IT Risk & Compliance Manager

IT Risk & Compliance Manager

Department: IT Risk & Compliance

Location: Austin and/or Round Rock, TX

Remote Eligible: All US States excluding New York and California

Compensation (for Colorado market only): $130,000-$180,000

Who We Are

Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP is the largest locally owned accounting firm in the greater Austin area. We’re known for offering exceptional work-life balance and our dedication to our people, our clients, and our community. We’ve been named the “#1 Best Mid-sized Accounting Firm to Work For” in the nation by Accounting Today in 2021 and 2019.

What You’ll be Doing

Client service expectations include:

  • Managing engagements from planning to testing to completion
  • Understanding how controls and processes of each client map to SOC 2 (as well as SOC 1, HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, and ISO, as needed)
  • Reviewing documentation of walkthroughs and controls testing
  • Assisting with the initial draft of SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports and other client deliverables
  • Interacting directly with clients to manage expectations and provide status updates
  • Assessing aspects of information security, internal controls, and / or IT compliance for clients
  • Assistance with the development of new processes and templates as the practice and services grow
  • Practice development expectations include:
  • Training and mentoring team members
  • Participating in business development efforts such as identifying potential clients, creating thought leadership material, supporting in-house marketing efforts, and attending networking events
  • Contributing to new service offerings

What Sets Us Apart

We’re redefining what it means to work in public accounting by:

  • Instilling the belief that “No success at work is worth failure at home”, while recognizing everyone’s version of “home” is unique to them
  • Leaning on our core values and showing genuine care and concern for one another
  • Empowering our people to do what’s best for them, while providing exceptional client service
  • Cultivating an environment that allows our people to thrive personally
  • Investing in the professional growth of our people

Want to see it for yourself? Check out our Instagram (@maxlocrit) and visit our Life at ML&R blog.

How You Can Grow

Unlike traditional accounting firms, our people create their own personalized career paths, whether they are pursuing a path to partner or not. With dedicated advisors to guide you, we’ll assist you with finding a career path that works for you.

We have a strong history of promoting within – 22 of 25 current partners were promoted to partner after demonstrated success at the firm. Regardless of your path, we provide tools to help you succeed.

Our Commitment to DEI

As a firm that embraces people from different backgrounds, we encourage applications from those who identify with the BIPOC or LGBTQ+ communities, possess visible or hidden disabilities, and/or have served in the military. Let us know if you prefer certain pronouns or if you need reasonable accommodations at any point throughout our recruitment and selection process.

Maxwell Locke & Ritter is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our firm. To support this endeavor, our DEI committee focuses internal efforts on awareness, recruitment, and outreach.

Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

What We Offer:

  • PTO: 22 days (increases with firm tenure) plus 8 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave
  • Annual bonus through profit-sharing plan
  • 401(k) plan including profit-sharing contribution
  • Insurance: medical insurance (cafeteria plan including medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts), dental insurance, vision insurance, term-life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability
  • Employee assistance program
  • Continuing professional education
  • Hybrid, flexible scheduling
  • Many more perks and benefits

(Employees must work a minimum of 30 hours a week to be eligible for the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Limited Purpose Medical Flexible Spending Account, Full Medical Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Term Life and AD&D, Long-term Disability and Employee Assistance Program.)

What We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum of 6-9 years of IT auditing, risk assurance, IT advisory, or internal audit experience in public accounting (some experience at a Big 4, national, regional or large local firm preferred)
  • Experience managing SOX, SOC 1, and/or SOC 2 engagements
  • CISA, CPA or CIA Certification (or CISA certification in progress)
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting or management information systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and online request management or project management systems
  • Experience assessing cloud hosting platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, GCP, and/or Oracle Cloud
  • Highly motivated team player with a high growth mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for project management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing SOC 2 readiness and examinations
  • Experience with compliance frameworks such as HIPAA, ISO, PCI, and HITRUST
  • Experience writing and editing reports and other client deliverables
  • Experience with clients who use serverless computing
  • Experience with clients in the technology industry or industry experience at a technology company
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