Advisory Services Analyst - Service Delivery Center - Technology Risk - San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78201

Position Summary:
Technology Risk provides assessment and attestation services to help companies and decision-makers attain confidence in understanding and managing business risks related to technology. Business and technology are converging rapidly. With technology becoming the business of every company, understanding and managing technology risk is critical to a company's success. The ability to understand these risks and bridge the knowledge gap that often exists between business and technology is the core strength of Technology Risk professionals. Technology Risk helps companies achieve sustainable growth by supporting their efforts to protect business performance, and by providing trusted communications on internal control and regulatory compliance to investors, management, regulators, customers and other stakeholders.

The Service Delivery Center is an integral component of the Risk practice. Service Delivery Center professionals are high-performing, US-based resources who work closely with our region-based Risk professionals to deliver assessment and attestation services, such as financial statement audits, internal audits, internal control testing, system and organization control reporting and other advisory projects, to help companies:
Create trust and confidence in financial reporting
Provide trusted communications and assurance on internal control or related to regulatory compliance to customers, alliances, strategic partners, governments and authorities
Meet evolving regulatory and compliance requirements
See the big picture related to technology risks
Identify, improve and respond to risks from advances in technology
Build trust in new technology products and services from the outset
Undertake proactive technology risk mitigation
Control compliance costs

Essential Functions of the Job:
Understand and apply fundamental risk management principles
Develop an understanding of clients' business and IT environment
Assist with collecting information to gain an understanding and document clients' business and IT-related processes, risks and controls
Create business and IT-related process, risk and control documentation based on information collected from clients in accordance with EY methodology
Perform analysis, identify potential issues, summarize and document results and observations
Apply relevant audit and technology concepts to client situations and make recommendations and suggestions for improvements in clients' processes and controls
Provide guidance to and review documentation, analysis, results and observations developed by Associate Analyst I and Associate Analyst II
Develop an understanding of project scope, assumptions and constraints
Assist with monitoring project scope, schedule and progress, identifying risks and barriers to meeting deadlines, developing progress reports and updating key stakeholders on progress and expected outcomes
Assist with monitoring project economics by tracking budgets, calculating metrics, developing or updating metrics reports and updating key stakeholders on project economics
Collaborate and develop relationships with the Service Delivery teammates and region-based professionals to help ensure timely and efficient completion of projects
Demonstrate knowledge of the current technology developments relevant to clients' business, professional standards and relevant EY methodology
Use EY technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of projects

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

To qualify for the role you must have:
Strong communication, facilitation, presentation and personal organization skills
Ability to manage deadlines, identify and communicate barriers, and follow up on open issues
Ability to understand, document and analyze business and IT-related processes and solve problems
Experience working with accounting, business and technology concepts
Flexibility and ability to work with a distributed team
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
Ability to become proficient with MS Visio and EY proprietary technology
Excellent English language skills - both written and verbal
Travel may be required up to 20% of your time

Supervision Responsibilities:
Supervise the Service Delivery Center Associate Analyst I and Associate Analyst II and review prepared work products as needed or as directed

Job Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in general business, accounting, finance, economics, computer science, information systems or a related discipline

A minimum of 2 years of experience working as an IT auditor or IT risk adviser for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm, within industry, or in a related job competency
Experience in applying relevant technical knowledge in at least one of the following competencies: (a) financial statement audits; (b) internal control or operational audits; (c) System and Organization Controls Reporting; and/or (d) application security and control reviews

Ability to progress towards achieving a relevant certification