Director of IT Audit
Partner Finance - Cincinnati, OH

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Partner Finance has been retained to recruit a Director of IT Audit for a growing, progressive organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Career Highlights:

This person will have the ability to make an immediate impact in a growth oriented company. Working for a great leadership team, this role is highly visible with the opportunity to grow and develop a team as well as contribute to strategic planning.

  • Simultaneously directing and leading multiple Information Technology audits of the Companies Information Technology infrastructure and business applications in accordance with the department’s annual risk based audit plan.
  • Function as an IT subject matter expert in support of IT and Operational audits.
  • Work closely with the VP of Audit to perform periodic and annual IT Risk Assessments to define the audit universe and ensure audit plan remains current and risk based throughout the audit year.
  • Plan, Direct, coordinate, and manage the execution of IT audits in the areas of: Program Change Management, Network Infrastructure, General IT Controls, System Development Life Cycle, Application Conversions, Sarbanes-Oxley controls, various other IT Audit engagements to by performing control design analysis, and testing operating effectiveness of key IT controls.
  • Work with Operational Auditors to develop and perform integrated audits of key business processes and the underlying information systems.
  • Strong ability to develop risk based advanced IT audit programs in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Work with assigned IT audit teams to develop audit reports, which clearly articulate risks ( both technology and business), noted exceptions, impact on the companies internal controls and clear solution based recommendations.
  • Participate in audit closing meetings and present findings to Senior Management. Work with the “Auditor-in-Charge” to plan, execute, and close audits/special projects within budgeted time.
Director of IT Audit Requirements:
  • Prior Big 4 experience.
  • Strong executive leadership experience.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the Company including Senior Management. Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills combined with the ability to act as a client business partner and control subject matter expert.
  • Strong technical, analytic and problem-solving abilities and the ability to review and evaluate an IT operation’s overall control environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent judgment, professional skepticism, and a strong learning aptitude to understand the Company’s business processes and systems.
  • High technical proficiency and understanding of advanced IT environments is required.
  • Travel is approximately 10%.
  • International/global experience is a plus.
  • 4-year undergraduate degree in related field of study ( e.g., Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science), CISA certification, and 9+ years ( with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership/managerial role) of specific IT audit experience in related industry or public accounting is required.

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