Cyber Privacy and Data Protection Senior Associate
Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Posted on: September 18, 2022
Position Summary With the increasing complex global privacy
regulatory environment, companies are working to implement privacy
programs to address compliance and reduce the risk of a breach of
personal information, while focusing on the customer experience.
Grant Thornton's Cyber Risk practice helps companies address these
issues within our Privacy and Data Protection discipline. We focus
on helping clients transform and sustain their privacy programs
through automation, process re-engineering and managed services.
Our goal is not only to help clients address one-time compliance
needs, but to make privacy an essential part of the enterprise
value chain, continuously monitoring data privacy risks and
enhancing competitive advantage in the marketplace. Our Privacy and
Data Protection discipline offers an opportunity for you to
leverage your privacy and information security knowledge,
assessment and program implementation experience to broaden your
business and project management skills in a rewarding and
challenging environment. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies
across sectors such as Technology, Financial Services, Life
Sciences, and Retail sectors, giving you insights into the leading
privacy programs around the world. The Privacy and Data Protection
Senior Associate will contribute to a positive and collaborative
working environment through building relationships with team
members, interfacing directly with clients on privacy projects, and
leading the planning and day to day execution of projects.
Responsibilities include engagement planning, project management, ,
creation of high quality deliverables, leading client meetings,
building client relationships, research and developing thought
leadership. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and
strict client confidentiality.
- Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities
in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team
- Ability to communicate in an organized and knowledgeable manner
in written and verbal means including delivering clear requests for
information, developing responses to client requests, and
communicating conflicts and risks.
- Deep understanding of global privacy and data protection
regulations, such as EUs GDPR and US laws such as CCPA, CPRA, CDPA,
CPA, HIPAA, GLBA.
- Apply current knowledge of privacy and data protection trends
and to issues and other opportunities for improvement.
- Assist clients in planning and executing remediation plans
identified in assessment activities.
- Proactively interact with key client management to gather
information, resolve problems and make recommendations for
- Collaborate with team members at all levels in the development
and marketing of the privacy service offering.
- Develop high quality deliverables through collaboration with
clients and team members to address needs and demonstrate an
understanding of clients business.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology,
Computer Science or a related field is required. A Masters or JD
degree is preferred.
- 3+ years of related work experience in a similar consulting
practice or function, servicing cross- industry clients at a
- Certification(s) Preferred: Obtained or demonstrates an active
pursuit of one or more of the following certifications: Certified
Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information
Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP), or other related certifications.
- Experience working with leading privacy regulations to perform
privacy assessments and support privacy program
- Experience preparing reports and other deliverables that
contain strategy, project, or technical analysis and findings in
connection with consulting engagements and communicating those
results to the team and client.
- Knowledge of privacy technology solutions and experience
implementing and sustaining tools such as OneTrust, WireWheel,
Securiti.ai, BigID is a plus.
- Experience in project management and the ability to clearly
communicate privacy and data protection issues verbally on both a
formal and informal basis to all levels of client staff.
- Exceptional client service and communication skills, with a
demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client
- Demonstrates creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and
advanced knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel, Visio, and
- Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel on a
regular basis to clients as required. About UsAt Grant Thornton, we
believe in making business more personal and building trust into
every result for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your
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career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more
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makes us better.About the TeamThe team youre about to join is ready
to help you thrive. Heres how: Whether its your work location,
weekly schedule or unlimited flex time off, we empower you with the
options to work in the way that best serves your clients and your
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