Federal IT Controls Consultant

Remote | Various | Full-time | Fully remote

Apply

Lodestar Consulting has several opportunities for full-time Federal IT Controls Consultants to join our team. We are a fast-growing small business (named to Inc5000's list of fast growing private companies in America two years in a row and Best Places to Work in 2022), seeking dynamic thinkers and outstanding communicators who want to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and grow with Lodestar Consulting Inc. Our client delivery philosophy combines experienced consultants who have had repeated success in delivering emerging technologies within the Federal Sector with highly knowledgeable client domain experts. We focus on hiring and developing top talent to provide superior support to our clients, and to grow and develop our team for long-term repeatable success. Our team members are experienced, professional, enthusiastic, and able to quickly apply their skills to diverse situations to ensure our client’s needs are met. If you love to solve problems, assist clients in emerging technologies, or simply drive meaningful change for clients, there’s a place for you at Lodestar Consulting.

Responsibilities:

Support the establishment of a Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management process

  • Risk Management – NIST, ISO 27001, ISO 27018
  • Perform IT audit readiness including FISCAM, NIST 800-53
  • Perform audit readiness supporting remediation of client's audit material weaknesses, including performing A-123 assessment of client's business processes
  • Access controls and internal controls
  • Work with SSAE-16 and system security plans
  • Advise our clients on technical accounting and internal controls matters
  • Design and implement technical solutions to improve financial management activities
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in process and innovative approaches to completing scope of work
  • Assist with accounting and financial reporting operations
  • Participate in team problem solving efforts and offer ideas to solve client issues.
  • Conduct relevant research, data analysis, and create reports.
  • Maintain responsibility for completion and accuracy of work products.
  • Assist in proposal development, as requested.
  • Actively expand consulting skills and professional development through training courses, mentoring, and daily interaction with clients.

 Requirements:

  • 1-10 years of relevant experience in information assurance, information security, risk management, IT and application controls, leading standards (e.g., COSO, ERM, FISCAM, FISMA, NIST)
  • Perform FISCAM, OMB Circular A-123 internal control, audit readiness, SOC-1 (SSAE-18) reports, and FISMA security reviews
  • Possess a strong understanding of NIST requirements and FIPS guidance
  • Comprehend the FISCAM, Financial Audit Manual (FAM), FIAR approaches and assess information system controls in areas of information assurance, access control, change control, segregation of duties and disaster recovery
  • Complete tests around financial system controls compliance, IT general and application controls

Preferred:

  • Prior DoD experience executing project plans on large, complex engagements from analysis through implementation
  • Worked in a Big Four, global management consulting firm or blue-chip company, preferably with a government and public sector focus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to collaborate with clients and identify engagement follow-on opportunities
  • Certification in at least one of the following: CISA, CISM, CISSP, CGFM, CDFM

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree with an emphasis on Accounting, Information Systems, Computer Science or other related field

Security Clearance:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance (requires US Citizenship)

Individuals will have the opportunity to enhance skills in the area of technical competency, business development, client service, and people development. Project characteristics can change frequently and require self-motivated individuals that are willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals.

 COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new Lodestar Consulting team members will be required to comply with any Federal, State, or local guidance related to COVID-19. This may include being fully vaccinated, unless legally entitled to a Reasonable Accommodation because of a disability (which includes medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. COVID-19 testing prior to visiting an office space may also be required and/or offered as an alternative to proof of vaccination or reasonable accommodation, depending on the current guidance in effect. Client site vaccination requirements, if different or stricter, will take precedence over Lodestar Consulting’s policies, complying with the mandates currently in effect. Vaccination status must be submitted prior to the first day of employment. Prospective or new team members may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement during the Onboarding process. Exemptions must be approved prior to start date. Additional questions may be directed to our HR Coordinator or Company President (contact@lodestarcs.com).

Salary commensurate with experience. Travel and relocation expenses may be considered based on the appropriate candidate. If you are looking to learn and contribute to a rapidly growing consulting and financial management business, we'd love to hear from you. Please No Sponsors or Agencies!

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.