Senior IT Audit Manager

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Job Family: Internal audit
Updated At: 2018-12-10


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



The Senior IT Audit Manager will have responsibility for assessing the design and operating effectiveness of controls around the Company’s IT environment. The candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of IT audit concepts and the ability to independently execute SOX and other discrete audits through effective leadership of a team of IT auditors.  The candidate should have consistently demonstrated initiative, a process improvement mindset and analytical thinking and problem solving skills.  The Senior IT Audit Manager should thrive on initiating, building, and cultivating authentic and trusted relationships with a focus on advancing the goals and the future of the Company. 


Develop a strong understanding of the Company’s key business processes, risks, and control activities for information systems, technical infrastructures, data centers, computer operations, and key applications.

Plan and perform audits of IT general controls, application controls, and reports, including development of audit procedures, reviewing and analyzing evidence, documenting processes and procedures.

Direct and supervise the design and successful execution of risk-based IT and integrated audit programs based on professional internal control frameworks (COBIT, NIST, ITIL).

Provide strategic and proactive consultation in identifying risk exposures and in evaluating solutions for internal control weaknesses.

Conduct and document IT walkthroughs with the purpose of identifying key controls and processes as well as proposing improvements.

Develop and execute test plans for key automated application controls identified during business process walkthroughs such as IT-dependent manual controls, system-generated reports, system interface controls, and calculations.

Manage internal audit IT professionals and conduct reviews of all test work to ensure it has been performed in accordance with IIA standards and is consistent with Company policies and procedures.

Function as the primary contact to manage the external auditor IT relationship and develop an action plan to improve external auditor reliance.

Implement a quarterly control-self assessment process for IT to promote timely identification and evaluation of control exceptions.

Timely communicate audit status, issues, risks, and deficiencies to audit management and key stakeholders through periodic meetings and written media as necessary.

Present recommendations to improve the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls or to develop corrective actions that mitigate risk and/or improve business process efficiency/effectiveness.

Evaluate the adequacy and timeliness of management's response and progress of remediation efforts for all significant weaknesses noted in IT audit reports.

Continuously monitor for changes in the business and application population that may affect the risk environment and evaluate for required changes to the audit plan or to the scope of planned audits.

Identify themes, trends, and emerging risks for escalation and communication to IT leadership.

Promote the increased use of data analytics techniques to evaluate large data sets for trends and anomalies.

Focus on continuous improvement and identify opportunities to improve processes and procedures through automation.

Perform timely and constructive reviews of IT audit resources to recognize achievements and to identify developmental opportunities.



Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Accounting, or other related discipline.

 Minimum 10 years combined IT-related audit experience with at least 4-5 years from Big 4 public accounting and remainder from an industry role in a listed company with increasing responsibility.

Professional certification (CISA, CISSP, CPA, etc).

Knowledge and application of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance.

Experience using audit analytic tools such as ACL or IDEA.

Solid understanding of COBIT, NIST, ISO, and ITIL frameworks

Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate effectively and professionally.

Microsoft Office proficiency (including Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio) and SharePoint.


Advanced degree.

Experience with TeamMate, Workiva, JDE, Hyperion or other ERP systems.




Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.