IT Executive Auditor

Cranford, UK
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2020
Job role
Job Summary

Cognizant's Internal Audit is a global function responsible for successful and efficient execution of the company's SOX Program, annual audit plan approved by the Audit Committee, and reviews requested by Executive Leadership / Senior Management.

Auditors in the Group Internal Audit have the unique opportunity to work in a global environment, acquire diverse experiences, develop new skills and nurture their growth. As a member of the Group Internal Audit team, the auditor's will:
  • Work across SOX, audit and advisory engagements.
  • Work on process and technology related areas.
  • Assigned to engagements based on their availability, expertise and development needs versus geographical proximity criteria.
  • Engage with different Functional Heads, Leaders and team members.
  • Assigned to varied roles and responsibilities across engagements. These include leading engagements, managing resources and delivery, and interacting with senior stakeholders

Key Responsibilities

The IT Executive actively assists in the planning, execution and reporting of engagements. The individual's responsibilities include the following:
  • Gaining detailed understanding of relevant IT and business processes, systems and controls. Assisting performance of risk assessments and controls evaluations.
  • Performing engagements in accordance with the planned scope/ risk areas, aligned with budget expectations.
  • Adhering to Corporate SOX / Audit Methodology and documentation requirements at all times.
  • Ensuring work papers documentation to ensure the retained documentation supports the audit work performed.
  • Identifying gaps and areas for improvement, preparing issue logs, and assisting in the evaluation of their significance and potential business impact.
  • Participating in discussions on detailed audit findings with the audit team and management prior to final report issuance to ensure clear understanding and consideration about the noted issues.
  • Following up with process owners for timely implementation of MAPs, and escalating if required.
  • Building good working relations with key stakeholders.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate time tracking.
  • Continuously focus on self-development by attending trainings, seminars and acquiring relevant certifications.

Skill and Competencies

What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and competencies:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Engineering or other technical domain.
  • CISA/CISSP/CISM with at least 3 years of experience, preferably a mix of time in a 'Big 4' public accounting firm and a large international audit and control function.
  • Good understanding of the IIA International Professional Practices Framework Standards, Internal Audit and Risk Management methodologies (e.g. COSO).
  • Experience with risk based auditing and Sarbanes Oxley testing, preferably within the technology industry.
  • Analytical skills and a thirst for knowledge and new experiences.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple, concurrent projects and meet deadlines while working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication; and presentation skills.
  • Highest professional standards, integrity and ethical behavior.

We offer:
  • A career in one of the largest and fastest growing IT services providers worldwide
  • A challenging international environment
  • Benefits package

Client Location
  • London