accountingmanager | Global Internal Audit Team Leader - Assistant Director/Manager in Worthington, MN

Global Internal Audit Team Leader - Assistant Director/Manager

  • Ernst & Young Global Limited
  • 1631 Okabena St
  • Worthington, MN 56187
  • Full-Time
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Our Risk Management team is responsible for protecting EY from the risks that arise from its professional practice. The team works closely with all parts of the business to identify and manage EY's risk, providing coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, compliance, regulatory, policy, security and risk management issues, as well as dealing with claims and any queries regarding EY ethics. By overseeing the operation and monitoring of key risk processes, Risk Management helps to manage the threat of litigation, avoid regulatory enforcement and limit damage to our reputation. Under Vision 2020, our Risk Management team is strategically re-focusing on risk by embedding risk discussions into business planning activities at all levels of the organization. Function: Risk Management Rank: Assistant Director Sub Function: Global Internal Audit Reports to: RM Audit Leader
Job Summary: In FY12, EY established the Global Internal Audit (GIA) function to provide assurance to the EY Global (EYG) Audit Committee (AC) and Global Executive (GE) over key policies and procedures, processes and controls in place to mitigate strategic, operational, compliance and financial risks faced by the organization globally. GIA is seeking an individual to fill the role of an Assistant Director (Manager) to assist in carrying out its mandate. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to interact with Member Firm executives and learn firsthand about a complex global professional services organization. The role requires a self-starter with at least 6 years of relevant experience. The individual must be able to work independently in a diverse global team and build and maintain relationships with the key stakeholders. Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Leads teams to execute IT and IT-related audit projects in conformance with GIA methodology and professional standards, and within budgets and established deadlines
  • Executes multiple simultaneous IT and IT-related audit projects of all sizes and complexities across Regions / Areas, Member Firms, global functions and processes, etc.
  • Executes integrated audits that consider strategic, financial, operational, and compliance risks
  • Plans audit projects; makes project-level judgments around objectives and scope
  • Evaluates control designs; develops and executes audit tests
  • Ensures the deployment and optimal utilization of data analytic procedures on applicable assignments
  • Evaluates results, synthesizes audit findings across the audit, and drafts audit reports
  • Presents audit objectives, scope, and results to senior members of management; clearly articulates the potential impact of control gaps in a highly professional and competent manner
  • Utilizes organizational and GIA tools in a proficient manner
  • Interacts with management, as needed, to ensure management action plans are closed effectively and timely
  • Effectively teaches, coaches, and develops team members in all aspects of the GIA audit methodology
  • Acts as coach and mentor to junior team members
  • Maintains internal audit competency through ongoing professional development
  • Assumes full performance management responsibility for assigned staff
  • Adapts quickly to unstructured assignments, clarifying objectives and delivering results
  • Works effectively in a global team environment / coordinates with and manages virtual global teams to complete the audits

  • Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
  • Must be able to use professional judgment when identifying and evaluating risks and assessing impact of control gaps / breakdown focus should be on key risks and issues which have significant impact to the Member Firm / global organization
  • Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Operates independently and takes responsibility for complex audits or parts of highly complex audits with periodic feedback
  • Coaches and mentors junior team members and serves as a formal counselor (if required)
  • Coordinates with and manages virtual global teams to complete the audits
  • Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Knowledge and experience in application of control theory and professional IT auditing practices
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people in a way that inspires, develops, and delivers results
  • Demonstrated track record of integrity, effective communication, innovation, and excellence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to deliver high quality, actionable feedback to client management on control issues and potential solutions to close gaps
  • Proficient knowledge of common applications (MS Office, etc.)
  • Other Requirements:
  • Overtime will be required and will vary based on the volume of work (approximately 10 20% throughout the year)
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (approximately 30%)
  • Job Requirements: Education:
  • BA or BS in Information Technology or equivalent degree
  • Additional education in special fields related to IT risk management would be an advantage
  • Experience:
  • At least six years of experience in public accounting and/or internal audit function of a large organization
  • Exposure to diverse and/or complex situations
  • Experience working with global / virtual teams is preferred
  • Certification Requirements:
  • Professional certification (CISA, CIA or equivalent) is preferred


  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.