Director (Risk Advisory)

The Risk Advisory Director operates within MFA’s Risk Advisory Practice and is responsible for overseeing the planning, execution and delivery of a variety of Risk Advisory support engagements for our customers which include, but are not limited to, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Process and Controls Assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, SOC 1/2/3, Fraud, Financial Crime and Forensic Accounting, Strategic Business and/or IT Transformation, Digital Transformation, and Data Analytics. The professional also maintains responsibility for business development and acts as a technical subject matter specialist for MFA’s customers.

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  • Customer Engagement Management
    • Work closely with customers to understand their requirements for a successful engagement. Oversee the design, execution, and delivery of Risk Advisory engagements that are aligned with the customer’s vision.
    • Work with customers to achieve engagement objectives, improve business processes and controls, and mitigate risks for their respective organizations
    • Work with engagement teams to deliver quality customer work products on time
    • Oversee the design and execution of risk assessments and/or control testing activities
    • Manage customer projects so that a best-in-class customer experience is delivered
    • Serve as detail reviewer for engagements, including testing and deliverable reviews. Work with Risk Advisory leadership in escalation, when necessary.
    • Travel to customer sites, as needed
  • Risk Advisory Practice and Firm Development
    • Represent the Risk Advisory Practice and assist with service line growth initiatives and value creation
    • Create strong internal and external promoters of MFA’s Risk Advisory services, products, and overall brand
    • Provide technical sales support to help grow other MFA service lines
    • Attend networking events and promote MFA’s brand image
    • Contribute to pricing and department profitability initiatives
  • Talent Management and Development
    • Work with Risk Advisory senior leadership to identify staffing needs and methods to ensure those needs are met
    • Mentor and provide career guidance to Risk Advisory Consultants and Analysts
    • Develop all members to be leaders and serve as a leadership role model


  • MBA, MSA or equivalent business or IT degree
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, CRISC or similar credential and or/candidate strongly preferred
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience focused on designing, implementing, and/or testing internal controls, performing compliance assessments, and/or involved with an organization’s business process operations and support
  • Experience working independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with experience exercising mature judgment
  • Proven experience effectively prioritizing workload to meet deadlines and work objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to write and communicate clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment; genuine interest in business and business development with a strong desire to make an impact on MFA’s customers
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and lead talent, concerning both department output and in being genuinely invested in the goals, desires and progress of all department members

MFA Success Criteria

In addition to the above qualifications, in order to be successful at MFA, you must demonstrate that you:

  • Are innovative, resilient and resourceful
  • Crave freedom, responsibility and opportunities to lead
  • Are a strategic thinker
  • Enjoy solving hard problems – and asking big questions to lead you there
  • Thrive on the unknown, the unfamiliar, and the unexpected
  • Are uniquely curious in the face of ambiguity or change
  • Are a lifetime learner and strive to be at the top of your game
  • Are motivated by having a measurable impact on individuals, the Firm, our customers and our community

Additional Details

  • Location: Tewksbury, Massachusetts
  • Hours: Full Time (FT). For additional details regarding hours, please inquire within.

If these qualities resonate with you and your future goals, we look forward to hearing from you!

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