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Lead IT Audit

Req id:  39200

Richmond Hill, ON, CA Waterloo, ON, CA

OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.

The Opportunity:

As the information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise information management.

This role will report to the Director, of IT Audit and will be responsible for managing and executing engagements. The individual will bring strong technical and analytical auditing skills, and experience in working with global teams, managing, and executing the organization’s IT Internal Audits, ISO reviews, and Sarbanes Oxley IT engagements. This individual will also bring strong relationship management and people management skills to apply to managing and executing of control assessment activities.   


This role will offer the successful candidate exposure to many elements of OpenText’s CIO and Group Information Security (GIS) functions and the opportunity to work in a collaborative and dynamic environment with global teams.


You Are Great At:

  • Manage and execute global engagements covering risk-based IT internal audits, ISO reviews, and IT SOX Compliance, as per the organization’s Internal Audit Charter and Quality standards.
  • Project Management of the IT audit engagements, including review (and conduct, if needed) of ITGCs, IT application controls (ITACs), and key reports. This may include the development of a work program, evaluation of issues/ observations, improvement opportunities, timely communication, and preparation of deliverables, presentations, etc.
  • Manage IT audit teams (In-house audit employees and co-sourced service providers) from kick-off to closing meetings. Ensure management is kept abreast of audit activities/findings, present audit results and recommended actions to management, and determine if appropriate and timely action is being taken for all significant items reported.
  • Interact with key stakeholders including key IT and GIS leads, and external and internal audit personnel on IT risk and control matters and build valued relationships.
  • Coordinate the testing of SOX and IFC ITGCs and ITACs. Review (and conduct, if needed) tests of design and operating effectiveness, assess the potential magnitude of exceptions noted and work with process owners to suggest controls for improving the control framework.
  • Communicate the results of assignments through written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to the Engagement team as well as other interested parties.
  • Display teamwork, integrity, and leadership.  
  • Leverage the use of technology as needed, with a specific emphasis on data mining and the use of analytics.
  • Additionally, the role will involve initiatives relating to management and reporting of global Internal Audit Quality Management
  • Work closely with the Director of IT Audit on various special projects, as needed.



What It Takes:


  • An appropriate qualification such as CISA/CISM or an accounting designation (CA or ACCA). Candidates with a university degree in a relevant field (computer sciences) will also be considered.
  • More than 5 years of strong experience (excluding internship/articles) in IT  Audits and IT SOX experience.
  • Strong knowledge of the COSO and IT control frameworks, e.g. ISO 27000, NIST, CIS-18, COBIT-5
  • Prior experience working in the Technology or software development industries is an asset.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and leadership. This includes leading a team of at least 2-4 audit professionals including a co-sourced service provider.
  • Strong customer service mindset with demonstrated success in business partnering to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong organization and time management skills in managing multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player, understanding that you deliver as a team, and it is always best when you collaborate to find solutions to problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present information clearly and consistently, with effective listening and excellent writing skills. Strong report writing skills are a key requirement of this position.
  • Excellent analytical skills – to identify and cover the highest risks with efficient and practical solutions.
  • Ability to extract data and work with systems and software applications.
  • Experience working with the Audit Board or other similar products for managing audit progress, audit schedule, and electronic working papers in an asset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential.
  • Experience in using data analysis and/or computer-assisted auditing tools (such as ACL, Python, or Power BI) would be advantageous.

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