Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

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Senior Auditor, IT Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Have a minimum of 4-7 years’ experience in IT audit, financial services experience a plus
Act as a key liaison with the Agency, network management and external auditors
Fully understand the IT controls and associated test criteria to ensure proper and thorough review and testing for the required IT controls
Gather and maintain documentation, evidence, and prepare work papers for each assignment
Either independently, or working in collaboration with the Financial Audit team, prepare final audit reports of findings
Track compliance activities for Risk Management Program initiatives such as Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Information Security
Ensure IT controls, results and findings are fully documented in Open Pages for each audit
Participate in scoping meetings, issue summary review and closing meetings with the local IT team, Internal Audit team and external audit teams and partner with the local IT teams to help develop remediation plans if necessary
Participate in the development and communicate full IT testing plans including timing, resources and deliverables and develop clear understanding of completed requirements
Manage and co-ordinate schedules, producing impact assessments and developing tactical responses to issue findings

Senior Auditor, IT Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Auditor, IT

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CISA, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CISM, CFE, CA, GSNA, MBA, PMP

Education for Senior Auditor, IT

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior auditor, IT 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, Finance, Information Systems, Business, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Business/Administration, Auditing, Technology

Skills for Senior Auditor, IT

Desired skills for senior auditor, IT include:

Banking related regulatory environments is an asset
Audit software
His/her specific functional area
Oracle
Services
Unix / Linux operating systems
Unum’s products
Windows 7
XP and 2000
Audit and technology industry trends and practices

Desired experience for senior auditor, IT includes:

Solid understanding of operational and technical information systems concepts and controls including network infrastructure, computer operating systems, database management systems, SDLC, change management, IT governance and complex computer applications
Experience in performing tests of information technology internal controls and conducting risk assessments
Knowledge and understanding of COBIT
Experience conducting ERP and/or security audits, SAP preferred (ECC5.0, BW/BCS, XI), knowledge of BizRights a plus
Experience with custom Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs) including ExChecker, Hyena and other related tools, and experience utilizing tools such as ACL for data mining and analysis tasks
Familiarity with audit documentation systems, Paisley preferred

Senior Auditor, IT Examples

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Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior auditor, IT. 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 senior auditor, IT
  • Be a center of excellence for integrated audits, business application controls, system development methodology, Information Security, IT infrastructure, BCM and IT best practices
  • Participate in firm special projects
  • Maintain product expertise and knowledge of industry best practices and latest developments
  • Help foster an open, communicative team environment and excellent working relationships within the overall AAM organization
  • Execution of integrated, application and pre-implementation audits
  • Working with a global team of information technology, financial, and operational auditors
  • Working on multiple projects across geographies
  • Preparing detailed reports of project status that will be shared with clients, regulators, and the audit committee
  • Serving as a partner and counselor to all members of the team
  • Maintaining a strong ongoing relationship with the clients and external auditors
Qualifications for senior auditor, IT
  • Experience in auditing application general controls (e.g., change management, backup and recovery, interfaces, data processing and access administration, system development,) and infrastructure
  • Strong oral and written communication skills strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to challenge
  • Hands on Audit experience (Financial and Operation)
  • Previous experience with Sarbanes Oxley, Variance Analysis, and Infrastructure Controls
  • Knowledge of the risks associated with the digital communication and information systems (on-line databases, intranet, internet, e-commerce, computing cloud)
  • Conduct on-site independent evaluations of the company’s financial, operational and compliance control processes and systems worldwide to ensure the company’s risks are properly managed
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Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior auditor, IT. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior auditor, IT
  • Perform issue follow-up, data analytic reviews, as needed
  • Progressively handle significant and complex workloads on successive assignments
  • Communicates effectively, builds collaborative relationships, demonstrates flexibility, and shares knowledge with others
  • Assist in special projects and serve on working committees as requested
  • Develop an effective approach for testing application and general computer controls for annual Sarbanes Oxley review
  • Conduct systems audits and support IT SOX compliance efforts
  • Develop IT audit programs tailored to the extent and nature of testing/review required
  • Proactively maintain an inventory of key applications and systems in-scope for SOX
  • Assist in IT security, operational and other special request audits as needed
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of IT control and governance processes the reliability of reporting information and ensuring that policies and standards are observed within EA
Qualifications for senior auditor, IT
  • Relevant information technology audit experience, including information security, IT general controls, IT application controls, and technology control frameworks (such as COBIT, ITIL and FFIEC)
  • Role-based application access controls
  • 4+ years IT audit work (or related) experience
  • Experience testing compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (Internal Controls over Financial Reporting), PCI, and possess a working knowledge of IT Frameworks
  • Designation as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) preferred
  • Retail business experience and/or accounting firm IT Audit experience strongly preferred
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Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a senior auditor, IT. 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 senior auditor, IT
  • Provides consultative services as requested by university management
  • Planning, executing, and concluding on IT SOX compliance assessments and special projects in accordance with professional standards
  • Planning the audit and developing clear and concise risk/control matrices and audit programs
  • Preparing work papers and drafting audit findings to bring any concerns to management’s attention
  • Preparing the final audit report, and managing related exit meetings
  • Reassess risk during fieldwork
  • Lead operational and technology audits throughout the Company with minimal supervision to assess overall risk to the business unit and Company
  • Build relationships with management and perform advisory functions as the auditor gains knowledge of industry and business units in conjunction with audit techniques
  • Act as point person on special projects (SOX, Risk Assessment, advisory projects, internal department projects, etc) while also managing operational/IT audits
  • Assess risks and internal control strengths and weaknesses
Qualifications for senior auditor, IT
  • Professional Certification - CISA, CISSP preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or working towards a CISA or equivalent designation
  • ACA, ACCA, CPA, MBA or equivalent is a plus
  • 4 years IT audit professional experience
  • Possess BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IS Management, Engineering or Business
  • 7 years of professional experience desired
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Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of senior auditor, IT. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior auditor, IT
  • Review division’s reply to audit comments and appraise adequacy of corrective actions proposed
  • Prepare and submit reports on the results of audits
  • Prepare audit reports on findings and recommendations
  • Appropriately plan and execute each audit in accordance with the department’s policies and procedures
  • Build positive working relationships with all team members and clients by keeping Management informed of audit progress, responding timely to Management inquiries, understanding the business and conducting self professionally
  • Plan the development of IT audit scope, objectives and audit program
  • Develop risk assessments for critical IT business processes
  • Obtain an understanding of business and IT areas under review and the risks associated with those areas in order to develop a risk based audit approach
  • Work closely with IT and financial audit managers in developing a project risk assessment in addition to scoping audit activities
  • Contribute innovative ideas in an effort to continuously improve the audit methodology and audit procedures
Qualifications for senior auditor, IT
  • Very strong documenting skills and ability to work well with others as this role is the sole intercompany IT Audit professional
  • 3-6 years of internal or external technology auditing or related area experience
  • Pursuing or attained one applicable audit designation
  • 3+ years of demonstrated work experience in IT audit-related field
  • FRM, CFA or other relevant certifications
  • PMP, CISA, and/or CPA
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Senior Auditor, IT Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior auditor, IT. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior auditor, IT
  • Identification of key risk areas and knowledge of industry best practices of various technology implementations
  • Functions in various roles on technology audit engagements, including leading technology audits, and providing consulting or oversight functions based on the needs of the team
  • Participates in meetings with business unit to perform walkthroughs and discuss audit results
  • Experience in testing of IT General Controls (ITGC) with basic knowledge of SOC1 and SOX
  • Evaluates the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of university management practices
  • Determines detail objectives, scope, and audit procedures to accomplish the most complex and technical audits and special projects
  • Plans, recommends, and prepares audit programs
  • Conducts investigations of alleged misuse of university resources and special studies
  • Prepares written audit reports of observations and recommendations, and coordinates audit responses
  • Conducts exit conference meetings with management and leads discussions regarding audit observations and recommendations
Qualifications for senior auditor, IT
  • Knowledge of PCI requirements preferred
  • Knowledge of Internal Control framework for IT such as COBIT and ITIL
  • Sarbanes-Oxley project experience (strong knowledge of risks, controls, financial statement assertions, process mapping, test sampling, and control evaluation)
  • Familiarity with Computer Assisted Audit Tools
  • Ability to think critically, make assessments, and develop conclusions
  • Programming experience preferred, but not required

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