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Greater Peoria, IL

Assurance Technology Business Analyst - Remote



Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

We are the leading provider of professional services to the middle market globally, our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential. Our exceptional people are the key to our unrivaled, inclusive culture and talent experience and our ability to be compelling to our clients. You’ll find an environment that inspires and empowers you to thrive both personally and professionally. There’s no one like you and that’s why there’s nowhere like RSM.

The Assurance Business Analyst will collaborate with the Sr. Technical Product Owner, the Business Analyst team, subject matter experts, and appropriate stakeholders to support the product vision. They will be responsibility for reviewing scope, refining business requirements, and supporting the delivery team throughout the scheduled releases. They will serve as a key point of contact for both business and technology teams.

The percent of time allocation for management, business analysis, testing and support varies by person and depends upon specific project assignments and individual experience. This variation in primary responsibilities will be reflected in each individual’s performance goals.

Functional Business Analysis – includes the following:

  • Research, document, and socialize functional requirements for enhancements to tools/processes
  • Create detailed requirements for approved projects
  • Establish and manage relationships with Audit line of business and technology subject matter experts
  • Review and address requirement issues before starting delivery processes
  • Support the change control process for changes in scope and requirements
  • Monitor and evaluate product progress at each stage of the delivery process

Quality Assurance (QA) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) – includes the following:

  • Participate in test case design to ensure quality QA/UAT results
  • Resolve issues found in the development, QA, and UAT delivery cycles
  • Provide support to the audit methodology group regarding QA/UAT inquiries
  • Collaborate with BA Team to support the development of a center of excellence for UAT

Product Owner Support – includes the following:

  • Support product vision including upgrades, enhancements, and project alignment/sequencing
  • Act as primary liaison between business and technology teams to provide transparency to process
  • Assist with vendor relationship management for enhancements, support tickets, open projects/SOW
  • Review release backlog to ensure priorities are accurate and up to date
  • Participate in Scrum meetings

Leadership Activities and other duties – includes the following:

  • Build and leverage internal and external networks
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of team processes
  • Keeps abreast of latest developments as they affect accounting and auditing standards and the Firm’s policies
  • Ensure professional development through ongoing education

End User Support – includes the following:

  • Support BA team with critical issues and follow up with engagement teams and other escalations as necessary


  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting or equivalent degree
  • Active or inactive CPA preferred


Required qualifications

  • Understanding of audit services with knowledge of GAAP/IFRS, GAAS/ISA, PCAOB and FASB regulations
  • Experience with CaseWare or similar Audit Software package
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with culturally diverse, cross functional audiences across all levels of the organization
  • Great attention to detail and quality
  • Genuine interest and strong aptitude for use of technology
  • Strong technical expertise in MS Office suite
  • Ability to leverage resources across multiple products/projects


  • Minimum of 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Prior audit experience with a mid to large public accounting or audit services firm


Skilled at building relationships and dialogues with individual contributors, peer management staff, and senior leadership across functional disciplines

  • Lead by example with a positive, upbeat, can-do attitude. Drive positive change in how cross functional teams work together
  • Exhibit the qualities of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence, Stewardship
  • Embody the characteristics of a first-choice advisor: Caring, Curious, Collaborative, Courageous, Critical Thinkers
  • Strong ability to be decisive, to make solid, reasonable, and defendable decisions based on data and experiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills plus a proactive approach to finding solutions to issues and managing priorities
  • Self-motivated to follow up on job assignments


  • Understand and experience utilizing RSM’s Audit Methodology
  • Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Understanding of both Waterfall and Agile Methodologies
  • Experience with Azure DevOps


  • Alignment to Minneapolis or San Jose offices would facilitate training and team integration

At RSM, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package for all our people. We support and inspire you to prioritize your wellbeing by delivering personalized, holistic programming for your physical, emotional, financial and community wellbeing. RSM has a generous time off policy with at least 14 paid holidays, wellbeing days and associate and above access to self-managed time off. We offer flexibility in your schedule, empowering you to balance life’s demands, while also maintaining your ability to serve clients. Learn more about our total rewards at

RSM is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are proud to provide our employees with tools to assist them in being successful in achieving both personal and professional goals. We welcome and support all our employees to thrive in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer all applicants will receive consideration for employment as RSM does not tolerate discrimination and/or harassment based on race; color; creed; sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances; sex (including pregnancy or disabilities related to nursing); gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression); sexual orientation; HIV Status; national origin; ancestry; familial or marital status; age; physical or mental disability; citizenship; political affiliation; medical condition (including family and medical leave); domestic violence victim status; past, current or prospective service in the US uniformed service; pre-disposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

RSM does not intend to hire entry level candidates who will require sponsorship now OR in the future (i.e. F-1 visa holders). However, those candidates who may be recent U.S. college / university graduates possessing 1-2 years of progressive and relevant work experience, excluding internships, in the U.S. or his/her home country would be eligible for hire as an experienced candidate and thus eligible for sponsorship.

Compensation Range: $66,200 - $118,500