System & Organization Controls (SOC) Manager in Boston, MA at CBIZ

Date Posted: 6/6/2021

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Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. 

CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions:  

  • 2020 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work®
  • 2020 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence
  • Top 101 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation
  • 2020 Healthiest 100 Workplace in America
  • 2021 Top Workplaces USA

CBIZ & MHM New England (formerly CBIZ Tofias) are part of the 10th largest accounting*, tax, and advisory services provider in the nation. Our two New England offices are located in 
 and have over 200 people, including 40 Managing Directors. We uniquely combine national resources with local decision-making by experienced, New England-based professionals who are dedicated to strengthening our clients' financial positions. 

We serve private and public companies in more than a dozen industries; not-for-profit organizations; and high net-worth individuals and family groups. When you choose CBIZ & MHM New England, you get proactive, accessible professionals who communicate in understandable terms, and deliver practical solutions on time, with no surprises, to help your organization thrive.  

We are seeking to hire an experienced SOC Manager to work in the New England region as part of our fast growing Risk & Advisory Services Practice and SOC Center of Excellence. This practice provides independent and objective examination and advisory services that help our clients manage and report on their control and risk management practices, and improve and enhance controls and compliance. In addition to providing SOC examination services under the standards of the AICPA, the service also provides IT risk and advisory services. The successful individual will report to the National Director of the SOC Practice.  

Essential Functions and Primary Duties
  • Plan and execute multiple concurrent audits, including reviews of existing production applications, systems currently being developed, and specialized technological components.
  • The audit team member is expected to identify and assess risks (both business and technological) and to provide advice to management regarding mitigation of these risks.
  • Lead and manage engagements and, in doing so, will be required to manage budgeted hours and project timelines for the examination, assessment and reporting on client’s financial, operational, compliance and IT risks and controls.
  • Develop an ongoing 'trusted advisor' relationship with clients to ensure timely and consistent risk, control, compliance and reporting advice.
  • Mentor audit staff in areas of SOC expertise to develop a broader skill base.
  • Participate directly in new client development process by assisting in initial meetings, presentations and proposal development
  • Coordinate all deliverables (such as reports, working papers, analysis, etc.) for assigned engagements including technical review
  • Demonstrate proficient technical skills for handling all client responsibilities, including knowledge of trends, industries, alternatives, etc.
  • Manage and maintain multiple client relationships, engagements and special projects
  • Effectively supervise, train and mentor Associates and Senior Associates

Preferred Qualifications
  • 6 years or more years of combined SOC, financial, operational, compliance, and IT audit experience, 3 years of staff supervision and management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Accounting or related disciplines; advanced degree preferred
  • A solid understanding of financial, operational, compliance and IT risk, control best practices
  • Experience with highly complex and integrated financial, operational, compliance and IT environment
  • Proven analytical skills. Advanced knowledge and experience with: controls; financial, operational, compliance and IT risk; SSAE 18, COSO, COBIT, Trust Services Criteria, and AICPA’s SOC1 and SOC2 Examination and Reporting Guides
  • Understanding of the laws and regulations associated with privacy, NIST, HIPPA, and SEC regulated entities, and the use of technology controls to meet these requirements
  • Understanding of the risks associated with current technologies (e.g., web services) and the standards and controls being developed to mitigate those risks
  • Strong team player willing to collaborate with highly skilled people on multiple levels
  • Polished oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated business knowledge and control related expertise

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 6 years of experience in public accounting or related field
  • 3 years supervisory experience
  • CISA or CISSP certification; CPA or experience and ability to obtain CPA license
  • Ability to manage all aspects of client engagements
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of organization, both internally and externally
  • Must be able to travel based on client and business needs
  • Proficient use of applicable technology


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