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IT Internal Audit Manager

Location Chicago IL, United States
Posted 10-October-2020

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.

What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's, SNICKERS, TWIX, MILKY WAY, DOVE, PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, EXTRA, ORBIT, 5, SKITTLES, UNCLE BEN'S, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl, VCA and Pet Partners. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles - Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

IT Internal Audit Manager

Chicago, IL

In this role, the IT Audit Manager performs complex-level professional IT internal audit work across all Mars segments throughout the Americas region. The work involves leading and conducting IT audit projects; providing consulting services to the organization's management and staff; and providing key input to development of the risk-based annual internal audit plan.

What are we looking for?

Bachelor's degree in MIS, finance, accounting or similar field and preferably working towards or possess a CISA, CPA or CIA certificate4-6 years IT audit experience with a Big 4 accounting or IT consulting firm

Data Analytics Experience (SQL/ACL/SAS/Alteryx/Tableau/R)

SAP experience is strongly preferredExperience auditing consumer packaged goods or other manufacturing companies is desirableAudit or project experience related to information security, data privacy or other risk areas beyond IT General Controls is desirableKnowledge of contemporary IT risk management and control techniques and control frameworksSkill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusionsConsiderable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations for improvement to managers at each location, as well as other senior managersConsiderable skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlinesAbility to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with colleagues and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environmentIT SOX compliance experience is highly preferredTravel is required up to 30% across the Americas

What will be your key responsibilities?

Identify and evaluate the organization's technology audit risk areas and provide key input to the development of the risk-based annual internal audit plan.Perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.Conduct interviews, review documents and prepare working papers.Identify, develop, and documents IT audit issues and recommendations for improvement using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed.Communicate or assist in communicating the results of IT audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to senior management.Develop and maintain productive team-oriented relationships within the team and across the organization through individual contacts and group meetings.Coaching and consulting business units, MGS and Corporate on governance, risks and controls.Leading or contributing to regional or global Internal Audit (IA) initiatives that focus on governance and control improvement or IA-internal processes.Pursue professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with co-workers.Represent internal auditing on organizational project teams, at management meetings, and with external organizations.

What can you expect from Mars?

The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own careerAn industry competitive compensation package including generous benefits (ie 401k, pension, health, etc.)Commitment to our Purpose and our Five PrinciplesAn environment where all Associates feel valued, supported and comfortable being themselves at workThe opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Awards & Accolades for MyTechLogy
Winner of
Top 100 Asia
Finalist at SiTF Awards 2014 under the category Best Social & Community Product
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Learning Management System
Finalist at HR Vendor of the Year 2015 Awards under the category Best Talent Management Software
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