IT & Security Audit Manager

Buckingham Search - Lake Forest, IL

Buckingham Search is partnering with one of Chicagoland's greatest and fastest growing firms. The company is known internationally for being a top workplace and a strong service provider to their customers. Their awards and accolades tell it all... this is a great place to work and develop a strong career both inside and outside of the internal audit function.

The audit team is a large, world-class team focused on operational risk-based audits. If you are an auditor who likes to do the creative, out-of-the-box work to improve a business and its' processes... this is it! The company is seeking analytical beings that love to investigate and create audits from scratch. If you might be interested in doing challenging work and learning from the business in the business, this might be the role for you!

Things to get excited about:

  • 42% of their hires in 2016 came from internal employees. In 2017, 36% were internal employees. They promote and transfer people regularly.
  • High visibility, client facing role.
  • 10% travel or less. If you don’t want to travel, it isn’t forced on you.
  • Benefits: Pension plan fully funded by company, 401k and match, Flex hours, Work from home 1 day a week. Up to 2 days for high performers, Strong PTO plan

This team provides analysis, appraisals, and recommendations to leadership teams and senior executives on whether significant operational risks are being properly mitigated. The team applies their knowledge, insights objectivity to help the organization by evaluating the design and effectiveness of controls embedded in strategy, governance, operations risk management processes across both insurance and non-insurance businesses.

The IT and Security Audit team applies a risk-based approach to technology and integrated audit projects that are operational and strategic in nature, develops audit programs and project plans, and has full accountability for the lifecycle. The technology audits focus on various aspects of IT, like cybersecurity, emerging technologies (e.g., cloud, mobile, SaaS), security, IT operations and exposure to cutting edge technology methodology such as Agile. This team also collaborates with risk management functions for coordinated engagements on large scale strategic initiatives throughout the organization.

The IT Audit Manager position is part of a larger team responsible for assessing technology risk and control within the company. The broader team will be comprised of individuals with a wide range of skills and experiences within the technology arena. The IT Audit Manager will manage and maintain the portfolio of IT and integrated technology while acting as relationship owner to audit clients and their respective areas. The role will be working in a collaborative environment to deliver reviews where knowledge, experiences and internal/external networks can be leveraged to achieve results. In addition, this role plays a key function in developing the lead auditors of tomorrow during each engagement through coaching, and delegation to ensure the project follows department guidelines and professional standards.

 Job Qualifications

  • Eight or more years of IT audit experience, with three or more years of proven IT audit management experience
  • Public accounting / consulting related experience a plus
  • Excellent leadership, project, and time management skills
  • Articulate, and engage commitment to a plan of action aligned with
  • Demonstrate proven people management experience.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills including to work well with senior leaders.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication, strong partnering skills, and to interact with various levels of management and external stakeholders
  • Comfortable working in a matrix organization across multiple teams.
  • Knowledge of financial services or insurance process is a plus.
  • Thrive on change and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals.
  • Demonstrate consistency in values, principles and work ethics.
  • Focus on exceptional customer service and drive innovation to create an atmosphere that supports new ideas and initiatives.
  • Strive for effective communication which results in enhanced teamwork and the sharing of knowledge.
  • Create an environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds work together effectively.
  • Be of unquestionable integrity, ethical and moral character.
  • Flexibility, adaptability comfort with the unknown
  • Ability to effectively influence individuals to action at different levels of internal and external organizations
  • Strong knowledge of auditing concepts with relevant experience or strong business knowledge and experience
  • Opportunity for occasional travel is available for those who are interested


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or IT required and a Master's degree is a plus.
  • CPA, CIA, CISSP or CISA is preferred
  • Proficient in analytical tools such as ACL, R, Hadoop, SQL or Business Objects


Posted On: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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