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Description:

Our professionals help organizations make the best use of their internal audit functions in line with strategic, business and process goals. We support the Internal Audit Team by planning and performing operational, financial, and compliance audits.

Responsibilities:
  • Execution of the internal audit projects; including directing all activities within assigned projects including communicating with client management, coordinating the work of other team members, establishing project milestones, completing and monitoring fieldwork progress, providing updates to audit team management, and proposing modifications to current procedures to improve audit effectiveness and efficiency for the projects
  • Define expectations for each audit project including objectives, scope, procedures (audit programs), resources (scheduling), and deliverables
  • Develop and communicate risk based audit plan with engagement team
  • Analyze audit evidence, identify audit issues and related impact to the business, summarize results
  • Prepare comprehensive working papers that are consistent with generally accepted auditing standards, accounting principles, and internal standards
  • Review work papers of junior staff members to ensure working papers are consistent with generally accepted auditing standards, accounting principles, and internal standards
  • Tracking and monitoring of time budgets for assignments
  • Draft clear and concise internal audit reports identifying key risks and value-added recommendations to improve the effectiveness of internal control environments
  • Develop and conduct procedures on the design and effectiveness of internal controls for new and/or existing business processes
  • Identifying control gaps within business processes
  • Generate and maintain robust working relationships with client management
  • Contribute to the positive, team-oriented culture by maintaining cooperative relationships, sharing information, and accepting and providing constructive feedback
  • Actively participate in professional organizations and expand professional networks
Qualifications:
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience (intern, full-time, part-time, volunteer, etc.)
  • Understanding of Internal controls
  • Exceptional interpersonal/communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of client management
  • Energetic, passionate, self-motivated, and results-oriented professional
  • Ability to think strategically, multi-task, and work effectively and efficiently with minimum direction in a team environment
  • The ability to consistently meet deadlines in a challenging and dynamic environment in a self motivating manner
  • Comprehensive understanding of the professional standards governing the Audit process and financial and operational Auditing and accounting principles
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting (or equivalent) from an accredited college/university
  • CPA designation or active candidate
  • Federal Security Clearance (preferred)

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Summary:

SPS Consulting is seeking IT Auditors with 3-5 years of experience to assist in government-related security, control, and implementation projects. Candidates should possess a BS degree as well as a background in finance and/or accounting. Responsibilities include conducting reviews of general support system controls and applications, preparing reports in a clear and timely manner, discussing audit reviews with senior members of the audit team, identifying misstatements/errors, and control weaknesses within the audited operations. The position also requires the ability to identify where control weaknesses may exist and advise management of the risk/impacts in order to take the appropriate course of action to eliminate or manage the weaknesses identified. Likewise, the auditor will serve as a consultant, providing advice to management and technical professionals concerning technology, information security, and financial risk.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide FISCAM/FISMA policy and analysis support to client personnel for multiple applications and networks
  • Establish and implement organization policies in support of establishing efficient FISMA audits
  • Document the assessment of design and fairness of IT control objectives in compliance with latest NIST instructions
  • Participate in audit entrance/exit conferences and presenting audit findings
  • Provide insight to the client on the content of control objectives and activities
  • Perform document walk-through and facilitating client meetings
  • Perform document testing of controls, design, and operating effectiveness of controls
  • Communicate with other members of the team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments and other planning documents
  • Assist the Command in developing internal audit capabilities for sustainment of audit readiness
  • Develop and implement automated and manual financial reconciliations to be used in audit-readiness sustainment
  • Assist the Command with accounting and budgeting policy, financial and feeder systems support, transactional support, process improvements, financial reporting, and program management support
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Information Technology or Information Systems preferred)
  • 3-7 year(s) of IT audit experience
  • Knowledge of SOX 404, FISCAM, FISMA and/or NIST special publication series
Preferred:
  • IT audit experience within the federal government
  • Experience with federal IT security tools
  • CISA, CISSP and/or CPA
  • Active Security Clearance Preferred
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Job Description:

Specific administrative tasks will include greeting visitors, calendaring and coordinating resources and materials required for key meetings, presentations, and trainings.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparing documents, letters, memorandums, reports, and briefings
  • Developing Excel spreadsheets
  • Preparing training materials for reproduction
  • Preparing contracts and invoices for signature and processing
  • Providing telephone coverage
  • Scheduling and calendar management related to key projects and corporate wide initiatives
  • Ensuring file management
  • Researching information from internal and external sources
  • Providing scheduling, travel planning, and meeting support
  • Providing support to various departments for special projects
Basic Qualifications:
  • 3+ years’ experience providing administrative support required
  • Demonstrated MS Office Skills essential - Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc),
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Demonstrated outstanding level of professionalism, ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy
Professional Skills:
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of highly proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for the executive team
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work overtime as necessary
  • Ability to adapt to new technology systems
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while managing multiple projects
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Position Summary:

This position will provide overall assistance to the Department of Accounting and Finance and will assist with the financial activities of the organization. The Incumbent will assist the Management Team as necessary and will prepare journal entries, maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts and assist with forecasting company business activities & financial positions based on past, present and expected operations.

Essential Functions:
  • Perform weekly and monthly bank reconciliations and all other balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Run fixed asset depreciation interface comparing GL balances prior to closing out subsystem.
  • Prepare schedules of additions and disposals.
  • Identify and tag all the new purchased office equipment and furniture physically.
  • Prepare journal entries, as needed, for input into general ledger system.
  • Prepare and enter recurring journal entries in GL system at beginning of year and as needed.
  • Run AR & AP trial balances at month end to compare to GL balance prior to closing out subsystems.
  • Prepare budget schedules and necessary supporting documentation and justification.
  • Assist with audit preparation.
  • Assist with preparation of reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Assist with preparation of corporate, franchise and property tax returns along with year-end tax provision disclosure.
  • Maintain exceptional customer service to internal departments.
  • Special projects as assigned.
Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting or finance.
  • 2-3 years accounting experience in a corporate setting.
  • CPA preferred
Skills:
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Effective problem solver with a bias towards proactive behavior.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated leader with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
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