Global Data Consultants

  • Sr. IT Auditor

    Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/1/2018 8:15 AM)
    Job ID
    Lindsey James
  • Overview

    Are you looking for a dynamic and innovative career with a full-service technology company? GDC IT Solutions is currently recruiting for a Sr. IT Auditor in the Harrisburg, PA area.

    Position Overview

    The individual in this role is responsible for leading and conducting complex independent and objective audits with respect to the Information Technology division, department, and/or activity. This individual is responsible for planning, organizing, and execution of information system reviews. These audits include identifying risks and tests controls associated with information systems integrity and operational effectiveness, compliance with rules and regulations, and system and data integrity. These audits also include reviewing and reporting on the effectiveness of management systems and controls, evaluating the integrity and reliability of information used by management in decision making, and developing and reporting recommendations for operational improvements and correction of control or procedural deficiencies based on findings and conclusions. This position is also responsible for developing audit programs and procedures.


    • Lead complex IT and integrated audits by evaluating applications, system operations, and supporting infrastructure including scheduling, processing, input/output systems flow, controls and edits, data storage, and security procedures to ensure that systems integrity exists. 
    • Lead and conduct reviews of processes, policies, procedures, security, and configuration controls of existing systems as well as proposed controls of new systems. 
    • Conduct a thorough analysis as problem areas are discovered. 
    • Participate in risk assessment and planning discussions to define audit objectives, scope, and develop audit programs based on the defined objectives. 
    • Attend meetings with internal auditor staff and/or conduct interviews with management and staff of the assigned audit area, as necessary, to gain an understanding of the respective processes and the controls governing the assigned audit area. 
    • Design, write, test, implement, and document Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) programs for audit utilizing Microsoft Access, ACL, or other software packages. 
    • Review documentation for all stages of the audit, ensuring complete and accurate audit results as well as compliance with department standards. 
    • Analyze findings and test results and arrive at sound fact-based conclusions and appropriate recommendations for problem areas noted. 
    • Identify risks, controls and gaps within a process or systems. 
    • Draw conclusions and provide recommendations in a clear, concise and constructive manner, both orally and in writing. 
    • Communicate with departmental representatives and client management regarding status of audits/projects. 
    • Conduct follow-up work, as necessary, to evaluate corrective action taken by management to resolve previous IT audit observations and ensure corporate compliance with policies, laws, and regulations. 
    • Research and apply industry best practices while challenging an organization or status quo. 
    • Ensure the effective accomplishment of audits according to the audit plan.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or related field and two to four years of experience, preferably including two years in public accounting firm. Professional license (CPA, CISA, CIA, CITP) required and any combination of knowledge, experience, and training. 
    • Understanding of concepts related to information technology audit, including security and control risks such as logical and physical access security, change management, cybersecurity, network infrastructure and related technologies, and disaster recovery planning. 
    • Exposure to COSO and COBIT principals and practical hands-on experience evaluating risk and developing internal audit programs.
    • Create solutions supporting continuous risk assessment, control auditing, data mining and fraud detection.
    • Apply key frameworks including COSO/COBIT and Cybersecurity framework assessment for internal controls.
    • Plan, organize, and execute IT audit of IT internal controls, application controls, technology infrastructure, ICFR controls, and IT processes throughout the agency.
    • Assist in the development and completion of a comprehensive risk based internal audit plan, including ITGC testing.
    • Plan and perform data analytics procedures for information systems and related processes in a complex, multi-platform environment.
    • Collaborate with other team members to plan and perform risk-based business process reviews and effectively communicate results to management.
    • Provide technical support in the assessment, design and implementation of ITGC requirements.
    • Evaluate and test the industry-related business process and IT controls and identify areas of risk for each.
    • Apply current knowledge of IT trends and systems processes to identify security and risk management issues, as well as other opportunities for overall process improvement.
    • Execute assigned audits from start to completion, This includes all phases of the audit process including: planning, identifying risks, establishing objectives and scope of work, creating the audit program, performing the audit fieldwork, documentation of work performed, and meeting audit project milestones.
    • Develop remediation strategies/plans to assist control owners in enhancing the design and operating effectiveness of the internal control environment.
    • Manage multiple work streams simultaneously and re-prioritizing tasks when unanticipated issues arise.
    • Participate in fraud investigations and other internal audit assignments (as needed).
    • Collaborates with audit team members to ensure conformance with acceptable standards, plans, and schedules.
    • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the agency’s strategy and business operations.
    • Builds and maintains working relationships with management, peers, audit team, and other stakeholders.
    • Engage with the business stakeholders to stay informed of changes and new initiatives within the business and technology areas and sharing audit perspectives relating to risk identification and mitigation.
    • Identify and analyze complex issues, problems and improvement opportunities and develop conclusions and practical recommendations.
    • Communicate audit results to Internal Audit Management and Business area management.
    • Perform or lead follow-up reviews to ensure that appropriate corrective actions have been implemented by business unit management.
    • Experience in performing Windows, UNIX, network, web, database and technical audits. 
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand and assimilate business and IT processes. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management (FISMA). 

    What We Do

    GDC IT Solutions (GDC) is a full-service Information Technology (IT) company providing solutions that empower businesses to increase employee productivity, maximize investments, and improve operational efficiencies. With experienced and certified professionals, we deliver services in the areas of application development, data center, 24/7 multilingual service desk, desktop lifecycle management, project management, business process consulting, and IT staff augmentation. 

    What Makes GDC Different:

    Our employees are our greatest asset continually driving our success each and every day. We attract and maintain the best talent to provide a personal customer experience at every touchpoint. Our technology professionals care about day-to-day client interactions and resolving customer issues quickly and efficiently, the first time. We deliver services with a code of high ethical responsibility, both to protect our clients and to assure that the work is carried out at the maximum level of professionalism. We are technology experts remaining one step ahead as technology evolves and constantly engaging to understand our clients’ business technology needs in order to deliver the best possible solution. 

    Why Work for GDC?

    • Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation: GDC fully supports and embraces continuing education and industry certifications to stay ahead of trends and remain current within the technology landscape. We recognize that our employees add the real value to our clients and to our business. By approaching our daily operations with a passion for innovation and a shared-learning environment, everyone can make a positive difference.
    • Career Growth: GDC is one of the fastest growing companies in the region!  Sustained growth means ongoing opportunity. Many of our senior leaders have grown within the company, starting with the helpdesk or other entry-level roles to become thought leaders in the fields of IT infrastructure, application development, project management, and business development.
    • Employee-Centric Environment: GDC prides itself on employee satisfaction with a firm belief that happy employees are the most productive employees. In appreciation of our employees and their contributions, we sponsor numerous events throughout the year including an annual gala, golf, lunch barbeques and more.
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package: GDC offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401(k), short and long-term disability, and group life
    • Holiday and Vacation: GDC firmly believes in a comfortable work-life balance, and we offer comprehensive holiday and paid-time-off (PTO) packages.  We provide a generous PTO package, and we encourage our staff to use it — whether it’s for vacation or other personal reasons everyone needs time to relax and refresh.

    Equal Opportunity Workplace:

    GDC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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