EY Real Estate Internal Audit Manager in Buffalo, New York
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The objective of our real estate risk consulting services is to provide clients with a candid and reliable overview of their risk landscape, tailored to their industry. Our solutions are used by our REIT and real estate fund clients to build confidence and trust with their tenants, investors, stakeholders, the overall market and when required by regulation or contract.
Your key responsibilities
You will be responsible for managing multiple client engagement teams at an executive level within the practice and the firm for publicly traded REITs, non-traded REITs and real estate funds. You can expect to work with high level client personnel to address compliance, financial, and operational risks as well as perform internal control testing, develop internal audit plans, and provide internal audit services on an outsourcing basis. You will assess the client’s current state internal controls and SOX framework in order to mitigate risk.
Skills and attributes for success
Provide guidance and share knowledge with team members and participate in performing procedures especially focusing on complex, judgmental and/or specialized issues.
Brief the engagement team on the client's IA environment and trends.
Provide team members and client contacts insights into real estate industry trends and best practices.
Maintain relationships with client management to manage expectations of service, including work products, timing, and deliverables. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of compliance, financial, and operational risks along with performing internal control testing, develop internal audit plans, and provide internal audit services on an outsourcing basis. Assess internal controls and SOX framework in order to mitigate risk and apply it to client situations
Bring and utilize extensive knowledge of the the real estate industry to identify technological developments and evaluate impacts on the client's business.
Demonstrate excellent project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology/tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services.
Understand EY and its service lines and actively assess what the firm can deliver to serve clients.
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's or master's degree
A minimum of 5 years of experience working as an IA auditor, an external auditor or IA risk adviser for a public accounting firm, a professional services firm, or within the real estate industry.
Bring your significant experience in applying relevant technical knowledge in at least one of the following engagements for a REIT or real estate fund: (a) assessing internal controls frameworks, including testing of design and operational effectiveness. (b) developing risk remediation strategies. (c) performing and interpreting gap analysis (d) experience in Enterprise Resource Management and related risk analysis, process analytics, and business intelligence.
We would expect for you to be available to travel outside of their assigned office location at least 25% of the time, plus commute within the region (where public transportation often is not available). Successful candidates must work in excess of standard hours when necessary. A valid passport is required.
Ideally you’ll also have
A bachelor's or master's degree in business, accounting, law, finance, or a related discipline
CPA, CA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP, CIA, CIPP, CGEIT certification is desired. Alternatively, real estate specific certifications will be considered on a case by case basis. If you are non-certified, you are required to become certified within 1 year from your date of hire.
What we look for
We’re interested in highly motivated talented individuals with a strong willingness to think outside of the box. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll need the motivation to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and expand our business in the evolving market. If you’re serious about consulting and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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