International Paper IT Audit Advisor in MEMPHIS, Tennessee

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The objectives of the Internal Audit function are to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. The Internal Audit function helps International Paper accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and the governance processes.

The IT Audit Advisor will work in a team environment to provide detailed reviews of the control environments for our business applications and IT infrastructure for our operating locations and corporate functions and reports to the IT Audit Manager. The IT Audit Advisor is a seasoned auditor and will work on teams that will perform projects to improve not only the internal control environment of International Paper but also to improve the efficiency of company processes. Specifically, the IT Audit Advisor will be responsible for planning, conducting, and documenting the more complex IT audit assignments for the Internal Audit team. The candidate will also lead strategic initiatives and/or projects. The IT Audit Advisor will be relied upon to provide functional advice and mentoring to less experienced auditors.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated employee with excellent supervisory and team building skills, who will also have an interest in moderate travel and the opportunity to interact with various levels of business management and staff throughout the company.

The position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to learn several internal business functions and will prepare the candidate to be a leader within the team and company. The IT audit experience is designed to aggressively develop and promote auditors through a series of job roles within the department as skills, competencies and leadership capabilities grow. As a key leadership role in Audit, this individual is expected to interact with IT, Finance and business leaders representing the IT Audit lead team. There is also the opportunity to focus on a career within other functions within the Internal Audit organization: Finance, Fraud, and Data Analytics.

The candidate will assist the IT Audit Manager in development and management of the annual plan, and will oversee the training and guidance of less experienced auditors.

The IT Audit Advisor will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage and lead simple to moderately complex Internal Audit initiatives as directed by the Audit Lead Team; for example, Quality Process (QAP), Training Team, development of department efficiencies, or similar strategic or operational initiatives

  • Plan and prepare multiple IT audits (in sequence or parallel)

  • Manage all phases of audit engagements (Planning, Fieldwork & Reporting)

  • Coordinate activities of project and/or team, identifying appropriate resources needed, developing schedules to ensure timely completion and technical execution

  • Review and draft audit findings, draft audit reports and present to management

  • Negotiate corrective action plans

  • Conduct audit fieldwork in accordance with department standards

  • Assist the IT Audit Manager with the annual risk assessment and development of the audit plan for assigned businesses or corporate staff groups

  • Prepare and review work papers within TeamMate EWP (audit workpaper system) and approve work of others

  • Interact with various levels of business leadership

  • Provide expertise of policy, procedures, internal control concepts, and internal audit processes

  • Ability to coach and lead other auditors as well as interviewing, observing, researching, documenting and analyzing

  • Lead training and development of new IT audit team members and new hires

  • Develop customer relationships and organizational agility, provide consulting services to the organization and leadership

  • Working Knowledge of IP policy, procedures, and internal control concepts and identify best practices

  • Leverage automated data analysis tools on audit projects (i.e. TeamMate, SAP, ACL, etc.)

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information systems, accounting or related field

  • Minimum ten (10) years IT audit or directly related experience, (i.e., information systems analysis/development or security administration)

  • Minimum three (3) years of auditing experience

  • Knowledge of COBIT, ITIL and COSO control standards, evaluation of internal control environments, diverse computing environment and architecture, including Unix, mainframe, client-server, network, and personal computers

  • Working knowledge of disaster recovery planning; application and system development life cycles; physical and operational security controls; automated assessment tools and reporting; security management, best practices

  • Proficient in using ACL, SQL, MS Access or MS Excel or other similar tools

  • Strong interpersonal skills, analytical, and oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel 20% (domestic and international)

  • CISA, CRISC, or related technology certification (internal candidates within 12 months of accepting the assignment if not certified)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak one or more of the following Portuguese, French, or Spanish

  • Familiarity with the manufacturing industry (especially forestry)

  • Familiarity with International Paper


Integrity & Trust, Ethics & Values, Functional/Technical Skills, Action Oriented,

Learning on the Fly, Problem Solving, Written/Oral Communication, Time Management, Priority Setting, Perseverance, Customer Focus, Dealing with Ambiguity, Composure, Decision Quality, Informing, Listening, Interpersonal Savvy, Negotiating Skills, Peer Relationships, Self Development, Business Acumen, Comfort around Higher Management, Develop Employees, Managerial Courage, Organizing, Planning, Building Effective Teams, Conflict Management, Managing and Measuring, Standing Alone, Creativity

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

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