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IT Audit Manager

Location: Plano, TX
Job # 11424515
Date Posted: 09-28-2018
The IT Audit Manager will provide leadership and support to JCPenney Business Units and the CIO in executing Internal Audit’s plan and projects. This role will support the IT audit function for Internal Audit and be responsible for executing business process audits. A well rounded, experienced and seasoned professional with both IT and business process audit experience is preferred to fulfill this role. Responsible for supporting the Audit Directors and VP Audit in the execution of the Internal Audit Charter.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Create value-added audit programs designed to improve internal controls, efficiencies, and effectiveness of JCPenney business units.
• Present audit findings and reports to CIO, Senior Management, and Audit Committee.
• Prepare and execute the risk assessment and audit; work with external auditors to ensure adequacy and appropriateness of scope and testing procedures.
• Assist with the development of the risk/control profile of the IT organization and help develop the annual IT audit plan.
• Plan and direct the timely execution of audits of Information Systems risks and controls, business processes/areas, SOX, and other compliance initiatives.
• Act as Liaison for external auditor IT testing and projects.
• Participate in system development and implementation projects, including Third Party application software to ensure appropriate controls are implemented during the process.
• Assist in leading Quality Assurance Reviews for the department on an annual basis and assist in external assessments.
• Analyze data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud, or lack of compliance with laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures.
• Attend project meetings to ensure staying abreast of changes in the Company; meet on regular basis with CIO and the Technology leadership team to ensure awareness of IT initiatives.
 
Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
• Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, MIS, Accounting, Finance, or Business. 
• CPA, CISA, CIA, CISM, or CISSP Certification is strongly preferred.
• 6+ years of overall progressive business and audit experience with minimum of 2 years of management experience. Experience leading IT audit function.
• Strong technical understanding of IT systems development and processes. 
• Mixture of public accounting and industry experience preferred. Background in retail with payment card industry and SOX experience preferred.
• Information system audit experience required. 
 
Skills:
• Strong leadership and team-building skills
• Ability to influence senior managers, business partners and key stakeholders
• Ability to think and operate at a strategic level
• Takes full accountability and effectively identifies and drives problem solving opportunities 
• Demonstrates initiative and drives for results
• Strong written and verbal communication skills to conduct meetings and discussions with senior management and the Audit Committee
• Excellent organization and documentation skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Strong proficiency in basic PC applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, VISIO) with an understanding of data analysis techniques and tools (ACL, CAAT, SQL querying, VBA, etc.,)
• Willingness to travel domestically and internationally – up to 30%


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