Senior Audit Analyst / Jersey City, NJ / Financial Services

Description

The Senior Audit Analyst works on an audit team within specific business areas to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of controls while proposing and facilitating viable solutions to issues identified.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understands, supports and is able to articulate the vision, mission and strategy of Audit
  • Develops knowledge and understanding of company businesses, interrelationships and dependencies
  • Understands and follows Audit processes and procedures
  • Completes tasks independently but receives direction and oversight by more senior audit staff and management.
  • Completes a scope of work which is broadly defined and typically involves complex processes or issues.
  • Provides some supervision and direction for less experienced audit staff, and may also manage the work of a smaller project team.
  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of sound audit practices including:  understanding of risk types; types of controls to mitigate risk; understanding of process flows and critical control points; appropriate linkage of risks, controls and audit tests; ability to evaluate or control gaps or inadequate operating effectiveness; logical organization of written documentation; and propriety/adequacy of audit sampling methods and sizes
  • Performs technical research using external and internal source material
  • Assists in development of audit programs

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS or MS in Accounting or Finance (or equivalent experience)
  • Professional certifications preferred (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA)
  • At least 3 years of audit or audit-related experience, preferably with a public accounting firm

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of audit practices, tools, techniques, concepts, and trends
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong presentation, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and goal-driven
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and manage priorities and workload

Contact A Stan Hamlet Associate: 212-685-4884 

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