Information Technology Audit Manager

Bethesda, MD
Nov 29, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time
Information Technology Audit Manager, Internal AuditThe Internal Audit function is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.ESAB Internal Audit is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Manager to join the team in our global headquarters in Bethesda, MD. reporting directly to the Vice President of Internal Audit. The IT manager will work closely with internal audit staff and third-party service providers responsible for the delivery of complex technology, cybersecurity, regulatory and integrated audits from designing an approach, planning, and scoping through proactive discussions with business and IT management, to report issuance and audit follow up. The Internal Audit team is viewed as an important pipeline for developing finance talent within the Company and offers the opportunity to partner with other strategic corporate functional teams, including, but not limited to, legal, reporting and control, mergers and acquisitions, business unit finance teams, as well as external internal audit stakeholders.The individual we seek is intellectually curious with a demonstrated background in continuous improvement in internal audit process and outcomes. They will have strong technical acumen, a collaborative style, and a history of effective hiring, managing, and developing staff. This role offers opportunities to work in an international environment, audit across a diverse and fast changing technology and digital environment and develop relationships with senior management. ESAB is a global company with significant revenues and employees outside the United States, so willingness and excitement to embrace global exposure is necessary for success in the role.Key Responsibilities:Establish standard procedures and policies for IT auditingDesign and lead audits and projects to evaluate whether IT risks are properly managed and to identify best practices and improvements to advance risk management, governance, and control processesPerform pre- and post- implementation reviews of system implementations or enhancements. IT security audits (eg, network, operating system, and data center), including evaluating if security vulnerabilities are properly identified and mitigatedPlay a critical role in ensuring controls are designed up front during system implementation projectsManage resource scheduling, coordinating supplemental third-party resources as needed, to ensure the timely completion of IT auditsEvaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of IT control processes and procedures for various operational, financial and compliance processesProvide oversight to Audit Staff (internal or co-sourced) in the planning and execution of IT audit controls testingPartner with IT management to ensure the business is compliant with key external reporting requirements, including assisting with reporting requirements under direct supervision of managementPartner with external auditors in the evaluation of automated controls for internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) - Sarbanes OxleyProvide status updates to Internal Audit department leadership and senior managementCollaborate with other Internal Audit team members to improve audit team capabilities in leveraging technology to audit more effectivelyPrepare high quality audit deliverables including planning memo, drafts of audit issues, audit reports, and presentationsAssist with preparation of reporting materials, including Audit and Steering Committee reports, and various status reportsDevelop strong, collaborative working relationships across all levels of the Company; maintain ongoing and constant communications with key stakeholders including the company's independent auditorsContribute thought leadership and innovative ideas to continuously improve the IT audit methodology proceduresKeeps current on business/industry changes and their effect on the audit plan/approach and Risk AssessmentsChallenges the status quo and advises Internal Audit department leadership regarding ways to improve delivery of meeting audit objectivesEstablish and execute personal development objectives and plans for self and direct reportsParticipate in special projects, including acquisition due diligence and integration activitiesTargeted Experience & Requirements Bachelor's degree in management information systems, computer science or a related fieldCertified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with a big four public accounting firm strongly preferred5+ years of relevant work experience in a big four firm, large global public company, or a combination of both. Demonstrated experience with ICFRA deep understanding of IT control processes including information security, access controls, change management and IT operations among othersUnderstanding of information security standards, best practices for securing computer systems and applicable laws and regulationsUnderstanding of third-party assurance reports (SOC1,2,3)Understanding of multiple technology domains including, Windows, database management, networking, and UNIX (preferred)Excellent leadership, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skillsAbility to maintain a positive attitude and embrace change, thrive in a fast-paced environmentStrong analytical, problem solving, and influencing skills to drive internal controls strategy and build effective partnerships across the companyPeople management skills including the ability to mentor, review performance, and develop talentProblem-solving skills that demonstrate critical and logical thinking to reach a solutionProficiency in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPointTravel required, domestic and international, approximately 20%Preferred Experience with Oracle, SAP, or large ERP SystemsExperience working with third party IT service providers Competencies & Behaviors NeededExceptional communicator at all employee levels including senior executivesStrong proponent of ESAB's values and behaviors and CBS principlesDrives continuous improvementEffective at building relationships, trustStrong collaboration skills across functions and business platformsNegotiates with associates with a respectful give-and-take approach, where decisions are sharedComfortable working in a global matrix organizationResults-oriented with the ability to make decisions and to follow through on programs and policies which have been developedBias for action; a sense of urgency; self-starter; moves with speedFocus on delivering results and continuous improvementManages workload efficiently and effectivelyPrioritizes for maximum impactGood at synthesizing data and distilling key pointsCan dive deep into detail to support root cause analysis, yet understands the big pictureInsightful, deductive reasoner, fact-based problem solverInfluencing and driving performance without authorityAdditional Key Attributes Integrity, credibility, and character with demonstrated ethical behaviorsA team player and leader with the self-confidence, humility, and consultative skills to positively influence the businessA tenacious, operationally minded individual with a strong work ethic

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