Global IT Audit Manager

Accounting & Finance ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company

Reporting to the Global Internal Audit Director of IT Audit and Compliance, the IT Internal Audit Manager will join the growing IT Audit team within our Global IAD. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and executing the broader IT audit program globally, including expanding the breadth and depth of risk-based IT audit coverage throughout GPC.  The role will perform both assurance and advisory functions, driving value through the early identification of unmitigated risks, and by providing proactive guidance on areas such as cybersecurity risk management, regulatory compliance, internal control development & rationalization, system implementations, mergers and acquisitions, and other IT initiatives. 

The position will work closely with GPC’s partners in the broader Finance, IT and Security teams, as well as with other internal and external stakeholders. Individuals must be self-motivated, have strong project management skills and demonstrate a propensity to lead and drive continuous improvement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs strategic risk assessment activities to contribute to the development and ongoing monitoring of the IT audit plan
  • Identifies scope and objectives of IT audit projects, and develops and executes project plans, including managing resources, timelines, and deliverables
  • Conducts research and develops audit programs for risk-based IT audit activities
  • Oversees the delivery of ITGC, automated control and key reports testing as required in support of the company’s annual SOX audit
  • Participates as a member of the IAD leadership team, leading and directly contributing to departmental strategic initiatives and projects
  • Builds and maintains key relationships with stakeholders, establishing a culture of engagement and elevating the perception and credibility of IAD by providing timely and well-informed insights and value-add recommendations
  • Keeps abreast of hot topics in IT risk both to identify their potential impact on the Company, and to inform IAD’s risk assessment and audit activities
  • Effectively prepares and communicates audit memos, reports and status updates for audit stakeholders and senior leadership
  • Assists in recruiting and hiring team members as well as provides training, coaching and guidance on career development
  • Coordinates effectively with external auditors, external regulatory bodies as applicable, and co-source internal audit partners
  • Provides support to audit teams in operational / financial audits


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, IT Risk Management/Governance
  • 5+ years of relevant IT audit experience
  • Big Four accounting or IT consulting firm experience is a plus
  • Holds a recognized accounting/auditing/information system certification (e.g., CPA, CISA, CIA, CISSP)
  • Strong understanding of IT and cybersecurity internal controls framework and regulatory requirements, as well as direct experience with the Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Overnight travel may be 15-20%, or as job requires (domestic and international)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Comprehensive understanding of internal control environments within the IT and cybersecurity risk management functions
  • Strong knowledge of Internal Auditing Standards, PCAOB Standards, SOX, COSO, and referential frameworks such as COBIT, NIST and CIS
  • Solid critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated, self-sufficient and requires minimal level of supervision during the execution, documentation, and reporting of audit results
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills; ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to multi-task and work on various audits and projects in different phases
  • Ability to coordinate with external auditors and co-source partners
  • Strong attention to detail, and capable of producing, and overseeing the production of, high quality work products


GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.