Principal Internal Auditor
Tempe , Arizona
November 23, 2017
Principal Internal Auditor:

Symantec Corporate Risk Assurance (CRA) is currently recruiting a Principle Auditor to assist with leading risk assessments and internal audits, and performing a variety of other risk assurance projects. This position provides the successful candidate with an ideal opportunity to be exposed to and learn various complex business processes and technology, and to contribute to improving Symantec's overall control environment and business success

The right individual for this role needs to have demonstrated ability and experience in operational, financial, IT, or compliance audits, together with strong relationship building and communication skills. The right individual should have a good understanding of business operations and IT processes. He/she will also have the desire and aptitude to learn and perform investigations into employee and/or partner misconduct, and/or other perceived irregularities. The successful candidate should have a "can do" attitude, a strong desire to learn new technology and business requirements, and grow to become a true risk and control adviser for the Symantec business.

This position is based in Tempe Arizona, and reports to the Director of Internal Audit located in Tempe Arizona.
  • Actively participates in risk assessments, scoping, and planning activities for a variety of internal audit projects (IT, business operations or integrated audits) and assurance activities
  • Develops audit work programs and testing procedures that are relevant to risks and test objectives
  • Executes audit fieldwork autonomously and ensure audit conclusions are well documented and supported in accordance with IIA working paper standards, and makes improvement recommendations to management
  • Drafts clear and meaningful findings, high quality audit reports, presentations, and other materials for Sr. Management and the Board
  • Coordinates audit efforts with business process owners, regional management, and global audit teams
  • Builds collaborative and trusting relationships with business partners, management, and other cross-functional stakeholders
  • Interact regularly with management and clearly communicate and articulate valuable business insights
  • Leads or participates in internal investigations into employee and/or partner misconduct
  • Performs data analytics to identify trends, anomalies, and areas of focus for audits and investigations
  • Participates in other ad-hoc projects as assigned

  • Minimum of 6 years' experience in the fields of internal audit, IT auditing, risk assurance, and/or fraud examination
  • Experience in a Big 4 auditing firm and exposure to the Technology Industry is preferable
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably with an emphasis in business, accounting, information systems/computer science, or related fields
  • One or more relevant professional certifications preferred (CA, CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CISSP, etc.)
  • Adept with the IIA's professional practices framework / standards, as well as COSO's integrated framework
  • Strong understanding of fundamental business processes, risks, controls, and accounting requirements (e.g., Quote to Cash, Procure to Pay, etc.) and familiar with Oracle ERP preferred
  • Knowledge in IT processes (e.g., security controls, system development life cycle, IT operations, network security, operating systems management, database management, etc.) preferred
  • Experience with data analytics (Business Objects, Hyperion, etc.) and computer assisted audit tools (ACL, Idea, etc.) preferred
  • Proficient in MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Able to work cross-functionally, and across regions/geographies, to build strong interpersonal relationships across the organization
  • Able to facilitate discussions with senior management regarding audit findings and implementation of corrective actions
  • Strong analytical & critical thinking skills and ability to manage multi-projects with prioritization
  • Highly detail oriented, with a strong propensity for high quality work product
  • Motivated self-starter who works well individually and in teams
  • Some travel may be required
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Symantec is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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