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Jacobs Senior Manager, Internal Audit and IT in Dallas, Texas

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At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look to the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

Through consultative services and a risk-based prioritization of assurance work, Internal Audit at Jacobs is a value-add function that supports management in driving compliance, ethics, and proactive risk management. Internal Audit at Jacobs is uniquely positioned to work across all lines of business, functions, and services, which allows the team and its team members to identify efficiencies and opportunities throughout the organization. Internal Audit is part of the CFO organization reporting directly to the Audit Committee of the Jacobs Board of Directors and the CFO.

We are looking for an Audit & Information Technology Senior Manager to join our team who thrives in a collaborative environment and shares our commitment to providing valuable risk management, governance, and control insights to our business partners. The Senior Manager’s primary responsibility is to protect the company’s assets by planning and completing information technology audits and special projects, recommend process improvements, provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to review and appraise the soundness, adequacy, and application of governance, risk management, accounting, financial, operating, and administrative controls, as well as promoting a risk-based balance of cost and benefit in establishing an effective system of IT controls.

As part of the global Internal Audit team, you will get exposure to all aspects of the business and the control environment and why it is important, all while leveraging your audit skills. This role is both detail oriented and strategic, requiring engagement in development of the annual audit plan, comprehensive reviews of specific parts of the business based on any given audit scope and reporting on matters that are relevant to management, executives, Board members, and the external auditor. The role will interact with business partners throughout the Company including IT, Finance, Human Resources, and Legal. The role responsibilities include: coordinating IT and Security-related activities with external auditors; supporting the Vice President, Internal Audit with the development of audit methodology, policy and procedures aligned with recognized standards and guidance, and based on best practices; management of Internal Audit team’s IT staff, SOX review and IT related activities; and preparation of various Internal Audit reports, including but not limited to presentation to the ELT and other key stakeholders.

As an Audit Professional at Jacobs, you bring your business savvy, trustworthy judgment, ability to see the big picture, and extreme attention to detail, and we’ll help you pursue and fulfil what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow, together.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • At least 12 years of professional work experience required, including having a minimum of 7 years demonstrated expertise in the specialized field of IT auditing including, IT governance, general controls, project management and infrastructure management; software development lifecycle, ERP audits, application security, emerging information security and cybersecurity risk, cloud architecture and controls related to applications hosted in the cloud, data lifecycle management, data privacy, disaster recovery and business resumption, and IT infrastructure including databases, networks, and operating systems and other technology risks.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Technology, or Management Information Systems, or other closely related degree, and at least two of the following (or an equivalent) Professional certifications: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

  • Experience with Oracle or other leading ERP system

  • Expertise in auditing concepts, approaches, tools and techniques; risks and controls; IT and Security concepts, standards, frameworks and best practices.

  • Experience leading end-to-end IT and Information Security (IS) related engagements and serving as a primary liaison for Internal Audit when dealing with external auditors and regulatory agencies on IT and IS-related audit activities.

  • Possess professional expertise, as well as strong analytical and technical skills to evaluate highly complex and diverse IT systems while maintaining the ability to understand and relate to the risks to the organization's overall enterprise risk profile.

  • Willingness to develop an understanding of Jacob’s strategic initiatives, policies and procedures (including operating systems, networks and application processing environments and information security issues), as well as industry “best-practices” and emerging trends of the IT and Security control environments in order to assess how these may impact Internal Audit’s IT and Security-related audit activities.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate effectively and professionally.

  • Must be a detail oriented and well-organized team player, with demonstrated leadership ability, the capacity to multi-task and prioritize and a willingness to collaborate at all levels of organizations.

  • Knowledge of leading internal control and risk management practices and standards and the ability to perform detailed risk assessments.

  • Ability to facilitate a work environment that fosters and supports ethical decision-making and actions by motivating, promoting and modeling ethical behavior, as well as executing job responsibilities in accordance with Jacob’s core values, ethics, and policies and procedures.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Significant professional experience and background with the Big 4.

  • Strong proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of products (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Superior knowledge of IIA Standards and other global regulatory requirements.

  • Experience planning, executing, and reporting on IT and Security-related audit projects, including preparing written audit deliverables and conducting readouts with appropriate management and senior executives.

  • Knowledge of process flow mapping, design and documentation of business process and general information technology controls, controls testing, evaluation of control deficiencies, and remediation plans.

  • Ability to critically think through complex problems, determine proper processes, and derive conclusions.

  • Willingness to assist in the acquisition and maintenance of audit tools for Internal Audit and use of automation, as well as application of new technologies and data analytics.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase discounted company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus. The base salary range for this position is $104,500 to $249,100. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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