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Sr IT Auditor

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Sr IT Auditor
Requisition Number STFR004256
Division/College Finance
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 12
Posting Date 12/21/2017

The Senior IT Auditor will plan and execute IT audit projects to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls surrounding University data and assets. This position requires advanced knowledge of technology controls over system development, program changes, vulnerability management, web applications, operating systems, databases, applications software, computer operations, network security, BCP\DR, and emerging technologies.

The Senior IT Auditor must possess a working knowledge of Northeastern University including its business processes, policies and procedures, governance practices, and regulatory obligations as it relates to information systems. The Senior IT Auditor will report to the Assistant Director of Information Technology (IT) Audit.

The Senior IT Auditor is expected to:
• Provide IT risk and control guidance in a complex information technology environment that includes centralized and decentralized systems,
• Combine technical ability and project management skills to conduct IT audits by assessing risks and identifying audit objectives and scope for each review, developing audit programs, performing interviews and testwork, developing clear and concise audit work papers to support findings and recommendations, and writing clear and concise reports for management
• Perform integrated and operational audit as necessary to carry out the annual audit plan
• Develop Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAAT) procedures using Microsoft Excel and other tools for automating and performing routine operational and financial audit tasks.
• Perform audit engagements in compliance with the Institute of Internal Audit’s (IIA) Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
• Perform other special projects as assigned.
• Work with the external auditors as deemed necessary.

The Senior IT Auditor needs to produce timely and accurately completed audit work with properly supported results and conclusions and audit recommendations are well thought out and workable. The auditor should have a strong desire to put the auditee first with the goal of adding value to their processes; and remain a support to the auditee without compromising audit independence.


Candidate for this position should possess:
• Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Information Security/Assurance, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Master’s degree is a plus.
• Minimum of three to five years’ experience in IT auditing, IT risk & compliance, and\or information security. Higher education experience is a plus.
• Familiar with audit management tools\solutions
• Working knowledge of security and technology frameworks (e.g. NIST, COBIT).
• Strong data analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of MS Excel is required.
• Related professional certification (CISA or CITP is required; CISSP, CISM or other applicable certification is a plus)
• Proven ability to work effectively on multiple projects at the same time, and learn complex technical concepts.
* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong analytical ability.
* High professional standards with the ability to handle confidential information and work with a diverse population.

Additional Information

This position requires a criminal background check.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Transcripts

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