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Grant Thornton LLP Strategic Assurance & SOC Services Senior Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Strategic Assurance & SOC Services Senior Manager is responsible for delivering a full range of services to our clients in accordance with Statement of Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 18. These services include readiness assessments, examination engagements, review engagements, agreed-upon procedures and compliance attestations primarily focused on system and organization controls (SOC) 1, 2, 2+ and 3.

The role is involved in all phases of the work including prospecting, proposal writing, planning, execution and report delivery with strong project management discipline overlaying all phases of the work. Relative to client delivery, the Attest Services Manager is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the sales process including networking, proposals and oral presentations.

  • Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements.

  • Plan, execute, direct, and complete SOC 1, 2 and 3 projects as well as other special attest reports in a wide variety of industries.

  • Manage client administration including engagement letters, billings and budgets;

  • Manage SOC engagements and the preparation of SOC reports in compliance with firm and technical requirements.

  • Assist clients in applying key frameworks including SOC 1, SOC 2, HITRUST, HIPAA, Sheltered Harbor and NIST.

  • Execute assigned SSAE 18 client engagements from start to completion, which includes the overall planning, execution, direction, and completion of engagements.

  • Utilize a disciplined project management approach to manage projects and effectively communicate with team members and clients.

  • Supervise, train, and mentor assigned staff members and assess the performance of the staff members for their engagement reviews.

  • Evaluate and test client-related business process and information technology controls and identify areas of risk for each.

  • Apply current knowledge of information technology trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.

  • Work with assigned team members and client personnel to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address technology-related controls risks and issues.

  • Maintain professionalism and rapport with the client. Proactively interact with key client management to manage expectations, help ensure client satisfaction, meet client deadlines, and resolve any problems.

  • Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, MIS or related field preferred. A Master’s degree is a plus.

  • A minimum of 7+years of progressive audit experience in public accounting or equivalent delivering controls based services including SOC reports, auditing Information Technology General Controls (ITGC’s.)

  • Managers are required to possess one professional certification from the following list: CPA, CISA, CISSP, or CISM.

  • Security experience or training.

  • MS Project is a plus.

  • Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.

  • Outstanding leadership, business development, recruiting, training, coaching, and mentoring skills, coupled with excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work additional hours and/or travel as needed.

About Us

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result – for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It’s what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.

About the Team

The team you’re about to join is ready to help you thrive. Here’s how:

• Whether it’s your work location, weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your life.

• Here, you are supported to prioritize your overall well-being through work-life integration options that work best for your and those in your household.

• We understand that your needs, responsibilities and experiences are different — and we think that’s a good thing. That’s why we support you with personalized and comprehensive benefits that recognize and empower all the identities, roles and aspirations that make you, well, you. See how at www.gt.com/careers

• When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to doing more than checking boxes. Explore all the ways we’re taking action for diversity, equity & inclusion at www.gt.com/careers

Here’s what you can expect next:

If you apply and are selected to interview, a Grant Thornton team member will reach out to you to schedule a time to connect. We encourage you to also check out other roles that may be a good fit for you or get to know us a little bit better at www.gt.com/careers.

Additional Details:

Grant Thornton requires personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or self-test negative for COVID-19 within a specified timeframe in order to visit/enter firm offices, to visit/enter client or prospective client sites or facilities, or to attend in-person firm or client-sponsored events, subject to any medical, religious or other accommodations under the law. Grant Thornton collects, uses and maintains vaccination-related data in accordance with its Privacy Policy, Personnel Privacy Notice, and applicable laws and regulations.

It is the policy of Grant Thornton to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions (including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, working conditions, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, evaluations, and termination) are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or civil union status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic predisposition or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state and local laws, it is the policy of Grant Thornton LLP to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. To make an accommodation request, please contact ColleagueSupportSpecialists@us.gt.com.

For Los Angeles Applicants only: We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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