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Auditing Opportunities at Parexel


Senior Director, IT Internal Audit

求人ID 53766BR ロケーション ダーラム, ノースカロライナ州 仕事内容
The Sr. Director, Internal Audit serves as an integral member of the Internal Audit team, reporting to the Chief Audit Executive. He/she supports the Chief Audit Executive in the execution of the Internal Audit charter and in leading the overall IT audit function to ensure compliance with SOX and COBIT requirements. Responsible for planning, performing, and executing risk-based IT control audits, assurance, and advisory activities and managing large, complex, and highly visible engagements. A key leader within the Internal Audit team, this role provides the Internal Audit IT organization with strategic direction in the establishment of risk-based IT auditing and reporting methodologies, organization design, and effective positioning of the function to ensure provision of independent assurance and consulting services consistent and aligned with company’s business objectives. Works without direct supervision and adept at balancing the dual role of objective assurance provider and consultative business partner who can develop solid working relationships with senior management and stakeholders and lead other Internal Audit team members. Manages a team of cosource provider and internal staff.

Key Accountabilities:
Risk Assessment and Audit Plan
• Lead Information Technology Risk Assessment and Audit Plan, including Identify major IT related risks as part of the Internal Audit overall annual plan, define scope for the annual SOX IT General Controls review as well as defining additional IT and operational audits to be performed during the year.
• Provides technical expertise and direction in the areas of IT internal controls evaluation and IT SOX requirements including all phases of
planning, evaluation, documentation, testing and remediation.
• Leads the development of the risk-based Information Technology audit strategy, periodic audit plan and related goals for Internal Audit,
including identifying and evaluating areas, operations and projects requiring audits.
• Responsible for planning, performing, and executing risk-based IT control audits, assurance, and advisory activities and managing large,
complex, and highly visible engagements.
Engagement Planning
• Develops value-added audit programs designed to improve internal controls, efficiencies and effectiveness of business operations.
• Assess risk, establish project scope, audit program design and execution of control design and operating effectiveness tests.
• Develop innovative audit approaches, required staffing and proposed audit schedule for the areas being audited.
• Reviews business processes IT applications, and enterprise-wide initiatives to ensure the use of compliant and best practice methods and efficient and accurate procedures.
• Designs, plans, prepares and executes organization-wide IT audit plans
and SOX IT control testing (including IT General Controls such as change management, user access/security, and computer operations as well as controls over key reports & spreadsheets).
Internal Audit Process
• Provides advice on internal control and participate in enhancing internal audit controls and practices within the Company.
• Supports the Chief Audit Executive to continually assess risk exposure related to the overall achievement of strategic objectives.


Qualified candidates will possess:

• Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation.
• Strong understanding of Audit Standards, GAAP, SOX requirements, COSO framework and
accounting systems.
• Strong leadership and supervisory skills with a proven track record in building and managing
effective teams
• Understanding of the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
• Thorough conceptual and practical knowledge and understanding of Risk, Compliance and Audit
• Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and senior
• Must have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to present control
analysis and recommendations (both technical and non-technical) with clarity and
• A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments with ability to manage multiple and varied
tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
• Demonstrated track record of integrity, effective communication, commitment to teamwork,
innovation, and excellence.
• Self-starter, able to work under limited supervision, think analytically, communicates complex
issues, and develops control recommendations.
• A self-aware, self-confident individual who has well developed listening skills
• Proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality
deliverables according to strict timetables.
Knowledge and Experience:
15-20 years progressive related experience in IT audit, technology risk and compliance or other related
roles (general technology controls, application, and pre/post implementation system development reviews)
within a public accounting, and/or internal audit function. Minimum of 5 years management experience
Big4 and/or CRO/Pharmaceutical industry work experience in public accounting firm preferred.
• Understanding and working knowledge of major professional audit frameworks and standards such as
IIA, COBIT, NIST, SOX, etc. including working technical knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting
requirements, COSO, SOX requirements, including PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 5, IIA standards
and audit processes and procedures.
• Experience with internal controls evaluation, ITGCC, and SOX 404 requirements including all phases
of planning, evaluation, documentation, testing and remediation.
• Auditing knowledge of: Oracle e-Business Suite; SQL and Oracle Database security; Windows
Operating System and Active Directory Security including Users and Groups, Group Policy, Domain
Structures; UNIX / Linux Operating System Security, including Users and Groups, System
Configurations, File Permissions, Privileged Accounts, Password Controls.
• Demonstrated proficiency of technology auditing control disciplines (security, application development,
change management, or operations).
• SSAE16/SOC 1 and 2 experience
BA or BS Degree or equivalent in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field,
MBA preferred
Professional Certification is preferred (CISA, CISSP, CPA, or equivalent).

EEO Disclaimer

Parexel is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.









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