PPD IT Audit (Senior) Manager in Wilmington, North Carolina

PPD is looking to hire a talented individual in the Internal Audit team at our corporate headquarters in Wilmington, NC.

The IT Audit (Senior) Manager will be responsible for: overseeing and executing the annual IT Sarbanes-Oxley audit; assisting in improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes through the use of data analytics and visualizations; collaborating with relevant members of management on information system or IT application implementations; leading or assisting in the performance of various investigations; developing internal policies and procedures; and assisting the wider Internal Audit team with other projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with annual risk assessment process and leads the scoping process for IT applications, in order to develop the overall annual audit plan.

  • Manages, executes, and reports on all phases of IT-related audit projects.

  • Identifies and assesses technology risks and provides insights to management regarding mitigation of these risks.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of a robust data analytics program as a key member of Internal Audit team.

  • Enhances and promotes the use of data analytics techniques to evaluate large data sets for trends and anomalies.

  • Develops scripts to query data from financial systems to support the Internal Audit department’s various audit activities.

  • Guides Internal Audit team to appropriately scope and execute data analytics focused on the most meaningful and relevant risks.

  • Leads or assists on special audit assignments.

  • Ensures that quality standards are maintained and are in accordance with relevant professional standards.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT/ Finance / Accounting or related field (Masters preferred)

  • CISA certification preferred

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience.

  • Minimum 5 years experience with leading IT audit or technology management

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with data analytics and visualization tools (ACL, Tableau, Alteryx, etc.).

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of internal controls and processes.

  • Understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  • Knowledge of Internal Audit procedures, methodologies and professional standards.

  • Excellent communication skills in order to communicate with various levels within PPD (Staff level to Senior and Executive Management)

  • Ability to work with high level of delegation and independence (taking initiatives, self starter, etc.)

    Management Role:

  • Directs through lower management levels. Has responsibility for managing a function that includes multiple related departments. In some instances may be responsible for a functional area (as determined by executive management) and not have subordinate supervisors or employees. May manage employees across multiple regions.

    Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

  • Occasional drives to site locations, potential travels both domestic and international.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.

  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  • Moderate mobility required.

  • Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.

  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.

  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.

  • Ability to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups both internally & externally.

  • Ability to apply abstract principles to solve complex conceptual issues. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.

  • Performs a wide range of complex tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.

  • Regular and consistent attendance.

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group.

*Job: Finance

*Organization: Corporate-United States (CORUS)

*Title: IT Audit (Senior) Manager

*Location: North Carolina-Wilmington

*Requisition ID: 144908