Senior Associate, Business & IT Consulting (Data Analytics)
Location: Westborough, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
AAFCPAs is seeking a high-energy Senior Associate, Business Process & IT Consulting team member, fully competent, highly ethical, driven to ensure a positive client experience for the firm’s distinct but integrated Business & IT Consulting Practice. This rapidly growing practice area of the firm strengthens the link between IT and finance for our clients, which reduces risk significantly and eases the technology burden. AAF’s Business & IT Advisors earn the role of trusted business advisor with solutions such as: business process improvement and internal controls, ERP and financial package selection, IT audits, technology risk assessments, IT strategy development, privacy assessment, data analytics, and fraud detection, leveraging Cloud services, and outsourcing strategies.
The Senior Associate, Business & IT Consulting is responsible for providing primarily data analytics and robotic process automation solutions and secondarily, audit support and attest and advisory solutions for diverse organizations, for very small companies (5 employees) through sophisticated midmarket organizations (~3,000 employees). The Senior Associate will be responsible for assisting the director of IT security and data analytics in planning and managing engagements, discussing KBQs and KPIs with clients during discovery sessions, creating data models and visualizations using different DA tools, creating RPA solutions using scripting and BOT technologies, conducting fieldwork, discussing findings and observations during client exit meetings, reviewing staff work papers, and preparing written audit reports. The position will also include client service assistance such as advice on internal control approaches, best practices and advising clients in solving critical business issues. The Senior Associate, Business & IT Consulting will also build and maintain new and existing client relationships and should also be capable of conducting internal audit engagements independently and leading an engagement team.
Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing Data Analytics and RPA solutions, information systems audits, and business process control reviews, and managing to budget.
Audit Support / Data Analytics
Data analytics, large volumes of data, data extraction.
Robotic Process Automation for internal and external projects.
IT Risk Assessment in support of financial statement audit.
SOC report assessment.
Attest and Advisory Engagements
SSAE 18 Examinations (SOC 1) (Formerly SAS 70) SOC 2 and 3.
Controls assessment (Business and IT General Controls)
IT Strategy, Auditing, Security, Privacy, Governance, and Risk Assessment
SOX 404 Internal Audit
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
Minimal travel is required outside of route 495.
This role reports to the Director of IT Security and Data Analytics of AAFCPAs’ Business & IT Consulting Practice.
Competitive salary plus annual bonus potential. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes subsidized medical and dental, 401(k) savings plan, life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability, plus more.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Bachelor's degree in Data Analytics, or Information Technology.
Two or more years of working experience with Data Analytics tools like Power BI, Tableau.
Two or more tears working experience with RPA tools and bot technology.
Two or more years of IT experience in a similar practice or function with a reputable firm (big 4 is a plus).
Knowledge of IT General Controls and System and Organization Controls reporting and SOX 404 is a plus.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Experience with Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment.
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Certification in any of the Data Analytics tools a plus.
Honesty and Integrity – Displays the highest standards of and ethical conduct personally and professionally and contributes to maintaining the ethics and values of the firm
Accountability – accepts responsibility for starting, controlling, and concluding job tasks and assignments; accepts responsibility for behavior
Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment
Professional confidence and reliability
A “can-do” attitude and willingness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done
Highest standards of quality with a sense of urgency
Exceptionally well organized and detail-oriented
Proven time management and prioritization skills
Customer service focus
Comfortable working autonomously
Naturally team-oriented and a team player
Proactive, flexible, and the ability to multi-task. Willing and able to roll up sleeves and pitch in wherever needed
Able to handle tight deadlines, multiple priorities, and stressful situations
Drive – wants to make a difference and contribute positively to our future success
AAFCPAs is an innovative and forward-thinking firm. We have enjoyed primarily organic growth and continue our laser focus on sustained growth as an independent regional firm. We are considered an attractive alternative to the Big 4 and National CPA firms. We provide best-value assurance, tax, outsourced accounting, business consulting, information technology advisory solutions, and wealth management services to nonprofit organizations, commercial companies, wealthy individuals, and estates. Since 1973, AAFCPAs sincere approach to business and service excellence has attracted discerning clients along with the best and brightest CPA and consulting professionals. AAFCPAs donates 10% of its net profits annually to nonprofit organizations. We have an active DE&I committee and have commitment and accountability to these efforts.
AAFCPAs is an independent member of PrimeGlobal, the fourth largest CPA firm association in the world with 300+ member firms in 80+ countries. This provides our clients with seamless national and global coverage, along with an advantageous pay-as-you-use model.