The Hertz Corporation Director Internal Audit - IT Risk and Sox Compliance in Des Plaines, Illinois

General Responsibilities

Role Summary

Searching for motivated candidate and a results-oriented leader to join our growing Internal Audit team as a Director, focusing on management of our global IT initiatives and SOX program. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience identifying and evaluating technology risks in and new and existing systems, evaluating the design of internal controls, and managing a program that assesses the effectiveness of internal control and drive overall SOX compliance. In addition, the candidate will be detail-oriented and have the skills necessary to influence people in a fast-changing company. The position, which reports to the Chief Audit Executive, provides operational/technical leadership and management to a team of individuals. This position will be part of an integrated team that believes that collaboration, flexibility, resourcefulness and attention to detail are keys to success.


  • Provide consultative guidance for stakeholders on best practices and control implementation during the implementation of new systems or other IT advisory projects (e.g. Test case scenarios, implementation methodologies, etc.)

  • Manage portions of company's SOX compliance program and act as a central point of contact and subject matter expert to ensure appropriate internal controls are designed and implemented

  • Responsible for the collaboration of management of the on-going SOX program, including managing a sub-team, consisting of internal audit resources and contractors, to optimize engagement economics and quality deliverables for the SOX program. Additionally, manages coordination efforts between external auditors and internal Business Stakeholders and Information Technology owners

  • Drive the SOX scoping and risk assessment by collaborating with cross-functional teams to stay up to date on significant changes that may have an impact on the design and/or operating effectiveness of controls

  • Management of SDLC, ITGC, IPE, and ELC testing for the organization.

  • Maintain on-going communication with external auditors including alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests, impact assessments, and deficiency evaluation

  • Identify, evaluate, and monitor the remediation of control deficiencies

  • Deliver timely and concise communication, including developing and producing management reporting, illustrating SOX status, trends, and remediation of deficiencies

  • Prepare executive management and Audit Committee materials highlighting overall SOX progress and results

  • Educate Business Process and Information Technology control owners by leading training sessions and focus sessions to demonstrate compliance requirements and share “hot topics” in SOX compliance

  • Aids in the execution of compliance-based projects, review SOX relevant exceptions, and provide thought leadership around maintaining SOX compliance.

Mandatory Requirements


  • 10+ years of experience in Big Four and/or IT internal audit department

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, IT Management system, and other applicable Information Technology disciplines

  • MBA, or Masters a plus

  • CPA, CIA, CISSP and/or CISA certifications

  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and build teams that deliver services and solutions that surpass client expectations.

  • Previous experience leading and executing complex projects in challenging environments.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Analytical and Detail Oriented

  • Action oriented and drive results

  • Adaptable to changing environment

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in project management practices, tooling, and managing projects through the SOX lifecycle

  • Experience managing a team, consisting of company resources and supporting contractors

  • Knowledge COSO framework and experience applying the framework in a manner that supports SOX compliance and operational efficiencies

  • Experience in ITGC audits, key interfaces and reports testing over proprietary in-house built and enterprise corporate systems

  • Experience with leveraging data analytics to perform targeted sampling techniques and using automation for continuous monitoring

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor

  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills that allow effective interactions/communications with business partners across regional and/or functional lines

  • Strong technical ERP knowledge on Oracle, SAP, and Hyperion systems

  • Demonstrated track record of technical expertise with SOX, ERM and internal audit

  • Excellent MS Office Skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

  • Demonstrates a logical and structured approach to time management and task prioritization

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

  • Self-Motivated

  • Based in Chicago (Des Plaines, IL)

  • Willing to travel 35%


EEO Statement

Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 165140

# Positions 1

Category Accounting / Finance

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time