IT Audit Manager - LOOP

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

Buckingham Search is excited to announce we are on the look for a candidate to fill the role of IT Audit Manager for an already established and growing international financial service company!

Due to the company's booming expansion, this position has been made available since the previous Manager is rotating into another area of the organization. You can expect to acquire plenty of new, valuable experiences by generating completely new audits with lots of autonomy in a fast-paced, collaborative environment! The team is led by a knowledgeable chief officer that highly regards individual's independence, but is acclaimed for her approachability.

Out of work, you can enjoy all the perks of a charming downtown office along with the benefit of nearby transit centers like Ogilvie and Union station. While you cut back on commute time, travel only sits at around 15% to make the most out of your home life!


Things to get excited about:

  • Downtown location & Headquarters
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Competitive salary + Bonus
  • Competitive Benefits
  • Ability to rotate out of this team into great positions across the business
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Summer hours
  • Great work-life balance and minimal overtime



  • Development of the annual IT audit plan, including the annual risk assessment, in collaboration with Internal Audit senior management.

  • Manage a portfolio of assigned audit objects and related activities, including staffing, scheduling, and coordination with client to ensure the timely completion of the IT audit plan

  • Develop IT audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.

  • Ensure audit engagement quality, including adherence to International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IIA Standards) and Internal Audit Department policies and standards.

  • At times, prepare audit work related to more complex, technical areas/issues, including planning, testing, and vetting potential issues with management.

  • Draft complete audit reports that clearly and concisely describe issues identified with minimal oversight.

  • Work closely with management to promptly resolve problems that may arise and build trust. Serve as a business advisor and partner by providing the business unit and senior management with advice related to business issues and controls.

  • Work independently with limited direction and guidance, and interact with senior management at all levels of the organization.

  • Coordinate audits, projects, work papers, direct assistance, etc. with co-source and external auditors as needed.

  • Manage personnel effectively and guiding direct reports in their careers.

  • Contribute to the positive and team-oriented culture by maintaining cooperative relationships (assisting other project teams when necessary), facilitating the resolution of conflicts, sharing information, and accepting and providing feedback.

  • Manage special projects as requested by management.



  • 8+ years of Financial Audit and IT General Computer Controls experience. Public accounting experience preferred.

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Masters in Business

    Administration strongly preferred.

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field is required.

  • Proficiency in information technology concepts and IT general controls (security, change management, computer operations), system development lifecycle methodology, database design and IT operations management.

  • In-depth knowledge of business processes, as well as process controls and risks, and ability to understand how this relates to relevant IT audit procedures.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. A high degree of interpersonal skills, time management and organizational skills are required.

  • Self-starter, proven leadership ability, history of high level/quality performance and accomplishments.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

  • Strong project and resource management skills.

  • Special skills, knowledge and practical experience in dealing with: Active Directory, Database security (SQL & Oracle), Windows and Unix Operating Systems, SaaS applications, review of vendor SOC reports, and Mobile Device Management.

  • Knowledge and practical experience with FFIEC Information Security, Cyber Assessment Tool (CAT), and IT control frameworks such as COBIT and NIST.

  • Ability to travel up to 15%

Posted On: Friday, November 1, 2019

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