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Senior Staff Level Consultant – Risk Advisory Services

Freed Maxick advises public and private companies on ways to enhance profitability, save taxes, improve accountability and reduce risk. We specialize in helping our clients discover and achieve their bottom-line potential and we provide sound business advice based upon our depth of services vast experience in a broad array of industries.

Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., a top 100 Firm in the U.S., has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Staff Level Consultant with our Risk Advisory Services group specializing in banking/financial services institutions. Freed Maxick is one of the largest Accounting firms in Western New York, and a Top 50 Firm as ranked by Vault.


About The Job

  • Perform internal audits (financial, regulatory, operational, and internal controls/SOX 404 testing) and compliance reviews for various financial institutions and other clients in accordance with professional standards
  • Collaborate closely with clients to raise the level of controls, assess compliance with various regulatory requirements related to financial services/banking, improve business performance, and contribute to providing assurance regarding risk and overall corporate governance.
  • Lead financial, operation and compliance audits, including planning, reviewing prior audit issues, audit execution, identifying and defining issues and developing appropriate recommendations.
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, and adhere to established policies, procedures and regulatory guidance.
  • Understand the key components of risk within the business and ensure that these areas are tested as appropriate.
  • Stay current with the regulatory environment, updating audit programs and contributing to marketing efforts by blogging on relevant topics.
  • Assist in mentoring and training audit staff.
  • Work with internal teams as well as client contacts to ensure effective coordination and collaboration.
  • Effectively communication with management, co-source partner, external auditor and client leaders of various operations.
  • Participate in special projects and assignments as necessary.
  • Understand and adhere to the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


What We Are Looking For

  • Four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
  • Minimum two years of internal audit and or compliance related experience in a regulated financial institution
  • An overall understanding of financial institution inner workings, including knowledge of lending areas, residential mortgages, consumer, and commercial).
  • Related certification(s) preferred (ex. CIA)
  • Proficient in current technology and tools (MS Office Suite, various audit tools, data analytics/reporting, etc.)


Freed Maxick hires the most qualified people available and gives them maximum opportunity to advance!


What Freed Maxick Offers

  • An attractive and competitive compensation and benefit package
  • A friendly work environment with the largest firm in WNY based on number of CPAs
  • An incentive program for commissions on new business, and referral bonuses for introducing potential new employees
  • Promotion and advancement opportunities
  • Ongoing education to keep your technical skills sharp and your soft skills top-notch
  • Unique sociable culture
  • Flexible scheduling opportunities
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Compensated time to volunteer in the community