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Senior Associate/Manager Internal Audit – NYC

Accume Partners is a trusted risk assurance and advisory leader and innovator in delivering integrated solutions to our clients in highly regulated industries. Our firm has strong roots in providing internal audit, regulatory compliance, and risk management services to various sectors in the financial services industry. A few years ago, Accume Partners has added to those services with extensive Cybersecurity and Technology Compliance capabilities. As the level of regulatory and business complexity has surged, so has the need for specialized knowledge and focus. We have organized our firm to achieve that goal providing our clients with deep knowledge, expertise and approaches in the following areas:

  • Internal Audit
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Technology Risk Management
  • Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice and Toolset
  • Incident Response Planning and Cyber-Forensic Team
  • FFIEC Compliance Software (Risk Director)

Through these key areas of focus, we are able to stay in front of change, bring balanced perspectives and the specialized knowledge demanded by today’s banks and financial institutions. That is why our clients view us as the partner of choice, a partner that is truly different from the others. Partnership Matters.

Having the best technical expertise or the best service approach is not enough. We need the best people to complete the equation…people who can share their knowledge and grow with our clients. Accume Partners was founded on a belief in, and a commitment to, its people. The development, advancement and individual success of our talented professionals is vital to our future. We invest in you to ensure our professionals receive the training and mentoring necessary for your career growth. Our success is built on yours.

Responsibilities:

  • Work individually or as part of a team to provide project execution on client engagements;
  • Contribute to strong client relationships through positive client support and sound expertise;
  •  Demonstrate expertise in select area of functional specialty, preferably lending, deposits, finance and accounting, US banking regulations and other banking processes;
  • Conduct fieldwork, prepare work papers to support conclusions, discuss findings and observations during client exit meetings; and
  • Prepare written audit reports that will include observations, recommendations and management’s response.

Qualifications:

  •  Minimum 4 years of experience delivering internal audit services to financial institutions;
  • Minimum 2 years of Community Banking experience REQUIRED;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related business field of study;
  • Ability to conduct internal audit engagements independently, with appropriate training;
  • Must be available for daily travel to local client sites, with potential for some minor out of town travel;
  • Must be available for 40 hours per week from January through August, and 45-50 hours per week from September through December;
  • Solid verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Proficient in word and excel; and
  • Excellent time management skills

Internal Audit Manager - Jersey City, NJ

Accume Partners has a long history of providing internal audit, regulatory compliance and risk management services to banks and financial institutions. As the level of regulatory and business complexity has surged, so has the need for specialized knowledge and focus. We have organized our firm to achieve that goal, providing our clients with deep knowledge, expertise and approaches in Regulatory Compliance, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Technology Risk Management, and Operations and Process Improvement

Accume Partners has an excellent opportunity for an Internal Audit Manager to contribute to a growing company. The Internal Audit Manager will deliver on engagements supported by a strong leadership team and staff of professionals committed to providing high quality internal auditing and consulting services.

Responsibilities:

  • • Works individually or as part of a team to provide execution on client engagements
    • Assess internal audit controls and perform risk reviews and assessments for our clients
    • Manage, quality control, present and deliver internal audit and consulting related risk management projects to our clients in the financial services/banking industries as well as other industries as required
    • Responsible for internal auditing and risk management projects for multiple clients
    • Maintain ongoing client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction on engagements by providing value to our clients
    • Encourages and promotes additional services to the clients as needed
    • Perform audits of various internal departments, reporting to senior management key findings and resolving any issues that may not be compliant with Federal and State laws.
    • Monitor progression of audit assignments while operating effectively within the allotted budget and time frames

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related business field of study.
    • CIA, CFSA, CBA or CPA certification.
    • Minimum of 7-10 years of professional services or community banking audit experience.
    • Candidate will be hands on, flexible, and results oriented with a demonstrated ability to thrive within an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Candidate must have an outstanding analytical, relationship, written and verbal communication as well as presentation skills.
    • Candidate must be able to travel as required and able to drive to client locations for audit projects.
    • Proficient in Word and Excel.
    • Excellent time management skills.

Internal Audit Manager - Harrisburg, PA

Accume Partners has a long history of providing internal audit, regulatory compliance and risk management services to banks and financial institutions. As the level of regulatory and business complexity has surged, so has the need for specialized knowledge and focus. We have organized our firm to achieve that goal, providing our clients with deep knowledge, expertise and approaches in Regulatory Compliance, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Technology Risk Management, and Operations and Process Improvement

Accume Partners has an excellent opportunity for an Internal Audit Manager to contribute to a growing company. The Internal Audit Manager will deliver on engagements supported by a strong leadership team and staff of professionals committed to providing high quality internal auditing and consulting services.

Responsibilities:

  • • Works individually or as part of a team to provide execution on client engagements
    • Assess internal audit controls and perform risk reviews and assessments for our clients
    • Manage, quality control, present and deliver internal audit and consulting related risk management projects to our clients in the financial services/banking industries as well as other industries as required
    • Responsible for internal auditing and risk management projects for multiple clients
    • Maintain ongoing client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction on engagements by providing value to our clients
    • Encourages and promotes additional services to the clients as needed
    • Perform audits of various internal departments, reporting to senior management key findings and resolving any issues that may not be compliant with Federal and State laws.
    • Monitor progression of audit assignments while operating effectively within the allotted budget and time frames

Qualifications:

  • • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related business field of study.
    • CIA, CFSA, CBA or CPA certification.
    • Minimum of 7-10 years of professional services or community banking audit experience.
    • Candidate will be hands on, flexible, and results oriented with a demonstrated ability to thrive within an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Candidate must have an outstanding analytical, relationship, written and verbal communication as well as presentation skills.
    • Candidate must be able to travel as required and able to drive to client locations for audit projects.
    • Proficient in Word and Excel.
    • Excellent time management skills.

Senior Director, Internal Audit - Insurance

The Senior Director is a member of the Professional Services Firm’s Leadership Team and is responsible for nurturing and managing client relationships, leading the planning and delivery of products and services, developing staff, and growing the business.

The Senior Director is a specialist in the Insurance industry (life and health, property and casualty, etc.). Knowledgeable and experienced in Investments and Commercial Real Estate sectors is highly desirable.

  • Type: Full-time
  • Functions: Auditing, Consulting
  • Industries: Insurance required, Investments/Commercial Real Estate highly desirable
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

Responsibilities:

Internal Auditing

  • Conduct annual risk assessments in conjunction with clients’ relevant functions including Business Units, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Technology, and others to develop a risk-based audit plan
  • Collaborate with client management to ensure audit scopes are comprehensive and add value
  • Ensure internal audits meet all objectives and deadlines and are performed within budget
  • Oversee audits of client’s third-party vendors, administrators, and stakeholders as applicable
  • Supervise, manage, and train professional staff (financial, operational and IT) in the performance of fieldwork, work papers, and final deliverables to ensure they meet Institute of Internal Auditor standards, the professional services firm’s standards, and each client’s specific standards and expectations for quality and value
  • Prepare and present materials to Boards and Audit Committees to describe results and monitor the status of outstanding recommendations
  • Communicate regularly with senior management, audit committees, and client’s external auditors as needed

Sarbanes Oxley (SOX)

  • Coordinate planning and execution of SOX projects with client management and their external auditors
  • Ensure SOX process documentation is adequate and complete, including the updates or development of control documentation and narratives for business processes
  • Complete annual SOX risk assessment and quarterly materiality assessments
  • Review existing controls to determine adequate coverage of key financial risks

Consulting

  • Build and nurture strong trusted client business relationships
  • Provide expert advice to clients based on personal knowledge and skills and by partnering with colleagues to deliver the best the firm can offer
  • Aim to improve client organizations by helping to solve problems, manage change, and improve efficiency

Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of audit experience (internal and/or external), including management of an internal audit function and SOX compliance activities
  • Experience in and deep knowledge of Life and Health, and Property and Casualty Insurance required. In addition, experience in Commercial Real Estate, and Investments, specifically investment funds and fixed income, highly desirable
  • Must possess a strong understanding of the COSO framework, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, financial reporting risk, internal controls, and US GAAP
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must
  • Ability to work closely with client liaisons to ensure client’s needs are met while maintaining independence and objectivity
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate to streamline the audit process and reduce client audit costs
  • Experience with data analytics highly desirable
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with employees of all levels at the client and their audit committees
  • Ability to achieve desired results through others
  • Ability to attract and develop a new client base for the firm
  • Bachelor’s degree required, finance or accounting (preferred)
  • CPA, CIA, or CISA (required)
  • Willingness to travel 20%

Dependability – Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Interpersonal Skills – Listens actively to others, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism. Communicates well both verbally and in writing.

Job Knowledge – Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues. Consistently achieves greater level of expertise in his or her field. Identifies and communicates new business development opportunities.

Productivity – Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well; handles information flow.

Self-Development – Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up to date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.

Teamwork – Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team meet goals, welcomes newcomers, and promotes a team atmosphere

Senior Associate – TRAC

At the core of Accume Partners’ Technology Risk, IT Audit and Cybersecurity (TRAC) practice is our experienced team of professionals motivated by the success and satisfaction of our clients. The dedicated TRAC practice has developed over the last five years as technology, cybersecurity, and the regulatory environment has grown increasingly complex and demanding. The team’s technical depth and cybersecurity expertise is extensive.

Our practitioners differentiate themselves from other professional services firms by their experience and background. Many of the TRAC team, as an example, have been IT Director, CIO, ISO, or CISO in prior firms. Additionally, our TRAC team has earned critical certifications like CISA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, PMP, CPA to name a few. Thus, IT auditors, consultants, VISOs and security engineers approach their work with a blend of audit and practitioner experience, bringing a pragmatic but disciplined approach to control design, testing and implementation.

Our team works closely with our clients to assist in identifying the firm’s cybersecurity risks, threats, and potential impacts. Our solutions are constructed to be comprehensive holistic views of the potential risks, uncertainties, and opportunities that IT may present to our clients. They are designed to cost effectively mitigate risk while optimizing the efficiencies and rewards that technology presents.

Senior Associate: This TRAC professional provides IT risk & compliance, IT audit, and cybersecurity consultative services to clients in all business sectors but particularly firms in regulated industries. Client service focus, along with excellent technical, presentation, communication, and consulting skills are critical to achieve success in this position; effectively interfacing with executive level business leadership, as well as line level technical staff and the ability to transform highly technical information into risk and business terminology. Effective management of multiple projects with the expectation to design, develop and deliver all elements of a an engagement. Practical experience communicating compliance and technology concepts and functions to non-technical members of client leadership teams, in addition to the ability to translate business objectives to technical teams is required. Testing, consulting, and client management experience is required to manage multiple projects effectively and independently.

 

Industry
Information Technology and Services Computer & Network Security

Employment Type
Full-time

Responsibilities:

• Manage the process of collecting, evaluating, and making determinations on an organization’s IT control environment;
• Planning audits and risk assessments with business stakeholders and conducting IT audit risk assessments to ensure audits are performed on a risk-based methodology;
• Be involved in all aspects of the audit life cycle from planning engagements, fieldwork, identification of issues, and drafting reports;
• Performs a full range of security testing services including:
– internal/external vulnerability assessment
– penetration test
– social engineering assessment
– firewall review and wireless network test.
• Makes and implements recommendations for preventive measures as necessary;
• Designs and conducts training for computer security education and awareness programs;
• Researches and evaluates emerging security trends and issues to ensure that education remains current and is continuously updated;
• Drives culture change within the client’s organization to focus extensively on the improvement of control strength, the regular testing of organizational controls, and the training of the organization in order to mitigate reasonably foreseeable information security and cybersecurity threats;
• Advises client on the adoption or strengthening of technology risk management and compliance programs to mitigate technology-related and/or information security related risks.

Qualifications:

  • • 5-6 years of continuous information security, IT Risk, and IT audit experience at progressive levels of responsibility;
    • Preferred certifications: CISM, CISSP, CISA;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems desired;
    • Solid client service delivery skills, as well as demonstrated business experience and expertise in the following areas of Risk and Compliance:
    – Information Technology;
    – Risk Management Strategies;
    – Information Security Strategy, Assessment, and Testing;
    • 1-2 years of experience in banking, credit unions, financial services, healthcare, insurance, or broker/dealer is strongly preferred;
    • Knowledge of GLBA and Financial Information Privacy; ISO 27001/2, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, FFIEC / FDIC/ NCUA knowledge of applicable IT regulations; CISSP Certification desired; CISA / CISM Certifications desired;
    • IT Management Guidelines; Strong documentation and business writing skills are a must;
    • Strong verbal and listening skills and a proven ability to call others to act
    • Ability to perform External Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests, Internal Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests and social engineering tests.Dependability – Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.Interpersonal Skills – Listens actively to others, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism. Communicates well both verbally and in writing.Job Knowledge – Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues. Consistently achieves greater level of expertise in his or her field. Identifies and communicates new business development opportunities.Productivity – Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well; handles information flow.Self-Development – Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up to date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.
    Teamwork – Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team meet goals, welcomes newcomers, and promotes a team atmosphere.

OUR VALUES

Hear From Our Employees

"At Accume Partners, we put a premium on industry knowledge, regulatory changes and experience. Through our internal audit services our skilled professionals work together to create a framework individually suited to meet each of our client’s needs. We take a hands-on approach and stay engaged throughout to ensure value is provided to the client’s we serve."

Stasia PalmerManager - New Jersey

"We value our client relationships at Accume Partners and provide quality services to ensure the client’s ongoing satisfaction. Our skilled professionals have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Our professionals act as trusted advisors to guide our clients through the challenges and risks encountered in their daily operations. Our overall experience serves to provide our clients with best practice recommendations that they might not otherwise have considered for any unique or strategic expanded product or service offerings."

Tim RyanDirector - Delivery Services PA

"If there was one word that could describe my time with Accume Partners, it would have to be “growth”. As a trusted advisor to our clients, Accume strives to find new and innovative ways to keep our clients in line with a constantly evolving cyber landscape. Developing new solutions to meet those demands, collaborating with colleagues across different specializations, and engaging in unique client-based projects are just some of the ways in which Accume provides a dynamic work environment that provides the opportunity to expand upon one’s skill set and experience. Coupled with mentorship from seasoned leaders, the professional development and exposure to various cyber-related initiatives makes Accume Partners an exciting place to work, develop and succeed!"

Gabriel MoralesSenior Manager - Cybersecurity All regions

"A great company is truly about the people and the corporate culture that amplifies one’s best qualities. At Accume, you work alongside great people who share a deeply rooted passion for what they do. The professional approach towards quality service delivery and our role as a trusted advisor to our clients is what I love most about my career at Accume. I have been with the company for over five years, and I am looking forward to many more!"

Lynn HesseDirector
New York

"Throughout my tenure with Accume Partners, I’ve performed a range of services from IT Audit, IT Risk Advisory, and Virtual Information Security Officer functions across multiple industries. The variety has provided tremendous growth in expertise and fulfillment through partnering with our clients. Some of the things I enjoy the most about Accume are working with highly skilled professionals, relationship building with clients, schedule flexibility, and the variety of projects."

Audrey MagennisSenior Director - TRAC All regions

"I enjoy working with my clients and have strong working relationships. I provide my clients with technology and cybersecurity insights that I have obtained from experience, regulatory guidance, and comparable organizations. My clients trust me and value my insights so that they can enhance their operations and be assured that their operations are controlled."

Edul BamjiDirector - TRAC All regions

"Accume is committed to client success, and in it with our clients for the long run. We deliver service in a way that is aligned with what our clients and the marketplace have come to expect from our firm.”

Kirsten FurlongSenior Manager - TRAC West

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