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Manager, IT Internal Audit Job

DATE: Nov 15, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 74503 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


The Manager, IT Internal Audit manages and conducts IT audits throughout the company, including the management and training of internal audit staff on IT audit engagements. Develop the testing strategy for the IT portion of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reporting requirements. Identify control improvement opportunities, process inefficiencies, etc. and assist in formulating viable solutions. Requires a general knowledge of retail and strong understanding of IT general controls (for compliance with SOX, as per above), IT application controls, accounting controls and internal audit standards. Managing, planning, research, testing, analyzing and reporting are the primary functions performed in the position. Communication, managerial and leadership skills and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances are necessary. Act as a subject matter expert on all IT audit, compliance, and risk matters on behalf of DSW. This position reports to the Director, Internal Audit and has direct reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and conduct audits in accordance with the departmental audit plan, ad-hoc business requests or ethics hotline phone calls. Such audits may test the adequacy of accounting, operational and technology controls across all functions ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulations (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley).
  • Plan, research, test, analyze and report audit work and results. Effectively communicate audit results and recommendations to various groups including the Audit Committee, senior management, and department leaders.
  • Identify areas in which the company has opportunities to improve. Provide timely follow up on aligned action plans to ensure implementation.
  • Develop and utilize data analytics to support audit findings, and develop continuous auditing programs.
  • Ensure that audits are completed on a timely basis, in accordance with departmental standards and annual plan.
  • Proactively identify profit improvement and cost reduction opportunities through audit procedures, reviewing management controls and operating efficiency ensuring that the company's assets are adequately protected. Particular emphasis should be placed on the use of IT automation and data analytics to achieve objectives.
  • Produce well drafted audit reports and present findings to management teams identifying opportunities to improve controls and/or operational processes. Assess their risk and impact and partner with the business stakeholder to align on effective management action plans. Will assist in formulating the annual audit plan and preparing quarterly Audit Committee reporting.
  • Maintain good communication with other areas of the company. Resolve conflicts and opinion differences in an effective and productive manner.
  • Ability to represent Internal Audit views/assessments while working with other departments and senior leadership.
  • Obtain/Maintain professional certifications by completing the necessary continuing education.
  • Mentor, coach and evaluate internal auditors within the Internal Audit department.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong understanding and experience working with IT governance frameworks (i.e. COBIT, ISO, etc.)
  • Experience in cybersecurity operations or conducting cybersecurity audits and assessments
  • Experience in data analytics for audit purposes (i.e. using software such as ACL, Tableau or IDEA)
  • Excellent follow-through and drive for timely and quality results.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight.
  • Positive attitude and strong team player, excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage through challenging projects and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence change.


Minimum Qualifications


  • 9-12 years of progressive auditing experience, with current experience with IT audits, as well as current experience in managing people.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CISA, CIA, CISSP or other applicable professional certifications required and maintained



  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in MIS, Computer Science or Accounting with IS concentration)



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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