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Controls Analyst

Vienna, Virginia
Title: Controls Analyst
Location: Vienna/Herndon VA
Client: Large Fortune 100 Federal Financial
 Company
Duration: 6 Month contract with potential hire 
Compensation: Negotiable Salary
Work Status: US Citizen, Green Card Holder, TN Visa


The Controls Analyst has extensive experience with projects documenting both business process and IT application controls. 
The Controls Analyst is experienced with integrated controls reviews.  He/she can process both business process controls as well as IT controls associated with the business process.  We require a person who can document and test application access, application change control, interface controls and other application-specific IT controls.  We are not looking for a deeply technical mainframe/network/database person to test General Computer controls. 

The Controls Analyst must be capable of performing the following tasks for controls documentation and testing:
• Assessing user business process controls as to whether they have a financial statement impact;
• Discussing, extracting and documenting business process control/process information  (e.g. accounts payable, lending processes);
• Discussing, extracting and documenting selected IT control/process information (e.g. application, access, change controls); 
• Understanding control requirements and developing related test procedures;
• Assessing the user control documentation to determine whether the control is adequately designed to meet the user control objective;
• Performing and documenting testing;
• Assessing results of testing for effectiveness of control and identifying and documenting observations; and
• Preparing / analyzing risk assessments.

Ideally, the Controls Analyst has SAS 70/SSAE16 / 18 experience as a reviewer of the report from a customer’s perspective and/or as a preparer of SOC1 reports. 

This position requires excellent business user interviewing skills, and research skills as well as demonstrated exceptional verbal and written communication skills. The analyst is adept in presenting results and recommendations to management and is comfortable working with uncertainty and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  An ability to build strong relationships and work cross functionally is key.  He/she must have experience with assessing controls for adequacy and identifying deficiencies. 
 
Required:
The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in Accounting (or related area), audit background, controls experience, business process walkthrough / documentation experience, Microsoft Office, Visio, and the appropriate soft skills required to forge productive relationships with the various business units within the organization.
 
Preferred:
The ideal candidate will have broker dealer experience, current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials, “Big 4” consulting experience, current Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credentials, practical experience with an enterprise GRC or enterprise/business architecture framework, a Master’s degree in Accounting or a related field, database familiarity, experience with a data analysis/audit tool like ACL or IDEA and a Financial Services background. 
 
About Seneca Resources:
Seneca Resources is client driven provider of strategic Information Technology consulting services and Workforce Solutions to government and industry. Seneca Resources is a leading IT services provider with offices in Reston, Virginia, Richmond VA, Atlanta GA, Philadelphia PA, Alabama and Dallas TX that service clients throughout the United States. The key to our success lies within our strong corporate culture which drives our business. We challenge our staff through engaging work, and we reward our staff through competitive compensation, extensive professional training, and excellent opportunities for career advancement. In turn, we look for only the best and brightest to join our team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our work
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