The Children's Place Stores, Inc. -

IT Audit Director

1 month ago(12/20/2017 11:32 AM)
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New Jersey


The IT Audit Director will be responsible to lead the development and execution of the annual IT audit plan. This position will plan and execute control documentation and control testing in accordance with SOX and execute integrated audits that focus on process level and underlying computer application controls.  This position will also conduct pre-implementation and post- implementation reviews of new applications and technologies.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform an annual IT risk assessment and develop the annual audit plan to address IT related risks
  • Lead corporate IT SOX compliance activities including:
    • Developing IT  Control Framework which includes IT general controls and application controls
    • Updating SOX documentation
    • Performing walkthroughs
    • Executing control testing for both general and application IT control reviews- including review of system architecture, configuration settings and application functionality
    • Follow up action plans for SOX IT findings to ensure timely implementation of remediation plans
  • Leads IT internal audit engagements and assessments to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls and deliver audit reports that add value to the area audited.
  • Perform the planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up phases of IT audits with limited supervision
  • Perform infrastructure, network and applications reviews, pre and post implementation reviews of new IT systems/applications
  • Evaluate and document system-related controls supporting applications, operating systems, databases, networks, and other technologies
  • Assess the design and effectiveness of policies and procedures related to deployment of IT system changes and IT application changes
  • Assess the design and effectiveness of security policies and standards, internet use, network security awareness and enforcement, access controls security architecture and administration, and operating systems.
  • Perform data privacy and cyber reviews and related risk analysis
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of complex information systems, and utilizes knowledge of emerging technology to identify technological developments and evaluate impacts on the business
  • Maintain relationships with IT and business management and is seem as a trusted advisor for system development projects and other critical IT initiatives
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with management, external auditors, and other control partners to analyze business risks and controls
  • Provides guidance and shares knowledge with staff members during the execution of the audits, and participates in performing procedures especially focusing on complex, judgmental and/or specialized issues.
  • Take a proactive role in departmental continuous improvement initiatives






Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation preferred
  • 7+ years of IT audit experience with experience managing an IT audit function
  • Experience with consumer product/retail companies preferred
  • Experience with SAP and/or Oracle ERP systems preferred
  • Experience with ISO 27001
  • ACL or other data analytics tool experience a plus


Skills and Behaviors:

  • Strong understanding of SAP security and best practices solutions for SAP implementations; SAP security knowledge should include but is not limited to SAP authorization concepts, roles, users administration, and SOD conflict resolution, SAP access controls, and SAP GRC suite
  • Good understanding of the COSO framework, risk assessment, control analysis, and audit methodology
  • Good understanding of IT internal control concepts
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in a Windows based environment, including Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to solve problems and make value-added control and process/technology recommendations
  • Extensive project management skills related to IT audit projects
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate with internal and external customers
  • Ability to represent the team in cross-functional meetings and workgroup sessions to identify improvement opportunities
  • Must demonstrate willingness to cross-train and be cross-trained in other roles/duties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including relationship management, communication, planning, presentation, and motivation


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