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Senior Manager, IT Internal Audit

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Lowell - Massachusetts - USA



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Description & Requirements


In your role as Senior Manager, IT Internal Audit, you will have the opportunity to be leader in a growing and impactful Internal Audit team and help the global enterprise manage risks, improve processes, systems and controls while utilizing the latest technology. You will join a Best Place to Work company and an Internal Audit team with a culture of flexibility, collaboration, and innovation. Reporting to the Senior Director, Internal Audit you will build-out an IT internal audit team and own the IT portion of the Internal Audit portfolio while partnering with business process focused Internal Audit team, UKG’s Corporate IT and Enterprise Risk organizations on a diverse set of IT audits and projects supporting large-scale post-merger integration activities, IT operational reviews and compliance programs. Your team’s work will span over several functions, multitude of processes and key systems and will directly contribute to the success of a dynamic global SaaS technology leader.

Job Responsibilities
• Build-out a high impact team of IT auditors to jointly provide coverage to the global UKG enterprise.
• Manage the team’s execution of a structured program to support the organization’s post-merger systems integration roadmap by partnering with business and IT stakeholders to assess risks and identify internal controls.
• Plan and manage execution of IT audit programs for financial (e.g., ITGCs), operational and compliance (e.g., ISO27001) audits in alignment with the Internal Audit Plan
• Execution of continuous monitoring and conducting ongoing risk assessments of key business processes and initiatives to drive a risk-based IT audit plan
• Complete IT project risk assessments, control environment assessments, audit scheduling, audit planning, test plan development and execution, audit issue documentation, and reports to senior management
• Build strong relationships with IT PMO and the IT function senior management and conduct on-going communication throughout the audit lifecycle.
• Review and recommend improvements to IT general controls and IT automated application controls design over a combination of off-the-shelf ERPs, such as Oracle EBS, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics 365, homegrown financial systems and underlying IT infrastructure (e.g., servers, databases and networks).
• Work closely with IT and Finance project teams to ensure alignment with program development lifecycle controls and required project documentation and to identify IT risks and controls for new systems implementations and integrations.
• Manage the relationship with our IT external auditors with support for document request lists, walkthroughs, testing, testing status, deficiency tracking and issue remediation needed to support our external financial audit (UKG is not a SOX-filer)
• Perform walkthroughs and testing of the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of internal controls over IT areas and identify reportable issues.
• Communicate findings to senior management, draft audit reports, and perform follow-up on status of management actions taken on identified issues.
• Develop meaningful recommendations for management to improve the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of IT controls and operations.
• Collaborate with managers, staff members, financial and IT personnel for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required to perform audit functions.

Limited planed travel may be needed to UKG’s key locations; infrequent and <10%


Required Education
• Bachelor’s in Information Systems or related areas, such as Business Administration, Finance and Accounting.
• Master’s or MBA preferred
Required Experience
• 6-10 years of work experience in an IT Audit role within a Big 4 public accounting firm or Internal Audit function in a global company;
• 3+ years of management experience
• Technology sector experience (SaaS preferred).
• Expert level knowledge of IT internal control frameworks and concepts, with specific emphasis on IT General Controls (e.g., logical security, change management, computer operations and program development, automated Application Controls, Segregation of Duties, etc.
• Experience in designing and managing a team’s work independently under general supervision with latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Preferred Experience
• Experience with systems implementations and integration activities with emphasis on pre-implementation reviews and assessing impact to risks and controls landscape.
• Experience auditing an ISMS program under ISO27001 standard.
• Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in leading meetings and presenting findings and recommendations.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, audit stakeholders and external auditors.
• Detail-oriented with project management and organizational skills.
• Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Experience working across multiple time-zones in a global setting with internal and/or external resources
Required Certification
• One of more of the following: CISA, CISSP, CIA or CRISC
• ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor a plus
• Limited planed travel may be needed to UKG’s key locations; infrequent and <10%

Corporate overview

Here at UKG, Our Purpose Is People. UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos, uniting two award-winning, employee-centered cultures. Our employees are an extraordinary group of talented, energetic, and innovative people who care about more than just work. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people. UKG has more than 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for its inclusive workplace culture. Ready to be inspired? Learn more at

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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