Senior IT Internal Auditor

Audit Hollywood, California


Position at J2 Cloud Services

We are seeking a Senior Internal Auditor-Data Analyst to join our growing internal audit team in Hollywood, California or Dublin, Ireland.  This individual will report to the Director of Internal Audit Cloud Services based in Hollywood California and will primarily focus on IT testing of the effectiveness of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (“ICFR”) through the execution of the Sarbanes Oxley process.  Additionally, this individual will lead the Data Analytics program to build out automated auditing workflows to improve audit efficiencies and increase the scope of populations audited by the entire Internal Audit team.


Key Responsibilities:

  •  Assist the Director of Internal Audit with executing all phases of the Sarbanes Oxley process for ICFR, including planning, control testing and deficiency reporting.
  • Audit business units and perform IT audit activities to evaluate potential gaps in compliance with internal controls over IT Security, IT Applications, Change Controls and IT Operations.
  • Perform IT audit work for Oracle, complex billing platforms and enterprise platforms such as AWS, Salesforce, ADP, and internally developed systems.
  • Perform audit of databases (MySQL SQL, Oracle), operating systems (Active Directory and LINUX), AWS and data warehouses.
  • Produce detailed audit work papers that are re-performable by 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.
  • Serve as the lead driver in advancing the data analysis capabilities of the Internal Audit Department.
  • Identify opportunities to utilize analytics to improve risk assessments, audit coverage and execution, and/or identification of information which adds value to the business.
  • Experience with Alteryx, ACL, Tableau, SAS or other business intelligence tools.
  • Experience providing value-add recommendations to management to improve the control environment, increase operational effectiveness, or improve quality of products and services provided by the Company.
  • Experience supporting the IT audit function within the company as a subject matter expert in terms of coordination between Internal Audit and the business.
  • Coordinating with business process owners to complete key IT controls testing in accordance with the annual SOX Audit Plan in a timely manner.
  • Working with business process owners to track, assess and evaluate action plans and implementation efforts for control deficiencies to ensure deficiencies are timely and satisfactorily remediated.
  • Evaluating controls for implementation and effectiveness as new systems are developed and/or key business process changes.
  • Maintains effective communication with management and cross-functional communication with process owners and control performers.
  • Timely notifies and consults with manager on potential or actual control gaps identified in either the design adequacy or operating effectiveness of key controls.
  • Develop and document efficient and effective audit objectives, programs and testing procedures.
  • Support control design assessments to ensure key controls are designed and operating effectively
  • Support the external auditors during audit field work.


Required Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Business, Accounting or related field required.
  • CISA, CPA, CIA or similar designation required.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with IT auditing, risk management and compliance including internal control concepts and executing SOX assessments.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience performing data analytics.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding relevant regulations (GAAP, SOX, etc.).
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to perform multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to draft clear and concise internal audit reports, summarize audit findings and align comprehensive management action plans with the process owner.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing neat, concise, appropriately referenced work papers to document test procedures performed and conclusion drawn.
  • Experience in coding for data analytics, automation and data visualization.
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and solve problems.
  • 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.
  • Analytical thinker with a proven ability to work independently
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.