Lead IT Auditor
Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Posted on: October 19, 2020
Lead IT Auditor
Orrville, OH Corporate Office (remote workers will also be
The Lead IT Auditor is responsible for leading complex information
technology (IT) audits and other audit-related activities, with
minimal supervision. This role will help lead the IT audit team in
preparing the annual IT risk assessment for the Company, which will
drive the scope of IT audit work over a 2-3 year planning timeline.
The Lead IT Auditor will also lead testing and workpaper review,
including in areas to support management s assessment of internal
controls over financial reporting, primarily for IT General Control
(ITGC) areas. This individual will partner with financial and
operational auditors to assess both IT and operational controls
related to projects, which includes new system implementations,
system upgrades, and system re-platforms.
This individual will work closely with other compliance and risk
management functions within Corporate Finance, Information
Services, Legal, and other areas to lead audit activities related
to ongoing corporate compliance activities, including SOX
monitoring activities, evaluation of process changes, and
Enterprise Risk activities. This role will work closely with the
Company s external auditors to support efficiency in the Company s
external financial statement audit. This role will supervise other
internal audit team members and will provide feedback and coaching
(45%) Traditional IT Audit:
Independently execute the full lifecycle of technology audits (some
complex), including planning, scoping, risk assessment, control
identification and testing, issues management, and reporting.
Supervise more junior staff in executing tests of controls and
detail review the workpapers of others. This role will be
responsible for working with technology and process owners and
staff to determine control deficiencies, develop plans for
remediation, and communicate testing results to technology and
This individual will assess the adequacy of solutions offered by
Focus on continuous improvement of our control environment and will
be required to support the presentation of audit results to all
levels of management.
Think critically to develop new testing methods to advance internal
audit testing, including through the use of analytics and
Lead annual IT risk assessment activities to build and refine the
IT audit universe and facilitate building a multi-year technology
This role will require staying up to date on regulatory changes and
identifying opportunities and leading efforts to increase the
efficiency of the department.
Facilitate the annual SOX IT risk assessment (key financial risks
and processes with input from SOX process owners) as well as
mapping the corresponding IT assets and technologies. This includes
close coordination with financial internal auditors as well as
SOX-related functions within Corporate Finance, Information
Services, and HR.
Develop audit plans and design tests of controls used to evaluate
the operating effectiveness of IT General Controls within SOX
Support internal control and substantive testing for the external
audit and be required to coordinate such activities directly with
our external auditors.
Oversee the detailed execution of audit-related activities. This
individual will work with others within internal audit as well as
within other areas of the Company to monitor completion of audit
activities and ensure the audit progresses as expected and is
completed on a timely basis.
Assist in the development of audit staff by providing training and
feedback related to audit activities. Lead in the continuous
improvement of the Internal Audit Department and the department s
capabilities. Direct supervision of interns.
Support company-wide initiatives, such as sustainability practices,
enterprise risk management programs, as well as system
implementations and other projects at the Company (M&A, etc.),
and determining the internal control and audit impact of such
items. This role will be viewed as a subject matter expert and need
to manage the expectations of a broad and complex mix of audit
The J. M. Smucker Company (the Company ) is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in
any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin,
ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status,
disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status,
or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state
or local law.
Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Columbus , Lead IT Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Columbus, Ohio
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