IT Audit Lead

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Our Internal Audit department is looking for a Senior IT auditor to join our dynamic and growing team. This individual will conduct technology focused audits as well as integrated audits. He or she will be responsible for evaluating risks and controls for our IT infrastructure, applications and systems, information security, and key business processes and operations. Also, the Senior IT Auditor will play a key role in supporting the group's Data Analytics program. Furthermore, he or she will perform oversight of the company's SOX 404 audit by providing guidance related to IT controls and managing internal and external relationships.

Key responsibilities:

  • Performs IT General Computer controls audits, infrastructure audits, and emerging technology reviews as

  • prescribed in the Annual Internal Audit Plan

  • Flexible in capability to perform integrated and operational audits

  • Identifies weaknesses in internal controls and opportunities to enhance operational efficiencies

  • Tracks remediation of audit issues noted in internal audit reports

  • Serves as the liaison with IT for IT external auditors and co-sourced consultants

  • Effectively communicates audit results, both verbally and in writing, so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient

  • Performs financial audit steps as instructed by the senior director of internal audit

  • Develops and uses audit software routines to extract and analyze data from key software applications in support of auditors

  • Effectively interacts with IT personnel, external auditors, consultants, and other company personnel including some interaction with higher level employees

  • Provides internal control oversight for financial system implementations or upgrades by attending team meetings and reviewing key project documents

  • Performs special projects which are appropriate and relevant to the Internal Audit Department Charter


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or CISSSP certification or equivalent formal auditor certification

  • 4-6 years of experience in IT Audit, Information Security, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of the technological, operational, financial, and compliance risks that affect information systems design, modification, and processing activities

  • Knowledge of applications, databases, and operating systems. Familiarity with networking, intrusion detection systems and firewalls

  • Experience in data analytics with focus on fraud detection

  • Information systems auditing skills including ITGCs

  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one

  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors

  • An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business

  • An understanding of organizational mission, values, and goals and consistent application of this knowledge

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