Advisory Technology & Cyber Security - Senior Associate

Job ID 2022-2840
Job Locations
US-San Diego
Job Category
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


At MGO we do a lot more than crunch numbers and prepare filings. Our approach leverages input from throughout our organization – giving everyone a voice and an opportunity to make an impact. Utilizing a state-of-the-art technology platform, we go beyond the numbers to provide invaluable financial and operational insight to a diverse array of dynamic clients – from enduring institutions to disruptive start-ups. By delivering strategic guidance with a personal touch, we are reshaping ideas of what a CPA firm is capable of – and give our professionals the support to self-determine the path their career takes.


Job Details
MGO is growing and we need an experienced, knowledgeable and professional Advisory Technology & Cyber Security Senior Associate to join the team.

The Senior Associate works as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Responsibilities include participating in the risk assessment process to design, plan, and implement IT audit programs relevant to the unique IT environments of the Firm’s clients. The Senior Associate participates in Cybersecurity assessments, testing and assessing the effectiveness of individual components of cybersecurity defenses, executing cybersecurity audits, evaluating internal security systems, controls and policies, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Complete assigned tasks / jobs.
  • Identifying and addressing client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships.
  • Evaluating the IT control environment, based on industry best practices and regulatory requirements, to expand coverage and efficiencies for audit and advisory projects by identifying opportunities for the application of audit techniques supported by technology, such as data analytics
  • Documenting ITGC walkthroughs, ITGC Testing, recommendations, and findings.
  • Collaborating and communicating with client and team member in a professional manner.


Essential Functions:

  • Performing as a team leader, especially leading teams to generate a vision, establish direction and motivate members, create an atmosphere of trust, leverage diverse views, coach staff, and encourage improvement and innovation.
  • Identifying key risks and controls, knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley readiness, controls optimization, as well as configuration of controls around security, business process.
  • Perform assessments to evaluate controls, security, and segregation of duties as it relates to integrated audit of financial statements.
  • Reviewing the work of lower level associates.
  • Provide timely performance and behavior feedback to lower level associates via verbal discussions and/or engagement evaluations.
  • Interfacing with clients involving, designing, implementing, and/or assessing controls IT general controls and IT application controls.
  • Prepare time budgets on engagements
  • Demonstrate ability to assist in the planning of audit or client engagements.
  • Report day-to-day work to engagement or client manager.

Nonessential Functions:

Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities: No


Working Conditions:

  • Minimal Hazards
  • Travel, including overnight, up to 10% of the time.
  • Heavy sitting for extended periods in front of a computer


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Technology, Business Administration, Accounting and Technology, Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems and Accounting, Computer and Information Science or related field.
  • 2 to 4 year(s) of IT general controls auditing, consulting and/or implementing.
  • CISA or CISSP certification preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to be flexible in changing work priorities and handle numerous projects at the same time.
  • Ability to act in a responsive manner to client inquires and requests; escalate the more difficult issues as necessary.


Success Factors:

  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, in English.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Must be able to keep client matters strictly confidential.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.


Why work for MGO?
MGO’s professionals take a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to accounting, financial and advisory services. Our teams collaborate across internal functions and service lines to build institutional knowledge, formulate insight, and deliver efficiencies that make a difference – not only in the marketplace, but in the lives of our clients and team members.

That’s why we value characteristics like teamwork, communication, creativity, and leadership when building our teams. We are growing fast and new opportunities emerge every day. If you’re not afraid of pushing the status quo, MGO offers a supportive setting where you can take control of your career while still enjoying the mentorship to develop new skills in an environment where you thrive.

Want to learn more? Complete an application and so our team can reach out to you directly!


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