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Senior Manager - IT Internal Audit - Hybrid

Caris Life Sciences

Caris Life Sciences

Irving, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Position Summary

The Senior Manager – IT Internal Audit position will support the development and execution of the annual audit strategy. The “hands-on” position will have a focus on Information Technology (“IT”) and cybersecurity, in addition to support of financial, operational, and compliance audits. This includes the design, documentation, and testing of Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) IT general controls. Reporting directly to the Vice President – Internal Audit, this role will help lead our efforts to provide organizational value by providing risk-based assurance, advice, and insight.

Job Responsibilities

  • Highly visible role with the ability to partner with all aspects of the company and influence positive change with various stakeholders.

  • Assist in the design, documentation, and testing of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting, including IT general controls, IT application controls, key reports, and SOC 1 reports.

  • Assist in developing a risk-based annual audit plan through risk assessment activities and understanding key components of risk within the business.

  • Oversee and conduct general IT internal audits, IT governance and risk assessments, system implementation reviews, and information security assessments.

  • Develop relationships as a subject matter expert in IT compliance and associated audits including, but not limited to, SOX, SOC 2, and cyber security.

  • Plans and coordinates resources, including co-source provider, needed to perform SOX activities and other assurance engagements.

  • Perform walkthroughs to obtain an understanding of the IT environment and prepare process documentation, including flowcharts, narratives, and updating risk/control matrices.

  • Review and assess corrective and preventative action plans to assure resolution of audit findings and prevent re-occurrence.

  • Leverage and enable technology to gain efficiencies in deliverables and services. Integrate the use of analytics throughout the audit to help identify risks, support conclusions, and substantiate the impact.

  • Advise on design of internal controls as new processes and systems are introduced.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry advancements in IT audit and cybersecurity methodologies.

  • Support external audit control testing efforts, including walkthroughs, testing, and evaluation of deficiencies.

  • In the future this position will assist in the hiring and onboarding of staff positions responsible for conducting internal audits.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Information Systems, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • 6+ years of IT audit experience within Public Accounting or Internal Audit.

  • Experience auditing large-scale ERP systems.

  • Professional certification (CISA, CIA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC).

  • 4+ years of experience with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 – Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting.

  • 3+ years of experience leading audit engagements.

  • Conditions of Employment: Individuals must successfully complete pre-employment process, which includes criminal background check, drug screening, and reference verification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in a Big 4 public accounting firm.

  • Biotechnology, healthcare, and/or laboratory industry experience a plus.

  • Experience with data analytics tools/software.

  • 3+ years of people leadership experience, including managing co-source providers.

  • Proven track record of growth in an auditing role within a company.

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.

  • Demonstrates strong project management skills in the delivery of support, advisory, and assurance services.

  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.

  • Ability to excel in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and seek guidance as needed to clarify assignments or request for information.

  • Excellent communication, customer service and time-management skills.

  • Understands and adheres to the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Physical Demands

  • Must possess the ability to sit, stand, and/or work at a computer for long periods of time.

  • Occasional lifting of items up to 35lbs. is required when installing some IT equipment.


  • All job specific, safety, and compliance training are assigned based on the job functions associated with this employee.


  • This position requires periodic travel and some evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Caris Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.