Associate Assurance Analyst

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USA Houston

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Description and Requirements

BMC helps customers run and reinvent their businesses in the digital age by tackling their IT management challenges, championing their innovation, and celebrating their success.
Every BMC employee has the potential to have a tremendous impact on customer success —and when customers thrive, we all do.

BMC offers bold and fearless career-seekers like you the opportunity to expand your skills, your network, and your horizons as you work to enable customer growth and innovation every day. You will be surrounded by peers who inspire you, drive you, support you, and make you laugh out loud, in an environment that fosters individuality, respect, and personal ambition.

About BMC Software Assurance: 

The Assurance Department (Assurance) provides independent assurance to the Audit Committee and Management that significant strategic, financial, and operational risks are properly identified and managed to an acceptable level.  Assurance performs operational/financial/IT audits, investigations, global enterprise risk assessments and compliance & ethics services.  The desired state is an effective, cost beneficial control environment.

We aspire to serve as trusted business advisors to management and will proactively provide consulting and auditing services which add value to BMC.  We operate in a team-oriented environment that provides meaningful and challenging assignments, recognizes and rewards excellence, and is committed to developing leaders for BMC.  Members of Assurance have, or are expected to obtain Continuing Professional Education in line with achieved professional designations: CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CA, CISM, CCSA, CRMA and PMP.

About the Position: 

The position, based in Houston and under the direction of a member of the Assurance management team, will assist members of the organization by using a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of systems, processes, people, and controls.  The Assurance Analyst participates in engagement planning, risk assessment, and testing related to financial controls/reporting, operations, and system/applications audits.  Reviews are performed globally thus requiring the ability to travel 10% annually.

  • Review functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations and the processes, systems, people and controls required to achieve established objectives.
  • Provide guidance to Control and Process owners from various segments regarding the design and documentation of key business processes and controls in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements (SOX).
  • Obtain, analyze, and appraise evidentiary data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls and the efficiency of performance of process, systems and people performing the activities reviewed.
  • Execute audits and testing of Business Unit operations, including first line supervision, audit start-up, developing procedures, performing audit work, and drafting of the control deficiencies and audit reports in accordance with professional standards (e.g., IIA, ISACA, GAAS, GAAP) and the PCAOB.
  • Determine whether the operations reviewed comply with management directives, company policies and procedures, and in a manner consistent with good business practices.
  • Assisting Assurance management in the performance of internal investigations.
  • Make oral or written presentations to Assurance and Operations management during and at the conclusion of the audit, discussing deficiencies, recommending corrective action, and suggesting innovative improvements in systems, controls, and operations.

Experience and Education: 

A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s Degree is a plus, with preference for any of the following experiences:
  • Demonstrated capability in the areas of data analysis, problem solving, general ledger
  • Ability to utilize data mining software/tools (e.g. SQL, Micro Strategy, Tableau) is highly desired
  • Previous experience working in Internal or External Audit particularly SOX testing in an Oracle ERP is highly desired
  • Previous experience analyzing business processes and controls
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel); experience with Visio is a plus


Certifications are considered a plus with preference given to the following: 
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

It is the policy of BMC Software to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, history of disability, ancestry, citizenship status, political affiliation, religion, gender, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status as a parent, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or other factors prohibited by law, and to prohibit harassment or retaliation based on any of these factors.