Sr. IT Internal Auditor and above

Total System Services   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 113 days ago

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Every day, the people of TSYS® and Netspend® improve lives and businesses around the globe through payments. We make it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions including credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services.  We are "People-Centered Payments", and our team has the unique opportunity to help create a world in which payments make people's lives easier and better. This is both a tremendous honor and an important responsibility for those who accept the challenge. If you are looking to make a valuable difference for people everywhere — and for yourself — we may have the right place for you.

Audit Planning: Assists audit management in the development of audit engagement project plans. Assists in performing entity-level risk assessments. Contributes knowledge and experience while assisting in planning and scheduling audits and in developing audit procedures, questionnaires and tests. Participates in department-wide process improvement initiatives and special projects. Adheres to the requirements of the IPPF when planning and conducting engagements.

Audit Execution & Project Management: Leads the day-to-day tactical execution of audit and advisory engagement projects. Assists with the implementation and adjustment of project plans to ensure delivery in accordance with established project budgets and timelines. Participates in department-wide process improvement initiatives and special projects. Provides first level review of work paper documentation to ensure the retained documentation supports the audit work performed. Prepares or assists the project manager in preparing formal audit reports. Partners with the project manager to assess the adequacy of the corrective action(s) taken by management, stakeholders, or process owners to improve governance, risk management, and control issues. Tracks and reports project status and milestones to project leadership and/or management. Discusses audit results, their impact and recommendations for corrective actions with the project manager and/or management.

Business Acumen: Leverages understanding of the organization to provide value-added audit solutions and apply industry best practices. Assists less experienced auditors with the interpretation of applicable laws, regulations, compliance standards and audit methodologies. Begins to act as an information source within the department.

Relationship Management: Acts as a liaison between external assurance provider and the business/IT.  Maintains a working relationship with key stakeholders and gains an understanding of the complex nature of systems and processes.  Consults with management to identify and document business objectives, current operational procedures, control activities and self-identified issues.  Review evidence provided by the requester to ensure it meets requirements.  Recommends leading practices when supporting control testing of design and effectiveness.  Applies strong written and verbal communication. Cultivates effective partnerships with audit stakeholders.  Makes positive impact on others, demonstrates credibility and secures respect and cooperation.

Minimum Requirements:

Typically Minimum 4 Years Relevant Experience

Related work experience

Bachelor's Degree

Accounting, Operations, Business, IT, or related degree or equivalent training or experience in lieu of degree

Travel Requirements Approximately 20%

Preferred Qualifications

Typically Minimum 6 Years Relevant Experience

Accounting, Operations, IT or related professional auditing experience. Experience in a recognized process improvement discipline (Six Sigma, Lean ISO, etc.)

Knowledge of electronics payment industry for merchants; IT General Controls; Card Brand/Association compliance (e.g., PCI DSS); Federal regulations of financial institutions (e.g., FFIEC); Data analysis and continuous monitoring

Job Specific KSAs

Business/Industry Knowledge

Business/Industry - Knowledge of the financial services industry.

Professional Certification - CIA, CPE, CFE, CISA, CRISC, CRMA, CFS, etc.

  • Organizational Awareness – Attains a deep understanding of the organization, its structure, entities, and the interconnectedness of functional processes. Appropriately applies knowledge of the business, industry, and the risk and control environment in work and decision making.

Applications and Tools – Proficient with standard business computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, project management, process analysis and/or data analysis tools).

Audit, Risk, and Control Knowledge


Standards and Frameworks - Experience with industry audit standards (e.g. IIA International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and Code of Ethics; Relevant risk and control frameworks (e.g., COSO Internal Control, COSO ERM, COBIT, NIST, ITIL).

IT General Control Knowledge – Understands IT risk and control frameworks and how IT supports achievement of corporate objectives.

Core Auditing Skills


Audit Project Management – Organizes and manage multiple projects and resources simultaneously. Completes audits within agreed upon time frames while maintaining expected quality standards across each stage of the audit lifecycle.

Stakeholder Partnering Skills


  • Relationship Management – Develops and sustains working relationships with diverse teams, individual stakeholders at all levels of the organization, and external agencies to achieve department and enterprise goals.
  • Written Communication – Expresses ideas, thoughts, and concepts clearly in writing using correct and appropriate grammar. Structures written information in an organized manner to meet the needs of the intended audience.
  • Oral Communication – Conveys thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using speech in individual or group situations; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; projects credibility.
  • Flexibility - Adapts to changing circumstances; tolerates ambiguity; accepts change initiatives; expresses interest in new ideas or experiences.

Information Systems - Performs Information System Audits in accordance with IS Audit Standards, guidelines, and best practices.

System and Infrastructure Life Cycle Management - Understands IT infrastructure (development/acquisition, testing, implementation, maintenance and disposal of systems) and how the infrastructure impacts organizational objectives.

Information Security - Understands the processes that protect information assets (policies, procedures, standards and controls).

IT Service Delivery - Understands IT service management practices and how the level of services are required to meet organizational objectives.

IT Operating and Network Systems - Understands network technologies, operating systems, database management systems, and application controls used throughout the business.

IT Change Controls - Understands IT access and change control practices.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery - Understands business continuity and disaster recovery processes and plans to ensure the timely resumption of IT services, to minimize business impact.

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