Senior Associate - Process Risk and Controls Consu

at RSM US LLP in ChicagoChicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

As a senior associate in RSM's growing Process Risk and Controls Practice, you will have the opportunity to draw from your experience and knowledge while continuing to grow your leadership skills through a high degree of client and industry exposure, career development and mentorship opportunities, and a diverse and inclusive culture. The fast-paced and dynamic environment in which we operate will provide you with daily challenges and exciting opportunities.

In the Process Risk and Controls Practice we frequently work as or alongside a client's internal audit function, the chief risk officer or risk function, Sarbanes-Oxley project team, and various other members of management tasked with managing risk. Our advisors help our clients with identifying and prioritizing risk and leveraging process and controls to reduce risk exposure.

Key Responsibilities

Contributions to Firm Culture
Model the core RSM values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship in all interactions with clients and team members
Be open to new ideas and challenges, and help foster a culture that encourages people to ask questions, seek diverse perspectives, and challenge those around you
Develop executive presence through interactions with management within RSM and our clients
Develop meaningful relationships with client personnel and colleagues
Support RSM's goals around diversity and inclusion by nurturing an environment that understands individuality, promotes authenticity, and values varied perspective in arriving at solutions
Client Experience
Learn about the industries and clients that we serve in the middle market and leverage your understanding to become your clients' trusted advisor
Exhibit basic knowledge of key industry fundamentals, regulatory environment, and terminology
Identify current and relevant industry thought leadership and share with clients as relevant
Independently implements and coaches associates on foundational industry policies, procedures, and work-programs
Owns process level client relationships and collaboration with external stakeholders
Prepare/Review initial drafts and follow-ups on client request lists
Participate in risk assessment management interviews. Update risk assessment models and complete initial draft of identified risks
Prepare and conduct tests of the operating effectiveness of clients' internal controls
Draft test plans or work programs for review by senior members of the team
Create/review narratives or flowcharts for a process. Identify and review all risks and controls for a process as needed
Perform first level review of staff work for accuracy, completeness, and well-reasoned conclusions
Manage budgets and provide accurate analysis of estimates to complete to engagement leader
Review and complete status documents for client delivery
Prepares initial draft of reports
Understands and can provide guidance to staff over topics such as IIA Professional Standards, industry guidelines, COSO 2013, and SOX
Develop the ability to support multiple client projects simultaneously, while actively contributing to other firm initiatives
Talent Experience
Encourage colleagues to think creatively, strive for growth through development opportunities, and maximize results while working within a team environment
Proactively seek out opportunities to learn from or teach team members, build a coaching/mentoring network and take advantage of training opportunities to continually expand skills and leadership capability
Maintain willingness to give and receive candid feedback in both written and verbal form. Commit to self-development in response to constructive feedback received.
Provide assistance, guidance, and feedback to associates assigned to work with you
Support recruiting efforts by understanding and promoting the RSM brand
Business Development
Participate in relevant industry associations and learning/development events to build industry perspective and contacts
Gain knowledge of key fundamentals, regulatory environment, and terminology for your relevant industries
Build an internal network and become aware of other services provided by the firm

Position Qualifications
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting or related business discipline
Minimum of 2 years of experience in audit, internal audit, or related internal control positions
Proficiency in professional writing, spreadsheet, and presentation creation tools. Exposure to data analytics tools is preferred
Qualified to pursue a job-relevant certification (e.g. CPA, CIA)
Ability to travel to meet client needs and work collaboratively with others in-person and remotely
Openness to workday flexibility, agility, remote work environment, leveraging new tools
Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
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RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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Job Posting: 10963126

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: Jun 25, 2023

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