Manager, Internal Audit-IT at Ralph Lauren

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Finance and Accounting
New Jersey
United States
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.
Position Overview
We are looking for an IT Audit Manager to join our Internal Audit Team. In this role, you will plan, manage, and perform a range of IT risk assessments, compliance, and operational audits, with a focus on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). You will have primary responsibility for driving the planning and execution of the Company’s IT SOX program, including interfacing with business partners and external auditors. This position requires an individual with a broad range of IT and business knowledge who is comfortable working independently with limited supervision, as well as interfacing with individuals and teams across the organization. This position is based in our Nutley, New Jersey office with some work performed in New York. Estimated 5% travel.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee execution of the IT SOX program and work effectively with RL’s external auditors to maximize their reliance and efficiencies
  • Develop and execute audit procedures to assess the design and operating effectiveness of IT processes and controls; evaluate test results and formulate conclusions and recommendations on the effectiveness of internal controls and efficiency of the process
  • Contribute to the execution of the annual Technology audit plan, which includes operational, technology/cybersecurity, and integrated audits
  • Work collaboratively with management and the audit team to ensure efficient use of time and buy-in from management on audit objectives and audit approach
  • Provide expertise in process assessment and design, process architecture implementation, industry processes and solutions, risk minimization, and performance optimization to identify and creatively solve complex business issues
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with senior management across the business, understand the retail industry, identify key performance drivers, and be able to recommend and implement solutions
  • Review the audit work of others, including business partners and co-sourcing partners, as needed
  • Prepare final reports and presentations of the audit results and process improvements for management
  • Assist with, and sometimes lead, initiatives to review and improve department processes, tools, and methodologies related to the use of data analytics and/or automation

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, or Accounting
  • Experience in Auditing (internal and/or external), with at least 3 years in an IT audit capacity
  • Industry certifications in audit, security, and/or risk management (e.g., CRISC, CISSP, CISM, CISA)
  • Excellent understanding of concepts related to information systems audit, information security, general IT controls, application controls, and technology risks
  • Working knowledge of COSO internal control framework and related business process control activities
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and report writing skills (verbal and written) to all levels of management with the ability to succinctly present issues and improvement opportunities to senior leadership
  • Ability to understand broader business implications of IT matters and hence consider business risk in addition to IT risk
  • Experience with system implementations and/or large development projects
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Knowledge of risk assessment process, IT Security, PCI compliance, NIST, and ISO 27000 standards preferred
  • Familiarity with data access, analysis, and visualization tools preferred, such as IDEA, Tableau, Excel, ACL, and SAP BI
  • Programming/scripting experience (e.g., Python, VBA) preferred
  • Retail or consumer products industry experience preferred

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