Senior IT Auditor - Ziff Davis

Finance New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis, LLC ( is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and men's lifestyle verticals. We reach over 120 million buyers, influencers and enthusiasts every month. Our brands; IGN, PCMag, AskMen, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, TechBargains, Ziff Davis B2B and emedia; produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. We deliver advertising, performance marketing and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), is headquartered in NY with offices in SF, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Scottsdale, Montreal, Basingstoke, London and Sydney.

It’s an exciting time to join Ziff Davis!  We are seeking a Senior IT Auditor to join our growing audit team in New York. This individual will report to the Director of Internal Audit and focus on partnering with business leadership and process owners to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls through the execution of the Sarbanes Oxley process, and other financial, operational and compliance audit projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively support and demonstrate Internal Audit’s vision to partner with management and ensure company objectives, goals and project requirements are attained.
  • Executing the phases of the Sarbanes Oxley process for IT controls, including planning, business cycle/process design assessment, test plan development, control testing and deficiency reporting.
  • Plan and execute other audit projects as deemed necessary by the Director of Internal Audit and management (e.g., operational, compliance, special projects).
  • Produce detailed audit work papers that are re-performable to third parties (e.g., public accounting firms, compliance organizations).
  • Draft audit findings and recommended action plans for review with management that are clear, concise and measurable.
  • Partner with business leaders to develop and improve policies and procedures and improve efficiency of system usage.
  • Consult on key IT projects and initiatives as needed to ensure the implementation of best practices and necessary internal controls.
  • Act as an ongoing resource to all employees for assistance with real time business questions and compliance matters.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in information systems, computer science, accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 4-7 years’ experience with IT auditing, risk management, compliance, and information security
  • CISA, CPA, CIA or similar designations strongly preferred
  • Strong grasp of IT general controls (logical access, system development, program change management, physical security, back-ups and computer operations, etc.) and the related risks they mitigate
  • Understanding and experience with regulations (SOX, COBIT, GAAP, GDPR etc.)
  • Analytical thinker with a proven ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Understanding of audit methodology and the use of various tools, sampling, testing and documentation techniques.
  • Ability to travel 10 to 15% of the time

Additional Skills Considered a Plus:

  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience (more than general awareness) implementing, auditing, or assessing compliance with the following regulatory and industry requirements and standards: Patriot Act, PCI DSS, EU Data Protection Act and Safe Harbor, and ISO/IEC.
  • Big 4 accounting firm experience
  • Experience with auditing and or using any of NetSuite, Salesforce, Adbook, DFP, internally developed systems, MS Domains, LDAP, One Login, Operative One, Amazon Web Services, ADP
  • Media industry experience
  • Experience conducting company-wide risk assessments (e.g., Fraud Risk, Enterprise Risk Management) and engagement level risk assessments.
  • Past involvement in the implementation of Internal Audit Management Software tools and applications.
  • Some experience in auditing financial controls.