CLA's Specialized Advisory Services group is looking for an individual to join our world-class team as a SOC IT Control Analyst in our Minneapolisoffice . In this role, you will be involved SOC engagements including assessment of control design, control testing and service auditor reporting requirements associated with assurance. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong relationship and communication skills with external clients and internal clients that are industry or other groups within CLA. This role takes direction from the SOC Practice Leader, SOC Engagement Director / Manager, SOC Engagement Principal(s), and the firm's technical assurance group.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ability to deliver high level of client service through positive interactions with clients in multiple industries, CLA staff and external entities that serve the client(s)
Ability to demonstrate awareness, understanding of client's technical environment through discussions and review of available information with an emphasis on controls relevant to network, security devices, servers and end-user computing devices.
Ability to demonstrate awareness, understanding of client's application systems through discussions and review of available information with an emphasis on development life cycle and database(s) as applicable.
Ability to analyze processes and adequacy of controls related to administration of technical components including logical access, change management, data management and physical environment.
Participates in meetings, and presentations to clients
Provides input to update examination programs to SOC Practice Leader.
Ability to coordinate resources necessary to perform control testing
Communicates status of project including issues that need immediate attention to SOC Engagement / Director
Identifies other CLA services that would benefit clients
Proactively demonstrates curiosity and an open mind to new ideas and concepts; generates innovative ideas and solutions.
Must be able to manage assigned work to meet established deadlines
Knowledge of internal controls with ability to identify key controls relevant to the technical environment of the organization.
Identifies technical control structures and strategies through appropriate forms of investigation and consultation to assist clients in preparation for assurance examinations.
Facilitates and/or participates in the execution of the technical examination process including definition of examination scope, control evaluation, test activities, reporting, issue resolution, and risk assessment for assigned examination control / objectives.
Assists in the development, execution and completion of risk assessment, examination plan, and other duties as assigned.
Performs technical control tests as identified by the SOC Examination Director / Manager
Reports results of tests to SOC Examination Director / Manager in a timely manner
Documents supporting audit evidence in alignment with firm standards
1-3+ years of experience as an IT auditor with passion for design and effectiveness of technical controls
Knowledge of SSAE18, SOC1, SOC2, SOC3
Experience with application systems including configuration of business rules, roles and permissions
Problem solving/analytical skills, i.e. the ability to systematically think through the implications of problems to arrive at sound solutions.
Strong communications and consulting skills, oral communication and presentation skills
Strong writing skills to document control descriptions and communicate with clients and other CLA staff.
Public Accounting or Private firm information technology experience will be considered
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized kn...owledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With over 4,400 people, 100 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
We are deeply invested in the success of our professionals and provide innovative career-building opportunities. At CLA, we aim to positively impact the clients we serve, the people we employ, the profession we represent and the communities we call home.
CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.