Risk Advisory Services Manager
Job Details
Atlanta/Riverwood 200 - Atlanta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

At Bennett Thrasher, we offer the expertise and opportunities of a large accounting firm, while providing a commitment to culture and a family-like work atmosphere. By joining our firm, you’ll have immediate opportunities to collaborate on meaningful work with clients in a variety of industries, and work together with other associates across practices. You’ll not only be able to dive into challenging projects with a diverse set of clients, you’ll also have opportunities to participate in firm activities that reflect your individual passions; from our Business Resource Groups to the BT Foundation.

We work hard to help our clients solve challenges, but we also believe in taking time for what matters and offer benefits for you that reflect this mindset. We offer a competitive benefits program that includes generous vacation time, exceptional opportunities for growth and flexibility in both our dress code and work model. Apply today to learn more about how you can excel in a career with Bennett Thrasher.

Bennett Thrasher (“BT”) has an opening for a Manager in our Risk Advisory Department

Job purpose


Working with partners, managers are expected to lead, mentor and coach team members through Risk Advisory engagements. They are primarily responsible for the management of engagements and client communications while promoting a collaborative environment to bring value to clients.


Duties and responsibilities


Commitment to Client Service

  • Develops effective working relationships with clients and firm associates
  • Works effectively in teams to provide quality service to clients
  • Thinks strategically about client needs by understanding their business, IT environment, and key risks to objectives
  • Gains a comprehensive understanding of clients’ IT environments, processes and business objectives, and utilizes that knowledge throughout engagements
  • Identifies potential opportunities to promote additional Bennett Thrasher services to clients based on need when appropriate and works with partners to develop strategies for addressing with clients
  • Communicates (both verbally and in writing) effectively to clients and firm associates
  • Assists partners with business development opportunities as appropriate


Technical Skills

  • Leads risk-based business process assessments that require appropriate understanding of accounting processes, financial reporting requirements, and internal controls
  • Leads risk-based IT audit programs that require appropriate understanding of clients’ IT environments, processes, and internal controls
  • Evaluates internal control related deficiencies and determines their impact on the achievement of control objectives and framework-based criteria
  • Applies technical guidance as appropriate for compliance-oriented engagements such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) reviews or System and Organizational Controls (SOC) examinations
  • Utilizes effective delegation to maximize engagement efficiency
  • Applies critical thinking to formulate potential solutions to client challenges as part of IT and business risk consulting engagements
  • Understands and interprets commonly used control frameworks such as SOC 2, NIST, and COSO 2013
  • Recognizes potential issues from analysis of IT environments, processes, and internal controls, and/or from performance of audit procedures, and effectively communicates them to the team
  • Efficient in technical research and appropriate application as demonstrated through collaborative discussion with the engagement partner


Leading People

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships across the firm
  • Supports staff and seniors in professional development by being available throughout engagements
  • Effectively manages staff and seniors during engagement fieldwork
  • Coaches and develops staff and seniors with career development
  • Reviews working papers and deliverables prepared by staff and seniors in a timely manner
  • Promotes quality of working papers and deliverables by providing insightful and constructive review notes
  • Contributes and supports new ideas on internal processes and client engagements
  • Works with members of the engagement team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during engagements
  • Practices timely and effective communication to engagement team regarding performance, including any related obstacles




Business Results

  • Gives and receives feedback to minimize repeated errors and to apply new concepts
  • Maintains open communication with team and client regarding the progress of completion on projects
  • Prepares project deliverables, including management reports, slide presentations, and executive summaries
  • Participates actively in training and developmental opportunities, both as an attendee and as a facilitator
  • Manages economic aspects of engagements: drafts engagement budget and provides input on fee estimates as needed, ensures budget is followed and engagement is staffed appropriately, and identifies areas of inefficiency for potential assessment


Executive Presence

  • Participates in Firm events year round including but not limited to recruiting, associate meetings, BT Foundation volunteer events, firm outings, etc.
  • Commits to outside reading, studying, and professional growth
  • Demonstrates integrity, objectivity, and a high standard of ethics
  • Represents the core values of the firm on a consistent basis internally and externally




Qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree required, Master’s preferred
  • 5+ years of IT audit experience is required, additional operational or financial audit experience preferred
  • Appropriate certification or license required (e.g. CISA, CIA, CPA, CISSP)
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of accounting and business process concepts, including:
    • assessing risks of material misstatement relative to financial reporting
    • auditing techniques for business process controls, application controls, and entity level controls
    • the ability to identify gaps in internal control and provide meaningful recommendations for client management to address those gaps
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of IT audit concepts, including:
    • assessing risks related to various IT areas, including networks, applications, operating systems, databases, and data centers
    • auditing techniques for IT general controls related to identity and access management, systems development and change management, and IT operations, as well as for application controls
    • information security standards, best practices for securing computer systems, and applicable laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • Proven time management, organizational and prioritization skills