Job Details

IT Audit Manager

Location:   Columbus, OH

Salary:   based on experience



  • Do you enjoy System and Organization Controls examination engagements?
  • Does working with a wide variety of clients motivate you?
  • Are you interested in representing a Public Accounting firm?



GBQ empowers growth; growth of staff, communities, and clients’ businesses. The IT Services team is a strategic practice unit within GBQ that empowers growth of client’s businesses by delivering UT strategy, risk, management, and assurance services serving clients throughout the Midwest with a majority of clients located in Ohio or surrounding states.



  1. Provide information technology auditing and advisory services to our clients, including a variety of the following System and Organization Controls (SOC) examination engagements involving SOC 1 – primarily financial business process controls and IT general controls, and SOC 2 – primarily organizational governance, IT security, IT operations and change management controls
  2. IT auditing in support of our firm’s financial audit practice (IT General Controls and Sarbanes Oxley internal control testing)
  3. Regulatory IT controls assessments for financial institutions
  4. Planning, scheduling of staff resources and project schedules
  5. Develop programs, plans, and approaches for assigned client engagements
  6. Supervise and review all work of seniors, staff, and interns on assigned client engagements
  7. Responsible for supervising, mentoring training and supporting the development of seniors, staff, and interns
  8. Communicate status of work, problems, and findings to both internal GBQ management and clients
  9. Collaborate with firm leaders, other departments and client leadership to identify issues and develop and implement solutions to address issues identified
  10. Review engagement profitability and prepare and analyze monthly billing for assigned engagements
  11. Develop and deliver executive presentations, summaries of audit results and lead client and internal meetings


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; major in business, accounting or information systems preferred
  2. Minimum of 5 years of external audit experience; internal controls or IT audit experience preferred (not required)
  3. Minimum of 5 years of experience within a public accounting/consulting firm preferred (not required)
  4. 2 years of hands-on experience in information technology desired.
  5. CPA or on a path to complete the CPA exam
  6. CISA, CISM, CISSP certification or comparable accreditation preferred, or plans to obtain in the future



  • Team player and deadline oriented
  • Able to handle multiple deadlines with ease
  • Able to 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
  • Strong communications kills
  • Exemplify Brand Attributes of the Firm and positive attitude



  • Collaborate with a growing team and firm committed to diversity and inclusion
  • Develop cross-function skillset to manager/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
  • Potential to be sponsored for CISA, CISM, CISSP, or CPA certifications



GBQ aims to empower people to grow to their full potential, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability, or any other indication of diversity. GBQ also believes that diversity itself is powerful. By embracing our differences, we are pushed to grow, understand—and respect—one another. Because of this, GBQ will always remain committed to being an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued and celebrated. It’s for this very reason GBQ created our Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, with a dedicated team striving toward their mission.



This opportunity is based in any one of GBQ’s offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, or Toledo and has a Hybrid work environment.


Scott Hirko, Partner