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Job of the Day: BlackRock Needs a SAS 70 Associate

BlackRock is looking for an experienced professional to fill an associate role concentrating in coordination and oversight of SAS 70 reports.

The position requires 3-8 years experience and a CPA license or CPA in progress is preferred.

Company: BlackRock

Title: Associate – SAS 70

Location: New York

Description: BlackRock has professionals dedicated to the production and delivery of internal control reports (Service Organization Reports or SAS 70 Reports) to clients. These individuals actively work with the business, including groups such as client relationship group, portfolio management, business operations, legal, compliance and technology, as well as the external service auditor. In this SAS 70 coordination and oversight role, the group is able to provide an organized and effective approach to documenting and testing controls with the business and service auditors. On a regular basis, this group provides status updates and discusses SAS 70 related hot topics with senior management within the firm. This group also works very closely with other control disciplines, such as the Sarbanes Oxley team, Internal Audit, Technology Risk Management and Operational Risk. A successful candidate in this role will develop strong relationships across BlackRock, while developing a broad understanding of the products and services offered by the Firm.

Responsibilities: Assist in the coordination and delivery of multiple SAS 70 Reports globally; Work with the business and external service auditor to enhance report content, update report details and provide relevant testing documentation to the service auditor; Support the implementation of a coordinated SAS 70 approach by participating in walkthroughs with key business resources, recommending potential control enhancements and conducting follow-up in preparation for the annual SAS 70 reviews; Assist in the day-to-day follow-up with service auditors during their fieldwork to ensure projected timelines and budget stay on-track; Assist in the distribution of SAS 70 reports based on requests from clients and prospective clients; Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards/practices and apply knowledge in performing work; Effectively communicate both internally and externally to build positive relationships and understand key aspects of services provided to clients.

Qualifications/Skills: Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA or CPA in progress preferred; 3 – 8 years of prior work experience; Strong project management, organizational and interpersonal skills; Possess a strong internal drive and motivation for continuous improvement; Possess a high degree of integrity and confidentiality, as well as ability to adhere to both company policies and best practices; Ability to manage multiple priorities successfully within a deadline-driven environment

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