Grant Thornton LLP Controls Advisory Senior Associate, Data, Financial Services - Business Risk Services in New York, New York

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.

Grant Thornton’s Advisory business lines are designed to create, protect, and transform value. Business Risk Services (protect value) works hand-in-hand with the other two business lines, Transaction Services (create value) and Business Consulting and Technology (transform value). Business Risk Services includes Risk Advisory Services, Forensic Advisory Services and Data Analytics

  • Financial Services Controls Advisory, Senior Associate – Data *

    Grant Thornton’s data risk management controls advisory professionals provide comprehensive internal audit, controls advisory, and consultative services to financial institutions in addressing and evaluating data management internal controls


    • Perform advanced data analytics using SAS, SQL, and other tools

    • Develop and execute Computer Assisted Auditing Tools and Techniques (CAAT

    • Evaluate data governance and data quality

    • Develop and deploy reporting dashboard

    • Issue validation of prior audit related and regulatory issues

    • Delivers on-time internal audit and regulatory issue validation work papers

    • Manages audit activities and assignments

    • Proactively advances integrated auditing concepts and use of technology

    • Possesses understanding of different internal audit standards, policies, and regulations

    • Develops effective relationships with client management and has a strong understanding of the businesses

    • Evaluates internal controls, processes, policies and mechanisms to ensure that they are adequate, effective and in compliance with regulatory principles, and industry standards

    • Applies an understanding of financial institution operations and how they impact the overall control environment and the audit approach

    • Uses excellent communication skills in order to influence a wide range of audiences

    • Demonstrates strong judgment, political astuteness, and sensitivity to cultural diversity

    • Possesses strong project management and interpersonal skills, makes sound decisions, exhibiting initiative and intuitive thinking

    • Research, analyze, and understand current market place issues and emerging regulatory requirements and guidance

    • Manage and minimize engagement risk by proactively identifying issues and recommended courses of remediation

    • Manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews

    • Assist managers developing proposals

    • Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, and become a trusted business partner.

    • Actively participate in recruiting top talent to the firm

    • Attend professional development and networking events and training seminars on a regular basis

    • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field, Advanced degree is a plus.

    • 2 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.

    • Light programming / SQL / SAS and / or experience with data quality controls.

    • Advanced understanding of data management frameworks.

    • Advanced knowledge of continuous auditing and data analytics.

    • Experience with development and implementation of reporting dashboards.

    • Strong internal audit background, process mapping/flowing, design and operational effectiveness testing.

    • Ability to identify and develop key controls and interface with senior business stakeholders.

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

    • Advanced spoken and written communication skills; including ability to write technical reports.

    • Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.

    • Ability to think independently, be a thought leader, maintain a professional demeanor, and willingness to work in a collaborative environment.

    • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work according to schedules and work plans, willingness to ask good questions and request help as needed.

    • Must be willing to take initiative, be proactive on engagements, and be decisive.

    • Excellent presentation and interviewing skill with experience facilitating meetings and leading group discussions.

    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.

    • Ability to work additional hours as needed.

    • Willingness to travel up to 75%.

      Additional Information:

    • A majority of the current client work is in New York.

Title: Controls Advisory Senior Associate, Data, Financial Services - Business Risk Services

Location: New York-New York

Requisition ID: 039936