We are looking for an objective, detail-oriented, and proficient information technology internal auditor to add value and improve our operations by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The auditor’s primary responsibility is to protect the company’s assets by planning and completing information technology audits and special projects; identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls; recommending improvements. The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and a sound judgment.
Plans information technology audits by understanding organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives; preparing audit programs.
Assesses compliance with information technology regulations and controls by executing audit program steps; testing general ledger, account balances, balance sheets, income statements, and related financial statements; examining and analyzing records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.
Assesses risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluating manual and automated processes; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and technical issues.
Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings.
Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.
Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans.
Completes audit work papers and memorandum by documenting audit tests and findings.
Maintain open communication with management. Communicates audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; highlighting unresolved issues; reviewing working papers; preparing final audit reports.
Improves protection by recommending changes in management monitoring, assessment, and motivational practices, in the internal control structure, and in operating processes; identifying root causes.
Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum.
Supports external auditors by coordinating information requirements.
Protects organization's reputation by keeping information confidential.
Obtain, analyze, and evaluate accounting and/or technical documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts, etc.
Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process
Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
Conduct follow up audits and/or monitors audit findings to ensure management’s remediation of audit findings.
Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding business, operational, and technical rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Contributes to team results by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to add value to the organization; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.
BS degree in Accounting and/or Information Technology, or related degree.
Professional certification such as certified public accountant certified information systems auditor (CISA), certified in the governance of enterprise information technology (CGEIT), certified information systems security professional (CISSP), or other similar certifications.
5 to 7 years’ experience
Proven working experience as Internal Auditor with commensurate comprehension of:
Accounting, finance, and/or information technology internal controls and standards
IIA, Cobit, Sarbanes-Oxley auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
NIST, ITIL, or related standards
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases. Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports. ACL expertise a plus.
Self-motivation, determination and confidence in your abilities.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
A keen interest in the financial system.
Ability to work to deadlines, under pressure.
Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
Ability to interact with upper management.
Sound independent judgment.
High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
Strong IT skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills.
Strong critical thinking and communication skills.
As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, the Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings inclu...de DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and ecards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Entertainment group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $2 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide.