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The Hertz Corporation Sr. Auditor - IT SOX Compliance in Des Plaines, Illinois

General Responsibilities

Role Summary

This is a Senior Analyst role within the Internal Audit Department. The department performs internal controls testing and monitoring activities across compliance, operational, and financial reporting objectives. The Senior Analyst will establish controls baselines, as well as develop and maintain process narratives and controls documentation.


  • Will establish and perform assurance procedures to assess the design and effectiveness of general IT controls (ITGC) and other security controls.

  • The Senior Analyst will establish procedures and propose process improvement recommendations. Candidates who are successful in this role will have the opportunity to rotate into other roles within Hertz.

  • Execute IT SOX and Controls Program:

  • Establish IT testing programs for new sites and applications scoped into SOX

  • Establish and improve security controls programs at acquisitions. Complete non-SOX security controls related testing on a monthly and quarterly basis

  • Perform walkthroughs of general IT controls (ITGC) for critical financial reporting applications and supporting infrastructure; assess the effectiveness of the controls (Tests of Design)

  • Develop or update process narratives, flow charts, and control matrices

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

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

  • Perform impact analyses for identified deficiencies and partner with operations teams on remediation efforts

  • Perform roll-forward testing

  • Evaluate 3rd party SOC reporting and appraise coverage of user control considerations

  • Partner with finance SOX team and liaise with external auditors

  • Report status and observations into IT Risk Leadership

  • Perform periodic access reviews across technology layers: application, database, operating system, and domain

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

  • Define analytics to identify high risk events and transactions in support of continuous controls monitoring

  • Assist with adhoc assessments and projects related to IT risks and controls

Mandatory Requirements


  • 3+ 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

  • CPA, CIA, CISSP and/or CISA certifications

  • Analytical and Detail Oriented

  • Action oriented and drive results

  • Adaptable to changing environment

Desired Characteristics

  • Understanding of the COSO/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

  • External certification preferred: CISA, CISSP, CPA, CA, CIA

  • 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)

  • SAP / Oracle experience desirable

  • Based in Chicago (Des Plaines, IL)

  • Willing to travel


EEO Statement

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 165144

# Positions 2

Category Accounting / Finance

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time