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Information Technology (“IT”) Audit Director

New York, NY

Focus on what counts at Citrin Cooperman!  We are a growing nationally recognized full-service accounting, tax, and consulting firm, currently seeking an Information Technology (IT) Audit Director in our New York City office. We are among the nation’s top 25 largest accounting firms with over 800 partners and staff and 9 offices located throughout the Northeast. 
Citrin Cooperman is seeking a “hands on” IT Audit Director to lead this important function.  The IT Audit Director is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing information systems audits and business process control review engagement; conducting activities related to SOX and Sarbanes-Oxley attestations; and developing and managing staff. The IT Audit Director works closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development, and business development. Strong leadership skills are essential.
The IT Audit Director’s responsibilities will include:
  • Manage, direct, and monitor client services teams on multiple engagements; plan, execute, direct, and complete information systems audits, business process control reviews, and other service offerings in a wide variety of industries; and manage to budget.  The candidate must be a “roll up your sleeves” individual and be willing to perform the audit support work independently and/or with staff, as required.
  • Manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on projects.
  • Work with audit and assurance teams and the client to plan engagement strategy, define objectives, and address technology-related controls risks.
  • Evaluate and test business processes and business controls and identify areas of risk.
  • Lead engagements with performing general computer and application controls reviews.
  • Review operational, financial, and technology processes to provide management with an individual assessment of business risk, internal control, and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the process.
  • Work closely with clients and staff to develop client and project risk assessments, implement opportunities, and recommendations regarding business and IT process optimization, profit improvement, internal control, and compliance.
  • Participate in internal auditing outsourcing and co-sourcing engagements for clients.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology.
  • Eight to ten years of experience at a manager level or above in a similar practice or function with a Big Four or national firm, servicing cross-industry clients or experience in industry in Internal EDP Audit or Internal IT Audit.
  • Certification/license as CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, or CISM.
  • Experience performing financial, operational, and system audits, as well as business process control reviews.
  • Knowledge and experience related to IT audits and Information Technology operations.
  • Experience with numerous business cycles and multiple accounting software applications. Areas of expertise should include at least some of the following: access control software, security architecture and administration, Internet use/firewalls, network security awareness and enforcement, security policies and standards, operating systems.
  • Security experience or training and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 experience, preferred.
Please submit salary expectations in the your cover letter when applying for this position.  

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