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Internal Audit Manager-IT in Austin, TX at EZCORP

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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Career Description

The Internal Audit IT Audit Manager is responsible for leading and conducting the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) section 404 compliance testing activities related to Information Technology General Controls (ITGCs), application controls, and other related IT controls for EZCORP’s businesses in coordination with the Internal Audit team, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and finance and IT teams, as well as leading and conducting other internal audit activities including assurance and advisory projects and IT integration activities related to technology internal controls for EZCORP’s acquired businesses. Key responsibilities include: establishing cooperative and sustainable relationships with business, IT and functional leaders and team members in other risk, compliance, and process improvement functions; performing detailed IT risk assessments; planning, scoping, budgeting, leading, conducting, reporting, and remediation follow-up on SOX IT testing and other assurance and advisory projects including acquisition integration activities related to EZCORP’s IT environment; hiring, training, supervising, and coaching staff and or co-source resources; evaluating business and IT processes to identify key risks, controls, and process improvements; advising management on ways to make processes faster, more cost-effective and sustainable resulting in improved business performance; providing information as requested by external auditors; communicating with management on project planning, issue identification, and recommendations; and performing other work as requested. Interacts with Executive Committee members, IT management and team members, finance and accounting team members, others from Support Center functions and those located in EZCORP’s non-U.S. locations.

Work is performed under general supervision and uses independent judgment to recognize and resolve complex problems. Individual is accountable for completing tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Relationship building, partnering, and communication with key stakeholders, while maintaining objectivity.
  • Leading and conducting SOX IT testing and IT work for other assurance and advisory projects, including M&A integration activities.
  • Project planning, administration, and execution including budget management, staff supervision, and quality reviews.
  • Risk and control identification and evaluation, and process improvement focused on information technology

Critical and Essential Tasks

  • Provide oversight and management for testing activities related to the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) section 404 compliance requirements for information technology controls for EZCORP’s businesses in coordination with the Internal Audit team, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and local finance and IT teams.
  • Perform detailed IT risk assessments.
  • Plan, scope, schedule, and execute primarily IT-related assurance and advisory projects including budget preparation, assignment of staff, review of work product, communication with management, report writing, and follow-up procedures where necessary.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and coach internal audit staff, and/or direct and supervise the work of co-source resources.
  • Supervise staff to ensure audits are conducted according to professional standards and within the time and budget allowed for each engagement.
  • Foster awareness of risks and controls through effective business partnering and provide guidance and counsel to stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, makes decisions appropriate for level of responsibility and create organizational value.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Career Requirements

7 – 12 years of progressively responsible experience in IT audit is a must.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
CISA, CISSP, or CISM desirable.

Technical Skills
Job-Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the critical tasks listed above. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the critical tasks.

  • Experience in a corporate audit, public accounting, IT, and/or project management role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 requirements and execution of business process improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant frameworks such as COBIT5, ITIL, CMM, etc.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; proven ability to effectively manage time, prioritize, delegate, and handle multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills necessary to attract, retain, develop, and motivate staff.
  • Bi-lingual fluency desirable (English and Spanish).
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding and experience with the following technologies:
    • Operating Systems: Windows Server, UNIX
    • Databases: SQL Server (Oracle, DB2 preferred)
    • Directory Applications: Active Directory
    • General ERP knowledge (PeopleSoft 9.2 preferred)
      Professional Skills

Service Orientation
This is a major area of importance. The successful incumbent will develop working relationships and partner with operations and functional areas. People who are successful in this position will operate with the highest level of integrity, be eager to help, committed to doing things right and always focused on partnering to achieve shareholder value.

Leadership skills are of great importance. Successful incumbents will possess motivational skills, with emphasis on inter-personal relationships and “results orientation”. Additionally, communication skills will be used to interpret information to all levels of associates within the Company in a positive and motivational manner.

Analytical Skills
As a leader, the person in this position will need to have keen analytical and critical thinking skills that will allow him/her to evaluate relevant information, develop points of view and keen insights, and present analysis in a clear and meaningful way. It is necessary for this position to be able to handle complex issues without close supervision.

In order to be effective in this position, this person must be able to find creative and innovative ways to handle day-to-day and special situations by carefully planning for possible eventualities and special projects. The successful candidate will set goals and timetables and meet deadlines (interim and ultimate) as a normal part of their everyday business.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The associate must occasionally lift and/or move large amounts of paper or business supplies. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet as in a normal office environment.

EZCORP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in the application or interview process should notify the Human Resource manager.

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