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The Hertz Corporation IT Auditor SOX Compliance (Des Plaines) in Des Plaines, Illinois

General Responsibilities

Role Summary

This is an IT Auditor role within the Hertz Internal Audit Department. The department performs internal controls testing and monitoring activities across compliance, operational, and financial reporting objectives. The IT Auditor will work with senior team members to establish controls baselines, as well as develop and maintain process narratives and controls documentation.


  • Perform assurance procedures to assess the design and effectiveness of general IT controls (ITGC) and other security controls

  • Assist in developing scope and resulting procedures to be performed for both audit and advisory engagements

  • Participate in assessing controls around major system development efforts

  • As necessary, discuss audit issues or advisory recommendations with management and co-develop action plans to address them timely

  • Assist in drafting the audit or advisory report for assigned projects

  • Execute IT SOX and Controls Testing:

  • Assist in documenting walkthroughs of IT general controls (ITGC) for critical financial reporting applications and supporting infrastructure; Develop or update process narratives and flow charts

  • Test ITGC in accordance with defined test attributes and guidance (Tests of Effectiveness)

  • Prepare and maintain testing work papers in Hertz’s audit management tool

  • Assist in performing impact analyses for identified deficiencies and partner with the IT compliance teams on remediation efforts

  • Perform roll-forward testing

  • Assist in evaluating 3rd party SOC reporting and appraise coverage of user control considerations

  • Review IT segregation of duties across technology layers (application, database, and operating system, and domain)

  • Assist with ad hoc assessments and projects related to IT risks and controls

  • Perform critical self-review of work

Mandatory Requirements


  • 2+ years of experience in Big Four and/or IT internal audit department

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, IT Management system, and other applicable Information Technology disciplines

  • MBA, or Masters a plus

  • CISA, CPA, CIA, and/or CISSP certifications, preferred

  • Analytical and detail oriented

  • Action oriented and drive results

  • Adaptable to changing environment

Desired Characteristics

  • Understanding of the COBIT frameworks, SOX, ISO, internal controls & test plan development

  • Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change.

  • Public accounting experience preferred

  • Clear thinking; problem solving; able to quickly grasp new ideas.

  • Excellent communication skills; able to clearly communicate complex financial information in an easy to understand manner; able to deliver message effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to influence across business functions; confidence to approach business leaders with difficult messages and defend positions;

  • Experience working in global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows.

  • Adaptable/flexible; Ability to work in ambiguous situations.

  • Integrity: Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others

  • People management and personnel development experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills with orientation toward process improvement

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • Oracle experience desirable

  • Based in Chicago, IL

  • Willing to travel


EEO Statement

Hertz is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 174043

# Positions 1

Category Accounting / Finance

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time