Senior IT Auditor Job Description

Senior IT Auditor Job Description

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Senior IT auditor provides input and assist in the identification of relevant IT standards (COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001 and NIST Cybersecurity Framework) and regulatory requirements for incorporation as part of the audit scope and work program.

Senior IT Auditor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Have an understanding of IT controls around technical environments and evaluation of risk based controls across functional IT areas including networks, firewalls, vulnerability management, systems development, information security, database management and project management
Have familiarity with infrastructure related to systems including IBM i, Windows and VM environments, Linux, Oracle, SQL
Leads analysis of control deficiencies expansion and refinement of documentation for complex control deficiencies to drive actionable business impact, influences management on sufficiency of correctives actions, recommends audit rating
Exercises judgment and critical thinking to influence business partners
Execution of various special projects and corporate initiatives
Clearly and concisely write and present audit results to Internal Audit and Business management
Complete all assignments within budgeted timeframe
Build and maintain relationships and effectively communicate, as key audit partner, with all levels of management, other members of the Internal Audit team, and external auditors
Perform review and testing for the IT Sarbanes Oxley IT Controls and general IT Controls at each site identified for an IT audit
Identify which controls are in-scope for each site, and are to be included in the IT control testing activities

Senior IT Auditor Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior IT Auditor

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

Education for Senior IT Auditor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Senior IT Auditor

Desired skills for senior IT auditor include:

COBIT
ITIL
Windows
COSO
NIST
Networks
Operating systems
Databases
Internal controls
UNIX

Desired experience for senior IT auditor includes:

IT policy and governance
Bachelor’s degree in information systems, accounting or related subjects
At least four years relevant information technology audit or related experience
MUST HAVE a minimum of 3+ yrs of working knowledge of technology (infrastructure, network, internal/external threats, application controls- mainframe/midrange/web-based
Strong organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills are a must track record of influencing management and leading change
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business or Accounting

Senior IT Auditor Examples

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Senior IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior IT auditor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior IT auditor
  • Analyzing business processes, procedures, and risks and evaluating the internal controls
  • Communicate effectively with local IT teams and IT liaisons where applicable to manage expectations and ensure cooperation to achieve objectives
  • Follow up on audit findings and remediation plans and activities, and perform retesting as required
  • Review various processes to identify risks, evaluate and test controls and identify gaps for corrective measures
  • Prepare IT/Business audit strategy and IT/Business audit plans
  • Conduct all phases of an audit and supervise staff on audit assignments to ensure audits are completed in a timely manner, including deliverables within budget
  • Create risk matrix and devise test procedures to evaluate controls
  • Recommend appropriate corrective actions
  • Prepare audit reports and discuss results with the auditee and Head of Internal Audit
  • Coach audit team members with respect to IT auditing concepts and integrated audit
Qualifications for senior IT auditor
  • CISA certification is required
  • Strong communicator with ability to present information to various levels of management on a formal and informal basis
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Outlook)
  • Additional language skills highly desirable, Spanish preferred
  • Possesses strong intellectual curiosity and business acumen
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Continuous Monitoring/Computer Assisted Auditing techniques and processes (CAAT)
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Senior IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior IT auditor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior IT auditor
  • Review and evaluate compliance with the company's Global Policy on Interactions with Animal Healthcare Providers (Global Vet Policy) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to help ensure the company's colleagues worldwide are interacting in an appropriate manner with Prescribing Animal Healthcare Providers and non-U.S. government officials
  • Actively participate in departmental and/or cross-functional teams addressing internal and external issues that support the department’s Strategic Business Framework
  • Use strong critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity to challenge IT processes and controls throughout the organization
  • Possess a strong, demonstrated ability to analyze a set of data and extract information critical to identifying and communicating inherent and residual risk to the business line
  • Possess strong, demonstrated persuasive communication and negotiation skills to effectively interact with staff and senior management in presenting audit findings and recommendations
  • Exhibit a solid knowledge of risk based auditing, risk identification and mitigation
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and leadership qualities to provide both technical and audit direction to staff auditors in the completion of IT audit projects
  • Possess solid organization and problem solving skills
  • Have outstanding customer service skills to effectively interact with internal and external customers
  • Maintain responsibility for project deadlines, quality, and supervision of staff
Qualifications for senior IT auditor
  • Have a bachelor’s degree and the desire to obtain a professional certification within a year (professional certification preferred)
  • Evaluate controls that support Sarbanes Oxley requirements including tests of control design and effectiveness regarding application, database, and the general computing environment
  • Perform audit planning activities, including project scheduling, interviews, documenting processes maps and information flow charts, risk assessments, and development of audit program steps and procedures
  • Identify and assess the impact of control deficiencies and prepare audit work papers
  • Present audit findings to IT Management through status updates and closing meetings
  • Prepare initial draft audit reports and work with management to ensure corrective actions address root cause
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Senior IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a senior 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 senior IT auditor
  • Conduct audit of Operating systems, database systems and application systems
  • Provide IT audit and compliance support on operational and financial audit engagements other advisory projects as needed
  • Review and determine effectiveness of controls
  • Conducts special audits as needed to discover root-cause deficiencies in IT systems and/or processes
  • Oversee and contribute to the completion of the overall audit process, including the execution of the annual audit plan
  • Use risk-focused continuous monitoring and on-site audits to evaluate and analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of controls
  • Analyze reasonable threats and the resulting exposure
  • Document findings and interface with line management to obtain an appropriate response
  • Write clear, concise and persuasive audit reports and other documents summarizing level of risk, scope, findings, recommendations, and the current status of the issues
  • Direct and participate in special audits or project reviews
Qualifications for senior IT auditor
  • Working knowledge of SOX compliance and IT SOX testing methodology
  • Working knowledge and understanding of IT general controls, application controls and how they relate to business processes
  • Familiar with Auditing Standard No
  • Good business acumen and understanding of functional linkages
  • Proficient in another language other than English is a plus
  • Background in a digital business or similar industry is a plus
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Senior IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior IT auditor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior IT auditor
  • System familiarity and knowledge of UNIX, Windows, iSeries, Mainframe, Network infrastructure, and banking application audits is preferred
  • Evaluates the design and effectiveness of information technology internal controls
  • Provides training, internal controls, fraud, and cash handling, to university staff
  • Manage team to execute work as outlined in the audit work program
  • Coach, train, and monitor audit staff assigned through each step of the audit
  • Maintain an understanding of the audit budget
  • Assist in developing scope and work programs
  • Maintain compliance with audit methodology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of IT risks, controls, security environment and industry trends to be able to properly identify issues, assess the impact, develop effective solutions and summarize and communicate results to the audit team and client management
  • Ensure proficient and effective use of automated workpapers to properly evidence work performed and document findings
Qualifications for senior IT auditor
  • Experience auditing ERP systems (preferably Oracle R12) and other financial/operational systems
  • Familiarity with general risks and controls for typical services provided by the technology organization (e.g., Change Management, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery, Information Integrity, Capacity Planning, Security Administration, Vendor Management)
  • CPA/CIA/CISA is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or other related field (accounting or finance, ) required
  • 4+ years of experience in IT Compliance
  • Experience in data center management & ability to speak IT but translate that language to others
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Senior IT Auditor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a senior IT auditor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior IT auditor
  • Document the execution of specific audit procedures as defined by the engagement objectives and planned audit approach
  • Review work paper quality and validate they follow internal audit procedures
  • Lead and collaborate on the preparation of audit reports
  • Work with management to develop corrective actions for identified audit observations
  • Approximately 25% travel is associated with this position to domestic and international locations
  • Conduct audit of IT General Controls and Information Security
  • Conduct integrated audits
  • Conduct SOX IT General Controls and Application Control testing
  • Prepare draft report of findings, final audit report and risk assessment
  • Primary responsibilities include testing of ITGC and specific application controls for the SOC1/ SOX perspective
Qualifications for senior IT auditor
  • Experience with a large ERP system (Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion)
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in IT auditing and/or related experience
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field of study or equivalent experience
  • Professional IT certification preferred
  • Work with internal client personnel to analyze, evaluate, and enhance information systems facilitating the business internal control process, and assist clients in performing information technology (IT) control and security engagements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

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