Manager, IT SOX Audit (Fortune 250)

Roseland, NJ

Posted: 01/22/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Audit Job Number: 98

Job Description and Synthesis
Our client, a Fortune 250 business services company, is currently seeking a IT SOX Audit Manager to join their Internal Audit team. The qualified candidate will execute IT SOX General Controls and integrated audits of business units, products, activities, and functions.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of an audit (Planning, Fieldwork, & Reporting), in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Serve as the project manager for small to large audits with moderate to high complexity and perform special reviews and other related duties, as assigned.
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously and effectively manage timelines in order to deliver high quality work products in a timely and efficient manner with limited supervision.
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of audit areas to define scope, analyze risks, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide value-added recommendations.
  • Review and provide project-level feedback on audit documentation prepared by associates including, Audit Planning Documents, Audit Announcement letters, and Audit Work Programs ensuring complete coverage and analysis of key areas.
  • Analyze data sets to identify trends within a population that can provide key risk insights.
  • Lead meetings, interact / communicate with all levels of the organization, and develop value-added relationships with process owners and business unit management.
  • Discuss test results and audit findings with IAD management and relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Draft observations and recommendations to resolve or prevent errors and enhance controls within the audited entity.
  • Provide timely status reports to the Director.
  • Act as a department resource for knowledge in critical subject matter areas and/or key business processes assigned
  • Facilitate teamwork by contributing to team efforts, sharing responsibility for team results and exhibiting a positive attitude.
  • Improve and enhance technical proficiency by completing 40 credit hours of applicable training courses per year.
  • Provide periodic performance feedback and short-term and long-term individual development plan guidance to junior level associates
  • Moderate out of town and local travel, estimated at 15-20% per year.


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ s degree in Management Information Systems, Information Technology or equivalent preferred.
  • 5+ years’ of progressive SOX audit experience, preferably in a Big 4 Public or National Accounting firm with 2+ years of people management experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools
  • Demonstrate ownership and accountability characteristics (i.e., diplomacy, decisiveness, assertiveness, cooperativeness).
  • Ability to rapidly assimilate and apply new knowledge.
  • Facilitate teamwork by contributing to team efforts, sharing responsibility for team results, and exhibiting a positive attitude.

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Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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