Job Description

Ref No.:17-00467
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 07/29/2019
Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a full time opportunity with our client in White Plains, NY for a Senior Auditor - Technology

  • Lead high quality, professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and projects within established timelines and budgets working with the IT Team Lead.
  • Evaluating key risks and internal controls, develop and/or review audit programs/risk & control matrices (including adapting an audit program to suit the client's specific environment and designing controls evaluation and testing work plans to address risks within assigned areas of the audit), benchmark financial and operational processes and controls, and identify opportunities for efficiencies/performance improvement based on leading practice; work with Internal Audit Director/ Manager to communicate findings/recommendations to senior management and client personnel.
  • Assist in annual risk assessment activities, as appropriate, including leading interviews and/or survey processes.
  • Lead audit entrance and exit conferences and lead as appropriate for work assigned.
  • Perform/review testing procedures including, but not limited to, detailed tests of controls including sampling/confidence levels, analytical procedures, Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs), and other audit procedures to address risks identified and to test internal controls; responsible for directing work conducted by Auditors on the team.
  • Create high quality deliverables using appropriate business and technical language, documenting audit work performed and results by preparing/reviewing work papers. Identify / document audit issues clearly articulating issue/root cause, risk/exposure, and recommendations for improvement; direct work conducted by Auditors on the team.
  • Lead the drafting of complex internal audit reports and other audit deliverables, directing the work conducted by Auditors on the team.
  • Document processes and sub-processes in the form of walkthroughs (in a format that allows them to be re-performed), narratives, and flow charts for audit areas in scope, with the assistance of Auditors, as applicable.
  • Lead interactions with clients to validate the information/communication flow from the client to the audit team is efficient and effective; collaborate directly with clients and identify client concerns through building solid relationships; and work with client in an organized and knowledgeable manner/actively lead client discussions and meetings.
  • Organize and maintain client documentation in a manner consistent with safekeeping practices.
  • Use available technical resources and tools to research and expand one's sphere of knowledge to enhance audit value; remain up-to-date on industry trends and NYPA-related strategic intent while sharing the knowledge amongst the team where applicable.
  • Lead team in prioritizing and completing tasks; communicate potential conflicts to managers and teams.
  • Lead "integrated" Internal Control Audits as necessary including evaluating IT general controls with the assistance of IT Audit team members, as appropriate.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor auditors, interns, and new hires; provide constructive on-the-job feedback/coaching to team members.
  • Develop and execute complex data analysis routines and visualize the results of analytics, interpret the results of data analytics and train
  • Work primarily auditing IT systems and practices, including audits of internet/intranet infrastructure, networks, security, and IT general controls.
  • Analyze standards, processes, and procedures of IT activities to assess IT controls and compliance with generally accepted IS standards.
  • Assist Team Lead - Technology Audit and/or Internal Audit Director/ Manager in development of CAATs, including selection and maintenance of audit software to ensure maximum efficiency and utilization by entire audit staff. Team members in data analysis techniques and tools.

Required Skills:
  • The level of job complexity is intermediate.
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles and work ethic.
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant auditing concepts and techniques and thoroughly familiar with COSO, GAAP, GAGAS, FERC, NERC, FASB and IIA standards
  • Familiar with varied Internal Audit functions and operations
  • Good understanding of electric utility industry functions preferable
  • Ability to identify and articulate key risks and controls in a process and sub process and to devise and execute audit steps for a variety of audits
  • Ability to plan, organize, control and execute large complex audits while maintaining cordial and professional relationships with clients
  • Strong analytical abilities along with the ability to interpret large volume of data to identify potential audit issues and develop practical cost-effective solutions; experience acquiring client data, then transforming, mapping, cleansing, and preparing data for analysis
  • Strong ability in recognizing audit issues and developing realistic and practical recommendations
  • Demonstrates high level of competence in both oral and written communications
  • Excellent organization skills; ability to plan, manage time budget and administer segments of audits within context of overall audit plan
  • Exhibits a professional attitude and work ethic and has ability to interface effectively with peers and clients
  • Strong understanding of sampling strategies and confidence levels and use of data analytics
  • Skills in execution of project management techniques and engagement closure
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • High standard of ethics and professionalism

Additional Knowledge:
  • Thorough familiarity with Information Systems auditing concepts and techniques with ability to apply to specific audit assignments
  • Good working knowledge of COBIT
  • Progressing understanding of IT general controls
  • Bachelor degree in MIS, Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum of five years' experience in auditing preferable from a combination of Big 4 and major organization/company audit experience or 8 years' experience auditing in an audit firm and/or organization/company
  • A CPA, CISA, CIA or MBA is preferable
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge and experience with auditing tools such Microsoft Office Products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Access and Visio

Additional Experience:
  • Minimum five years of Information Systems Technology audit experience preferable from a combination of Big 4 and major organization/company audit experience
  • CISA is required, CISSP designation preferable, CPA or CIA, CISM, CGEIT, ITIL designation a plus
  • Experience auditing some of the following: SAP, Windows, UNIX, Oracle, SQL, LANs, WANs, Internet/Firewalls, Network Security and Infrastructure, Cybersecurity
  • Some experience performing audits of business applications and conducting application reviews and system implementation audits
  • Working knowledge and experience with auditing tools such as IDEA and Audit Control Language (ACL) preferable

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.

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