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IT Audit Manager (R447360)

Branch Manager




Flower Mound, Texas, United States

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Position Summary:

The IT Audit Manager reports to the Senior Manager, IT Audit and is responsible for the planning and quality of audit engagements, including but not limited to IT Audits (both SOX and Operational), management consulting and special projects and IA department projects. The IT Audit Manager will be expected to possess and apply advanced knowledge of Professional Audit Standards, IT Control and Security frameworks and project management skills. More specifically, the IT Audit Manager will work within the most updated SAP technology, build upon their SAP audit knowledge and gain significant experience in the technological ecosystem of our global SAP environment. The IT Audit Manager will be responsible for managing and developing a team consisting of senior IT auditors and staff IT auditors. In addition, the IT Audit Manager will assist with the implementation of the overall strategy of the IA department. This position provides visibility to the Stryker Global IT organization, regular interaction with personnel from various disciplines/functional areas and exposure to IT, division, and corporate leadership.Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Detailed Description)Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Support the annual risk assessment process and assist with the development of the Annual Audit Plan presented and approved by Stryker’s Audit Committee.
  • Manage the effective planning and execution of detailed audit programs that address engagement/project risks and ensure that procedures are executed appropriately.
  • Clearly communicate plans and audit approach to auditees to ensure that engagements are efficiently conducted in a professional manner.
  • Review and approve all planning materials and audit programs in advance of fieldwork to ensure that appropriate procedures will be performed to address identified risks.
  • Ensure that audit procedures are performed and documented in accordance with professional audit standards and Stryker IA policies.
  • Review audit work of seniors and staff in a timely manner and ensure that audit program steps are effectively completed and the documentation adequately supports the engagement findings and conclusions.
  • Prepare and communicate clear and concise reporting of audit findings and recommendations.
  • Track and monitor implementation of management’s action plans.
  • Establish, communicate, and manage to project deadlines.
  • Develop and manage budgets for time and costs.
  • Support financial statement audit by driving efficiencies and leverage of IA work by Stryker’s external audit firm.
  • Take ownership of department quality and continuous improvement program, identify key metrics, track performance.
  • Work with peers to effectively resource and schedule audit projects and provide development opportunities for audit team.
  • Manage and develop highly effective audit teams.
  • Assist IA management in driving improvements in engagement of IA personnel (Q12).
  • Keep current on emerging IT risks and related controls, IT Controls and Security frameworks and standards, Audit standards and regulatory changes and drive awareness across the department.
  • Instruct and teach IA team members on IT risks and controls.
  • Utilize data analytics tools and techniques to increase testing coverage and high quality audit results.
  • Identify and share best practices across Stryker’s organization.
  • Participate in special projects and investigations, as needed.
Education & Special Trainings:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Management of Information Systems or Computer Science.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • More than 7+ years of relevant and / or IT experience; public accounting or related large public company audit or internal control experience required – Big 4 experience a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple SAP systems like SAP GRC (GRP), S4 HANA (ECP), MDG (MDP), BW (BWP), EWM (EMP), and SAP PI (PIP). Experience with Oracle and JDE is a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience with GRC Access & Process Controls in areas of ruleset review, risk analyses, firefighter, business roles and continuous control monitoring.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or relevant professional certification (CIA, CISSP, CISM, etc).
  • Experience in assessing and mitigating emerging IT risks such as cloud computing, information security, data privacy, etc.
  • Knowledge of IT frameworks and regulations including COBIT, ISO 27000, ITIL, PCI/DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, NIST.
  • Experience in review of SSAE-16 audit reports and assessing user-entity controls.
  • Advanced project management skills.
Physical & Mental Requirements:
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership ability.
  • Demonstrates unquestionable integrity and professionalism.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter has the ability to interface with all levels of management.
  • Thrives in a team oriented collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Ability to understand and assess complex business processes and IT issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Must be comfortable with driving process improvements and change.
  • Highly proficient in computer skills including proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and flow charting/process mapping applications.

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