IT Audit Director in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 8/12/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

About JLL

We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We help organizations around the world achieve their ambitions by owning, occupying and investing in real estate.

We’re a Fortune 500 company. We work across 80 countries, in 280 different offices, with a team of over 77,000 individuals. And we look after a property portfolio of over 4bn square feet, all on behalf of our clients.

If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. At JLL, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections through sharing different perspectives, and you’ll be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions – join us at JLL!

What this job involves

As an IT Audit Director you’ll be responsible for the completion of IT audits (including Sarbanes Oxley compliance), providing strategic direction in the establishment of risk-based auditing and establishing reporting methodologies, organization design, and effective positioning of the function. This position is responsible for supervising, scheduling and performing audit engagements; planning, supervising and performing information system control audits, audit reviews, process audits; and reviewing and approving audit programs. The incumbent will be responsible for building and managing relationships with senior technology and other business leaders in the company, as well as working closely with the CAE to deliver work that provides assurance over the key risks for the technology applications and processes, IT projects, and IT infrastructure..

This role provides leadership development opportunities by working with senior management and international exposure that will broaden your knowledge of our global organization.

In this role you’ll use your:

Strategic thinking skills

  • You’ll provide strategic oversight and management of JLL’s end-to end IT Audit program as the Global IT Audit Director working closing with other Lead Auditors in the department to provide assurance and advisory services to the business.
  • You’ll always look for process improvement opportunities and initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the IT Audit program and Global Internal Audit department
  • You’ll also manage implementation of those and other improvements, including process changes and adoption of tools and technology to assist in carrying out your responsibilities.

IT Audit expertise

  • You’ll collaborate with various Technology Service teams to better understand the changes that are being planned and significant IT systems being implemented to provide assurance on project delivery and guidance on updating process and control related issues.
  • You’ll ensure all current projects conform to requirements of all areas, i.e., policies, procedures, workflow, etc.

  • You’ll plan, supervise and execute IT General Computer Controls (ITGC) and Application Control (AC) audits to support the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance reviews.
  • You’ll guide control owners in ensuring the maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) related process and control documentation.
  • You’ll have data residency knowledge to support a global organization operating across 70 countries
  • You’ll coordinate the IT audit efforts with the internal financial/business audit team, internal IT management, external auditors, and other stakeholders.
  • You’ll acting as a center of expertise and coaching the IT department in IT Risks and IT Compliance.
  • You’ll be responsible for planning and supervising compliance reviews of disaster recovery plans to monitor compliance of plans against corporate policies and applicable regulations.
  • You’ll be responsible for resource planning and budgeting, status reporting, and staff training, management and oversight of audit teams.
  • You’ll be providing training for IT Services teams to help develop a process and control mindset.
  • You’ll be training and developing Audit Management and Senior level Auditors within the IT Audit department.

Strong management skills

  • You’ll manage a cohesive, responsive, engaged and high-performing team including indirect reports during projects and assignments
  • You’ll manage process owners in maintaining and updating the process narratives/flowcharts; and control owners in ensuring the appropriate /sufficient evidence of controls

Strong communication skills

  • You’ll represent GIA as liaison and insure a close relationship and proper alignment with the external auditors and with IT and other internal compliance groups (e.g. legal, compliance, and professional standards)
  • You’ll support leadership to ensure an effective IT Audit program on an on-going basis, including the planning, execution and reporting of controls over various IT processes.
  • You’ll participate in audits and advisory reviews where needed, and communicate audit findings and Action Plans to key stakeholders on a regular basis

Sound like you? To apply you need to have:

Education and experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent and related certifications (CPA, ACA, CIA, CISA or similar) are a plus.
  • Minimum of twelve to fifteen years’ experience in public accounting or industry. Professional services experience is a plus.
  • Advanced level experience in a related role with extensive experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for executing concurrently on a portfolio of high quality deliverables according to strict timetables.
  • Specific subject matter expertise regarding technology application control disciplines and a strong understanding of IT and corporate functions.

Organizational and communicative skills

  • You’ll need to have great verbal and written communication skills, collaboration and presentation skills, as well as solid organizational, project management and execution skills
  • You should have excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with all levels of management
  • You’ll need to have the ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team
  • You’ll have the ability to work with virtual, global teammates and understanding/sensitivity working with and within cultural and international differences

Technical skills

  • Experience with Workiva or other GRC systems a plus, in addition to Microsoft Excel and Visio
  • PeopleSoft, JDE/E1 or Large Scale ERP financial systems experience or implementations experience is also a plus
  • Knowledge of best practices to secure enterprise technology infrastructure and application environments

Adaptability and an ethical mindset

  • You’ll need to have the ability to provide creative recommendations, work well with and lead others and to affect process change, reengineer projects and drive overall improvement
  • You should be results-oriented and service-minded with the ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally, while maintaining a healthy balance of independence and objectivity
  • You’ll need to exercise sound judgment and be able to balance deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
  • You’ll have a proven track record of excellence, ownership and accountability
  • You’ll have high ethical standards and values that align with our company’s values

What you can expect from us

You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around the globe. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, wellbeing, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of varied experiences. Keep those ambitions in sights and imagine where JLL can take you...


JLL Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

JLL is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce.  JLL strongly believes in equal opportunity extended to all individuals in all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination without regard to race, color, religion, belief, creed, age, sex, pregnancy or maternity (including childbirth and related conditions), family responsibility (e.g. child care, elder care), nationality, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran’s status, genetic information, trade union membership, social position, political view or status as a qualified individual with a disability, protected leave status or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law.  The company also endeavors to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business and ensures that employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

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