Job Details

IT Auditor

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 06/14/2019

Columbia Sportswear Company has a dynamic and rapidly evolving IT environment. The IT Internal Auditor assists in the coordination and execution of Information Technology audit projects throughout the company, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing and operational assessments. The IT Internal Auditor engages and collaborates with Internal Audit, IT, and business unit management to understand the Company’s business, IT environments, and associated risks. The IT Internal Auditor will assist the IT Audit Manager to execute audit procedures. The IT Internal Auditor also plays an important role in providing strategic insight, advice, and guidance with respect to IT risk management, governance, policy, and operations, and is an important influencer at all levels of the organization.


•Assist the IT Audit Manager and Team in evaluating IT related risks to support the development of annual audit plans
•Work closely with IT, compliance management, and external auditors to assure that the testing of IT general controls meets Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements and is effectively executed to support key stakeholder needs, including external auditor reliance strategy
•Apply IT internal controls to various IT technologies that support networks, security, systems development, and global data center operations
•Assist or conducts IT governance audits and operational risk assessments across varied IT functional areas, processes, and applications, including system implementations
•Utilize technology-based audit tools that support audit work, such as AuditBoard,PowerBI, and ACL
•Utilize IT best practices and frameworks (i.e. ITIL, ISO, COBIT)
•Manage the nature and scope of internal audit work including the impact on various functions throughout the organization
•Coordinate and collaborate with key functional contacts in many business areas to provide assistance and guidance for various IT initiatives
•Effectively communicate across various cultures and global teams, ensuring an inclusive environment is maintained
•Assist with the plan, design, and execution of audit procedures necessary to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, including testing of IT general controls, system development life cycle controls, and other IT related areas such as automated business process controls
•Champion business process improvement throughout the organization
•Strong project/time management skills with the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency


•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Systems, Business, Finance, or related degree
•Three or more years of experience in the information technology field, demonstrating steady growth of skills and responsibilities
•Two or more years of public accounting, consulting firm, or IT auditor experience conducting IT audits for mid-size to large companies
•CISA or CISA candidate is preferred, but not required; CISM, CISSP, CPA, or CIA certification or comparable accreditation are also desirable
•Demonstrated knowledge of the COSO, ITIL, ISO, COBIT and/or other frameworks
•Ability to perform technical research and continued learning to expand knowledge in technical areas under audit as needed
•Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley IT standards and testing requirements, and performing testing of key IT general controls
•An understanding of the relationship between financial information systems, internal controls, manual business processes, and financial statement assertions
•Experience auditing SAP, including IT general controls and automated business controls is desirable
•Must be willing to travel internationally (5-15%) and be flexible with working hours depending on needs and deadlines

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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