Abbott Senior Auditor, Global IT Audit in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Senior IT Auditor is responsible for assessing the adequacy of Global Information Technology security and controls for applications and infrastructure throughout Abbott’s international and domestic organizations. The individual will effectively scope and plan for assigned audit engagements including preparation of audit risk assessments and planning to drive appropriate audit coverage. The IT auditor will execute audit fieldwork using a risk-based approach to help ensure effective testing coverage. They will identify control gaps and other areas of risk exposure related to controls within IT processes and deliver achievable, meaningful recommendations for management to mitigate the identified risks.

The individual should have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, present professionally, and work well with the highest level of Corporate and Division management as well as his/her peer group.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute Information Systems audits throughout Abbott's international and domestic organizations.

  • Participate in the IT risk assessment process and development of the audit plan for assigned entities.

  • Prepare and present audit findings to senior management.

  • Maintain comprehensive historical audit work paper documentation that fully supports reported audit results, leveraging established department tools and standards.

  • Proactively communicate with key stakeholders regarding audit status, findings and other relevant issues.

  • Work collaboratively with others on the Corporate Audit team to proactively assess organizational IT risks and ensure effective audit coverage.

  • Identify control gaps and other areas of heightened risk exposure related to governance, risk management and internal controls within IT processes.

  • Design and deliver achievable meaningful recommendations for management to mitigate the identified risks.

Position Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Three to five years of related experience with a top-tier consulting or public accounting firm

  • Experience in one of the following two areas required:

  • Execution of Information Systems audits, including Application, Platform (AS400, UNIX, Windows) or General IT Controls; or

  • Implementation of large-scale ERP packages, including SAP, Oracle and other similar systems

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required

  • Auditing major ERP systems; SAP experience is a plus.

  • Deep insight of best practice standards and frameworks, such as ISO 27001/2 and NIST is desirable.

  • Knowledge of Life Sciences requirements, HIPAA Security, Privacy, Notification, and Enforcement Rules, PCI-DSS, SOX, etc. are desirable.

  • In-depth understanding of network and system security technology and practices across major-computing areas are desirable

  • Experience with Technology Risk Management / IT Audit function in Enterprise organizations is desirable

  • Manufacturing and/or international business experience desirable

  • Foreign language skills and/or professional certification (CISA, CISSP, MBA) are a plus

  • 15-40% travel to Abbott's International and Domestic locations required

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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