Director, Audit and SOX Transformation at TransUnion
What We'll BringAt TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation we’re consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. This environment gives our people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.
Come be a part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.
What You'll BringThe Internal Audit Director is responsible for leading, planning, and executing critical projects across business units, key functions, and processes in areas related to the following: Internal Audit, COSO / Sarbanes Oxley Transformation and Redesign, Business Process Reviews, Internal Controls Training and Awareness, Risk Assessments, Process Design and Internal Controls testing for North America and all International locations. Additionally the candidate should have a proven-track record of advancement and possess the ability to provide pragmatic internal control recommendations that add value to the organization. Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities is also required.
This position will report directly to the VP, Internal Audit and will work closely with other Internal Audit Team Associates on key projects and initiatives as well as coordinate closely with our external auditors. The Director will work closely with the VP, Internal Audit, Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) and SOX PMO on the 2020 SOX program redesign for North America and roll out to the rest of the regions starting in 2020. The successful candidate will need to work across the organization and be comfortable in engaging employees at all levels to ensure an efficient and effective control environment. This “hands on” role also has high visibility to senior management including backfill responsibilities for the VP, Internal Audit as needed and represents the Internal Audit function in various company related activities. The role may involve up to 30% travel to domestic and international locations.
The Team’s Mission & Focus
The Internal Audit team is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is-guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of TU. Internal Audit assists the organization in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's risk management, control, and governance processes.
Internal Audit collaborates with Business Unit and Functional leadership and their Associates in developing strong, professional and independent relationships to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the business to enable value added recommendations that improve efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, the group also maintains a strong collaboration with the company’s external auditor to perform management’s SOX testing activities in an efficient manner.
Combined minimum 10 years of external / internal audit experience, U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting requirements with a Big Four firm. Professional certifications highly preferred (i.e., CPA, CIA and CFE). MBA preferred.
Must possess working knowledge and experience with data analytics and IT General Controls
Must possess excellent project management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Experience leading cross-functional teams working on the SOX transformation/enhancement projects in the US and internationally.
Must possess a thorough understanding of the 2013 COSO Framework, Sarbanes Oxley- compliance, and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards balanced with a demonstrated ability to understand key business drivers and issues having successfully implemented those principles in a complex global environment.
The ideal candidate will see this role as an opportunity to transform and redesign the internal audit and SOX processes, and opportunities to further their career within the company.
Impact You'll MakeCollaborate with VP, Internal Audit and CAO to project manage the redesign of TU’s SOX compliance program in 2020, leading cross-functional efforts. The Director will be significantly involved in the planning, assessment, redesign and launch of the SOX enhancement project in collaboration with the CAO and SOX PMO in the US and across the regions based on scoping.
Drive strategic internal audit initiatives in 2020 with the capability to be an independent yet strong business partner within TU. This includes to initiate, plan, executive and report on end-to-end process reviews leveraging data analytics, if appropriate.
Manage reviews of internal controls over financial reporting, operational effectiveness, information technology systems, and compliance with laws and regulations across TU worldwide.
Oversee the preparation / development of and execution risk-based audit programs that clearly define the objective and scope of each review, employing critical thinking and appropriate testing methodologies.
Work with the VP, Internal Audit to prepare materials for quarterly Audit Committee and management meetings and ensure complete and timely distribution of materials to Committee members