ACA Compliance Group Holdings, LLC

  • Principal Consultant - Cybersecurity & Risk (Aponix)

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    Risk (Cybersecurity) Division
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    About ACA/Aponix:

    ACA is a management consultancy providing compliance, cybersecurity, risk, and technology solutions to financial services firms. ACA works with 84% of the largest hedge funds, 70% of the largest private equity firms, and 64% of the top 100 asset managers (by AUM). We are now the largest management consultancy firm of our kind (700 employees), we have the most former regulators on staff, and we are considered the gold standard in our sector.

    Aponix, ACA's Cybersecurity & Risk practice group, was named "Best Global Cyber Security Advisor" by Hedgeweek Magazine and "Due Diligence Firm of the Year" by M&A Advisor. Aponix is looking to add Consultants to our practice group to be based out of our London office.


    Position Objective:

    The individual in this position is responsible for the successful execution of ACA Aponix client engagements and providing ongoing client support services. The individual in this position is also responsible for evaluating the physical, administrative, and technical security of the IT infrastructure of ACA Aponix clients, by reviewing policies and procedures, and assessing and exploiting vulnerabilities via technical and social engineering tools and techniques.


    Summary of Responsibilities:

    • Lead client calls to plan engagements and establish expectations, successfully execute such engagements, and, following completion of engagements, to present findings and provide analysis
    • Conduct on-site or remote application, network, systems and infrastructure penetration tests
    • Review physical security and perform social engineering tests where appropriate
    • Compile written reports and present findings to a range of stakeholders
    • Make recommendations for security improvements
    • Identify ways to improve services, including testing and hacking methods, and ensure such methods are ethical and state-of-the-art
    • Supervise, train, evaluate, oversee, and provide feedback to junior colleagues
    • Perform ad-hoc work/special projects as necessary to support ACA on various client and internal initiatives


    This summary of responsibilities provides a general list of certain key job responsibilities, but is not intended to provide a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job or to capture all responsibilities for this position. Not all functions listed may be performed and other duties may be assigned to meet business needs, in ACA’s sole discretion.


    Summary of Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required – major concentration in computer science, information systems, or a comparable field preferred; alternatively three years of information security, information technology, or development experience required
    • Five years of industry experience
    • Good understanding of network protocols
    • Solid technical skills in both information security architecture and penetration testing
    • Ability to assess testing tools and deploy the right ones
    • A solid understanding of ethical hacking
    • Scripting and programming experience preferred
    • Ability to explain findings to non-technical professionals
    • Demonstrated professional integrity
    • Dependable, flexible, and adaptable to new ACA initiatives and changing client needs
    • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, small-team environment
    • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize effectively
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
    • Highly motivated and goal oriented; proactive in one’s own education and career progression; volunteers for and shows initiative on both internal and external projects and tasks
    • Dedicated to upholding ACA’s high quality standards and customer service focus
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail  
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, and the Internet
    • Willing to travel – up to 50 percent
    • Available for client work and/or travel Monday through Friday on a general basis, including outside of normal business hours and/or weekends


    This list provides a general summary of the minimum qualifications for this position.  Meeting this minimum level of standards does not automatically qualify an individual for this position; all candidates will be evaluated based on these minimum standards as well as other criteria relevant to the position, in ACA’s sole discretion.  In addition, ACA retains the discretion to interpret and apply these requirements in its sole discretion.


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