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Staff IT Internal Auditor

San Jose, CA

About the Firm

Accell was founded in 2004 with the mission of providing high quality accounting and technology audit services at competitive rates. Accell Global Risk Solutions (GRS) emerged from Accell’s Risk Consulting practice, establishing itself as a separate company in July 2009. Since that time, GRS has grown steadily each year by focusing on our #1 core value –always do the right thing for your clients and your team. We work with our clients to provide Internal Audit co-sourcing and outsourcing services including projects focused on IT Audit, Operational Audits, and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance (SOX).  We foster collaborative relationships with our client’s management teams to identify compliance issues, assist with remediation, and provide ongoing assessments of their internal control environment.


Our values as a professional services firm extend to how we mentor and support our team internally. We promote mentorship relationships at all levels of our organizations for continued professional and personal growth. Employees are also encouraged to participate in our firms’ committees (Health and Wellness, Social Responsibility, Event Planning “FUN”) and professional subject matter support groups (CIA, CISA, CPA, SAP, Cybersecurity). Accell’s committees and professional subject matter support groups help each employee continue to build their industry knowledge and share their valuable life experience with each other.

About the Team

We are looking to strategically grow our IT Audit Teams to meet growing client lists and existing client needs. Our teams typically work in groups of 2 – 5 on client engagements to evaluate and document internal controls. Experienced Analysts typically work on multiple client projects throughout the year or spend most of their time on one large project based on client need.

About the Role

We are seeking Experienced Analysts with up to 2 years’ work experience in IT related role.  Ideal candidates work well as part of a team, is flexible, holds key skills such as problem solving, active listening, critical thinking and is comfortable giving and receiving feedback. In this role you will be working with our teams to perform Sarbanes Oxley Compliance (SOX) audits of various clients which entails understanding fundamental IT concepts (security, change management, data resiliency), participating in walkthrough meetings with key stakeholders, documenting control design effectiveness, and documenting control operational effectiveness.

We are currently seeking auditors with an IT Audit / SOX Compliance focus. We are not actively seeking Business / Process auditors at this time.

  • Assist the audit team in performing internal audits, SOX audits, compliance audits, or internal controls related consulting projects as directed by the assigned Project Manager (PM) and In Charge Director (ICD).

  • Participate in interviews / walkthrough meetings with client process owners to document their processes through a combination of onsite and virtual meetings.

  • Document control design and operational effectiveness of Information Technology General Controls (ITGC) and Automated Business Controls (ABC) SOX controls in accordance with IIA Standards.

  • Create and update risk and control matrices, narratives, flowcharts, control testing plans, and remediation plans.

  • Provide engagement status regularly and responds to inquiries from project managers on an as-needed basis.

  • Analyze audit results and assists project managers in preparing audit reports.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s (GPA 3.0 or higher) or Master’s (GPA 3.4 or higher) degree in a relevant discipline (Management Information Systems, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, or other IT focused majors). If you have a strong interest in this role and you are outside of the above GPA requirements, please feel free to apply. We recognize that GPAs do not tell the full story of a person’s experiences.

  • Up to 2 years of work experience preferably in an Internal Audit, public accounting, or business/finance related IT related role

  • Resides in the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate

  • Excellent planning, organization, research, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively use a computer and productivity software to provide quality results within time requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with individuals at all organizational levels including executive management

  • Ability research and analyze pertinent client, industry, and technical matters

  • Ability to operate effectively, independently, and in a team-oriented multiple location environment.

  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to client engagements across various industries.

  • Ability to complete assigned project phases timely and within a defined budget.

  • Ability to develop and maintaining effective client relationships.

  • Commitment to exhibiting strong ethical behavior.

Preferred Skills
  • Completed or in active pursuit of certification (e.g., CISA, CPA, CIA

  • Knowledge or experience of using ERP systems such(e.g., SAP, NetSuite) and Business Intelligence reporting tools

  • Ability to convey complex technical security concepts to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Basic Knowledge of security-related topics such as authentication, identity management, data protection, data leakage prevention, validation checking, encryption, hashing, principle of least privilege

  • Fundamental knowledge of process methodologies, including flowcharting and technical design documentation

  • Entry-level experience with domain management strategies, network segmentation, firewalls and middleware tools

  • Experience using audit tools (e.g., AuditBoard, Workiva)

  • Hebrew Language – Full Professional Proficiency

  • 401K Safe Harbor Program

  • Medical Insurance Reimbursement Program

  • Mobile Device Program

  • Home Office Support Program

COVID-19 Considerations

Our teams are currently on hybrid work schedule with travel to one of our Bay-Area offices or client locations as needed. This is scheduled to continue through the end of 2022 and will be reassessed based our clients’ needs.

Job Type: Full-time

Annual Salary: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00

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