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Audit & Assurance Advisors

Audit Senior
Pittsburgh, PA

Responsibilities include performing and supervising financial statement attestation engagements, in a variety of client industries. Qualified candidates will have 2 to 5 years of current public accounting experience. CPA preferred.
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Audit Senior
Columbus, OH

Qualified candidates will have 3 to 6 years of current public accounting experience. Initial responsibilities include performing and supervising audits, reviews, compilations and financial statements. Candidates must possess a general knowledge of computerized accounting software. CPA preferred. For immediate consideration, please send resume and salary requirements.
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Experienced Audit Staff
Columbus, OH

Qualified candidates should be a CPA or CPA candidate with 1-2 years of audit and public accounting experience. Initial responsibilities include performing audits, reviews and compilations. Knowledge of computerized accounting software and a strong commitment to client service are required.

For immediate consideration, please send resume and salary requirements.

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Business Advisors

Managing Director, SD Meridian
Pittsburgh, PA

We are seeking a Managing Director, who will have responsibility for running the practice, working closely with our Business Advisors practice unit leader. As the lead for this group, you will be responsible for the overall management of the business, including contributing to the strategic vision, working with the senior leaders to translate that vision to operational plans, and driving and measuring organizational success.

Job Requirements:
• Lead the completion of complex engagement tasks and client deliverables
• Build the practice through practice development efforts
• Analyze, and effectively report on client operations using quantitative performance models
• Build trust with key clients and decision makers
• Conduct industry and market research and develop market based approaches to valuation
• Review and summarize materials produced in litigation matters such as contracts and debt agreements, financial statements, financial ledger transactions and cash tracing
• Organize documents and work papers, including preparing supporting materials for litigation and valuation reports
• Mentor our staff
• Strong organizational and project management skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks, self-prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

• Qualifications
o 20+ years of operational, performance improvement, process improvement and financial advisory related experience, with an emphasis on turnaround consulting
o Strong practice development skills; the ability to sell
o Skilled in building internal (cross-functional) and external relationships
o Strong project management skills
o Ability to balance multiple engagements and responsibilities
o Experience coaching, mentoring, and counseling staff
o Exceptional leadership and supervision skills
o A strong finance, accounting or economics background
o Professional demeanor and strong communication skills, both written and oral
o Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
o Must be flexible with the potential travel requirements of client service projects
o Bachelor’s degree required (engineering preferred) and MBA preferred
o Professional certification such as CTP

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Senior Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

Schneider Downs Business Advisors utilizes experience and industry expertise to maximize value and minimize risk during our clients’ acquisitions, litigation, arbitration, corporate reorganization and other major business transactions and transitions. We offer business valuation services, litigation support, forensic accounting, transaction advisory services (including risk analysis and deal structuring) and due diligence and related consulting services.

Ideal candidates will have 8+ years of experience in a broad range of these business matters. Preference will be given to CPAs, individuals with public accounting experience and individuals with specialty certifications (e.g., ABV, CVA, CFE).

Primary service responsibilities will include:

• Transaction services
• Forensic investigations
• Due diligence services
• Litigation support
• Strategic planning
• Business valuation

You must be able to work efficiently on your own, facilitate client relationships, and have a strong community orientation. You must have strong interpersonal skills as you will be responsible for teaching, training and mentoring staff members.

Interested candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements for confidential consideration.

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Internal Audit

Cyber Security Consultant
Columbus or Pittsburgh, PA

We are seeking a Cyber Security Consultant for our growing Internal Audit practice. The primary objective of the Cyber Security Consultant position is to act as an “ethical hacker” to evaluate the security of enterprise networks, applications, mobile devices, and systems through the use of automated and manual techniques designed to probe for and exploit security vulnerabilities. The Cyber Security Consultant will provide services to our clients that include:

• Network security assessments
• Application security assessments
• Evaluation of technology infrastructure and physical security
• Security program design evaluation
• Security risk assessments
• Social engineering
• Deliver innovative and practical information security solutions

As a Cyber Security Consultant, you will actively search for vulnerabilities and test exploits while using your experience to help develop solutions that can protect and secure our client’s computing assets.

We require candidates to have a strong understanding of large scale information technology systems, business processes; security regulatory risk management and security vulnerabilities and have experience:
• Performing formal penetration tests on web-based applications, networks and computer systems
• Conducting physical security assessments of servers, systems and network devices
• Evaluating and creating new penetration tools and tests
• Probing for and exploiting vulnerabilities in web applications, fat/thin client applications and standard applications
• Pinpointing methods that attackers could use to exploit weaknesses and logic flaws
• Employing social engineering to uncover security holes (e.g. poor user security practices or password policies)
• Incorporating business considerations (e.g. loss of earnings due to downtime, cost justification of implementation required to reduce or eliminate risk, etc.) into security strategies
• Researching, documenting and discussing security findings with management and IT teams
• Reviewing and defining requirements for information security solutions
• Work on improvements for security services, including the continuous enhancement of existing methodology material and supporting assets
• Providing feedback and verification as an organization fixes security issues
• Determining level of impact to the organization based upon level and extent of compromise achieved during the testing.

The ability to present results and recommendations both orally and in writing to senior and middle management is a plus.

Requirements:

• Bachelor degree or higher with previous technical experience
• 2-4 years of working experience in IT Security
• 2+ years performing vulnerability and threat management experience
• Familiarity with leading security industry standards (NIST 800 series, ISO 27002, Cyber Security framework etc.)
• Good understanding of network protocols, design and operations
• Strong analytical skills and efficient problem solving
• Willingness and ability to travel
• Willingness and ability for continual learning
• Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

Experience with the following tools (or similar)
• Nexpose
• Nessus
• Metasploit
• Kali Linux / Backtrack
• Wireshark
• Nmap
• Cain and Abel
• Accunetix
• Burp Suite
• Aircrack
• Snort

Preferred Certifications:
• CEH

Other following certifications considered a plus
• CISSP
• CISM
• CISA
• OSCP
• CITP

Interested candidates should send resumes with salary requirements.

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Experienced IT Auditor
Columbus or Pittsburgh, PA

This position will be responsible for providing high quality, professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and special projects. You will work as part of the engagement team focusing on IT compliance or advisory projects and will assist management in preparing risk assessments, audit plan programs, and internal audit reports. You will serve a variety of clients in various industries within the public and private sectors. Some specific responsibilities include:

• Identify, evaluate and document IT business risks and general computer and application controls.
• Develop audit programs based on type, complexity, age and criticality of systems being evaluated.
• Evaluate security and controls of Windows, UNIX, firewalls, database environments and network devices as experience allows.
• Perform and document test results and walkthroughs of IT processes and controls.
• Evaluate test results and assess controls for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
• Participate in closing meetings to present and discuss audit findings and recommendations.
• Assist on special projects as assigned (e.g., data mining, security assessments, process flowcharting).


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Accounting or Business Administration; CISA, CISM and/or MBA desirable. Qualified candidates must have 1-3 years of public accounting and/or internal audit experience with minimum one year IT audit experience.


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Internal Audit Senior
Pittsburgh, PA

You will be responsible for providing high quality professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and special projects. You will work as part of the engagement team focusing on compliance or advisory projects and will be responsible for creating audit reports for management review. You will also assist management in preparing risk assessments, audit plan programs, and internal audit reports. You will serve a variety of clients within the public and private sectors.

Requirements
Candidates must have a BS in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent and should be aspiring towards professional certification (CPA, CIA or CISA). Qualified candidates must have 1-5 years of internal/external audit experience; must have strong analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. Manufacturing, Retail, Financial Institutions, Higher Education or Sarbanes-Oxley experience considered a plus.

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Internal Auditor
Columbus, OH

Our growing internal audit practice, a specialty practice area within our Assurance and Tax Advisory Services group, provides outsourcing, co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley and many other services to our clients in various industries.

Responsibilities
You will be responsible for providing high quality professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and special projects. You will work as part of the engagement team focusing on compliance or advisory projects and will be responsible for creating audit reports for management review. You will also assist management in preparing risk assessments, audit plan programs and internal audit reports. You will serve a variety of clients within the public and private sectors.

Requirements
Candidates must have a BS in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent and should be aspiring towards professional certification (CPA, CIA or CISA). Qualified candidates must have 2-3 years of internal/external audit experience; must have strong analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. Financial Services, Government and Retail experience considered a plus.


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IT Audit Senior
Columbus, OH

We are seeking a Senior IT Audit professional for our growing Internal Audit practice. You will be responsible for providing high quality professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and special projects. You will work as part of the engagement team focusing on IT security, technology audit and various risk mitigation projects. This position is responsible for overseeing the work of others and for developing audit scopes and performing key administrative duties in the audit (e.g., develop audit findings and report drafts, present to client management, etc.). You will serve as a primary representative of the firm for client engagements, working with a variety of clients within the public and private sectors throughout Central Ohio and beyond. Specific responsibilities include:

• Identify, evaluate and document IT business risks and general computer and application controls.
• Develop audit programs based on type, complexity, age and criticality of systems being evaluated.
• Evaluate security and controls of Windows, UNIX, firewalls, database environments and network devices as experience allows.
• Perform and document test results and walkthroughs of IT processes and controls.
• Evaluate test results and assess controls for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
• Participate in closing meetings to present and discuss audit findings and recommendations.
• Assist on special projects as assigned (e.g., data mining, security assessments, process flowcharting).
• Typically lead engagement teams of 1-3 additional members, with occasional work as the sole consultant depending on size/complexity of the engagement.

Candidates should have a strong understanding of large scale information technology systems, business processes, security principles, and regulatory risk management. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate results and recommendations, verbally and in writing, is highly desired.

Requirements:

• Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science, MIS, or Accounting with previous technical experience
• 3-5+ years of working experience in IT audit and/or information risk management
• Familiarity with leading IT audit, regulatory, and security industry standards (e.g., COBIT, SOX 404, SOC 1/2/3 reporting, NIST 800 series, ISO 27002, FFIEC Cyber Security framework)
• Solid understanding of IT general controls and testing of those controls
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Willingness and ability to travel
• Willingness and ability for continual learning
• Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
• Experience with ACL, IDEA, or similar audit tools is a plus


One or more of the following certifications is preferred but not a prerequisite:
• CISA
• CISM
• CISSP
• CRISC
• CIA
• CEH

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SD Staffing

Business Development Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

Schneider Downs Staffing is looking to add an experienced Business Development Manager to our outstanding team. We are looking for a smart and successful professional to apply his/her business and sales acumen and add value to our clients and candidates. The Business Development Manager role is to cultivate existing relationships, break into new accounts, and create long standing relationships in the accounting and finance sector.

Candidates that possess the following qualities:
• Prior staffing experience is a must
• Self-disciplined and creative
• Fun and competitive
• Excellent decision making skills

Core responsibilities include:

• Grow revenue of temporary staffing division and permanent placement by strategically positioning our services at all decision-making levels.
• Establish and maintain relationships with decision makers in accounting, finance and human resources.
• Secure new accounts and expand upon an existing book of business.
• Conduct face-to-face meetings with decision makers to understand staffing needs and recommend temporary & permanent staffing solutions.
• Effectively follow-up with prospects to develop business
• Work with staffing/recruiting team to ensure superior staffing service to clients
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Tax Advisors

Executive Assistant
Pittsburgh, PA

Experienced and professional Executive Assistant needed for a new position with our Private Family Office department.
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International Tax Manager
Columbus or Pittsburgh, PA

Schneider Downs is seeking an International Tax Manager to be a significant part of a growing regional practice. This position will be responsible for managing all aspects of international tax compliance and planning for firm clients and assisting with expanding the practice.

Responsibilities include:

• Research and analysis of international tax issues for a variety of clients and industries including corporations, pass-through entities and individuals
• U.S. outbound and inbound international tax consulting and structuring
• U.S. international tax compliance (preparation, review and analysis of issues related to U.S. tax information, reporting, IRS forms and disclosure statements including review and preparation of U.S. income tax returns with respect to client’s foreign operations, including Forms 5471, 8858, 8865, 8938, 1120-DISC, 1040NR, 1118 and similar forms)
• Foreign aspects of accounting for income taxes
• U.S. Foreign Tax Credit compliance and planning
• Analysis of intercompany transactions, such as intercompany loans, equity dividend and other payments for U.S. tax implications
• Build and expand client relationships
• Coordination with client service teams and international service providers
• Professional staff development including recruiting, mentoring, training and building a team of effective professionals.
• Demonstrating expertise and building a market reputation for international tax abilities.

Requirements:

• Excellent research skills and strong written and verbal communications skills
• Broad experience in international tax compliance and structuring matters
• Strong knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS accounting for income taxes related to multinational companies
• Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple assignments
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to interact with all levels of client management, referral sources and other professionals
• Must be able to travel to client locations and firm offices.
• 4-8 years of full-time tax experience is desired. Experience with accounting firm, law firm, or corporate tax department of a multinational company is required
• CPA required, Masters in Taxation, or JD/LLM a plus.


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Tax Manager
Columbus, OH

Schneider Downs, one of the largest regional CPA and business advisory firms in Central Ohio, is seeking an experienced tax professional to manage multiple tax consulting engagements and contribute to the delivery of innovative tax planning ideas for clients. Schneider Downs works with large and small businesses, both publicly and privately held, as well as nonprofit organizations, service firms and professional associations.

Qualified candidates should be a CPA with at least 5-7 years of current tax/public accounting experience. The ability to effectively manage other professionals is required.

Responsibilities include tax planning, tax compliance, research and transaction analysis.

Schneider Downs offers excellent advancement opportunities, limited travel and a competitive salary and benefits package. For immediate consideration, please send resume and salary requirements.
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Tax Professional
Columbus, OH

Qualified candidates should be a CPA or a CPA candidate with 2-5 years of current tax and public accounting experience. Initial responsibilities include preparation of corporate, individual and partnership tax returns, tax compliance, research, transaction analysis, and planning. Knowledge of computerized accounting and tax software, and a strong commitment to client service are required. Strong research skills and the ability to effectively manage other professionals are required. Interested candidates should send resume with salary requirements.
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Tax Senior
Pittsburgh, PA

Qualified candidates should be a CPA or CPA candidate with 2-5 years of current tax and public accounting experience. Initial responsibilities include preparation and review of corporate, individual and partnership tax returns, tax compliance, research, transaction analysis, and planning. A strong commitment to client service, strong research skills and the ability to effectively manage other professionals are required. Interested candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements.
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Technology Advisors

Software Implementation Consultant
Pittsburgh, PA

We are seeking a Software Implementation Consultant for our growing Technology Advisors practice unit. This position will be heavily involved in the implementation of the Dynamics NAV, BI360 & GP applications.

Responsibilities include:
• Install, configure and provide staff training for the Dynamics NAV, BI360 & GP applications
• Assist with new ERP implementations and projects
• Troubleshoot and support Microsoft and Solver enterprise technologies
• Assist clients with developing budgets, forecasts, financial and operational reports

Requirements include:
• Preference will be given to candidates with an accounting background (degree preferred) with at least 2 year of software consulting experience or the equivalent experience in accounting software package implementation and support
• Experience with Dynamics NAV is most preferable, and experience with BI360 & GP is also a plus. Experience with any of the following software applications will also be considered a plus: Crystal Reports, Management Reporter, Microsoft SQL, SSRS and Sage 100
• This position will have day-to-day contact with clients in professional environment. Excellent communications, both written and oral, are a must

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Wealth Management

Investment Relationship Manager
Pittsburgh, PA

Duties and Responsibilities
Our Investment Relationship Managers are the primary managers of high net-worth client relationships.

Individuals in this position can expect to focus their work in the following areas:
• Client relationship development and management, including ongoing and regular client contact and communications. This includes development and presentation of new client proposals.
• Client service, including gathering, organizing and synthesizing client data, planning updates, portfolio changes, preparing for and hosting quarterly client meetings, and responding to client requests and inquiries.
• Client asset management, including coordination of financial planning and wealth management (analysis, estate planning, tax strategies for assets under management and portfolio management)
• Development of investment strategy and processes including research, evaluation and selection of investment vehicles including mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds and Separate Account Managers.
• The ability to build municipal bond ladders, research and purchase municipal bonds as needed and monitor the ongoing creditworthiness of client municipal bond holdings is a plus.

Qualifications
The Investment Relationship Manager position typically requires the following qualifications:
• 7 - 10 years of experience in investment management and/or financial advisory services with demonstrated ability to develop and manage client relationships
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; CFA designation (preferred); MBA or CFP (ideal)
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Morningstar, as well as familiarity with financial planning, securities balancing software and client relationship management software
• Financial planning/wealth management acumen, judgment and experience
• Experience researching and selecting individual municipal bond securities, a plus

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Recordkeeping Specialist
Pittsburgh, PA

Our Retirement Plan Services (RPS) Practice is seeking a driven, qualified individual to join the Daily Valuation team in our Pittsburgh office.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
In this role, the Recordkeeping Specialist will work with internal staff and clients, under appropriate supervision, performing all of the functions below:

• Utilizing SunGard Relius recordkeeping software system in daily trading and reconciliation, processing distributions and loans, processing and maintaining client payroll contribution files
• Performing annual defined contribution plan administration, including testing, trust accounting, employer contribution calculations, allocations, distributions and plan terminations
• Assisting plan auditors with data to complete the annual Form 5500 audit process
• Staying current with knowledge of specific government rules and regulations
• Attending related annual continuing education courses and conference and provides training to staff, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
The qualified candidate shall possess the following:

• Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience. Industry-specific designation(s) a plus.
• Minimum 3 years recordkeeping, including plan conversions and trust accounting, Relius experience preferred.
• High degree of ERISA/IRC 400 section technical/legal knowledge.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with Crystal Reports.

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