IT Security and Compliance Senior

IT Security & Compliance Senior
Department: IT Security & Compliance
Location: Austin and/or Round Rock, TX

Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP, the largest locally owned accounting firm in the greater Austin area and known for offering exceptional work-life balance, is seeking experienced talent to join their growing IT security and compliance team.

Maxwell Locke & Ritter offers customized career paths to its team members and has a strong history of promoting within – 20 of 22 current partners were promoted to partner after demonstrated success at the firm.

Highly regarded in the Central Texas community and the accounting industry at large, the firm has received numerous prestigious awards, including the “#1 Best Mid-sized Accounting Firm to Work For” in the nation by Accounting Today in 2021 and 2019. Additional awards can be found on our website.

Check out our Instagram (@maxlocrit) and visit our Life at ML&R blog to get a better idea of our day-to-day workplace culture.

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.

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 commitment, our DEI committee focuses internal efforts on the following strategies:

  • Awareness: Firmwide diversity, equity and inclusion education and related community involvement
  • Recruitment: Intentional recruiting initiatives, focused candidate outreach and objective hiring practices
  • Outreach: Promotion of our profession to secondary students in underrepresented groups

Benefits Include: 22 days paid time off (increases with firm tenure) plus eight paid holidays and two floating holidays, continuing professional education, 401(k) plan including profit sharing contribution, annual bonus through profit sharing plan, 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, paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave.

(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.)

Other Perks Include: Family friendly and flexible work environment, firm-wide wellness program and onsite gym access at Frost Bank Tower, discounted monthly parking or commuter pass, firm-wide community service activities, regular firm socials and team-building activities and much more!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting client projects including:
    • Testing IT controls for change management, user access, cloud security, and other areas relevant to SOC 1 and SOC 2
    • Documenting walkthroughs and controls testing and assisting with the initial draft of SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports
    • Interacting directly with clients for gather evidence, perform testing, and gain an understanding of their business and IT environment
    • Assessing aspects of information security, internal controls, and / or IT compliance for clients
    • Assistance with the development of new policies/procedures/templates as the practice and services grow
  • Project management of client projects including:
    • Scheduling planning meetings and interim and year end testing
    • Managing timing of milestones and deadlines
    • Managing the evidence request list
    • Evidence gathering and organization

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of IT auditing, risk assurance, IT advisory, or internal audit experience in public accounting (preferably Big 4, national, regional or large local firm)
  • 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
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for project management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations and reporting or SOX
  • Experience assessing cloud hosting platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, GCP, and/or Oracle Cloud
  • Experience with clients who use serverless computing
  • Experience with controls testing over change management, user access, security, and/or computer operations
  • Experience with clients in the technology industry or industry experience at a technology company

More About Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP

Being a great place to work, where our employees reach their full potential and provide exceptional service to our clients and the community, is a key part of our business vision. Consequently, we have an exceptionally low turnover rate. This benefits our clients by allowing them to develop trusting, longstanding relationships with our experienced accountants.

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