IT Controls and Compliance Associate Specialist

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Posted: January 20, 2017
  • Reference ID: 111397BR
This position will report to the Global IT Controls and Compliance Manager and will work closely with international and domestic IT Controls and Compliance and IT teams to enable control capability and monitor the over IT control environment health.

The role will be responsible for promoting and training PepsiCo IT control framework to various IT functional teams. The role will be responsible for carrying out proactive risk assessments of the IT environment to determine if changes have impacted the IT processes and controls, and update the IT control framework where necessary. The role will also be responsible for executing quarterly control testing to assess the control environment for formal reporting to management.

Leveraging PepsiCo IT control framework developed, the role will work closely with Global IT Controls and Compliance Manager in identifying emerging risks and work with IT teams in addressing risks through implementation of controls. The role will perform an ad-hoc independent testing of controls, report success and improvement opportunities to management and monitor remediation progress/resolution. In addition, the role will support the Global Controls and Compliance Manager in collaborating with IT teams that are implementing new IT solutions to ensure that appropriate processes, controls and roles and responsibilities were developed and executed.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Execute quarterly / ad-hoc control testing and reporting to management.
  • Collaborate with both international and domestic IT Controls and Compliance and IT teams in the identification and documentation of IT risks, processes, controls, and procedures to address both areas of opportunities as well as new applications, platforms and/or processes.
  • On-going standardization, alignment, optimization and evolution of PepsiCo IT controls framework to ensure control structure keeps pace with organizational changes and process developments.
  • Develop appropriate materials to train and communicate PepsiCo IT controls framework to IT associates, both domestically and internationally.
  • Coordination with internal and external audit, where necessary.
  • Facilitate and participate with IT teams, workshops, and other sources of requirements information to plan the control environment.


Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Information Management, MIS, Information Security, Finance with IT minor, Accounting with IT minor or related combinations or degrees with business and technical mix).
  • Relevant certification (e.g., CISA, CISSP, CISM,) preferred.

Experience Requirements:
  • 6 plus years of experience in Information Technology, IT Audit or role involving review of internal risk and control processes with at least 3 years in public accounting ("Big Four" experience preferred).
  • Broad understanding of business and IT functions and processes.
  • Knowledge of the financial reporting process and how they are supported by IT.
  • Understanding of core IT general control processes (e.g., Change Management, System Development Lifecycle, Information Security, IT Operations etc.).
  • Experience in designing, documenting, implementing and testing IT control processes in a public company environment as it relates to risks and controls in the Sarbanes Oxley realm and third-party managed environment.
  • Experience in basic technical architecture (infrastructure, applications, databases, etc.) and security environment (access management, cyber security, etc.) areas.
  • Solid analytical, diagnostic and quantitative skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate out of the box thinking when confronted with new ideas or change
  • Ability to work with IT staff, managers, and business representatives, both internal and external, domestic and international
  • Ability to analyze and document system processes
  • Ability to teamwork effectively, especially in a matrix team environment
  • Ability to sustain quality work and meet deliverables within an intense operating environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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