IT Auditor Job Description

IT Auditor Job Description

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IT auditor provides sound advice derived from you strong understanding of Salesforce's business model, processes, systems, underlying controls to various internal business teams.

IT Auditor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performing targeted fieldwork to test internal controls across the company’s application, infrastructure, and databases, key business processes
Review security and availability controls in Servers (Unix and Windows), Databases (SQL, Oracle), Storage arrays, Middleware, Datacenters, Network devices, Firewalls, Antivirus, Intrusion Detection Services (IDS), and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Contribute to the development of business processes and the improvement of service delivery within the organization
Conducting SOX testing on key platforms including SAP ERP, global Windows/Unix infrastructure, and various legacy applications
Performing both SOX and non-SOX audits of business processes including but not limited to human resources, marketing, procurement, financial close, sales & distribution, manufacturing, inventory, and other corporate functions
Examine, assess, and execute audit assignments, as per industry quality standards and regulatory requirements
Assist with audit scoping and planning process, understand risk, and evaluate controls for IT application and infrastructure controls
Document detailed work papers, test strategies, and audit observations, and draft audit reports in accordance with industry quality standards and regulatory requirements
Review various Information Risk and Data Leakage controls to prevent loss of confidential data
Assess and document risks and controls, and evaluate processes to mitigate risk

IT Auditor Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for IT Auditor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CISA, CISSP, CPA, CIA, CISM, MBA, ISO, QSA, PCI, CGEIT

Education for IT Auditor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for IT Auditor

Desired skills for IT auditor include:

Operating systems
Internal controls
Business processes

Desired experience for IT auditor includes:

A minimum 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a public accounting firm or internal audit department of a large or global corporation auditing information technology controls and conducting SOX audits
Experience in the media and entertainment industry a plus
Understanding of information systems auditor professional standards and procedures
A self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Solid project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities at once and deliver results on time in a high quality manner
Demonstrated ability to think critically and find creative solutions to problems

IT Auditor Examples


IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of IT auditor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for IT auditor
  • Assisting in the development and execution of a risk based IT audit plan
  • Performing IT policy compliance, business continuity, system implementation, security incident, and other recurring IT audits
  • Assisting in the communication of findings and recommendations to all levels of departmental and operating unit management verbally and through concisely written reports
  • Assisting with other special projects and various administration tasks as they may arise
  • Plans, develops and performs data acquisition, data discovery, queries and data-mining analytics to isolate anomalies, trends, fraudulent activities and/or to conclude on audit objectives with Sr
  • Effectively analyze, classify, and document functional and technical requirements and facilitate interviews with business representatives, as necessary, to evaluate workflow processes and solution requirement
  • Researches, validates and documents results of analysis and provides recommendations pertaining to the impact of issues to the company and any associated actions required to mitigate those issues
  • Effectively presents and communicates less complex issues and technical information in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ensures timely completion of work, evaluating performance against budget, and documenting variances with Lead Analyst/Manager guidance
  • Develops, maintains and continually improves the design, implementation, efficiency and automation of continuous auditing reports, tools and techniques used to evaluate company-wide controls on a continual basis
Qualifications for IT auditor
  • Financial and business process controls
  • Will accept Master’s degree in specified fields, and two (2) years of experience in specified role as alternative
  • Demonstrated experience must include participating in audit planning for IT application and infrastructure controls
  • 2-6 years IT audit from public or private
  • Ability to travel to New Jersey if/when needed
  • A bachelor’s degree in information systems, accounting, finance or equivalent

IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an IT auditor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT auditor
  • Recognize different cultures and practices in various locations and partner with the process owners to recommend optimal solutions to strengthen controls and increase efficiency
  • Work closely with the external auditors and provide assistance as needed with respect to specific IT audit engagements
  • Support in maintaining an inventory of key applications and systems in-scope for SOX
  • Lead and/or participate in technology audits, technology project reviews, and technology audit work
  • Engage with stakeholders to stay informed of changes and new initiatives within the business and technology areas
  • Develop new audit techniques, revise existing procedures and perform risk analyses of areas
  • Identify and analyze complex issues, problems and improvement opportunities
  • Communicate audit results to Audit supervision, senior management, and client area management
  • Designing audit program
  • Tracking status of outstanding responses to audit reports
Qualifications for IT auditor
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and listening skills
  • Ability to effectively engage personnel in solution discussions to resolve issues regarding audit and controls analysis, continuous auditing, continuous monitoring, data access and analysis and reporting
  • Demonstrate effective project management including leading a project team personal time management and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Analytic and report writing skills using ACL and other tools such as Visual Basic, SQL, MS Access, Excel, Tableau
  • Reliable team player who works well with others
  • General understanding of financial services

IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an IT auditor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for IT auditor
  • Updating Audit Director with status
  • Assisting D&T with annual examination
  • Participating in annual planning
  • Completion of risk assessment for assigned areas
  • Suggesting possible areas for audit
  • Third party controls
  • Retail / commercial banking
  • Information security risk
  • Project management /QA reviews
  • Regulatory exam coordination
Qualifications for IT auditor
  • 4+ years of experience in database and information systems
  • ACL software and/or other data analysis software
  • Plan and schedule audits for projects and engagements
  • Plan for scope of audits
  • Review project management documents
  • Check the project’s compliance to the processes documented in the standard process framework

IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of IT auditor. 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 auditor
  • Corrective action resolutions
  • Plan, develop and execute all IT risk based audit plans in accordance with Internal Audit’s approach and methodology
  • Partner with leaders within Internal Audit along with other business leaders to identify, recommend, and support technology solutions
  • Oversee various audit engagements that cover ITGCs, technical infrastructure, data security and privacy and application systems
  • Perform IT audits and report results to leadership
  • Collaborate with the operational audit team to leverage resources and educate the internal audit team on current and emerging IT risks
  • Perform annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing and report deficiencies to the SOX manager
  • Discuss audit issues with management and develop IT recommendations to strengthen computer controls
  • Participate in strategic level initiatives, such as integrated auditing, data analytics and consultative activities
  • Identify areas of significant IT risk and develop a short and long term IT audit strategy and risk based audit plan to meet the needs of now and in the future
Qualifications for IT auditor
  • A financial background with experience performing audits outside of IT
  • Check the project’s adherence to the processes documented in the tailored project processes
  • Wherever the process is not followed, raises non-compliance against the project
  • Conduct interviews with the Project Team to confirm initial audit findings and check compliance with the processes (as the need arises)
  • Generate and analyze audit results
  • Monitor and follows-through on closure of non-compliances

IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of IT auditor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT auditor
  • Assess the design and operating effectiveness of key controls, including entity level controls, process/activity level controls, and general computing controls
  • Evaluate and validate the design and operating effectiveness of designated application and IT general controls
  • Execute assigned audit procedures and document work-papers in line with CS internal audit standards, and within agreed budget/timelines
  • Act as a liaison with the audit team during each audit, including advising the audit manager of progress and issues
  • Participate in various types of IS/IT audits
  • Maintain a regular communication with auditees
  • Perform diligent follow-up of audit recommendations raised with the functions
  • Contribute to the periodic evaluation of the company’s risk assessment
  • Ensure that Audit management is informed, on a timely basis, of all significant issues arising from missions
  • Maintain a professional and independent image for Internal Audit across the Group
Qualifications for IT auditor
  • Minimum 2 years IT experience in IT/Process Auditing
  • Preferably with experience on ISO 9001/ISO 20000/CMMI
  • Possesses good leadership skills
  • Open to work in Mid-shift
  • Bachelors degree required in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • 0-7 years of technical IT and audit experience

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