IT Audit Director
Reporting to the Vice President of Internal Audit, the Director – IT Audit Services is responsible for developing and executing the annual risk-based IT audit plan and coordination with the Sarbanes-Oxley IT audit plan, and the execution of audit services related to the Company's information systems in collaboration with Internal Audit management, IT colleagues, senior management, and external service providers. The director will also be responsible for initiating and managing special projects related to existing systems and new development which will help the business manage strategic risks, improve or develop efficient and effective business processes, identify and communicate best practices, and foster appropriate control levels for business and financial risk. Additionally, this person will assist in the development of both short and long-term strategies for ongoing IT audit coverage and staff development.
This individual will work closely with Internal Audit management and IT leadership to establish sound controls for systems prior to implementation. He/she is responsible for attracting, training, developing, and mentoring new and existing professional staff. He/she will partner with corporate and property operations management, regulators, and external service providers to ensure appropriate audit coverage and satisfaction of regulatory IT requirements.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
§ Develop the annual risk-based IT audit plan, manage the continued relevance of the plan, and implement appropriate execution strategies to achieve audit objectives.
§ Coordinate the systems-related audit activities with the respect to company-wide Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
§ Assist in developing short and long term strategies for ongoing IT audit coverage and staff development.
§ Plan, staff, execute IT audit engagements, and report results.
§ Perform and/or manage audit activities to ensure regulatory requirements are satisfied and operational system controls are in accordance with generally expected system controls and management's intent.
§ Identify and initiate special projects and audit activities to assist the company in managing strategic risk, improving business process efficiency and effectiveness, identifying and adopting best practices to improve profitability, and incorporating appropriate risk management controls into business operations processes.
§ Establish and maintain working relationships with senior and operations management, IT and IA leadership, regulators, IA staff, and external service providers to ensure adequate communication, cooperation, and understandings exist to execute the IT strategy timely, efficiently and effectively.
§ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with IT Leadership to establish effective and efficient control approaches for new and existing IT products and services.
§ Responsible for reviewing audit workpapers to ensure compliance with generally expected system controls, financial standards, internal audit policies and the applicable Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as prescribed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
§ Coordinate the timing, utilization and development of existing staff and co-sourced resources to perform system-related audits with the divisional Internal Audit directors and external service providers.
§ Develop and execute reasonable cost budgets, monitor and allocate appropriate cost to properties.
§ Responsible for attracting, training, developing, and mentoring new and existing professional staff.
§ Responsible for department administration, including timely report issuance, resource management, performance analysis and cost control.
Manage the IT Audit Services function, including execution of the audit plan, report issuance, and communications to senior management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Internal Audit and other relevant management; budget management; performance analysis; cost control and cost recovery. The Director – IT Audit Services will manage a team of at least three IT auditors/managers or a team assembled from internal staff on a project-specific basis or external service providers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
§ Must be eligible for occupational licensing in all gaming jurisdictions
§ Able to travel to US and international locations
§ Must be able to pass Senior Lap assessment
§ Able to influence outcome to achieve win-win solutions
§ Able to identify and address critical issues head on
§ Excellent time management, leadership, interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communications skills
§ Autonomous self-starter – highly motivated
§ Ability to mentor and motivate others
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
§ Bachelor's degree in computer science, accounting, finance or related discipline from accredited college or university required; MBA or Master's degree in computer science preferred
§ Ten + years IT audit experience with application and general controls, and three years leadership at the Manager level or relevant job experience
§ Proficiency with Word, Excel, and databases required; computer assisted audit tools a plus
§ Experience in risk/value-based analysis, auditing or financial management required; understanding of the casino/hospitality industry and related regulatory environment a plus
§ Professional certification (CIA, CISA, CISSP, or equivalent) required; CPA, MBA preferred.
§ Training experience in a corporate or operational environment required.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complains from customers and employees. Ability to communicate one-on-one and to groups to explain policies and procedures, and to persuade others to accept or adopt a specific opinion or action. Ability to effectively present information and/or a convincing argument to executives.
ANALYTICAL AND REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports. Ability to accept ambiguous circumstances and take action where answers to a problem are not readily apparent. Ability to analyze information, problems, situations, practices or procedures to: define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns or factors, identify patterns, tendencies and relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognize alternatives and their implications. Skill in managing multi-faceted projects to a successful conclusion. Ability to multi-task.
Periodic travel up to 35% required.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Caesars Entertainment reserves the right to make changes to the job description whenever necessary.
As a part of Caesars Entertainment's employment process, finalist candidates will be required to complete a drug test and background check prior to an offer being extended. Caesars Entertainment Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.
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