Director, Audit and SOX Transformation at TransUnion

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What We'll Bring

At TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We are 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 Bring

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.

Must possess the highest professional and personal standards, unquestioned integrity and business ethics. Demonstrated ability and courage of his or her own convictions and adhering to strongly held principles and values – and hold others to the same standards.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, energetic and possess a natural curiosity to learn. They 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 Make

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.

The 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. 

Collaborate 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.


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555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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