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Activision Blizzard is the umbrella organization over Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment and provides corporate shared services, such as Legal, HR, Finance, IT, Accounting, Facilities and Sales, for both companies.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision Blizzard is a global interactive entertainment software leader and the world's largest independent video game publisher. The company has a broad product portfolio and award-winning development talent. It has created, licensed or acquired a diverse portfolio of highly recognized brands that span a wide range of categories and can be played on a personal computers, console game systems, handheld game systems and mobile devices.
Activision Blizzard is a recognized leader in the interactive gaming industry with roughly 6000 people located around globe. We are committed to attracting and retaining the very best possible talent; one of the key pillars of our corporate strategy.
A career with Activision Blizzard in our internal audit department will provide you with the opportunity to interact with talented and creative people throughout our global operations. We have an opportunity in our Internal Audit department for an IT Audit Manager with a strong business process and information technology controls assessment background. Responsibilities for the IT Audit Manager role include developing work plans and project approaches for various process and control-focused reviews. You will be expected to develop project budgets and manage IT professionals from our co-sourced professional services provider; in order to support the execution of developed work plans. The Manager is responsible for leading the execution of all IT projects in the internal audit plan and applying his/her experience and industry knowledge to ensure successful completion of each project.
The types of engagements you may lead include, but not limited to:
Sarbanes-Oxley/404 auditing or advisory support
Information technology controls reviews
Business process controls reviews (e.g., automated application controls)
Specialized IT security, infrastructure and architecture reviews
Pre and post system implementation reviews
Information technology due diligence
GCC engagements supporting our financial audits
As a Manager you will be responsible for coordinating with financial audit, our internal audit co-sourcing services provider, and the global internal audit team to accomplish project objectives. You will be expected to deliver consulting services with a focus on attaining internal audit department benchmarks and metrics. You will be responsible for the creation of project deliverables conveying solutions to our complex business and IT issues through written reports and presentations. Manager responsibilities include meeting or exceeding the audit committee's and executive management's expectations in terms of delivering projects on-time, on-budget, and ensuring that all appropriate quality objectives are met.
As a member of our team, you will play a key role in the growth of our business and the continued development of our Internal Audit Department.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or related field required. CISA, CISM, or CISSP certification required. CPA/CA, CIA, M.B.A. or other advanced degrees are also desirable.
4+ years of relevant auditing/consulting experience from a Big 4 accounting / consulting firm or a large cap ($1B+) public company.
Interactive Gaming, Software, or Entertainment industry experiences a plus.
Significant experience with management-facing responsibilities, including owning responsibility for quality of deliverables and related details, leading both people and projects in a consultative environment.
Demonstrated organizational capabilities: ability to listen, understand, communicate, manage and produce effective results in an entrepreneurial organization.
Moderate to in-depth experience leading projects, as listed in Job Description section.
Demonstrated ability to assist in scoping prospective projects, developing project plans, and working in a team environment.
Comprehension of concepts related to internal controls over financial reporting and assessment of design and operating effectiveness controls supporting business processes and information systems (change controls, security, and operations).
An understanding of fundamental accounting concepts is a plus.
Sufficient knowledge of information technology and related terminology to effectively converse with IT management regarding issues pertaining to information systems, distributed operating systems, distributed networks, networking software, databases, extended enterprises and utilities (e.g., security monitoring, capacity/performance management, etc.).
Knowledge of Oracle 11i, Oracle 10g, and PL/SQL are a plus.
Familiarity in one or more of the following areas:
Single Sign On
Enterprise Directory Architecture and Design including directory schema, namespace and replication topology experience
Role Base Access Control
Vulnerability Assessments (i.e. attack and penetration, business continuity and disaster recovery)
Experience with one or more directories such as Active Directory or SunONE Directory Server.
Familiarity with major operating systems such as Windows, AS400, and Unix (Solaris).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to create and deliver effective presentations to executive level management.
Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality services and deliverables (e.g., reports).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize along critical path and meet project milestones and deliverable dates.
Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively multi-task between multiple projects.
Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
Ability to collaborate with and manage third-party internal audit service providers.
Self-starter, who can take initiative, find solutions and create results based on defined objectives.
An ability to function effectively both independently, fully owning areas of individual responsibility, and as a team contributor operating in conjunction with a cross-section of internal stakeholders.
Detail oriented in planning, execution and review of work performed.
Resilient in face of changing circumstances.
Consistent in values, integrity, and work ethic
Possesses intellectual curiosity and a commitment to continuous self-development.
Ability to travel to engagements throughout the U.S. and globally (e.g., the U.K., France, China, etc.) up to 30% on an annual basis.
Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin), French and/or German desirable, but not required.
United States-California-Santa Monica
Activision - 16 months ago