Staff Consultant

US-MI-Farmington Hills
4 months ago
Job ID
Campus Hire
Rina Henning

Position Summary

This is a staff consultant role for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in professional services, specifically in the field of Information Technology (IT) Audit and cybersecurity.  IT Audit staff will focus on developing skills, building their technical skill base, understanding and executing diligent client service, and becoming oriented to the Firm’s practices, policies, and culture.  Work is performed under close supervision.  Responsibilities increase with demonstrated skill. 

IARC’s major service offerings include SOC1, SOC2, PCI, HIPAA, and cybersecurity compliance initiatives.  In addition, IARC supports financial statement audit teams and internal audit teams with documenting and testing IT controls.


  • IT Audit engagements: Basic audit acumen is needed, including the ability to grasp concepts quickly and demonstrate knowledge of basic technical skills, as well as related knowledge of common systems and procedures
  • Communication skills:  IT auditors need strong technical and business communication skills. IT auditors need to speak the language of all stakeholders so they can translate complex technical problems into quantifiable business decisions.
  • Ability and willingness to train others in general IT audit skills: Because much of what IT auditors learn is through on the job training, IT auditors must be able to train coworkers and subordinates in the fast-paced environment of IT auditing.
  • The ability to understand new technologies in a short-time period: With the accelerated development of new technologies and increasing sophistication of hackers, IT auditors must be able to stay on top of the most current trends.
  • Decision making: IT auditors are expected to make well-thought-out decisions and consider all facts prior to making final conclusions.
  • Regulatory standards: IT auditors are expected to follow regulations and professional ethics standards bodies, such as the AICPA.
  • Time keeping: Consultant staff are expected to maintain designated chargeable hours for the year, as determined by Geography & Discipline leaders.
  • Quality control: Consultant staff are expected to ensure quality control procedures are being executed under direction of engagement supervisor, and performs thorough self-review of all work prior to submission.

Experience and Education

  • 0-1 year in relevant position
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic business, technology, and audit principles/standards
  • Mu• Bachelor’s in Accounting (for Audit) with an interest in IT Audit

st maintain required CPE credits annually 

  • Must complete Firmwide Non-Compete, Non Solicitation agreements or similar applicable documents 
  • Must complete acknowledgement of Corporate Policy and Compliance Manual
  • Must complete acknowledgement of Employee Manual document
  • Must complete acknowledgement of Independence Guidelines and Ethical Standards document
  • Governmental engagements require ability to obtain a security clearance from the United States government.



Must be actively working toward achieving one or more of the following:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA): ISACA's globally recognized cornerstone certification for IS, audit, control, assurance, and security professionals who control, monitor, and assess an organization's information technology and business systems. This is considered the current industry standard for IT auditors.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): An independent information security certification governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as ISC², which provides security training to information assets.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): ISACA's certification program for those who manage, design, oversee, or assess an enterprise's information security.


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