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Lead IT Auditor

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Work Arrangement

This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI, three times per week, at minimum.

The Role

The Lead IT Auditor is responsible for leading audit assignments that support the vision and strategy of General Motors Audit Services (GMAS). This includes ownership for execution of audit planning, fieldwork and reporting.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Support Senior IT Audit Manager in ensuring the development and execution of a comprehensive program of audit work. This includes participating in the development of the annual risk assessment and audit plan.

  • Lead a team of audit staff in execution of IT Audits.

  • Lead in the planning and scoping of audits through the development of an audit canvas, and risk and control matrix.

  • Identify IT risks and develop applicable test procedures.

  • Conduct audit opening, closing and status meetings.

  • Provide hands on support to staff auditors throughout the audit.

  • Review audit workpapers to ensure adequate testing coverage and appropriate documentation.

  • Proactively lead status meetings with the stakeholder and Audit Manager.

  • Draft audit issues ensuring the root cause is accurately identified and that Management Action Plans to remediate risks address the root cause.

  • Draft audit reports, including ratings and report conclusions.

  • Communicate and report audit results with business divisions and VPs, where applicable.

  • Complete assigned audits within budgets and timelines.

  • Track open issues/management action plans as due dates approach.

  • Proactively follow-up on and test issue remediation.

  • Serve as primary contact for local auditee management during and after the audit.

  • Be a quick study of new and complex technologies and processes, and effectively assess risks and deficiencies.

  • Ensure the audit management system (Star) is updated accurately and timely.

  • Lead effective Continuous Business Monitoring activities.

  • Participates in ongoing professional development.

  • Develop a good understanding of GM operations worldwide.

  • Builds strong relationships to work with the business and service lines.

  • Develop strong relationships with Audit service line management and staff through projects and integrated audits.

  • Serve as a brand ambassador for ‘One GMAS’.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications) ​​  

  • Four or more years (Eight or more preferred) of professional experience as an IT auditor or other relevant controls experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) with a major in computer science, management information systems, information security or related field.

  • Familiarity with enterprise cloud solutions such as Azure, AWS, hybrid cloud environments.

  • Understanding of Secure Software Development practices such as NIST-SSDF, OSWAP, CERT and CVI.

  • In-depth understanding of IT tools and techniques for auditing general computer controls, technologies, system development processes, application controls and interfaces in a complex environment, preferably automotive and/or manufacturing.

  • Understanding of at least one of the internationally recognized information security and IT service management standards, such as ITIL, ISO27001, COBIT.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Knowledge of emerging IT issues, internal audit trends and best practices.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% if necessary.

  • Professional certification (CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIA, or similar).

  • Understanding of technology infrastructure such as deployment, monitoring and control evaluation.

What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)  

  • Graduate Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science related field

  • Expertise in Azure Cloud, AWS and other cloud solutions.

  • Big 4 Public accounting firm experience 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrable leadership ability

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • International travel possible


This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.


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