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IT Auditor

Department: Internal Audit
Location: Albany, NY

Position Title:                    IT Auditor
Grade/Classification:        3 - Professional
Bargaining Unit:                Confidential
FLSA Status:                      Exempt
Hiring Rate:                        $73,258
Application Deadline:        9/20/2019
 

 


 

Primary Purpose

The Information Technology (IT) Auditor assists management in performing independent, objective, and highly technical audits and complex analysis of DASNY’s Information Services (IS) functions to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Schedule, plan and conduct IT related projects and audits within the Internal Audit Department including IT processes and general controls, systems, applications and security.
  • Ensure audits are conducted in accordance with all applicable department and professional standards.
  • Develop audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and impact on business objectives.
  • Work closely with Internal Audit team as well as with various subject matter experts within IS (Information systems) and Information Security.
  • Assist in designing and implementing an IT audit framework; producing audit exception reporting; and developing, implementing, and maintaining computer assisted auditing tools to be used by the audit staff.
  • Verify policies and procedures are being interpreted and applied properly and carried out as intended by management.
  • Evaluate and appraise operations for compliance with established procedures for effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Obtain and review evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented at the conclusion of each audit assignment.
  • Ensure audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk.
  • Prepare written audit reports to document findings and recommendations.
  • Recommend and assist with the implementation of audit initiatives; make recommendations for changes/improvements.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate risk exposures relating to information systems.
  • Develop, document and implement policies and procedures.
  • Assess, develop and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
  • Undertake special assignments as directed.
  • Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
  • Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the NYS Office of Information Technology Services. (Standards can be found on the Intranet).

Supervision

Supervision of employees may be required. 

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Requires travel (may be frequent), using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle.  This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments.  Requires exposure to weather and temperature extremes, loud noises, heights (climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc.) and other work-safety hazards (chemicals, fumes, etc.) of a construction site. Must be available to occasionally work a modified work schedule or extended workday hours.

Work Environment

May be standard office environment or a construction site. Requires the use of one or more of the following:  PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, shredder. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, IT, or related field plus three years’ experience in IT auditing. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered for candidates with a valid audit certification such as CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, IT, or related field plus three years’ experience in IT auditing. CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Essential Skills

  • Working knowledge of internal auditing procedures and professional auditing standards.
  • Familiarity with the construction industry.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills along with good negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, innovative and critical thinking skills.
  • Understanding of data mining and analysis.
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; good customer relations. 
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in matters of confidentiality. 
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Standards for Internal Controls in New York State Government.
  • Proficiency in PC applications such as Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.  

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