IT Audit Senior Job Description

IT Audit Senior Job Description

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IT audit senior provides real time audit work for key IT projects, as assigned by the AVP Internal Audit for IT.

IT Audit Senior Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective IT audit senior job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included IT audit senior job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Conduct planning activities, prepare narratives, process flows, develop audit programs, conduct fieldwork, review staff work papers, monitor audit progress, prepare audit reports and presenting findings and recommendations to senior management
Write clear, concise and constructive IT audit reports based on facts, severity and risks
Performing a variety of internal audits which will include risk assessments and producing internal audit reports to be presented at Board level
Serve as a partner and counselor to all members of the team
Maintain a strong ongoing relationship with the clients and external auditors
Information technology audits with cross functional internal audit responsibilities including data analytics
Supervising staff auditors
Leading audit planning
Creating audit programs and test against prepared audit programs
Preparing work papers

IT Audit Senior Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for IT Audit Senior

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CISA, CISSP, CISM, CPA, CIA, CRISC, CFE, CGFM, CSX, CGEIT

Education for IT Audit Senior

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the IT audit senior job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, Management Information Systems, MBA, Computer Information Systems, Technology

Skills for IT Audit Senior

Desired skills for IT audit senior include:

Sarbanes-Oxley Act provisions and methodologies for achieving compliance
Audit reports
Work programs
Audit methodologies and developing key internal audit deliverables
IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues
Opportunities for overall process improvement
Auditing processes and methodologies
Control summaries
Financial applications
Cloud technologies

Desired experience for IT audit senior includes:

Communicating with audit and business management
Supporting and executing audits related to IT general controls
Partner and counsel all members of the team, regularly express a point-of-view, challenge and provide advice about risk and control considerations with a constructive and respected style
Apply business and industry knowledge and enable the team to think “outside of the box”
Function in an on-going partnership with our external audit firm and internal Sox Management team for internal audit coverage reliance and negotiate reliance hours and timing of the engagement
Manage and coordinate with Data Analytics to create a repeatable automated process for continuous risk assessment and external audit reliance

IT Audit Senior Examples

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IT Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of IT audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for IT audit senior
  • Assist with the development of the audit planning and approach
  • Execute tests of control/compliance
  • Analyze findings and formulate conclusions and advice
  • Communicate audit progress, results and assist with report writing
  • Perform assigned technology and operational audits in accordance with standards and procedures and ensure that the quality of audits meets expected standards
  • Execute tests of control/compliance and appraise policies and plans relating to the activity under review
  • Prepare audit workpapers, document evaluations of controls, tests, results and conclusions
  • Produce (draft) reports or parts of reports
  • Ensure timely communication to audit manager and relevant stakeholders regarding the risks, recommendations, progress of the audit work
  • Develop relationships with management and other key stakeholders
Qualifications for IT audit senior
  • Attend and present findings and recommendations to colleagues and management
  • Able to travel to perform required duties (less than 15%)
  • Perform risk assessment to determine the IT portion of the Internal Audit plan
  • Plan and supervise the testing of SOX IT controls in support of external audit requirements and reliance strategy and evaluate internal controls, identify control and operational weaknesses, and recommend procedures to improve business practices and policies
  • Review Segregation of Duties (SOD) in applicable systems and environments
  • Previous participation in existing internal audit programs for a major company is a plus
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IT Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an IT audit senior. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for IT audit senior
  • Ensure accuracy of reports
  • Perform thorough review of work papers to ensure that procedures have been completed
  • Develop audit programs for SOC engagements
  • Identify opportunities for improving information risk posture organization’s risk management processes
  • Perform external IT audits on SEC registrants in accordance with SEC and PCAOB regulations
  • Involved in the preparation of SSAE16/SOC 1 Reports
  • Offering specialist audit support to the financial audit teams, which will include data analysis and journal entry testing
  • Mentor and coach your team to help them reach their highest potential by completing staff appraisals and providing feedback on an ongoing basis
  • Mentor Analysts and Consultants by coaching and assisting them in the management of all aspects of their work and through on-the-job and in-house training courses as appropriate
  • Execute application audits in full recognition of the risks of the client group which encompass the inherent risks, control risks and internal/external environment and regulatory risks
Qualifications for IT audit senior
  • Exposure to network devices, operating systems, storage, firewalls, messaging systems, security systems and data centre or applications preferred
  • Committed to self-development and up to date with market trends
  • Tertiary qualified, ideally with Professional (CPA/CA/CIA)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent listening and interpreting skills
  • 1 year of experience within a public accounting/consulting firm preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or other related field (accounting , finance, ) required
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IT Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of IT audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for IT audit senior
  • Review/assess the condition of controls against established criteria
  • A minimum of 3-8 years' experience in internal or external IT Audit experience IT
  • Participate in the development of the annual IT SOX plan
  • Prepare, provide feedback, and maintain process narratives, RCMs, test results, for new and existing IT processes
  • Have Information Technology audit (GITC, applications control testing, ) and/or Data Analytics experience
  • The ability to support, guide, mentor, and train auditors
  • Determine audit scope and propose reasonable audit budgets for assigned audits
  • Review Audit Programs to ensure the program is risk-based, the test steps are adequately defined and key inherent risks are identified in the Program
  • Possesses strong project management skills to effectively organize/prioritize multiple assignments to meet established deadlines, monitor progress of audits, and manage assigned budgets
  • Document follow up and timely disposition of all assigned findings in accordance with the Bank’s Issues Management Policy
Qualifications for IT audit senior
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Computer Science
  • Network management and database experience
  • Strong understanding of SAP, SAP Security and best practices solutions for SAP upgrades and implementations
  • Completed a relevant professional qualification such as CISA/CISM/ACCA/CPA/CA/CIA or are working towards your designation
  • Practical experience of conducting IT audits in the Financial Services sector
  • Understanding of the IT environment as it relates to audits
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IT Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an IT audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for IT audit senior
  • Support the execution of the IT Audit plan, based on an understanding of our business and risk exposures
  • Perform fieldwork in an efficient and timely manner and create work products of high quality in accordance with the Internal Audit charter, IIA and ISACA standards and professional best practices
  • Assist audit lead with audit closure, report issuance and updating of audit repository
  • Periodically work with the IT compliance team to follow-up and close management’s risk mitigation plans and remediation actions
  • Stay up to date on leading security trends, IT audit practices
  • Actively participate and support team and professional development activities as agreed with Audit Director – for ex., conducting benchmarking exercises, training and certification, and ongoing engagement in local IIA/ ISACA chapters
  • Review engagement level risk assessment
  • Reports to the Internal Audit Manager to assist in the execution of financial and operational related audits (approximately 50% of the time)
  • Support a cohesive team and positive work environment that is consistent with TDBFG's Guiding Principles and Leadership Profile while supporting innovation, creativity and collaboration
  • Support audit management and other team members in the achievement of individual, divisional and team goals
Qualifications for IT audit senior
  • Experience or a good appreciation of IT risks and what constitutes best practice with regards to IT controls
  • Strong technical abilities in audit methodologies, combined with strong business acumen
  • Have a sound technical understanding of IT issues surrounding the sector
  • Strong orientation toward internal control, risk assessment and operational auditing
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience conducting IT audits
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IT Audit Senior Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an IT audit senior. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for IT audit senior
  • Work with IT Audit Management on internal process improvement initiatives
  • Contribute to the annual-planning process where required
  • Keep abreast of emerging risks and trends in information technology
  • They also help the Information Systems Principal and Managers formulate solutions
  • Plan and execute audit procedures
  • Develop and execute IT audit programs for identified internal audits
  • Identify and communicate project scope, audit observations and practical recommendations/action plans to key process owners
  • Coordinate with key process owners to ensure timely remediation of identified action plans
  • Support continuous IT risk assessment initiatives
  • Support operational audits and special projects through use of data analytics
Qualifications for IT audit senior
  • Familiar with requirements of standard risk frameworks like ISO27001, COBIT
  • CEH / CISSP / CCSP preferred
  • Has sound understanding of database, Oracle, middleware audit controls
  • SOX IT Audit experience at a senior level preferred
  • BS degree from an accredited college/university in Information Technology, Accounting Information Systems, Accounting or a related field
  • Experience gained as External/Internal IT auditor, IT SOX Tester, IT Operational Risk, Information Security or IT Management Consulting, IT Project Management

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