Analyst - IT Controls

Short Description

Abbott is looking for an Analyst who can evaluate the scope of planned testing activities for assigned audits and align with integrated controls framework.

Job Description

Primary Job Function:
The ICC Audit Analyst supports IT audit and compliance operations and helps the BTS organization for IT control management and compliance. Drives IT audit and compliance readiness and monitoring activities against the IT Integrated Controls Framework.
Acts as the primary liaison for the IT organization for all controls and compliance related monitoring activities. Drives IT compliance risk remediation and process improvement for the assigned region/domain and is proactive on cross-regional, divisional and/or global initiatives.
Understands the corporation's vision, goals, and strategies and aligns department priorities appropriately, determines critical success factors. Seeks opportunities to drive strategic process thinking in the IT organization and proactively drives initiatives to improve compliance monitoring results. Uses a qualitative and quantitative metrics-driven approach to drive IT compliance priorities.

Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide Compliance and Audit support for the BTS IT organization.
  • Evaluate the scope of planned testing activities for assigned audits and align with integrated controls framework.
  • Support all phases of audits of IT systems from preparation to the discussion of any identified deficiencies.
  • Assist the IT organization by assessing their compliance level for all key processes and in the development and implementation of associated remediation plans.
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with all audit, compliance and IT stakeholders including external partners.
  • Champion change, innovation, and process thinking.
  • Identify and execute on the need for an update and/or improvement to the integrated controls framework based on monitoring trends and/or control environment changes Risk Evaluation and Remediation.
  • Evaluate and prioritize remediation activities and execute risk acceptance process where appropriate√?  Practices appropriate risk-based root cause analysis methodology that considers the organization's strategic direction and priorities.
  • Represent Compliance on regional process improvement and remediation initiatives.
  • Advise on rollout and management of enterprise compliance initiatives and support compliance strategy in enterprise initiatives as a representative of Quality and Regulatory Compliance.

Position Accountability/Scope:
The position is responsible for providing guidance and support for IT Controls Management to both business and IT control owners.

Minimum Education:
  • Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or equivalent plus 5+ years of related work experience with IT general controls, data privacy, and audit support, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum Experience/Training Required:
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to organize work in a logical, thorough and succinct manner.
  • Highly self-motivated, goal orientated, and self-directed
  • Good understanding of SOX, General IT Controls, and Data Privacy Regulations. Previous auditor experience preferred.
  • Good understanding of Access Management controls. Previous application security experience preferred.
  • Good understanding of Information Security - CISSP / CISA or similar certification preferred but not essential.
  • Good understanding of IT systems and controls including ERPs, Web systems, e-commerce, data centers, network infrastructure, patching, access controls, databases, CRM, cloud systems etc.
  • Familiarity with risk management principles, regulatory requirements and, industry best practices.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing assignments and ability to effectively prioritize
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to all levels of management
  • Ability to express a point of view, and advise on risk and control considerations

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