Associate, Risk Advisory Services - Houston, Texas, United States, 77001

The Risk Advisory Services Associate is responsible for partnering with more experienced Risk Advisory Services professionals to provide risk consulting and issues resolution to clients in the areas of SOX, business process improvement, information technology, audit and fraud investigations. In this role, the Risk Advisory Services Associate will participate in most stages of an internal audit or consulting engagement and provide assistance with planning, field work, engagement wrap up and report composition.

Qualifications

Education:
- Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or other relevant field required

Experience:
- One (1) to three (3) years of experience within a public accounting firm or industry environment performing internal audit, consulting or risk services required
- Prior experience with internal controls including flowcharts, documentation and testing of controls required

License/Certifications:
- CPA or CIA certification preferred

Software:
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and Word

Other Knowledge, Skills Abilities:
- Solid understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit
- Knowledge of internal accounting controls, professional standards and regulations and systems
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels both within the client organization and the firm
- Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
- Superior analytical and diagnostic skills
- Capable of working in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
- Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments successfully
- Solid organizational skills especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
- Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with client personnel
- Ability to travel 25 to 75% of the time