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Date: Aug 9, 2018


Company: Houston Independent School District

Senior Information Technology Auditor JobID: 47734
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Business Professionals/Internal Audit
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Internal Audit
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Hattie Mae White Bldg.NorthwestBusiness Professionals
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  • Senior Information Technology Auditor - FA0235 (rev 11.20.17).pdf
POSITION TITLE: Senior Information Technology Auditor


DATE: 04/30/09





Job Family – Finance & Accounting

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction, responsible for conducting and documenting complex information technology audits and related projects independently. Assigned audits will be IT Department related. IT audit assistance will be provided in support of various non-IT audits and investigations executed by others in the Internal Audit and Ethics and Compliance departments. Documents audit and audit related work performed in work paper files and other forms. Ensures accuracy of data and promotes operational efficiency. Provides technology support and training to the Internal Audit Department on the use of specialized audit software, e.g., ACL, and various systems used by HISD. Provides IT audit ideas and IT support audit ideas for non-IT audits for
inclusion in the Internal Audit Department’s annual audit plan. May lead, direct, or assist external IT audit service providers.


List most important duties first

1. Plans and performs information systems audits and reviews in accordance with professional audit standards. Provides IT audit support to non-IT related audits, investigations, and other services as assigned. Determines whether appropriate controls exist; obtains evidentiary data; prepares work papers and drafts reports of conclusions, findings and recommendations. Briefs various stakeholders on IT audit efforts and results for audits, investigations, and other assignments.

2. Performs continuous auditing for selected areas of HISD’s functions and processes.

3. Provides consulting services to the technology and information systems department on systems development and implementation of major computer systems, and other IT / IS related topics.

4. Appraises the adequacy of corrective actions taken to improve deficient conditions. Prepares a formal report on the corrective action to management.

5. Performs external audit activities as assigned in accordance with an agreement with external auditors.

6. Budget permitting and/or through the employee’s own efforts, attends professional development training to keep informed of current IT audit requirements, best practices in auditing, etc..

7. Provides IT audit ideas and IT support audit ideas for non-IT audits for inclusion in the Internal Audit Department’s annual audit plan.

8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

9. While employed in this position, maintains the CISA certification and any other audit related certification(s) in good standing at all times as the employee’s professional obligation.

Houston Independent School District

Job Description

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field is required.

WORK EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3 to 5 years in IT auditing major IT systems such as SAP, preparing IT audit work papers, and writing IT audit reports is required. Experience auditing the SAP system is preferred.

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Working knowledge and skill in auditing major IT systems such as SAP required. Must be proficient in auditing various IT and IS topics such as cyber security, data security, data management, IT/IS governance, data extraction and analysis, IT disaster recovery, cloud computing, systems access, etc. Continuous auditing is necessary. Working knowledge and skill in the Microsoft Office suite of tools (e.g., Word, Excel, etc.) is required.
Holding the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is required. If the chosen candidate does not have an active CISA certification, then proof of the candidate’s current approval from the governing body to sit for the CISA exam must be provided within one month of selection before being hired. And, as a condition of employment, the hired candidate without a CISA must show evidence of: 1) studying for the CISA exam soon after being hired; 2) having passed the CISA exam within one year of being hired; and 3) the CISA certificate from the governing body within their certification schedule. Once obtained, the employee must maintain the CISA credential in good standing at all times. The CIA certification is preferred, but not in lieu of the CISA.
Working knowledge and skill in ACL and Teammate are preferred.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities currently exist. Will provide IT audit related work guidance, technical advice and training to staff during audits and at other times as needed. Maintain current knowledge of changes and trends in information technology and information systems, as well as in the IT auditing.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Participates in a group plan and/or budget development.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information, and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from co-workers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Information Technology, Consulting, ERP, Information Systems, Cloud, Technology

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