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Cherry Bekaert Cyber/IT Assurance Manager in Boston, Massachusetts


Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., has a 75 year track record of providing value added Accounting and Advisory services to our clients. Our shared values, including uncompromising integrity, a passion for excellence and mutual respect have helped us get here. Due to sustained growth within our Information Assurance & Cyber Solutions practice, we are seeking a Manager to join our collaborative team. This role has the flexibility to sit in multiple offices throughout our footprint, or possibly remote for the right resource.

As a Risk Advisory IT Assurance Manager, you will:

Lead engagements providing IT Audit, readiness consulting, and compliance services in the areas of:

  • SOC 1/2/3 and other attestation engagements

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800-115, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53 (CMMC, FISMA, FedRAMP)

  • ISO 27001/27002, PCI, HIPAA/HITRUST, FFIEC

Overseeing or assisting with cyber services in the areas such as the following is considered a plus:

  • Cybersecurity Risk and Gap Assessments

  • Vulnerability Assessments

  • Attack & Penetration Studies

  • Incident Response

  • Cybersecurity Governance Risk & Compliance

  • AICPA Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework

What your day(s) looks like:

The Manager supports the performance of technology, cybersecurity, privacy and general control audit/advisory client service engagements. Under supervision of at least one Partner per engagement, the Manager will help identify control weaknesses, design or operating effectiveness gaps, vulnerabilities, audit exceptions and inefficiencies that ultimate result in appropriate recommendations to management. Skillsets desired include the ability to:

  • Develop and/or support strong work papers conforming to the firm’s methodology/standards and participation in report drafting for client service delivery

  • Identify and communicate results to leadership

  • Ensure project quality control and oversight supervision of client engagements from start to finish, including adequate planning, execution, and direction while managing to budget

  • Maintain a strong client focus by understanding the client’s business needs while developing productive working relationships with client personnel in order to accomplish audit objectives

  • Display strong project management skills, ability to multi-task and attention to detail

  • Support the growth and maturity of staff development

  • Effectively document technical reports and thought leadership

What you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Information Security, Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or Accounting

  • 4+ years cybersecurity/IT Audit experience with at least 2 years working in a consulting firm environment

  • Current relevant certification in the area of Information System auditing and/or cybersecurity (CISA, CISM, CCSFP, CISSP, or other)

  • Experience performing and managing engagements and cybersecurity assessments against third party cybersecurity criteria (SOC, NIST, HIPAA, HITRUST, FFIEC, ISO, PCI, etc.)

  • Proficient with cloud environments and technologies

  • Familiar with cybersecurity solution offerings used to meet business and technical objectives

  • Experience with IDAM, Active Directory/LDAP and other authentication technologies

  • Travel required - approx. 25% pending prevailing public health guidelines

Additional skillsets considered a plus include:

  • Proficient with technology risk management, cybersecurity governance principles, network & infrastructure cybersecurity best practices

  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing technologies, as well as incident response, host and network forensic technologies

  • Working knowledge of desktop, mobile and endpoint operating systems, and networking technologies

What we offer you:

  • Our shared values that foster inclusion and belonging including uncompromising integrity, collaboration, trust, and mutual respect.

  • The opportunity to innovate and do work that motivates and engages you.

  • A collaborative environment focused on enabling you to further your career growth and continuous professional development.

  • Competitive compensation and a total rewards package that focuses on all aspects of your wellbeing.

  • Flexibility to do impactful work and the time to enjoy your life outside of work.

  • Opportunities to connect and learn from professionals from different backgrounds and with different cultures.

About Cherry Bekaert

Cherry Bekaert, ranked among the largest assurance, tax and advisory firms in the U.S., serves clients across industries in all 50 U.S. states and internationally. “Cherry Bekaert” is the brand name under which Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC, independently owned entities, provide professional services in an alternative practice structure in accordance with applicable professional standards. Cherry Bekaert LLP is a licensed CPA firm that provides attest services, and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC and its subsidiary entities provide business advisory and non-attest services spanning the areas of transaction advisory, risk and accounting advisory, digital solutions, cybersecurity, tax, benefits consulting, and wealth management. For more details, visit .

Cherry Bekaert cares about our people. We offer competitive compensation packages based on performance that recognize the value our people bring to our clients and our Firm. The salary range for this position is $86,800 to $179,950. Individual salaries within this range are determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geographic location. In addition, we offer a comprehensive, high-quality benefits program ( which includes annual bonus, medical, dental, and vision care; disability and life insurance; generous Paid Time Off; retirement plans; Paid Care Leave; and other programs that are dedicated to enhancing your personal and work life and providing you and your family with a measure of financial protection.

Cherry Bekaert provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Candidates must demonstrate they are eligible to work in the United States. Cherry Bekaert will not provide work sponsorship for this position.

Cherry Bekaert LLP and Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC are members of Allinial Global, an accountancy and business advisory global association. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn ( , Facebook, ( Twitter ( or Instagram ( .

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