IT Controls Manager
IT Controls Manager - Lockport, NY

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Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in business, with an emphasis on Accounting and Internal IT Audit, with a minimum of 7 years experience in a related field with previous experience
Knowledge of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), section 404 required
CISA and CIA certifications preferred
Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma for Service, COBIT, ITIL, PMBOK, PRINCE2, or other IT Governance related frameworks
Ideal candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be comfortable presenting to large groups at all levels of an organization
Individual should be highly motivated, engaging, detail oriented, and able to work as part of a team
Strong influencer who can help others understand the necessity of process and procedural compliance in a highly regulated environment

Job Description:
Overview:
The IT Program Supervisor - Controls Effectiveness is accountable for the successful self-testing and ongoing improvement of standardized IT Policies and associated processes. The IT Program Supervisor will be accountable for policy and process effectiveness, communications, and validation of: adherence to industry standards; regulatory requirements; and alignment with corporate policies. This role has supervisory responsibilities over other Controls Effectiveness staff.

Key Responsibilities:
Validate and self-test IT policies, processes, and procedures to ensure adherence to established standards and financial industry regulations and make recommendations for continuous improvement
Supervise and delegate the work of the Controls Effectiveness and IT SOX specific programs for other Controls Effectiveness team members.
Facilitate the creation of IT programs through proper testing methodologies, documentation and communication of policies and process
Work with IT communications and training groups to develop and implement program, process and/or policy changes to improve effectiveness of various IT programs, which may include , but are not limited to:
IT Audit/Regulatory Coordination
IT Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
IT Change Management
IT Incident Management
IT Compliance
IT Facilities
Quality Management
IT Vendor Management
Perform benchmarking and gap analysis against best-of-breed programs to determine strengths, weaknesses, and areas needing improvement
Build collaborative partnerships with multiple departments in the organization to get needed programs into operation and make services easier and quicker to obtain
Make recommendations on administrative controls, organizational structures, and program standards to improve effectiveness and maintain compliance with established policies, objectives, and regulations
Understanding of closed-loop process definition, feedback, and analysis
Participate in work groups to evaluate and review strengths and weaknesses of existing program controls, recommending ways to bring the program into compliance