Senior Compliance Consultant

San Francisco, CA 94105

Posted: 08/16/2019 Employment Type: 9+ Month Contract Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 13984
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Senior Compliance Consultant to join our team at our client s site in San Francisco, CA.


Lead and participate in cross-organizational projects that will maintain and strengthen the Company's Shared Services compliance infrastructure. Analyze current compliance processes, benchmark as needed, and provide guidance to officers, directors, and their staffs. Assist Shared Services organizations with the design and implementation of best practice guidance, procedures, controls, and metrics that facilitates employees' ability to find and understand the external and internal compliance requirements that apply to them. Assist with moving the Compliance and Risk Management (CRM) process which consists of the following: Understand and document state, federal, and local compliance obligations Manage requirement changes Review guidance documentation Ensure controls provide reasonable assurance Ensure controls and metrics are implemented and effective Audit compliance processes for adherence to documented procedures and controls As a liaison to Shared Services departments: provide support and guidance as needed for compliance processes; support as needed concerning any compliance questions that may arise; oversee compliance action plan development and follow-up on open items. Conduct quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) key self-assessments in accordance with FCC (Finance Compliance & Controls) requirements. Ensure that all testing activities are completed on time, are well documented, are conducted efficiently and professionally, and that all remediation actions are coordinated and effective. For Environmental Services and other Shared Services controls, conduct the testing portion of the self-assessment, as requested by the appropriate SOX Team Leads, ensuring that all test steps are completed and documented accurately. Maintain and support documentation for SOX key control activities and test plans for Supply Chain. This includes updating process maps and ensuring that all supporting documentation is correct and complete for responding to requests from external auditing entities. Complete utility-wide Environmental Compliance Reviews on high risk areas for facilities and projects. Follow all components of environmental review process. Assist with annual schedule development for reviews. Ensure value-add controls and learnings are communicated to LOBs.

Identifying and documenting program issues/challenges

Evaluating and analyzing failures, incidents, and other problems

Consulting and coordinating with issue owners in order to develop corrective and preventive action plans to remediate or mitigate issues

Tracking and reporting execution of corrective action plans

Performing cause evaluations on program issues to identify

Participating in business process design and reengineering

Designing program templates for capturing cybersecurity controls implementation and evidence


  • 10 years experience at the senior consultant level
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience required
  • Strong regulatory familiarity and expertise
  • Excellent compliance and risk experience in corporate environment
  • Issue/Problem Management: Causal evaluation methods and tools - Quality Control and Quality Assurance measures
  • Standards and Control Frameworks (ISO, NIST, DoD, NERC-CIP); Cybersecurity Risk Management and Internal Controls Evaluation Business Process improvement
  • Information Security certification: CISSP, CISA, Sec+, Process Improvement NERC CIP / Utility Experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in compliance functions and documentation
  • Strong research, analytical and information gathering skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, ensuring quality in deliverables
  • Excellent skills in understanding complex business processes, working with the business compliance experts, and providing clear, concise guidance
  • Proven ability to partner and work collaboratively as a team player; relationship building
  • Ability to managing performance and be resourceful and adaptable to change
  • Demonstrated ability in advocacy and influence, conflict resolution, and process improvement
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Process Improvement utility industry knowledge
  • Strong Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills; technological saavy

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree desired Excellent Microsoft Visio skills Sharepoint design and management
  • Utility industry experience a plus
  • Experience in utility related regulations, benchmarking, operational efficiency evaluation, and risk assessment

Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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