The Minneapolis office of CLA is looking to add to our growing ISSG practice with the addition of an ISSG Project Manager. The ISSG Project Manager (PM) is responsible for managing client engagements and the staff and business processes essential to the delivery of Information Security services to CLA's clients. S/he delegates work to Security Analysts and Senior Security Analysts as appropriate and is accountable for following appropriate procedures and processes to meet quality control requirements and ensure timely delivery of services. The ISSG PM provides technical and regulatory compliance guidance and expertise as necessary while ensuring engagements are effectively managed. Finally, the ISSG PM may from time to time assist with client engagement work (ISSG billable services) either remotely or onsite, performing document review, controls testing and validation, managing client engagement meetings, or other tasks as directed by senior management. This role is focused on managing a large number of concurrent small projects (each delivering Info Sec services to a client) in addition to a small number of process improvement or software development projects.
Thorough knowledge of IT audit, compliance and assessment standards across a variety of industries including but not limited to: financial institutions, health care, retail, etc...
Progressive responsibility executing and managing security and compliance assessments for client engagements ranging from small engagements (1 staff person up to a week) to large engagements (multiple staff for multiple weeks)
Demonstrates understanding of the significance of the project and impact on the overall business
Takes the initiative to create the linkage between project objectives and how deliverables satisfy these objectives
Ensures project team understands how their work impacts the end result
The below functions reflect the general details of the essential work activities and accountabilities of this position and are not all inclusive. Other activities may be assigned.
Project Management: Manage the overall planning, execution and delivery of projects. Track project status and manage project issues and risks. Ensure project deadlines are met and determine mitigation if risk of not meeting milestones exist. Responsible for project-specific budget monitoring and management activities. Escalate project issues and risks as appropriate to leadership. Ability to coordinate a team, define project goals, and develop the project roadmap to meet those goals.
Portfolio Management: Manage a group of projects, including resources and conflicting priorities in order to provide the best outcome for the firm. Develop and support reporting on the project portfolio to key stakeholders and management. Projects may include service delivery (many concurrent small projects) or development projects (operational improvement or software development).
People Management: Schedule personnel on projects. Build and lead effective project teams. Develop and execute resource management plans. Manage cross team resource dependencies. Understand and manage internal and external client expectations.
Process Improvement: Work with the Operations Director and ISSG Team to define, document and improve the consistency, quality and timeliness of service delivery.
Internal Number: 18-0833
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CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities to help enhance our clients’ enterprise value and assist them in growing and managing their related personal assets – all the way from startup to succession and beyond. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have specialized knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With over 4,400 people, 100 US locations and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of solutions to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.
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