University of Colorado IT Audit Manager in Denver, Colorado

Internal Audit reports directly to the Board of Regents, and contributes to the university’s objectives by helping the CU community understand and apply sound business practices, through independent examination and evaluation of current processes and internal controls, and providing counsel and education to those responsible for them.

Position Summary:

The Internal Audit IT Audit Manager position performs audit, investigative, consultative, and project leadership duties in the area of information technology for the benefit of the University in accordance with internal auditing policies and standards. This position plans, assigns and reviews the work product of audit team members, and participates in the creation and execution of the annual audit plan and schedule, which details the audit department's strategy, core objectives, and audit schedule. IT Audit Managers receive project and activity direction from assigned project team leads and Senior IT Audit Managers, and general supervision from the Director of IT Audit Services. IT Audit Managers provide IT Audit team leadership, mentoring, technical instruction, and review of work product to IT Auditors, IT Audit Seniors, IT Audit Specialists, and to other Audit team members according to assignment and technical specialization.

This position requires adherence to the Code of Ethics promulgated by The Institute of Internal Auditors and the University’s Fiscal Code of Ethics. This position reports to the Associate Vice President and Chief Audit Officer and is exempt from the State of Colorado Classified Staff system.

Why work for us?

The University of Colorado is not just a world-renowned educational institution for students, but serves as Colorado’s fourth largest employer. Being employed by the University offers flexible time off, opportunities for career growth and education, a balanced work schedule, and exceptional benefits. The successful IT Audit Manager candidate possesses the ability to engage many diverse academic, research, and service organizations and thrives on addressing each unique environment by developing custom audit approaches and programs for that environment. This position differs from many audit roles in the diversity and variety of work performed; from IT security to academic and business systems, research systems, facilities and event technologies, medical research informatics, collaborative IT federations, and many data management and curation activities, this role will engage all of the academic, research and business entities that make the University function. This role has minimal travel outside of our four campuses and is based in our downtown Denver office. With a typical and predictable work-week, this position is fit for someone looking for challenging and varied audit and advisory engagements while maintaining a work-life balance allowing them to pursue the benefits of living in Colorado.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributes to the development and execution of the annual department audit plan

  • Participates in audit engagements as a team member or team leader

  • Plans audits and develops test procedures

  • Reviews audit plans and reports audit results

  • Manages audits to timely completion

  • Participates in investigations

  • Provides education and counsel to university stakeholders

  • Develops professional abilities

  • Reviews, manages, and creates personal and team assignments and schedules to accomplish the audit plan

  • Resolves audit team barriers and informs audit director regarding impact of unresolved or continuing barriers

  • Assists in the effective design and deployment of audit processes and technology

  • Assists in the development of IT Audit Specialists, IT Auditors and IT Auditor Seniors by providing assistance, procedural support, and insight pertaining to IT skills and experience

  • Assists non-IT auditors with technology-related audit matters

  • Conducts research to support audit conclusions, recommendations, and counsel

  • Evaluates the work product and conclusions of the audit team

  • Collaborates with vendors, customers, regulatory agencies, law enforcement, legal counsel, management, professional organizations, and peers, during the course of audit activities

  • Travels to and from audit activity locations, approves and directs local team travel

  • Educates audit participants regarding governance, risk, and control practices, process quality, and objective achievement

  • Participates in department meetings, planning, and educational activities

  • Accurately accounts for personal time, travel, and expenses

  • Promotes, supports, and monitors continuous quality assessment and improvement in audit techniques and procedures

  • Performs all duties with regard to university policy and procedure and in adherence to audit department policies, procedures, and standards

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

  • Advanced knowledge associated with the professional practice of information technology internal auditing

  • Ability to apply associated theories, methods, principles, and practices

  • Ability to perform duties that are predominantly intellectual and varied in nature, requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, interpretive, and/or critical thinking

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment, requiring only general supervision for day-to-day tasks

  • Ability to exhibit professionalism and discretion in all forms of communication and interaction with university personnel and management.

  • Strong oral communication, business writing, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite to author and review documents, create communications, conduct data or numerical analysis, and deliver information or presentations in the field

  • Ability to utilize audit tools, data sources, and processes

  • Ability to travel to and from campuses, university facilities, affiliate and alternate worksites

Who we are: System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with an office in Broomfield and a few smaller offices located on the campuses. However, this position is located in Denver. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty.

What we offer:*

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with skills and experience.

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical: Multiple plan options

  • Dental: Multiple plan options

  • Additional Insurance: Disability, Life, Vision and Wellness

  • Retirement 401(a) Plan: Employer contributes 10% of your gross pay

  • Paid Time Off: Accruals over the year

o Vacation Days: 22

o Sick Days: 15

o Holiday Days: 10

  • Tuition Benefit: System employees have the benefit on all campuses

  • ECO Pass: RTD Bus and light rail service

  • Additional Perks & Programs: Click here to access a few more Perks and Programs

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Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor Degree or advanced degree from an accredited university in a field of study relevant to information management, information/computing science or engineering, business or finance, mathematics or numerical analysis, or similar, or at least six years of equivalent professional experience

  • For degreed applicants, at least four (4) years of audit-related or business experience related to any of the fields specified in the degree requirement

  • A minimum of two (2) years audit experience in an Audit Senior or equivalent role

  • An active Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA) certification, or the ability and agreement to complete the certification in the first year of employment.

  • A reliable vehicle with adequate insurance, registration, and valid driver’s license to facilitate site-to-site transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant computing or business field, or in any field that enhances analysis, communication, or interpersonal interaction

  • Professional experience in higher education, research institutions, technology management, or business analysis

  • Additional audit, IT-Audit, business, security, management, or technical certifications relevant to audit activity

  • Experience with policy development, management, compliance, and research

  • Knowledge and application of relevant industry, security, privacy, or compliance frameworks and standards such as COBIT, HIPAA, FERPA, ITIL, PCI, etc.

  • Knowledge and application of relevant technical guidance from organizations promoting technology best-practices or standards for IT security, privacy, operations, and service management such as NIST, ISO, OWASP, CIS and others

  • Extensive experience or skills in any IT technological role such as program management, operations, security, data management or analysis, or application development

  • Recent experience in data analytics and visualization, business intelligence, data mining and related data science fields of study (practical experience with applications such as ACL, Tableau, SQL Server, SAS or similar is beneficial)

  • Project and team management experience

Job: *Audit and Legal

Organization: *S0001 -- System Administration

Title: IT Audit Manager

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 14989