Operational IT Audit
95000 | Westbrook, United States
Operational IT Audit Westbrook, Maine Join a growing global company and innovation leader - Internal Audit's objective is to add value by promoting effective control at reasonable cost. The Internal Auditor will assist members of the organization by providing them with analyses and recommendations concerning the activities reviewed. He/she helps to accomplish the Company’s objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The main duty of Internal Audit is to highlight deviations from policies, guidelines, manuals, and best practices, to identify risks, to review processes, to identify significant issues and to highlight weaknesses of the control environment within IDEXX. In order to protect the Company from adverse impact, Internal Audit has to scrutinize and judge: Whether the Company has appropriate and efficient internal controls, which are in balance with the risks of the Company and that allow to achieve the company’s objectives; Whether the Company’s activities are in line with the principles, core competencies, strategy, budget, policies, guidelines and best practices; Whether the Company’s assets are sufficiently safeguarded. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Plans, leads, manages, directs, and performs audits and evaluations of risks and controls. Analyze relevant objectives, risks, business processes, and controls to ascertain whether significant risks have been adequately and effectively mitigated and managed. Provide business partners and the Manager of Internal Audit with comprehensive analyses, reports, observations, and recommendations and perform follow-up audits to ensure that prior recommendations have been implemented in a timely manner. Assist the Audit Manager(s) with identification of risks and auditable areas and help develop the annual audit plan, budget, and assisting with the risk assessment process. Build good working relationships with all levels of management and educate management on the benefits of effectively controlled operations and of the need for the development and ownership of effective controls within the Company. Coordinate work efforts and communications with external auditors as needed. Coach, train, and monitor audit staff assigned through each step of the audit. Review the work of staff for sufficiency of scope, accuracy and completeness. Perform an evaluation of all staff at the end of each audit/project. Seek out opportunities with management to perform advisory services for new or existing processes. Perform extensive background research on the audit area, define the audit scope and objectives, and develop a detailed understanding of the activity under audit, including risks and controls, within a limited time period. Support annual Sarbanes-Oxley management assessment process by testing and evaluating business process and/or IT controls. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Business Management or Information Systems, MBA or MSA preferred, but not required; Professional Certification/designation in accounting (CA or CPA) or auditing (CISA or CIA) preferred. Committed to self-improvement and education that will affect future audits. 3-5 years of professional work experience in, IT, or information security, public accounting preferred, but not required. REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of IT SOX, COBIT, and the IIA/ISACA best practices as necessary, including risks, internal controls, and Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Extensive knowledge of operating systems, applications, networks, security, change management and SDLC required. Ability to learn complex processes quickly, think critically, make assessments and develop conclusions. Ability to establish credibility with people and skill in collecting and analyzing complex data. High level of project management skills required, including working on multiple projects with varying priority (multitasking). Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, work in a team environment, and manage/mentor/train audit staff. Comfortable with a high level of decision making. Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations. Extensive experience with audit report writing with distribution to Senior Management. Proficient in word and excel to compile information, perform analysis, and document work. Ability to develop and manage effective relationships with management including the ability to be persuasive in dealing with difficult situations, negotiating issues and resolving problems.