IT Quality Compliance Specialist
AICPA - Durham, NC

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Overview:

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional association of CPAs, with approximately 386,000 members, including CPAs in business and industry, public practice, government, and education; student affiliates; and international associates. We set ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies; federal, state and local governments; and non-profit organizations. We also develop and grade the Uniform CPA Examination.

IT Quality Compliance Specialist

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Purpose:

The IT Quality Compliance Specialist manages change management and quality assurance for the IT department with a focus on quality, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the IT operations and compliance with internal and regulatory guidelines.

Reports To:

Senior Manager - Quality Assurance

Direct Reports:

None

Required Competencies:
  • Teamwork
  • Quality
  • Service Orientation
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving and Analysis
  • Project Management
Responsibilities:

Manage the IT Joint Audit Response Team (JART Team) - 40%
  • Serve as the liaison for IT quality assurance in support of enterprise risk mitigation and all technology related audit findings and/or risks.
  • Manage the IT department’s audit findings and risks, including interpreting audit findings, identifying options; recommending solutions; and ensuring proper documentation and approval.
  • Evaluate and analyze potential courses of action for risk mitigation, while considering business and user impact.
  • Develop responses and initiatives in order to improve compliance and/or efficiencies within IT.
  • Recommend and gain support for change initiatives and risk mitigation solutions.
  • Communicate regularly with IT staff and senior management; participate and/or lead weekly meetings to keep stakeholders abreast of audit finding responses and change initiatives.
  • Partner with the IT managers or delegates to research and/or gather supporting information for findings and risks.
  • Manage IT’s audit response team’s online workspace, including access and configuration.
  • Train new IT audit members and others on applicable policies and procedures.
Manage the IT Services Library 30%
  • Manage the central repository for IT procedures, including creating, revising and interpreting IT policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement workflows, processes and access controls for IT procedural documentation.
  • Conduct gap analysis reviews and monitor IT documentation within the IT Services Library for gap analyses for alignment with current policy and organizational change initiatives.
  • Audit and monitor IT functional areas for compliance with IT policies and procedures and standard operating procedures...
  • Train new users on the IT Services Library as needed.
Change Management 30%
  • Partner with QA analyst to create and define an IT’s Change Management standard procedure and related processes.
  • Prepare documentation and implementation plans for IT’s change management procedures.
  • Serve as Chair and lead efforts related to the IT Change Control Board (CCB) for IT, including developing a standardized intake process, cohesive documentation outputs, metrics for process review and improvement plans.
Expected Metrics:
  • 100% IT compliance per IA/SPO guidelines for risk mitigation and finding resolution.
  • Risk mitigations meet/exceed levels consistent with industry best practices.
  • Completion and approval of documented processes and procedures on a timely basis.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience including: IT process development and/or improvement, direct project management experience, audit and risk management activities and development of standard operating procedures.
  • Working knowledge of ITIL, COBIT Domain Processes, SDLC and ERP.
  • Proficiency in MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Word, SharePoint, and Configuration Management tools.
  • Working knowledge of SOX quality assurance verification.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

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