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IT Audit Specialist
Ref No.: 17-03425
Location: Rosemont, Illinois
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 90,000.00 - 110,000.00 /Year

This position reports to one of the SVP, Senior Audit Managers and concurrently to assigned managers on specific audit engagements. The IT Audit Specialist will be responsible for the timely execution of high quality, risk based audits of technology infrastructure, information security, business application systems, and significant projects. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Under the Audit Director or Senior Audit Manager guidance, researches, designs, and participates in the development and/or implementation of new programs or systems as required to: a) ensure adequate attention to risk management and internal controls and b) contribute to the Company's ongoing efforts to improve quality, increase efficiency and more effectively utilize technology. In addition for selected new initiatives (i.e. programs or systems) performs post implementation reviews to assess achievement of key management objectives and prepares applicable formal written project reports (in almost final form). 
  • Responsible for understanding, analyzing and testing application and system infrastructure controls that manage business risks, including, but not limited to, those over data accuracy, completeness and processing, systems development, change management, application or network security and entitlements, production management and technology governance. 
  • Plans the audits for reviewing processes pertaining to the processing of data, programming and infrastructure guidelines, data security, cyber security, compliance with IT related policies, including the preparation of audit/project programs, time budgets and risk assessments. 
  • Documents the application, process flow and system infrastructure controls through flowcharts and narrative and evaluates the system for effectiveness and adequacy. 
  • Performs general IT audit reviews to determine the effectiveness of IT controls in the areas of data, application development, application support, data center operations, infrastructure development and support and customer support. 
  • Directs activities of assigned auditors and reviews and supervises their fieldwork and ensures proper completion of the audit/project. 
  • Prepares comprehensive and accurate work papers and /or reviews and approves staff work papers substantiating the audit work performed and the conclusions reached. 
  • Maintains audit time records and monitors performance against approved audit time budgets. 
  • Prepares and discusses audit/project observations and related audit/project recommendations with auditees to ensure proper disposition. 
  • Prepares formal written audit/project reports (in almost final form). 
  • Directs or attends selected planning meetings, audit status meetings and exit conferences with auditees. 
  • Monitors the status of the implementation of assigned agreed upon audit recommendations. 
  • Provides on the job training to assigned auditors. 
  • Performs periodic performance evaluations of assigned auditors as required subsequent to the completion of applicable individual audits/projects. 
  • Ensures that all audits/projects supervised conform to high professional standards. 
  • Performs special assignments or other duties as directed by Management. 
  • Complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. 
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Minimum of eight years IT experience in auditing applications, interfaces, system infrastructure, data processing, data security and/or computer general controls; or minimum of five years of public accounting or audit consulting experience specializing in IT audits. 
  • Experience with data analytics and data mining tools. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (able to convey IT issues in a manner that enables non-technical business managers to grasp the severity of the situation and the recommendations to mitigate risk). 
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills. 
  • Excellent analytical, organization and project management skills. 
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. 
  • Strong leadership skills. 
  • Ability to travel to all locations - up to 20% out of town travel. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or IT related majors preferred from a four-year college or university; and either eight or more years related IT experience and/or training; or minimum of five years of public accounting or audit consulting experience specializing in IT audits. 
Language Ability
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers. 
Reasoning Ability 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
Computer Skills 
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have advanced knowledge of ACL, Electronic mail system (Microsoft Outlook), Microsoft Access, Word and Excel Spreadsheet software. 

Certificates and Licenses 
CISA, CISSP and/or CPA certification required. 

Third Party Applications Not Accepted