KPMG Technology Assurance Audit Associate | Boston Summer/Fall 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts
Technology Assurance Audit Associate | Boston Summer/Fall 2023
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KPMG is currently seeking a Technology Assurance Audit Associate for our Technology Assurance practice in Audit.
Learn to prepare clear, well-structured and effective documentation regarding our understanding of clients processes and information technology (IT) systems, including identification of IT risk points and IT controls that mitigate the risk points
Execute and document testing of clients IT controls, including IT security and governance controls, with clear explanations of procedures and results; identify control deficiencies when performing testing procedures and escalate as appropriate
Work as part of the audit engagement team to support the use of Data and Analytics (D&A) in the audit including data extraction and analysis; utilize a range of technologies and data analysis tools to execute substantive IT Audit procedures, including SQL, Python, IDEA, Excel, Alteryx, Qlikview and Power BI and assist in the preparation of the related documentation
Assist with pre and post system implementation and digital transformation reviews to support the successful, cost effective and timely transition to a new system aligned with the clients resources and needs, while ensuring controls are developed and operating effectively and migrated data is complete, accurate and reliable
Support project management activities by assessing and reporting status, tracking deliverables and coordinating action items; identify and communicate findings and recommendations to engagement teams and assist in communicating to client personnel, as needed; build and maintain client relationships commensurate with level and experience
Learn new and emerging technologies such as cyber, intelligent automation, modern ERP systems and blockchain; apply learning to attestation, assessment and external audit engagements
Must be pursuing and have obtained by the start date or have completed the following degrees/majors in the past 12 months: Bachelors degree or higher in Management Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, or other IT related degree from an accredited college or university; Accounting or Finance with an Information Technology concentration/double major (or equivalent) is preferred
Preference for candidates pursuing the minimum educational requirements for CPA licensure in principal place of business (the state in which the office is located) for this position before beginning fulltime
Preferred GPA of 3.0 or above
General understanding of business systems and technology, as well as data analysis techniques
Exposure to ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle or Workday is preferred but not required
Strong technical aptitude and critical thinking skills; demonstrated quality service mindset; ability to navigate MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
Excellent communication, time management and leadership skills; flexible and adaptable team player; resourceful in delivering high quality work; ability to demonstrate project management skills is a plus
Work location may be in the office but will typically be at client sites, some of which may require travel and overnight/extended stay (varies by office); Technology Assurance professionals may also have the opportunity to work remotely in the U.S. during certain periods
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future. KPMG LLP will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work visa status for this opportunity (no sponsorship is available for H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, H-1B1, F-1, J-1, OPT, CPT or any other employment-based visa).
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KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site). Job Ref: 90923
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