Manager, Internal Audit (IT Audit Manager)

New York, New York, United States
16 Aug 2022
20 Aug 2022
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Job Title: IT Audit Manager

Primary Purpose:

The Information Technology (IT) Audit Manager will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing an internal audit program aimed at evaluating business and IT operating procedures as well as ensuring compliance with the Company's internal policies. This role will lead the planning, execution, and reporting of IT internal audits, including IT Sarbanes Oxley testing for three brands, Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. On a day-to-day basis, the IT Audit Manager will assist with ongoing risk assessments, execute compliance reviews, review, and evaluate internal controls, identify control and operational weaknesses, recommend procedures to improve business practices, and provide consulting services to help the business units proactively address internal control and operational areas of risk. The IT Audit Manager will also be responsible for managing staff and senior staff level consultants and Tapestry team members.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Internal Audit to...

  • Plan and supervise the testing (design and operating effectiveness) of SOX IT General Controls, IT Dependent Manual Controls, Automated Controls, and Report testing.
  • Evaluate internal controls, identify control and operational weaknesses, and recommend procedures to improve business practices and policies.
  • Perform information technology, financial and operational reviews, which address financial risk, business risk, technology risk, and regulatory risk.
  • Perform, and/or coordinate with co-sourced resources, reviews of strategic IT/IS and technical audits.
  • Working knowledge of various IT systems - ERP systems and financial reporting systems (SAP a plus).
  • Review Segregation of Duties (SOD) in applicable systems and environments.
  • Communicate the results of internal audit reviews directly with business unit and senior management. This includes developing communications of IT related matters for Audit Committee presentations.
  • Perform other related special studies and projects as assigned.
  • Perform administrative duties of the department including but not limited to, staffing, recruiting, training, budgeting, planning, and scheduling.
  • Foster open-ended, real-time dialogue with key groups regarding risks and controls.

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Bachelor's degree in finance/Accounting or Information Systems preferred.
  • Internal audit credentials (CIA, CISA certification is a plus).
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant IT audit experience, ideally with Big 4 accounting firms and/or companies of scale with retail store operations.
  • Experience in any of the following areas: internal or external IT audit, risk assessment, business process reengineering, SAP Technologies (S/4Hana, GRC, SuccessFactors), Cloud Technology (AWS, GCP) and Customer Relationship Management Technologies (SalesForce).
  • Previous participation in existing internal audit programs for a major company is a plus.
  • Ability to scope, plan, and execute audit programs and review.
  • Experience working with highly complex systems and in extremely technical business environments Experience using Microsoft products, BI platforms, and audit software packages as audit tools.
  • Experience working with ACL analytics is a plus.

An outstanding professional will have...

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; the ability to assess risk, analyze the business/operating impact, and identify the weaknesses within underlying issues.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including an ability to listen to the needs of the business units, articulate issues in a clear and concise manner, research and comprehend complex matters, and present findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate within and across the organization with different stakeholders, managing competing ideas and complexities.
  • High professional standards, integrity, and business ethics.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal oversight to handle day to day responsibilities while managing ambiguity as it arises.

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage : Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity : Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity : Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy : Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others : Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

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