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We are looking for thinkers, believers & visionaries to join our team to help our clients balance risk and reward through Risk & Regulatory Advisory, Cybersecurity & Privacy, IT Risk & Compliance, and help our clients realize their vision.

Overview:

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.

Will work closely with Executive Leadership team on as needed basis providing day-to-day legal advice and counsel while performing a variety of legal work with a primary focus on drafting and negotiating contracts.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and counsel on a wide range of contracts including reviewing and negotiating agreements as related to clients, third party vendors, employment, NDA, contractors, licensing and others;
  • Research and draft legal memoranda and agreements on selected issues arising in connection with ongoing business;
  • May include assisting with and creating governance and compliance policies, acquisition due diligence, intellectual property issues, employment, labor and benefits matters, and litigation;
  • Provide legal counsel on variety of issues for on-going business;
  • Research and anticipate unique legal issues that could impact the company;
  • Advise on contract status, legal risks, and the legal liabilities associated with different deals

 

Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience with a law firm or in-house handling general corporate matters including drafting, reviewing and negotiating client and vendor  contracts and employment matters
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team, prioritize and manage simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment, and handle sensitive and confidential matters
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Overview:

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.

Our NY, NJ and PA teams are seeking experienced internal auditors for upcoming contract and project- based opportunities. We are seeking professionals with experience performing Internal audit, BSA/AML, IT audit and risk advisory projects for Financial Services clients (Banking, Broker Dealer, Hedge Fund, Private Equity, FinTech, Asset Management) and other industries.  Projects vary in duration and include travel throughout NY & NJ based upon client requests and commitments.

Responsibilities:
  • Work individually or as part of a team to provide project execution on internal audit and/or BSA client engagements
  • Contribute to strong client relationships through positive client support and sound expertise
  • Demonstrate expertise in select area of functional specialty, preferably lending compliance and BSA
  • Conduct fieldwork, prepare work papers to support conclusions, discuss findings and observations during client exit meetings
  • Prepare written audit reports that will include observations, recommendations and managements response
  • Ensure process documentation is adequate and complete; update or develop control documentation and narratives for business processes. Review existing controls to determine validity and effectiveness.
  • Provide recommendations for control deficiency remediation plans
  • Ensure audits and projects meet all deadlines and is performed within budget
Qualifications
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience delivering internal audit services to financial institutions
  • 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 out of town travel
  • Knowledge of auditing processes and methodologies, including commonly used internal control concepts, such as COSO and COBIT
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Excellent time management skills

 

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Overview:

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:
  • Supervise and perform audit engagements for community banking clients
  • Plan and manage engagements, conduct and supervise fieldwork, discuss findings and observations during client exit meetings
  • Prepare work papers to support conclusions, as well as written audit reports
  • Review workpapers to ensure they meet Accume Partners’ standards
  • Coordinate planning and execution of audits and projects with the external auditors
  • Perform and document walkthroughs with process owners and external auditors
  • Ensure process documentation is adequate and complete; update or develop control documentation and narratives for business processes. Review existing controls to determine validity and effectivenes.
  • Perform testing and other audit tasks and provide training and guidance to staff members to ensure quality audits.
  • Provide recommendations for control deficiency remediation plans.
  • Ensure audits and project meet all deadlines and is performed within budget.
  • Communicate results to client Senior Management.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years of professional services experience related to banking industry/regulatory agency in USA, of which at least 5 years should be in managing internal audit or leading bank examinations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
  • US Banking experience is required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple audits or engagements/li>
  • Ability to interpret the impact and requirements of new laws and regulations
  • Professional Certifications such as CIA, CFE, CRCM, CAMS, CFSA, CPA, etc. preferred
  • Extensive lending audit experience and bank regulatory compliance
  • Ability to commute to client site and availability for up to 25% overnight travel as needed
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Overview:

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
  • Conduct fieldwork, prepare work papers to support conclusions, discuss findings and observations during client exit meetings
  • Prepare written audit reports that will include observations, recommendations and managements response
  • Coordinate planning and execution of audits and projects with the external auditors
  • Perform and document walkthroughs with process owners and external auditors
  • Ensure process documentation is adequate and complete; update or develop control documentation and narratives for business processes. Review existing controls to determine validity and effectiveness.
  • Provide recommendations for control deficiency remediation plans
  • Ensure audits and project meet all deadlines and is performed within budget
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience delivering internal audit services for Community Banking/FI clients.
  • Minimum 3 years of community banking experience preferred
  • Previous experience within professional services/consulting environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related business field of study.
  • Project Management, Business Continuity and Vendor Management experience, a plus.
  • Ability to conduct internal audit engagements independently, with appropriate training
  • Must be available for 40 hours per week from January through August, and 50 hours per week from September through December
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent time management skills
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Overview:

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:

The Senior Associate, IT Audit at Accume Partners, is responsible for performing IT Audits and risk advisory projects for Financial Institutions clients.

  • Performing IT and integrated audits by evaluating applications, system operations, and supporting infrastructure processing, controls, data storage and security procedures
  • Performing technology risk assessments and reviewing, documenting, evaluating and testing general computer controls including access controls, change management, security, backup and operations controls, in a wide range of computing environments (e.g., mid-range, client/server and mainframes), for Service Organization Control (SOC) engagements, internal audit projects, financial audit support and Sarbanes-Oxley 404 assessments
  • Performing annual IT audit risk assessments, using firm’s methodology, for a variety of engagements
  • Ensuring high quality of audit and SOX work that meets IIA standards and industry regulatory guidelines
  • Identifying risk, controls and gaps within a process or systems and reviewing findings and managements’ responses
  • Review documentation for all stages of the audit, ensuring complete and accurate audit results as well as compliance with firm standards
  • Identify risks, controls and gaps within a process or system
  • Conduct follow-up work, as necessary, to evaluate corrective action taken by management to resolve previous IT Audit observations and ensure compliance with policies, laws and regulations
  • Validating corrective actions to address findings and recommendations in various IT internal audits and regulatory examination reports for clients
  • Preparing workpapers, schedules and summaries documenting audit evidence, conclusions and finding reached
Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years of IT Audit experience, preferably in public accounting/professional services environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field; or equivalent education
  • Prior experience working in Financial Services, a plus
  • Experience performing Windows, UNIX, network, web database and technical audits.
  • 2+ years’ experience in IT Audit, IT Security, Information Risk Management, IT Governance or other IT Compliance related work.
  • Experience performing IT risk assessments and controls reviews and recommending, designing and advising on applicable IT controls
  • Solid understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards (e.g., SSAE 16/SOC, FFIEC, SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, PCI, HIPAA and GLBA) and best practices and methodologies to address these requirements
  • Experience with Banking systems, Oracle, or PeopleSoft preferred
  • Ability to interpret the impact and requirements of new laws and regulations
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal, and speaking skills
  • Professional certification such as CISA, CISSP, or CIA is preferred
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The Senior Associate, Information Technology Audit will review and audit IT controls and conduct network testing for regulatory and security compliance, primarily at community banking and other financial institutions.

The position is based in a metro city in Texas with significant travel within Texas and the surrounding states; longer distance travel within the US is occasionally required.

Responsibilities
  • Performing IT audits and cybersecurity assessments at our banking and other clients throughout Texas and surrounding states.
  • Successfully lead interviews with members of bank management to obtain and deliver sensitive operational information. Direct, diplomatic verbal communication skills are mandatory.
  • Ensure delivery of clear and concise reports and other deliverables to clients and their regulators. Written reports are the primary deliverable at the end of a client engagement.
  • Ensuring timely preparation of all engagement deliverables, including risk assessments, audit workpapers, audit reports, follow-up reports, etc.
  • Keeping abreast of the IT audit, cybersecurity threats and the banking regulatory environment.
Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ of IT audit experience, prefer individuals who have experience working with community banking and/or credit unions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of computer networking, IDS/IPS, firewall configuration, virtual server environments and network security solutions.
  • Experience with Nessus, Nmap, NetCat and Python scripts is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar technical domain. Business Administration degree combined with significant, relevant information systems experience may be considered.
  • Must be well versed with FFIEC, FDICIA, GLBA or other banking regulatory guidelines in relation to IT, InfoSec, Vendor management, BCP, etc.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements as required to client location.
  • Must pass criminal and financial background checks.
Preferred Requirements
  • Pro-active problem-solving ability is required to thoroughly identify and investigate issues, and to work through potentially contentious issues with clients in a non-confrontational style.
  • Ability to engender trust, handle confidential information and communicate clearly with individuals at a wide range of levels on sensitive matters.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CRISC, etc.
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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.

Senior Associate – Cybersecurity and Technology Risk provides consultative services to clients delivering appropriate service offerings across all business units. Service areas include Cybersecurity & Privacy, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Information Security, Risk Assessments and Security Maturity Assessments, and Technology Policies and Procedures. Client service focus, along with excellent 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. Effective management of multiple projects with the expectation to design, develop and implement all elements of a successful Business Continuity Plan, Information Security Program, Vendor Management Program and IT Risk Management program for all clients. 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. Consulting and client management experience is required to effectively and independently manage multiple projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Designs and conducts Information Security programs for clients, consistent with the regulatory framework of the client’s industry as well as industry best practices. Should have familiarity with frameworks like ISO 27002, NIST, COBIT, and/or PCI and preferably would have strong expertise in one of those frameworks. Makes and implements recommendations for preventive measures as necessary;
  • Designs and oversees client vendor management programs, and demonstrates a keen understanding of vendor risk assessment, stratification of vendors according to criticality and risk factors, and the development of initial and ongoing due diligence to constitute a solid vendor management framework with which to oversee the activity and delivery of client service providers;
  • Creates, enhances and maintains Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery programs, with deep expertise in the areas of business impact analysis, risk assessment, development of business recovery strategies, and alternate procedures. Able to oversee tabletop and functional test exercises and bridge the communication gap with those with little familiarity with continuity concepts;
  • 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; has working knowledge of industry standard security frameworks like NIST Cybersecurity Framework or ISO 27001/27002 and is able to bring advanced methodologies to assessments while translating conclusions to persuasive recommendations for the Board, Executive and Line management.
Qualifications:

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;
  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in banking, credit unions, financial services, hedge fund, insurance or broker/dealer is strongly preferred;
  • 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 take action
  • 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.

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Staffed with experienced professionals from across multiple disciplines, the team at Accume Partners has a client first-philosophy with a keen focus on assisting clients develop strategies to address complex regulatory challenges while delivering high-quality service.

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Working for Accume Partners has been one of the best decisions that I have made! Accume has provided me with key resources and opportunities. In addition, Accume has allowed me to work closely with business leaders that have helped me learn and apply my knowledge within the firm.

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Accume Partners is a dynamic company led by passionate industry professionals. The work is energizing and challenging, providing various outlets for me to exercise my skills in support of our clients. My colleagues help create and maintain an environment dedicated to providing mutual support, personal growth and delivering service excellence.

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Accume has quality and professional expertise while also being the right size to connect to its clients. This makes Accume a valued provider of banking, internal audit, and technology service. I feel like I’m an employee of Accume and my clients – a professional consultant providing service and appreciated by both.

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