Senior Associate, Information Technology Audit

Accume Partners - Houston, TX3.2

Accume Partners is a trusted risk assurance and advisory leader and innovator in delivering integrated solutions to our clients in highly regulated industries. Our firm has strong roots in providing internal audit, regulatory compliance, and risk management services to various sectors in the financial services industry. A few years ago, Accume Partners has added to those services with extensive Cybersecurity and Technology Compliance capabilities. As the level of regulatory and business complexity has surged, so has the need for specialized knowledge and focus. We have organized our firm to achieve that goal providing our clients with deep knowledge, expertise and approaches in the following areas: • Internal Audit • Regulatory Compliance • Technology Risk Management • Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice and Toolset • Incident Response Planning and Cyber-Forensic Team • FFIEC Compliance Software (Risk Director) Through these key areas of focus, we are able to stay in front of change, bring balanced perspectives and the specialized knowledge demanded by today’s banks and financial institutions. That is why our clients view us as the partner of choice, a partner that is truly different from the others. Partnership Matters.

Having the best technical expertise or the best service approach is not enough. We need the best people to complete the equation...people who can share their knowledge and grow with our clients. Accume Partners was founded on a belief in, and a commitment to, its people. The development, advancement and individual success of our talented professionals is vital to our future. We invest in you to ensure our professionals receive the training and mentoring necessary for your career growth. Our success is built on yours.

The Senior Associate, Information Technology Audit will review and audit IT controls and conduct network testing for regulatory and security compliance, primarily at community banking and other financial institutions.

The position is based in a metro city in Texas with significant travel within Texas and the surrounding states; longer distance travel within the US is occasionally required.

Performing IT audits and cybersecurity assessments at our banking and other clients throughout Texas and surrounding states.
Successfully lead interviews with members of bank management to obtain and deliver sensitive operational information. Direct, diplomatic verbal communication skills are mandatory.
Ensure delivery of clear and concise reports and other deliverables to clients and their regulators. Written reports are the primary deliverable at the end of a client engagement.
Ensuring timely preparation of all engagement deliverables, including risk assessments, audit workpapers, audit reports, follow-up reports, etc.
Keeping abreast of the cybersecurity regulatory and threat environment
Minimum Requirements

Minimum 3-5 years' of IT audit experience, prefer individuals who have experience working with community banking or credit unions.
Demonstrated understanding of computer networking, IDS/IPS, firewall configuration, virtual server environments and network security solutions.
Experience with Nessus, Nmap, NetCat and Python scripts is a strong plus.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar technical domain. Business Administration degree combined with significant, relevant information systems experience may be considered.
Must be well versed with FFIEC, FDICIA, GLBA or other banking regulatory guidelines in relation to IT, InfoSec, Vendor management, BCP, etc.
Ability to meet travel requirements as required to client location.
Must pass criminal and financial background checks.

Preferred Requirements

Pro-active problem solving ability is required to thoroughly identify and investigate issues, and to work through potential contentious issues with clients in a non-confrontational style.
Ability to engender trust, handle confidential information and communicate clearly with individuals at a wide range of levels on sensitive matters.
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
Professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CRISC, etc.