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IT Audit Manager

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Oak Brook
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About This Role
The primary purpose of the IT Audit Manager role is to assist Ace management to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our organization's IT risk management, control, and governance processes and utilize effective data analytics throughout all audit projects. The IT Audit Manager will perform timely, quality IT audits for all key risk areas identified during our annual planning process and provide leadership and mentoring to audit team members involved with execution of their individual projects.
What You'll Do

  • Assist Audit Services management in planning and organizing a comprehensive, long-range program of IT audit coverage including annual evaluation of required resources (both internal and external) to address all high-risk IT areas.

  • Prepare and update the annual IT audit plan, schedule and execute IT and Integrated audit assignments, manage internal audit team members, and manage external resource relationships with key third party service providers.

  • Develop hypotheses regarding potential IT risks and determine appropriate testing strategies to determine if key controls are properly mitigating all identified risks.

  • Ensure maintenance of highest departmental standards and quality of audit projects.

  • Optimize use of all automated tools available within the organization.

  • Develop professional capability of internal audit team members through on-the-job training, external training programs, and 1on1 mentorship activities.

    Who You Are
    As Ace's IT Audit Manager, you demonstrate the ability to evaluate, identify, and suggest ways to minimize potential risk within the IT systems that house all information assets. You love to verify the reliability and integrity of these systems and analyze related data to ensure our assets are secure. In addition, you love to collaborate effectively with peers, business partners, and your direct reports by sharing valuable IT knowledge and continually building positive relationships.
    Required Skills

    • Minimum of 5 years audit background with IT exposure, strong data analysis skills, and experience with computer assisted auditing techniques.

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, and/or Information Systems.

    • Knowledge of risks associated with logical security, general and application controls, and systems development methodology.

    • Strong project management and analytical skills to conduct audits and assess financial, operational, compliance, and IT systems risk.

    • Experience working with SAP, mainframe, and distributed platforms as well as knowledge of Windows, UNIX, and Relational Database Management Systems.

    • Strong written and oral communication skills.

    • Demonstrated ability to effectively and confidently discuss audit issues with management and develop business-focused recommendations to strengthen controls.

    • Ability to supervise a group of professional resources (including third party service providers) and to direct their activities in accomplishing the goals of the Audit Services Department.

    • A strong track record of providing team leadership, demonstrating a partnering approach to conducting audits, and exposure to a wide array of business, operational, and information systems functions.

      Preferred Skills

      • Understand, identify, evaluate, document key risk indicators and data structures, and design/develop relational databases for collecting data.

      • Knowledge and/or experience of the technology and risks associated with Web applications, mobile devices, social media, malware, and cloud computing is a plus, but not required.

      • Certification including one or more of: CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM are a plus but not required

        Compensation Details:
        $109100 - $136300 per year
        Why should you join our team?
        We live our values - W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork). Gratitude. Humility. Love. You don't often see values like these in most corporate statements, but Ace is different. These things are important to us. They represent our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand.
        In addition to providing our employees a great culture, Ace also offers competitive benefits* that address life's necessities and perks, many of which expand and improve year after year, including:

        • Incentive opportunities, based on role/grade level (rapid company growth over the past 5 years resulted in incentives being paid out at an average of 126% of your target opportunity!)

        • Generous 401(k) retirement savings plan with company contributions, averaging 9.6% per year of eligible earnings over the past 5 years

        • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision and disability - up to 26 weeks short-term disability and long-term disability) & life insurance benefits for you and your dependents

        • 21 days of vacation immediately available (prorated in the first year) and up to 6 paid holidays depending on the month of hire

        • Company Car, phone and fuel card are provided for field-based positions

        • Your career at Ace is more than just a job. It's a chance to be part of something meaningful. We help locally-owned businesses thrive and make an impact in their communities - and we support our employees in doing the same by offering an annual Ace Cares Week, 20 hours off work per year to volunteer at an organization of your choice, opportunities to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Ace Helpful Fund through the Ace Foundation

        • Ace invests in every employee we hire, with a key focus on development and coaching. We offer on-site classes, facilitator-led courses, and a generous tuition assistance program, plus a performance management approach that goes beyond the typical annual review

        • We know the work environment matters. That's why Ace holds frequent campus events like Employee Appreciation Week, vendor demos, cookouts, and merchandise sales

        • We bring them to you! Services such as mobile spas, auto maintenance, car wash and detailing, dry cleaning, dentists, eye doctors, flu shots, recycling and more!

        • Employee discounts on Ace merchandise (including top brands like Weber, Traeger, Yeti, Craftsman, DeWalt and more), travel, fitness, computers and thousands more

        • Birth/Adoption bonding paid time off

        • Adoption cost reimbursement

        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - access to free visits to therapists and lawyers, guidance on financial matters, elder and childcare, and assistance with tickets to entertainment events

        • Identity theft protection

          * Benefits are provided in compliance with applicable policies.
          We want to hear from you!
          When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.
          Equal Opportunity Employer
          Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.
          The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but could be higher based on education and experience. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individual's education, training and experience, the position's work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires.
          Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the Ace position description for the accurate starting pay range information and feel free to discuss this with a Talent Acquisition professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview.
          This written "Position Description" is not intended to cover all aspects of the position listed. It is meant to cover the basic/general essential job functions of a particular position. Ace Hardware Corporation reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity.
          Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, with more than 5,500 locally owned hardware stores throughout approximately 70 countries. Our independently owned and operated retailers have the freedom to run their business in the way that best serves their local community. Beyond home-improvement projects, we support our communities by operating the Ace Hardware Foundation, which partners with such worthy causes as the Children's Miracle Network, Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and more.

Keywords: Ace Hardware, Chicago , IT Audit Manager, Executive , Oak Brook, Illinois

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