Senior IT Auditor in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 5/8/2021

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Job Description



The Senior Auditor will be leading the completion of audit activities relating to financial, internal controls, compliance, operational, IT, advisory engagements and special projects, as assigned by Internal Audit (IA) management. Works principally with a team, but occasionally may work individually.

The Senior Auditor reports to the Audit Manager. In addition, the Senior Auditor works closely with internal audit team members, internal audit clients, other audit and compliance functions within the organization, as well as external parties where applicable.


Audit Planning:

  • Successfully leads and completes all engagement planning deliverables within the agreed upon deadlines
  • Leads discussion and reviews engagement planning related tasks and documents drafted by Staff Auditors — risk assessment and scoping, audit planning, and development of audit program and detailed audit procedures
  • Leads audit team planning meetings and audit kick-off meeting with clients, including reviewing relevant meeting minutes drafted by Staff Auditors
  • Uses data analytics and continuous auditing techniques on all applicable audits

Audit Fieldwork:

  • Performs specific audit procedures or tasks as assigned by the engagement supervisor and/or IA management
  • Leads audit team walkthrough meetings with clients, including reviewing narratives and conclusions drafted by Staff Auditors
  • Evaluates data analytic results for trends, process issues, potential fraudulent activity, or other key activity and follow up
  • Evaluates design and operating effectiveness of governance, risk management, and internal controls over the audit entity under review
  • Identifies and documents financial statement exposures, control design, operational inefficiencies and/or opportunities for improvement
  • Ensures observations of irregularities, discrepancies and deviations from prescribed procedures and practices are fully supported by the inclusion of relevant evidence and corroborated documented information
  • Manages and monitors the progress of the audit engagement, prioritizes the workload of the audit team, leads discussions with clients on evidence requests/delays, and identifies any necessary changes to the audit plan as the engagement progresses
  • Manages and supervises the work of all Staff Auditors assigned to the engagement
  • Ensures that all work papers are completed and reviewed prior to the conclusion of fieldwork

Audit Reporting:

  • Effectively communicates audit results, both verbally and in writing, so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient
  • Prepares written reports (e.g. status reports, health checks) and communicates audit status and results with the Internal Audit team and audit clients timely
  • Completes and issues the draft audit report on a timely basis following the completion of audit fieldwork
  • Finalizes and archives engagement workpapers upon the distribution of the final audit report to senior management
  • Performs appropriate follow-up procedures on all outstanding audit issues
  • Leads a post mortem review and identifies recommendations to improve audit processes (e.g. incorporating consistent use of data and technology, continuous improvement of management metrics and audit plan reporting)

Other Responsibilities:

  • When assigned as a lead Senior Auditor on an engagement, provides timely feedback to audit team members, both written and verbally, regarding their performance evaluation
  • Develops trusting working relationship with audit team members, audit clients, and other key stakeholders throughout the organization
  • Assists in training and developing junior audit team members
  • Proactively attends continuing professional education and development trainings, seminars, and conferences and share information gained with team members
  • Ability to remain effective under stress, and responds to pressure in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization
  • Maintains awareness of current and emerging issues related to risk management and internal audit

Qualifications and experience required:

The following skills and experience are essential:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant audit experience in internal auditing, accounting, internal controls, consulting, data analysis or programming, including 2 years of experience conducting information technology audits
  • Proficient understanding of internal auditing standards (i.e. IIA), generally accepted audit standards, accounting principles and practices, audit/accounting terminology and concepts
  • Considerable knowledge of data extraction, analysis and visualization tools (Power BI, BigQuery, ACL, IDEA, etc.)
  • Proficient knowledge of IT governance and security frameworks (e.g. ITIL, NIST) and control frameworks (i.e. COSO, COBIT)
  • Proficient understanding of cybersecurity, IT governance, data privacy, and third-party vendor risks
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Data Science, Programming or related field of study
  • Proficient ability to assess the effectiveness of internal controls over key audit risks; identify, collect, analyze and evaluate significant exposures and other management information; detect changes in key risks and/or control effectiveness; demonstrated ability to conclude and develop appropriate, related recommendations for management
  • Proficient understanding of project management, including the ability to work effectively with tight timelines, high quality standards, and demanding, potentially overlapping priorities
  • Proficient ability to create data analysis procedures and leveraging across multiple engagements
  • Proficient in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information, systems, and business processes while drawing logical conclusions
  • Ability to positively model the organization’s commitment to integrity, diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a respectful workplace
  • Sound business and technical acumen, with the ability to navigate a complex organization effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to model customer-focused behaviors leading to outstanding customer experiences
  • Must possess a valid U.S. passport or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment
  • Must be able to travel unassisted up to 15% domestically and internationally
  • Remote working will be considered but candidate will be expected to be online during normal working hours and must be able, at a minimum, to attend the office in Grapevine, TX for periodic team meetings

The following skills and/or experiences are an advantage:

  • Advanced degree(s), from an accredited college or university, in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Data Science, Programming or related field of study is a plus
  • Completion of the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program from an accredited college or university
  • Relevant internal audit work experience in a “Big Four” accounting firm or Fortune 500 company, with demonstrated working knowledge of internal audit and risk management
  • Prefers a candidate with a minimum of one certification from any of the following acceptable professional designations:  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent - i.e., Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).  Candidate working toward these certifications, but not yet completed, will also be considered
  • Applied advanced knowledge and expertise in the use of risk assessment methodologies, tools, and techniques