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IT Associate Director

Company: NTT DATA
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JobResponsibilities:As IT Associate Director, responsibilities will include managing the global System and Organization Controls (SOC) audit program for the company, including project management as well as project execution and client service activities.The scope of this position includes:Serving as the SOC subject matter expert for the companySupporting sales/solutioning and legal departments related to pre/post sales activities and contract review related to SOC and other audit rights requirementsVendor management activities, including primary interface to and contracting with external independent SOC audit firmInterfacing with clients (e.g., during service contract negotiation, scope SOC audit deliverables and drafting statements of work for pass-thru of audit expense) Managing the SOC team responsible for supporting NTT DATA Services' responsibilities in the planning, execution and reporting phases of the SOC1 and SOC2 audits.SOC Planning Phase:Project initiation including assisting with coordination of service delivery teams in the development/update of Control Description deliverables for release to the independent audit firm and proactive management of internal risk assessment/internal testing/assertion activities.SOC Execution Phase:Project management including interface between service delivery teams and onsite audit team, assisting with provision and reconciliation of audit evidence, and working with service delivery teams to retest and confirm validity of any audit exceptions and ensure the service delivery teams remediate any control deviations identified by the audit testing.SOC Reporting Phase:Assisting director during this critical phase, including review of SOC draft reports, performing root cause analysis and the drafting of management responses to audit exceptions for inclusion in the SOC1 and SOC2 reports.Other responsibilities:Performing control reviews, tracking status of remediation, continual improvement activities, and assisting with other initiatives and projects.Required Skills:8+ years of experience with a large public accountancy and professional services audit firm and conducting SOC1 and SOC2 audits of Service Organizations, including defining control objectives, developing related control descriptions, performing internal or external audit testing, preparing audit workpapers, and preparation/review of SOC1 and SOC2 reports from draft to final issuance.Desired Skills:Strong project management skills evidenced by successful project delivery on time and to budgetIn-depth knowledge of IT general controls, including a wide range of operating system, application and database softwareDemonstrated ability to multi-task and maintain effectiveness when priorities and/or objectives changeExceptional business communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with individuals and groups at all levels of the organizationExcellent written and grammar skillsExperience with developing budgets and managing financials, including managing internal billing processes for labor cost recoveryProficient technical skills with MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Allgress GRC softwareDemonstrates initiative, vision, resourcefulness, creativity and independent thinkingCreates positive work environment while under pressureEducation & Certifications:Bachelor's degreeCertified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent certificationDesired professional certifications/designations: Project Management, ITIL Foundation or Master Certified, ISO Lead AuditorSDL2017

Keywords: NTT DATA, Plano , IT Associate Director, Other , Plano, Texas

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