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Digital & Technology Operations Internal Audit Manager

Country : USA USA

State : Ohio

County : Franklin County

Town : Columbus

Category : Consulting - Audit

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Our Company
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At A&F Co., we're here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are - and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.

Job description

Job Description

Abercrombie is seeking an Internal Audit Manager of Digital and Technology Operations to support a broad portfolio of assurance and consulting activities focused on digital and technology risk. We are looking for a naturally curious self-starter with strong critical thinking skills who successfully demonstrates flexibility and agility in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. This individual will have the opportunity to grow and develop team members while also performing as an individual contributor on more complex work. Demonstrated business acumen, data analytical skills, verbal and written communication skills, and project management will be critical success factors for managing complex operational audits with a focus on digital innovation and technology platforms. This Internal Audit Manager will report to the Senior Director of Internal Audit Digital and Technology Risk and gain valuable exposure to other senior members of management in the organization.

Internal Audit associates are a valued resource within the organization and with proven success can transition into Operations, Technology or Finance/Accounting roles after 3+ years in-role.

This is a hybrid role, with in-office days located at our Global Home Office in Columbus, Ohio.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Develop a deep understanding of Abercrombie's environment, including business processes, the Digital & Technology ecosystem, and transformative change underway; be a thought partner and business advisor on matters that involve risk, governance, and controls
  • Support Internal Audit's annual risk assessment including the digital and technology risk and agile risk identification processes
  • Manage a portfolio of project work within the Digital & Technology audit portfolio, including developing audit programs and testing procedures as well as issue identification and resolution
  • Develop and execute an integrated audit approach, inclusive of digital, technology, and business controls to support audit conclusions
  • Responsible for developing pre- and post-implementation audits of new system implementations, expanding cloud footprint, and use of RPA, etc. while also partnering through an embedded model for large transformational projects
  • Partners with risk stakeholders including Information Security and Legal Privacy to identify risks, including cyber, data privacy, and business resiliency
  • Intra-department partnership to develop an integrated approach for Technology risks and controls within the audit plan based on expertise and usage of applicable frameworks (e.g., COSO, CoBIT, NIST, CSA, CCPA, CPRA, GDPR)
  • Identify and evaluate exposures to the Company, including potential impact and root cause analysis. Partner with the business to develop cost-effective action plans that sufficiently mitigate risk.
  • Use of visualization techniques to aid effective communication of audit insights/results
  • Support business resolution of audit observations and remediation plans, including post-audit support and validation efforts
  • The Internal Audit team uses a shared-resource model, allowing auditors to get broad exposure to a variety of audit and consulting projects. The Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for growth and development of audit staff in this shared model, including both formal and informal training/coaching.
  • Strong understanding of data governance, management, and controls to support enterprise transformational initiatives and internal audit department innovation
  • Champion best practices on data analytics for internal audit department, including support for use of data analytics in the audit process (planning, fieldwork, and reporting), adoption of new data analytics tools (e.g., PowerBI), and the department's self-service model for access to data
  • Embed within the organization to provide a risk lens for various programs, policy development, and/or significant corporate initiatives
  • Support management inquiries, investigations, and ad-hoc projects, as needed


What Do You Need To Bring?

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, management information systems, or other professional business field; professional certification (CISA, CIA, CPA) preferred
  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience, preferably in an operational audit, security, compliance, risk and/or consulting role; relevant business experience will also be considered
  • Demonstrated experience in designing project scope, objectives, and audit programs for business processes not previously audited
  • Industry experience in a retail, eCommerce, or manufacturing environment preferred
  • Strong planning, project management, and analytical skills with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership, communication (both verbal and written), and collaboration skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude, embrace change, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound knowledge of data analytics program governance (data validation, data storage, documentation protocols, and security); advanced use of Excel, proficiency in PowerBI, Tableau or Alteryx is a plus
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