IT Advisory Services Associate II

Originally founded in 1950, Weaver currently has approximately 650 employees in nine U.S. locations. The firm has seven Texas offices in Austin, Conroe, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Midland and San Antonio, as well as offices in Los Angeles and New York. Weaver is ranked the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest by Accounting Today magazine. The firm is also ranked #38 among the top 50 accounting firms in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting , #40 among the top 100 firms according to Accounting Today and currently sits on the 2017 IPA Best of the Best public accounting firms list.

Weaver serves a broad range of clients including large national and international companies, public and privately-held businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. In addition to traditional assurance and tax services, Weaver also provides numerous advisory services, including risk advisory; financial advisory; IT advisory; forensic accounting; litigation support; international; property tax; state and local tax; and wealth management services.

Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for execution of various engagement objectives within assigned areas and assists where necessary to complete the overall engagement. This requires the ability to learn and understand information systems and related internal control theory and basic auditing concepts. The individual should have a basic understanding of the system development life cycle (design, development, testing, production and implementation) and various computing environments. This position should develop a basic understanding of IT general controls including security administration, program change management, and program development and computer operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Core Competency is the demonstrated ability to carry out the primary responsibilities of the job:

* Demonstrate an increasing understanding of business operations and supporting information systems.

* Demonstrate an increasing understanding of applications and IT general controls including security administration, program change management, program development, and computer operations.

* Be familiar with and adhere to the rules, regulations and code of professional conduct of the AICPA, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and/or the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

* Perform documentation initiatives in assigned areas using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and COBIT internal control framework.

* Develop an understanding of technical accounting literature within the GAAP and SEC hierarchies and their applicability to IT Advisory Services.

* Begin to execute the engagement plan in more complex IT areas.

* Research issues and best practices and make recommendations thereon.

* Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments within given timeframe and budget.

* Exhibit initiative, sense of responsibility, and independence by following through on open items and issues to obtain completion.

* Demonstrate the ability to perform, and deliver work independently with limited supervision on smaller engagements.

* Work closely with all experienced team members to identify and resolve issues encountered in performance of assignments through effective and timely communication.

* Consistently perform and take ownership of assigned areas, small projects, and small engagements under the supervision of more experienced team members.

* Execute procedures (walkthroughs, analysis, testing) and create required supporting documentation (narratives/process flows, reports, summaries, and work papers), as directed by engagement supervisor.

* Keep supervisors apprised of engagement and scheduling issues on a timely basis.

* Work with direct report manager to develop an appropriate plan of professional development and continuing education, and take responsibility to ensure that plan is executed.

* Has the goal to progress professionally by working toward passing the CISA, CISSP, CIA or CPA exam.

* Establish and maintain a good working relationship and demonstrate effective communication with client personnel at appropriate levels.

* Maintain appropriate professionalism in client and team interactions.

* Has effective and clear work paper and documentation techniques.

* Demonstrate effective report writing skills.

* Demonstrate mindfulness of budget and deadline considerations and strive for adherence.

* Adhere to the Firm's policies and procedures, core values, demonstrate their importance to others, and provide input to management on suggested modifications to Firm policies and procedures as necessary.

* Be familiar with and adhere to relevant ethical requirements of the AICPA, contained in the Code of Professional Conduct, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, and the Texas Society of CPA's in discharging their professional responsibilities.

* Understand and adhere to rules, regulations, and code of professional conduct as stipulated by the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Corporate Compliance Responsibilities:

Understands and adheres to the policies and procedures compliance standards as set forth by Weaver and Tidwell, LLP.

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, unless it would cause an undue hardship. The employee or potential employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position.

Education:

* Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting, Finance, or other relevant field.

* Masters degree or further education in information systems auditing preferred.

* Masters degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or other relevant field preferred.

Skills:

* CISA or CISA candidate, CISSP or CISSP candidate, CIA or CIA candidate, and/or CPA or CPA candidate

* 1 – 2 + years or more equivalent experience (public accounting / external audit, internal audit, information technology and/or staff accountant responsibilities).

* Excellent written and oral communications skills.

* Team orientation and strong interpersonal skills.

* Basic familiarity with GAAP, GAAS and IIA standards.

* Proficient at Microsoft Office product suite.

* Knowledge of IT controls and how they affect the control environment. COBIT, COSO, and related frameworks preferred.

* Basic understanding of Sarbanes Oxley Section 404, and the role that information technology plays in compliance.

* Basic understanding of systems infrastructure and security, connectivity, remote access, and data mining.

* Basic understanding of financial reporting, transaction cycles and business processes.

Employee Referral Program Eligible