The Senior IT Auditor is responsible for conducting and coordinating audit and advisory engagements with a focus on information technology audits, which includes the evaluation of internal controls. The position is responsible for reporting the results of audits and alerting the Internal Audit Supervisor and the Director of Internal Audit and Risk to any conditions, which pose risks to the System. The position is responsible for preparing work papers and documenting findings. This position plans and performs auditing duties primarily in information technology areas, but could also include areas such as accounting, member services, and investments. Work involves providing assurance and consulting services to management and staff; maintaining ethical standards and effective working relationships with management and staff. Reports resulting from audit work are distributed to the appropriate departments and presented to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. Audit work is completed in conformance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in order to report audit findings to management and the Internal Audit Supervisor during and at the conclusion of audits. The incumbent must possess knowledge of State statutes and the Comptroller’s accounting and reporting requirements.
Requires three to five years of experience in IT, such as network security, technology infrastructure, software development, or a related field. Auditing experience preferred but not required.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT Business Information Systems or other closely related field or a degree in Accounting/Business field with IT auditing experience. A CISA (Certified Information System Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional) or other relevant IT auditing certification is preferred.
About Teachers' Retirement System of Illinois
The Teachers’ Retirement System was created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1939 to provide retirement, disability and survivor benefits for teachers employed by Illinois public elementary and secondary schools outside the city of Chicago (Chicago teachers are members of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund). The System serves 434,313 members and currently has assets of $53.3 billion.
TRS is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Trustees. The Board appoints the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the System. The System is funded through:
1. Mandatory contributions from teachers
2. Investment income
3. Appropriations from the state
TRS has two offices, Lisle and Springfield. We employ approximately 200 people. Ten staff members work in the Lisle office.