Internal Audit – Information Technology Specialist



Organization: Corporate Functions/Finance

Location: Chicago

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com .

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Finance professionals prepare and interpret financial plans and reports, ensuring accuracy and compliance with applicable financial rules and regulations, including internal financial controls, to mitigate risk for the company. May also shape and execute client deals to maximize the use of Accenture's capital and resources, manage cash and/or liaise with the investor community.

Job Description

  • The Internal Auditor performs audit projects in accordance with Accenture's audit methodology and The Institute of Internal Auditors' ("IIA") International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. The Internal Auditor - Information Technology focuses on audit projects that involve cyber/data security, computer operations, and IT compliance.
  • The Internal Auditor effectively executes a wide range of Internal Audit activities in a high quality and timely manner. In their role, they perform activities that include planning and developing work programs, identifying recommendations for continuous improvement in global processes and controls, communicating results, and following up on issues reported. They are also responsible for audit strategy development, organization risk assessment/planning, and completion of special requests for Accenture Management and the Audit Committee.


Key Responsibilities

Depending on the role/organization the Internal Auditor - Information Technology belongs to and their career level, some or all of the following key responsibilities will apply:
  • Participates in the detailed execution and communication of the risk-based work plan, including Accenture Management and Audit Committee special project requests.
  • Verifies the adequacy of information technology (IT) operating procedures of the company through a systemic program of audits.
  • Assists in development of the Company's annual audit plan and schedule.
  • Completes audit work, including audit work plan, work papers, findings, and associated reports.
  • Prepares audit reports and work papers to ensure adequate documentation exists to support the completed audit and conclusions.
  • Conducts IT integrated audits with operational, compliance, financial, and investigative audit teams, as assigned.
  • Identifies, recommends, and reports improvement opportunities for global processes and controls.
  • As appropriate, identifies opportunities for continuous improvement of technology, security, financial, and other processes and evaluation of organization-driven risk.
  • Manages auditee relationship, including facilitating meetings, discussions of findings, and presenting draft and final reports in a professional manner.
  • Prepares well-written and timely audit reports and high quality presentations for leadership and board level reporting.
  • Develops audit skills and establishes/maintains relationships related to the risk areas assigned.
  • Contributes to appropriate skilling of the IA team (e.g., recruiting, training and development, coaching/mentoring, providing career growth opportunities).
  • Keeps abreast of company policies and procedures, current developments in technology and auditing professions, and changes in local, state, and federal laws.

This role description reflects Management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict responsibilities that may be assigned.

+ Basic qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in information technology auditing, combined audit/IT audit, or relevant information security or information technology roles.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, or CISSP certification
  • Big 4 experience
  • Experience working in a global Internal Audit function
  • Cyber security experience
  • Strong working knowledge of operational, compliance and IT auditing techniques.
  • Broad IT knowledge in infrastructure technologies (networking, data centers, servers, etc.), application development and support, and emerging technologies.
  • Experience with Windows and UNIX operating systems and Microsoft Office 365
  • Knowledge of and audit experience with SAP
  • Sarbanes-Oxley project experience, familiarity with COSO/COBIT framework


Professional Skills:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proven management and organizational skills
  • Ability to train, develop, and motivate team members
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian


Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


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