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Internal Audit Director- Digital & Change Programs

Company: Pearson
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Internal Audit Director- Digital & Change Programs - ( 2010459 ) Description About us: We are the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. Role Summary: As Pearson continues its digital transformation, an experienced Audit Director is needed to lead independent assurance work for the organisation's technology processes and major change programmes. As a member of the Internal Audit Leadership Team (IALT), the job holder will be directly accountable for building and sustaining Internal Audit's capability in programme and change assurance techniques. The role is open to candidates in either the UK or US. Working from home is an option, but candidates will need to be willing and able to travel to either the office in central London or Hoboken, New Jersey for team meetings and other events. Overall, the domestic and international travel requirement will be 15%. Essential duties and responsibilities: Implement a strategy to develop and sustain Internal Audit's capability in programme and change assurance, including an effective audit approach to proactively cover the risks of digital transformation. As part of the IALT, take full accountability for determining and agreeing appropriate assurance work to cover the key technology risks of and Pearson's major change programmes, including those related to digital transformation, and other assigned work. Work collaboratively with other members of the IALT to utilise the department's resources effectively and in line with Internal Audit priorities. Develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with key stakeholders. Oversee the execution of specific internal audit reviews and projects and devise and negotiate practical and commercial recommendations to improve business risk management in those areas under review. At all times promote the highest level of ethics, independence and integrity. Maintain complete confidentiality with regard to all matters of corporate knowledge. Lead, motivate and develop IA team members consistent with the department's vision and talent management strategy. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process. Qualifications Qualifications required: Degree or equivalent in Information Systems, Business, or other relevant field. CISA or related certification required. CISSP, CISM or other similar certifications a plus. Required experience: Proven experience in a business services firm and / or large organisation's internal audit/ risk department. Demonstrated knowledge of risk assessment, internal audit standards and techniques. Awareness of US and UK corporate governance and other applicable regulatory frameworks. Knowledge of major control frameworks e.g. COSO, CoBIT, ITIL, and ISO. Experience of assuring large, complex change programmes and digital transformation activity, ideally in a consumer business. Knowledge of project management frameworks e.g. PRINCE2, Agile, CCPM. Understanding of system development methodologies, IT operating systems, logical security, disaster recovery planning, attack and penetration testing controls, and e-commerce and digital platforms, Demonstrated knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and cloud computing environments. Required skills: Ability to grasp complex business issues, develop and present innovative and practical solutions. Capable of acting independently and objectively, with the courage to constructively present recommendations in potentially sensitive or contentious areas. Excellent communication - both written and verbal and the ability to tailor style/ content for the audience. Able to influence at all levels, including senior leaders. Additional Information: - Pearson offer a great package and a fantastic range of benefits that you would expect to receive in a global organisation. Including 25 Days annual leave, this increases by 1 day each year up to 30 days with the option to buy and sell up to 5 days per year on top of this. A fantastic Pension plan, private medical insurance. Pearsons other benefits also include private dental care, digital GP service, season ticket loan, eye tests, cycle to work scheme, volunteering days, discounted products and services from leading companies and much more. Pearson is delighted to be committed to the Race Charter, and to be confirmed by Stonewall to be in the Top 100 Employers LGBTQ employers in the UK We are a Disability Confident committed employer and were recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards, and featured on The Forbes list of Best D&I Employers, and are a Working Mums Top Employer and Change the Race Ratio Employer. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com . Please follow the links to "EEO is The Law" , which describes the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information, and the "EEO is the Law Supplement" which has additional information for Federal Contractors. The Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision provides applicants and employees notice that Pearson will not discriminate against them for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, veteran status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

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