IT Audit Senior

Accounting & Finance ATLANTA, Georgia


Position at Genuine Parts Company

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively lead, plan, execute and deliver IT audits and reviews of systems, applications, and IT processes
  • Deliver ITGC, automated control and key reports testing as required in support of the company’s annual SOX audit
  • Assist in identifying and evaluating audit risk areas and providing significant input into the development and execution of a risk-based internal audit plan
  • Conduct research and develop audit programs for non-SOX audit activities
  • Escalate significant audit issues identified and research viable solutions and alternatives to make value-added recommendations
  • Provide support to audit teams in operational / financial audits
  • Participate in departmental strategic initiatives and projects, as requested by the IAD Leadership team
  • Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders, establishing a culture of engagement while adding value


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, IT Risk Management/Governance
  • 3-5 years IT audit experience with a “Big 4” accounting or IT consulting firm
  • Recognized accounting/auditing/information system certifications (e.g. CPA, CISA, CIA, CISSP) or in process of attaining
  • Excellent understanding of and direct experience with the SOX Act
  • Overnight travel may be 15-20%, or as job requires (domestic and international) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of contemporary IT risk management and control techniques and control frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of Internal Auditing Standards, PCAOB Standards, SOX, COSO, and referential frameworks such as COBIT and NIST
  • 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
  • Comprehensive understanding of internal control environments within the IT function
  • Comfortable leading meetings and effectively communicating audit results and resolving differences of opinion/conflicts
  • Ability to multi-task and work on various audits and projects in different phases
  • Ability to lead ITGC and automated control SOX walkthroughs and assess controls for design and operating effectiveness
  • Ability to coordinate with external auditors and co-sources partners
  • Strong attention to detail, and capable of producing high quality work products for both the IT groups and Senior Management 

GPC believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees, customers, suppliers and other persons is critical to fulfilling its vision and goals. GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.