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IT Internal Audit Project Manager

Function: Finance
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 3/20/2018 9:03:09 AM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1042825
Position Summary:
This role within the IT Controls and Governance team will provide opportunities for leadership and oversight for IT compliance efforts related to IT general controls (ITGC) controls and data analysis. This role will take ownership of ensuring ITGCs are effectively designed and operating effectively throughout the year. The Senior IT Auditor will directly participate in all phases of the IT Controls life cycle including planning, risk assessment, audit scoping, data collection, documentation, internal testing and the applicable reporting to ensure IT internal controls comply with the requirements. Further, this role will have insight to the area of data analytics and the identification and assessment of data projects and needs within the company.

Primary Responsibilities/Skills:
• Participate in the communication to system owners any control deficiencies and provide recommendations for remediation where applicable
• Work closely with IT, Business, Security and Finance groups to understand, document, and evaluate in-scope systems and automated application controls
• Assist management with meeting coordination, follow-up, presentations and documentation
• Continue to stay apprised of all new IT Controls compliance guidelines and interpretations within the company; including but not limited PCI and IT Governance requirements
• Assess operating effectiveness of IT technology controls
• Evaluate IT Controls documentation ensuring appropriate identification of risk and control points for in scope systems
• Execution of internal controls over systems / applications related to various compliance requirements
• Maintain IT Controls documentation for both internal and external audit use
• Compliance testing, documentation of findings and development of corrective action plan
• Work with process owners to ensure policies and procedures are compliant
• Develop and conduct compliance training as required and identified within the audit procedures
• Assess the operational effectiveness of key controls and recommend changes when appropriate
• Work with external auditors and third party consultants on compliance testing
• Ensure IT Controls testing for in scope systems is executed in accordance with the IT Compliance Program
• Develop and implement processes and control improvements to remediate any system identified deficiencies
• Develop and maintain an understanding related to data analytics needs within the company; understand self service analytics assessments (including SQL, Tableau and PowerBI)


Qualifications Basic:

• Bachelor’s degree in IT, Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience

• 4-6+ years’ experience in a technical environment and/or auditing

• Data Analytics, SOX and/or PCI experience is a plus


• Experience in IT Controls compliance for technology systems preferred (within the PCI/SOX compliance)

• Working understanding of operational risks and related controls

• Excellent leadership and communication skills required with the ability to manage all aspects of process and cultural change 

• Ability to quickly establish and maintain relationships at all levels across the organization 

• Skills include strong business acumen and strategic thinking to complement strong tactical execution skills 

• Consulting skills / influencing skills

• Experience developing and conducting risk assessments

• Strong project management and detailed execution skills

• Communicates well under stress and with a wide variety of personalities and levels

• Experience and desire to educate internal teams and evolve capabilities over time

• Ability to deal with complexity; perform requirements analysis and operations research; develop standards

• Strong skills in time management, problem solving, written and oral communication

• Works well individually and in teams, shares information, supports colleagues and encourages participation

• Ability and desire to learn quickly, be flexible, and think strategically


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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