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Role Summary: This is a Lead IT Controllership Analyst/Auditor role within the Global Controls Center of Excellence (CCOE). The CCOE performs internal controls testing and monitoring activities across compliance, operational, and financial reporting objectives. The Lead Analyst will supervise a team to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of GE’s IT operating environment. S/he will oversee assurance procedures to assess the design and effectiveness of general IT controls (GITC).
Essential Responsibilities: Lead IT SOx program including oversight of analysts who:
Perform walkthroughs of general IT controls (GITC) for critical financial reporting applications and supporting infrastructure; assess the effectiveness of the controls (Tests of Design)
Develop or update process narratives, flow charts, and control matrices
Test general IT controls (GITC) in accordance with defined test attributes and guidance (Tests of Effectiveness)
Prepare and maintain testing work papers in GE’s audit management tool (iTerm)
Perform impact analyses for identified deficiencies and partner with operations teams on remediation efforts
Perform roll-forward testing
Evaluate 3rd party SOC reporting and appraise coverage of user control considerations
Partner with finance SOx team and liaise with external auditors
Report status and observations into IT Risk Leadership
Enact procedures to identify highly privileged access (HPA)
Perform periodic access reviews across technology layers: application, database, operating system, and domain
Review IT segregation of duties across technology layers: application, database, operating system, and domain Define analytics to identify high risk events and transactions in support of continuous controls monitoring
Assist with adhoc assessments and projects related to IT risks and controls
Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Information Systems
5+ years of experience in IT audit/risk management
Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls
Experience with general IT control (GITC) and application control testing
Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%
Written and verbal fluency in English
Understanding of the COSO/COBIT frameworks, SOx, ISO, internal controls & test plan development
Public accounting experience preferred
External certification preferred: CISA, CPA, CA, CIA
People management and personnel development experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills with orientation toward process improvement
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
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