Responsible for leading the North American IT Audit function, planning and executing a variety of technology, operational, integrated and IT SOX audits and special projects for LKQ Corporation’s North American operations.Essential Job Duties:• Plan and lead team in performing technology, operational, integrated and IT SOX audits according to the Corporate Audit risk assessment and audit plan. Coordinate testing for IT SOX with external auditors and continually rationalize systems and controls in scope for SOX.• Based on knowledge obtained of business processes, technology, systems, infrastructure technologies and operational controls from audits, identify opportunities for improvement in controls and/or systems.• Maintain ongoing contact with senior IT management at global and regional levels to ensure familiarity with technology, infrastructure, operations and application systems.• Proactively identify opportunities for Corporate Audit assistance within their areas of responsibility and leading special projects at the global and regional level.• Lead North American IT component of annual risk assessment and planning.• Proactively identify emerging technologies and develop audit plans to meet the risks associated with using such technologies within LKQ’s IT environment.• Review audit reports and audit documentation and collaborate with management to obtain appropriate responses.• Lead strategic projects in the areas of emerging risks including but not limited to cyber, privacy (GDPR), IT transformation (ERP), and automation.• Communicate results via update meetings and exit conferences to key stakeholders.• Assist Director, Corporate Audit - IT in preparation of the IT documentation for the Audit Committee.• Utilize software audit tool (ACL) to perform data analytics on various projects identified through the risk assessment process &/or audit results.• Domestic and international travel from 20% - 25%
• Monitor engagement and staff performance to ensure proper resource allocation, staff performance, work quality, and compliance with internal standards and policies.• Provide guidance and direction to staff related to planning and execution of technology, operational, integrated and IT SOX audits and special projects.• Review audit reports and workpapers to ensure adequate documentation supports audit conclusions and to determine whether recommendations to improve internal controls are effective and reasonable.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, MIS, Accounting or other related degree. Minimum 10 years of progressive IT audit or similar experience, preferably in Big 4, large public accounting firm or publicly traded company.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to interact with executive management. Experience with IT SOX and an understanding of the COBIT framework. Strong leadership and results-oriented. Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities and work independently in an undefined environment.
MACHINES, EQUIPMENT, AND SOFTWARE:
Knowledge of ACL or similar data analysis tools.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The ability to sit and use a computer for long periods of time. Ability to travel up to 25%.Preferred Qualifications:CISA, CISM, CISSP, CPA
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.