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Security Analyst

Company Overview

Founded in 1969, MBAF is ranked nationally as a Top 40 accounting and advisory firm and has been named one of the Best of the Best firms in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting for many years running. And in 2017 and 2018, MBAF ranked as a Best Place to Work and #8 Largest Hispanic-Owned Business by the South Florida Business Journal and an Accounting Today Best Accounting Firm to Work. Because we are committed to creating an engaging and supportive workplace for our employees, we are especially honored to hold these titles.

More than 600 highly qualified employees serve domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices from our offices across the country. We offer a complete portfolio of services including assurance, tax and accounting, advisory, private client wealth, and technology consulting. We are known for our expertise, reputation, hands-on service to our clients, and commitment to our community.

Position Summary

This individual is responsible for planning and carrying out security measures to protect MBAF’s computer networks, systems, and information assets.  They are responsible for assisting the Security Administrator with security related activities such as: monitoring and reporting on security tools, conducting vulnerability and risk assessments, performing internal auditing and assisting with the management, configuration, and maintenance of the overall security posture of the company. They will be responsible for researching the latest security trends and ensuring the company adapts and maintains a strong security posture.  Reports to the Security Administrator.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor security related tools and functions, investigate/escalate incidents using subject matter expertise as they occur, and work with the Security Administrator and other business units to mitigate risks to acceptable levels.
  • Support security software and hardware, such as firewalls and endpoint encryption, to protect sensitive data.
  • Monitor information systems to identify usage trends and potential vulnerabilities.
  • Prepare reports documenting security breaches and the extent of damage caused by the breach.
  • Perform audit activities to report on compliance, security configuration and assist the Security Administrator with developing metrics to report to senior management.
  • Conduct penetration testing to simulate attacks against MBAF’s systems.
  • Research the latest cyber security trends and make recommendations for improvements and upgrades to the security posture of the company.
  • Work closely with IT staff to ensure firm information security policies are implemented as directed by Security Administrator.
  • Conduct vendor assessments to confirm security posture of third parties that may have client data.
  • Assist staff when general security questions arise and handle resolution of security related service desk tickets.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and approximately 1-2 years of related work experience, or a graduate degree
  • Experience with Powershell is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Teamwork and client service skills
  • Demonstrates integrity within a professional environment

Benefits

The perks of being an MBAF employee go far beyond the basics of a typical accounting firm. MBAF’s staff can enjoy flexible work schedules, internal clubs like The Women of MBAF, participating in company sports like yoga or flag football, volunteering for non-profit initiatives, and attending training programs through MBAF University. Our traditional benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, paid transportation and parking (depending on the office), vacation time of about 3 weeks not including holidays.

“At MBAF, we strive to create a supportive and enjoyable work environment for our employees because we understand that they are our greatest strength,” said Tony Argiz, CEO and Chairman of MBAF.

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