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IT Audit Manager
Chicago, IL

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$130,000 - $160,000 / yr

Full Job Description

This is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management. Built on the “HAVE IT ALL” model, they offer sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Company operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.


Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • This is is a hybrid position with both a remote work and minimal in-office working environment.

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Family-friendly work hours

  • Promote from within culture


Why join this team?

The IT Audit Manager will assist Audit senior leadership in meeting the strategic objectives, mission, and vision of the Company’s value-add focus internal audit function. Administratively the IT Audit Manager reports to the IT Audit Director and functionally will serve as the engagement supervisor on assigned engagements. 


This position will be responsible for overseeing the completion of testing activities relating to audit engagements. Additionally, this position will be responsible for assisting in the development and execution of the internal audit plan. This responsibility includes determining internal audit scope, performing audit procedures and preparing audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed for review by management and the Audit Committee.


What You’ll Do

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

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

  • Develop 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.

  • Actively participates in the successful and timely completion of assigned engagement deliverables.

  • Oversee the completion of audit procedures and tasks.

  • As needed, participates in walkthroughs with relevant business process owners and writes narratives and conclusions based on assessments derived from executing walkthrough procedures.

  • Maintains an awareness of organizational, procedural, and technological changes that have occurred or will occur within the audit entity under review.

  • Participates in the evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of governance, risk management, and internal controls over the audit entity under review.

  • Ensures observations of irregularities, discrepancies, and deviations from prescribed procedures and practices are fully supported by the inclusion of relevant evidence and corroborated documented information.

  • Manages and monitors the progress of the audit engagement, prioritize the workload of the audit team, and identify escalate to manager any necessary changes to the audit as the engagement progresses.

  • Effectively communicates audit results, both verbally and in writing, so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient.

  • Support efforts to obtain management agreement regarding audit observations and risk assessment, or ensure that all differences are appropriately resolved or reported.

  • Assists in training and developing junior audit team members

  • Develops positive working relationship with audit team members, audit clients, and throughout the organization.

  • Present findings of audit work during quarter to local bank Audit Committees.


Qualification and Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field of study.

  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant audit experience in public accounting and/or internal auditing.

  • Applied knowledge of accounting concepts, audit methodologies, risk-based auditing techniques, The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (2017), Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, etc.

  • Proven leadership skills – ability to influence and motivate others to quickly achieve results.

  • Sound business and technical acumen, with the ability to navigate a complex organization effectively.

  • Able to operate strategically while involved in the day to day tasks and activities.

  • Able to analyze complex business and technical situations, make informed decisions about appropriate corrective actions and convince others to act.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision, both written and verbally. This role will be working closely with various audit teams, internal clients, and other relevant internal and external parties.

  • Required to hold one relevant audit certification (CIA, CISA, CPA, etc.).

  • Experience in utilizing data analytic tools (e.g. ACL, IDEA, etc.) and internal audit management software (TeamMate) desired.

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