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Senior IT Auditor

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Cotton & Company LLP

Alexandria, VA

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Cotton & Company LLP has multiple openings in the Washington, DC area for senior IT auditors with 2 to 5 years of experience performing federal information security audits. We are looking for highly motivated and detail-oriented professionals to join our federal IT audit practice. Successful candidates will serve as project team members and perform detailed work on IT security audits for DoD and civilian agencies.

Required Skills

Obtain, analyze, and evaluate audit evidence

Assist the manager or partner with planning work on assigned audits, system reviews, or other related engagements

Prepare audit documentation to support work performed

Assist in preparing interview write-ups and memos

Review the work of staff and provide timely and effective feedback

Obtain information on task progress from staff and report to managers and/or partners regarding task status

Report audit findings to seniors, managers, and/or partners and make recommendations for the correction of weaknesses

Conduct testing and interviews and prepare work papers, write-ups, and memos

Required Experience

2 to 5 years of IT audit experience

Experience planning IT audits desired

Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) experience

Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) experience

Experience with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and Special Publications (SP)

Detailed understanding of information security risk management concepts

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification highly desired

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Business Information Technology, or Information Security Assurance.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft's Office, specifically Excel, Access, and Word

Ability to work effectively with both a team and independently

Ability to travel up to 35 percent annually

Ability to obtain a U.S. federal security clearance (U.S. citizenship is required)

Strong understanding of large-scale information technology systems, business processes, security regulatory risk management and security vulnerabilities

Ability to apply a risk-based control framework to identify and evaluate complex business and technology risks, internal controls that mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement

Ability to use established procedures to test IT controls and assess the design and operating effectiveness of general and application controls

At Cotton & Company, we believe that work should be both fun and intellectually challenging, while allowing for a healthy work/life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefits feature incentives such has professional certification, tuition reimbursement, and an individualized mentorship program.

You'll find that we're small enough to notice the performance of our employees and large enough to reward it. If you share our outlook and philosophies, we invite you to inquire about joining our team.

Cotton & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disability)

Job Location

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Company info

Cotton & Company LLP
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Company Profile
Cotton & Company LLP is a certified public accounting firm specializing in audit, accounting, and management services predominantly for governmental agencies and programs. Many clients are repeat clients, which we consider evidence of our outstanding and timely performance and our sustained ability to exceed client expectations.

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