At GBQ, we empower growth; growth of our people, our communities and our client’s businesses. The IT Services team is a strategic practice unit within GBQ that empowers growth of our client’s business by delivering IT strategy, risk management and assurance services. We serve clients throughout the Midwest with a majority of our clients located in Ohio or surrounding states.

The Manager will primarily provide IT Assurance services to our clients, as well as other productivity and risk management services as a valuable member of our integrated team. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated and attentive auditor with experience in a public accounting setting working with either or both of financial and information technology internal controls.


Provide information technology auditing and advisory services to our clients, including a variety of the following:

  • System and Organization Controls (SOC) examination engagements:
    • SOC 1 – primarily financial business process controls and IT general controls,
    • SOC 2 – primarily organizational governance, IT security, IT operations and change management controls;
  • IT auditing in support of our firm’s financial audit practice (IT General Controls and Sarbanes Oxley internal control testing);
  • Regulatory IT controls assessments for financial institutions;
  • Other duties as required.

Responsibilities within the aforementioned client engagements will include:

  • Planning, scheduling of staff resources and project schedules.
  • Develop programs, plans, and approaches for assigned client engagements.
  • Supervise and review all work of seniors, staff, and interns on assigned client engagements.
  • Responsible for supervising, mentoring training and supporting the development of seniors, staff, and interns.
  • Communicate status of work, problems, and findings to both internal GBQ management and clients.
  • Collaborate with firm leaders, other departments and client leadership to identify issues and develop and implement solutions to address issues identified.
  • Review engagement profitability and prepare and analyze monthly billing for assigned engagements.
  • Develop and deliver executive presentations, summaries of audit results and lead client and internal meetings.


  • Team player and deadline oriented.
  • Complete accurate, neat, organized workpapers that are free of basic grammatical, spelling and calculation errors.
  • Ability to multi-task and set workload priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Consistently utilize all firm and department software efficiently.
  • Monitor the hours incurred by engagement team members and the progress of assigned client engagements to ensure work is completed within both a defined budget and a defined timeline.
  • Achieve charge hour budget and meet hour expectations established by the firm.
  • Monitor staff charge budgets to ensure staff and seniors achieve charge hour budgets and hour expectations established by the firm.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple engagements and tasks.
  • Assist in establishing and implementing policies that improve department efficiencies.
  • Participate in and lead “approved” non-client initiatives to improve firm administration.

Practice Growth:

  • Represent firm and build relationships by attending fundraisers, meetings with prospects/referral sources, charitable events, professional organizations, etc.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills while completing client work and firm-related projects.
  • Identify opportunities to obtain new engagements and assist firm leadership in securing new clients and engagements.
  • Participate in and lead public speaking engagements and presentations.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Client Focus:

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and deep knowledge of technical concepts.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment to identify and mitigate risks, how to test a difficult area, etc.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the team, other firm associates and client personnel to ensure the efficient flow of data, information, and financial issues, risks, and recommendations.
  • Identify and present operational and financial improvement opportunities for clients served.
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding of client’s business, and industry, using resources available to provide value to clients.
  • Identify complex issues and perform complex technical research to make recommendations to firm and client leadership.
  • Familiarity with common control frameworks (NIST, CIS, ISO, PCI, HIPAA)
  • Exhibit behavior consistent with rules of conduct of the AICPA, OSCPA and Accountancy Board of Ohio.

Brand Culture/Development:

  • Exemplify Brand Attributes of the Firm and promote a positive work environment for team members.
  • Support and ensure adherence to all administrative policies and procedures of the firm.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently or in a team environment and exhibit confidence addressing and resolving conflict with peers, subordinates and firm leaders.
  • Consistently seek feedback on performance from superiors and enhance and develop individual professional and technical skills.
  • Prepare and deliver objective and candid performance evaluations to direct reports and identify coaching and mentoring opportunities to assist in the development of associates.
  • Interest in developing cross-functional skillset to manage/participate in/represent to clients and prospects other team activities, including:
    • Business intelligence/data analytics projects;
    • Network security assessments;
    • Web applications security assessments; and
    • Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing engagements.

Work Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; major in business, accounting or information systems preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of external audit experience; internal controls or IT audit experience preferred (not required).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within a public accounting/consulting firm preferred.
  • 2 years of hands-on experience in information technology desired.
  • Must be a CPA, or be on a path to complete the CPA exam within a year.
  • CISA, CISM, CISSP certification or comparable accreditation preferred, or plans to obtain in the future.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Manager will report directly to a Performance Manager who will provide any necessary guidance relative to administrative issues or work performance through the formal evaluation process.
  • Responsible for the co-management and supervision of the IT Services staff.

Special Requirements:

  • Flexibility with travel and hours
  • Reliable transportation for on-site client work.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends based on time of year and client demands.



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