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Third Party Attestation Assurance Associate - Summer 2024 - Boston

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Accounting & Tax•Boston


  • The Assurance Associate, Third Party Attestation will be responsible for the preparation of third-party attestation reports, including Service Organization Control (SOC) 1, SOC 2 and WebTrust for CAs, applying most areas of the governing standard as necessary and documenting, validating, testing and assessing various control systems. This position may also be involved in business process or IS assurance related engagements, including SOX, IT general control testing for private company financial audit engagements, and agreed-upon procedure engagements. 


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Managerial Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a concentration in any of the previous areas noted, required
  • Master’s degree in Accounting, and minor or dual major in Information Systems or other relevant advanced degree, preferred
  • Experience:
  • Less than one (1) year of prior experience in IT, internal or external audit or relevant industry experience, required
  • Leadership experience, preferred
  • Experience performing SOC, WebTrust, HITRUST, SOX, ISO 27001 and security/privacy advisory engagements, preferred
  • Prior internship or experience working within a public accounting or internal auditing environment, preferred
  • License/Certifications:
  • One or more of the following certifications are preferred:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification
  • HITRUST Certified Common Security Framework Professional (CCSFP)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C | EH)
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Software:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, required
  • Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions as directed
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • Takes appropriate actions without being asked
  • Basic understanding of the planning and coordination stages of an audit preferred
  • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Control Environment:
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of the collective effect of various factors on establishing or enhancing effectiveness, or mitigating the risks, of specific policies and procedures by:
  • Identifying and considering all applicable policies, laws, rules, and regulations of the firm, regulators, or other authoritative bodies as part of engagement team
  • Making constructive suggestions to improve client internal control procedures
  • Documenting and validating the operating effectiveness of the clients’ internal control system
  • Documenting business and IT processes and controls and tests key controls for service organizations in a variety of industries
  • Identifying and prioritizing key risks, and assesses their impact and likeliness of occurrence
  • Communicating to the client areas to improve processes, strengthen controls, mitigate risks, and/or increase efficiency
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with client personnel and management
  • Ensuring technology is appropriately integrated into the examination process
  • GAAS:
  • Applies knowledge and understanding of professional standards; application of the principles contained in professional standards; and the ability to document and communicate an understanding and application of professional standards on an engagement by:
  • Developing and applying an intermediate knowledge of auditing theory, a sense of audit skepticism, and the use of BDO audit manuals
  • Applying auditing theory to various client situations
  • Documenting working papers and attestation reports in line with BDO policy, identifying deviations and notifying more senior team members in order to obtain appropriate approvals
  • Applying knowledge to identify instances where testing may be reduced or expanded and notifying more senior team members of the occurrence
  • Contributing ideas/opinions to the engagement team
  • Methodology:
  • Applies knowledge and application of BDO standards to guide effective and efficient delivery of quality services and products by:
  • Completing all appropriate documentation of BDO work papers
  • Ensuring assigned work is performed in accordance with BDO methodology and requirements
  • Research:
  • Applies methodology used to seek or maintain information from authoritative sources and to draw conclusions regarding a target issue based on the information by:
  • Researching basic and intermediate topics and forming an initial opinion on the treatment independently
  • Training:
  • Attend professional development and training sessions on a regular basis
  • Complete required CPE hours to maintain applicable certifications


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Mar 4, 2025