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Bounce Back in IT: A Focus on IT Audit


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This is my presentation for the April 13, Bounce Back in IT session. We are discussing the career of an IT Auditor with a great panel!

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Bounce Back in IT: A Focus on IT Audit

  1. 1. Bounce Back in IT: Focus on IT Audit April 13th, 2010 Sheila Burkett Tuxedo Park Management, LLC
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>IT Audit Positions & Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Is An IT Auditor <ul><li>Verify the effectiveness of the organizations’ internal controls </li></ul><ul><li>Check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud </li></ul><ul><li>Financial and Information Systems, Management Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure records are accurate and controls are adequate </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability and integrity of data </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where is Job Growth <ul><li>10.6% growth in management, business and financial </li></ul><ul><li>16.8% growth in professional and related occupations </li></ul><ul><li>13.8% growth in services occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Much faster than average employment growth will result from an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and greater scrutiny of company finances. </li></ul>Bureau of Labor Statistics
  5. 5. Where is Job Growth <ul><li>21.7% growth for Accountants and Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>23% growth for Management Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>53% growth for Network and Systems Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>As MORE business functions are automated, more audit functions center on IT. </li></ul>Bureau of Labor Statistics
  6. 6. Where is Job Growth <ul><li>Occupational Profile: Accountants and Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>13% job growth in MO between 2006-2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently 820 job openings in MO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Also Occupational Profile: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Systems Analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network & Systems Analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management Analysts </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Missouri Job Data Data from
  8. 8. Missouri Job Data Data from
  9. 9. Why Is This Growing and Important? <ul><li>Regulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FDA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growth in Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in Automation </li></ul>
  10. 10. KSA Analysis <ul><li>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Network & System Analysts (NA) </li></ul><ul><li>Management Analysts (MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Systems Analysts (CSA) </li></ul><ul><li>Auditors (A) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Knowledge for Auditor Data from X Economics & Accounting X X Mathematics X X Engineering & Technology X X X X Computers & Electronics X X X X English X Telecommunications X Personnel & HR X X Administration & Mgmt X X X Customer & Personal Service A MA CSA NA
  12. 12. Skills for Auditor Data from X X X Active Learning X X X X Active Listening X Speaking & Writing X X X Critical Thinking X Equipment Selection & Troubleshooting X Coordination & Time Management X X Judgment & Decision Making X X Reading Comprehension X X X Complex Problem Solving A MA CSA NA
  13. 13. Abilities for Auditor Data from X X X Oral Expression X Written Expression X X X Written Comprehension X X X Inductive Reasoning X X X X Oral Comprehension X Category Flexibility, Fluency of Ideas & Near Vision X X Speech Clarity X X Information Ordering X X X Problem Sensitivity X X X Deductive Reasoning A MA CSA NA
  14. 14. Job Titles <ul><li>Information Technology Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Control Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Auditors </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance Auditors </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our Panel <ul><li>Crystal Dees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PMO Project Leader responsible for IS General Controls Oversight at Edward Jones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Randy Hirsch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate in Information Technology Advisory Services at KPMG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ron Schmittling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Leader: Security & Privacy at Brown Smith Wallace </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Panel Question <ul><li>What is your background? How did you get into an IT Auditor position? </li></ul><ul><li>What certifications and education did you need to get into this type of position? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your typical day as an IT Auditor (or your role in this area)? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this is a growth job area? What do you see happening in the future? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Breakout Groups <ul><li>Internal Audit Discussion with Panel </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 Resume Review with Missouri Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>Improving your LinkedIn profile with David Strom </li></ul><ul><li>First Time Attendees with Sheila Burkett </li></ul>
  18. 18. Wrap Up <ul><li>THANK YOU to our panel and breakout session leaders! </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Sessions </li></ul>
  19. 19. Resources <ul><li>Bounce Back St. Louis: </li></ul><ul><li>MERIC (MO Economic Research and Information Center): </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Labor Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. Crystal Dees, CISA <ul><li>As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Crystal Dees has over 15 years experience in IT Audit, Governance, and Process Improvement. In 2007, Crystal assumed responsibility in Edward Jones' Program Management Office as a Project Leader responsibly for IS General Controls Oversight and assists in the development and improvement of key processes, controls, and risk mitigation.  Other experiences within Edward Jones included a Sr. Analyst in Information Systems'  Systems Operations Center and a Sr. IS Auditor in the Internal Audit Division. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to joining Edward Jones, Crystal was employed by May Department Stores and Magna Group as a Senior Information Systems Auditor.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration – Management Information Systems.  She is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Crystal is also ITIL v2 - Foundation certified. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Randy Hirsch <ul><li>Randy Hirsch is a Missourian native.  He was born in Monett, MO and his family moved to the St. Louis area within a couple years after his birth.  Randy attended Fort Zummalt High School and after graduating joined the US Air Force.  He retired from the Air Force after serving 22 years.  While in the Air Force, Randy was introduced to Information Technology.  His last 8 years, he served the Commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe and the Air Mobility Command as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of  Command Presentations.  </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, while in the Air Force, Randy earned his Associates in Information Systems.  He entered the work force at Charter Communications in the regional IT office as a PC technician and later worked at Charter’s internal IT Help Desk.  </li></ul><ul><li>Randy continued his education and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Network Engineering and Computer Technology from Vatterott College in 2005.    </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, Randy began his career at KPMG as an Associate in Information Technology Advisory Services where he continues to work today.  </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ron Schmittling <ul><li>Practice Leader at Brown Smith and Wallace </li></ul><ul><li>IT executive and leader with broad experience in many aspects of technology, information security, risk management, and compliance management. Direct experience with application development, project management, SOX, SAS70, management consulting, information security, computer forensics, PCI DSS, TG3, etc. Interested in adding value through risk management to companies of all sizes and industries. </li></ul><ul><li>University of IL at Urbana-Champaign </li></ul><ul><li>MBA - SIUE </li></ul>