Lead IT Auditor

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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The Lead IT Auditor is responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of IT audits and special projects, and participates in projects associated with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). 

The Internal Audit function is responsible for assessing the reliability of financial reporting, compliance with laws and regulations, the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and safeguarding of Company assets. The function provides assurance to management and the Audit Committee that controls are in place and working effectively, performs fraud investigations and completes special projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee.  Internal Audit is responsible for identifying opportunities for operational and control improvements to mitigate risk and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes across the Company’s global businesses.


The Internal Audit Department reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, and administratively to the CFO.  The Internal Audit organization is viewed as a training ground for high performing talent seeking a development assignment and exposure to the global operations of the Company.


What You’ll Do:

  • Lead IT risk assessment and develops the annual IT audit plan as part of the integrated internal audit plan.   
  • Coordinate activities with third party IT audit resources (co-sourced partners) in planning and executing IT audits.  Provides Company knowledge and coordinates with management. 
  • Develop risk-based integrated audit plans for review of financial and operational systems, general IT controls, information security, operating systems, applications, infrastructure and IT governance.  
  • Execute IT and integrated audits.   Works independently or as part of a team (including co-sourced partners).  
    • Present audit plans to management.
    • Coordinate audit activities with management prior to and during the audit.  
    • Complete process documentation.  
    • Develop audit work papers to document testing procedures and findings.  
    • Identify and communicates control issues, process inefficiencies or operational risks, and recommends appropriate solutions to address control weaknesses, enhance business processes and improve operational efficiency. 
    • Present findings to management in writing (audit reports) and verbally.  
    • Follow up with management on open management action plans.
  • Coordinate IT SOX control testing activities (IT general controls (ITGCs) and application controls) with the co-sourced partner, the Business Controls team, and the external auditors.
  • Conduct IT and business process projects associated with SOX including: evaluating and testing key IT and business process controls; documents in work papers; reports findings to management verbally and in writing.
  • Support IT and Business Controls in the design and implementation of IT controls around new applications, infrastructure and tools.
  • Collaborate closely with the Manager of IT Business Controls to support control activities.
  • Assist in the completion of projects assigned by management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Assist in the design, documentation and implementation of the internal audit department policies and procedures


What You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems or other Information Technology field required
  • 5 or more years of IT audit experience with increasing responsibility required
  • SAR or other large ERP experience required
  • Big 4 preferred
  • CISA preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) a plus
  • Business/operations/manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 
  • Knowledge of data analytical audit tools (e.g., ACL, Excel, Tableau, IDEA) a plus


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance;medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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