk Management

Requisition #: 49425

Practice Area: Advisory

Location: Seattle, WA

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate/Senior Associate in Technology Risk Management for our Risk Advisory Solutions practice.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning activities, development of audit program, and execution of internal audits and IT control assessments in the following areas:  cybersecurity, IT strategy and governance, IT operations, business continuity and disaster recovery, network and infrastructure security, cloud and third party risk, programs and projects, automation, GITCs and application controls, and regulatory/compliance requirements
  • Review clients' processes and controls against leading practice and industry frameworks, identify gaps in design and execution, and communicate issues and recommendations to engagement leads and client management
  • Work with client management team to assist in implementation of new processes and controls to address key risks, as necessary
  • Draft comprehensive executive summaries and final reports for delivery to client senior management and document and review engagement workpapers in accordance with standard KPMG and industry-accepted internal audit methodologies
  • Assist in kickoff, status, and closing meetings with engagement team and client and contribute to IT Audit knowledge base and internal practice development initiatives

Additional Responsibilities for Senior Associate:

  • Plan and execute IT-related audit engagements and risk assessments with a focus on strategic, operational and regulatory/compliance related risks
  • Lead kickoff, status, and closing meetings with engagement team and client and contribute to IT Audit knowledge base and internal practice development initiatives
  • Supervise associates and interns on engagements

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience working within an internal audit or IT compliance function as an internal employee or as part of a professional services firm
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience; CISA, PMP, CISSP or CRISC certification is preferred
  • Familiarity leading and executing risk-based IT-related internal audits and/or risk and control assessments, leveraging IT governance and control frameworks such as COBIT, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, and ITIL and proficiency in core requirements and methodologies for SOX internal control programs
  • Experience in implementation of internal control processes and programs for IT
  • Proficiency in executing projects in accordance with leading practice project management principles
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to write at a publication quality level in order to communicate findings and recommendations to the clients and senior management team
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

Additional Qualifications for Senior Associate:

  • Minimum of three years of experience working within an internal audit or IT compliance function as an internal employee or as part of a professional services firm 
  • Experience leading and executing risk-based IT-related internal audits and/or risk and control assessments, leveraging IT governance and control frameworks such as COBIT, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, and ITIL and proficiency in core requirements and methodologies for SOX internal control programs

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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