Director IT Audit
Santa Rosa, CA 
Posted 21 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Why should you join our team?

American AgCredit offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a national financial system supporting those who feed, clothe and fuel the world. We are a growing organization embracing collaboration and innovation while delivering transformative solutions. American AgCredit provides a cultivating environment where you truly make a difference for our customers and teams.

Benefits offered by American AgCredit:

  • Commitment to agriculture and the communities we serve
  • Family friendly work environment
  • Investment in employee development
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Outstanding 401k - automatic 3% employer contribution, plus match up to 6%
  • Generous Paid Time Off (Vacation accrued at 15 days annually, Sick Days accrued at 15 days annually, plus 11 paid holidays)
  • Competitive Incentive Compensation Plan
  • Disability & Life Insurance
  • Employee mental, physical, and financial wellness programs
  • Opportunity to travel to our headquarters in Santa Rosa, California!


The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the organization's operations related to governance, risk management, and control. This position serves as a member of the Internal Audit leadership team, develops, and implements strategic and operational plans relative to the implementation of Internal Audit's vision, mission and overall goals and objectives. The IT Audit Director will serve as the business leader of all technology, data, project, and operational areas of the Internal Audit team. This position will manage all audit team resources, including IT Co-source. In addition, they will serve as the key liaison with executive management on technical topics and provide their expertise. This position will work closely with the Internal Audit leadership team to provide direction, training, and support to the internal audit function. Success in this position will require the candidate to have a well-developed understanding and application of the IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, COSO 2013, ISACA's COBIT 5, etc.

Occasional U.S Domestic travel will be required.


The essential functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Identifies IT risk areas and plans audit projects accordingly.

  • Develops and maintains the IT portion of the audit universe.

  • Provides leadership, training, and ongoing work support/ direction to assigned team of internal auditors.

  • Works as a member of the Internal Audit leadership group to ensure alignment of department and attainment of required projects and milestones.

  • Hands-on and participates in executing and completing IT audit projects and related procedures.

  • Develops and maintains the annual IT internal audit plan, including the risk assessment process.

  • Delivers the annual IT internal audit plan, including audit and assurance engagements, project risk assurance reviews, and special projects as assigned.

  • Schedules, manages, performs, and closes IT audits/projects.

  • Oversees the work of audit resources, preparing and reviewing workpapers and reports.

  • Performs ad hoc projects including project assurance, due diligence, investigations, etc.

  • Participates in project management activities such as system pre-implementation and/or business process enhancements/re-engineering, where warranted and applicable, and provides value-add advice and insights.

  • Identifies further opportunities where the audit department can be of assistance to divisions, developing relationships and effecting communications.

  • Trains and coaches audit staff and audit clients on IT issues, tools, and best practices.

  • Manages IT co-source provider relationship.

  • Stays current with the changing business environment - e.g., network and application level.

  • Responsible for administrative duties including basic office admin, travel arrangements, manage costs, etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The essential internal audit skills and knowledge requirements include but are not limited to the following:

Audit, Risk and Control Knowledge

Individual should possess knowledge at a level of Advanced (Extensive experience in this knowledge area/skill; no need for assistance; confident to provide assistance or guidance to others).

  • Internal Control Knowledge

  • IT General Control (ITGC) Knowledge

  • Risk Awareness

  • Governance Understanding

  • Internal Audit Methodology

Business/Industry Knowledge

Individual should possess knowledge ranging from a level of Advanced to Expert.

  • Organizational Awareness

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance

  • Industry Awareness

  • Strategic Awareness

  • Fraud Awareness

Core Auditing Skills

Individual should possess skill at a level of Advanced to Expert.

  • Audit Project Management

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Business Process Analysis

  • Risk Identification

  • Risk Assessment

  • Audit Reporting Clarity

  • Insight Generation

Technical Skills

Individual should possess skill at a level of Intermediate to Advanced.

  • Data Querying and Extraction

  • Statistical Sampling

  • Data Analysis

  • Fraud Prevention and Detection

Stakeholder Partnering Skills

Individual should possess skill at a level of Very Advanced or Expert (known expert internally and externally as the go-to person in this area; demonstrates consistent, independent excellence in application; leads the development of process or practice improvement in this knowledge/skill area).

  • Oral Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Conflict Management

  • Influence and Negotiation

  • Relationship Management

  • Business Acumen

  • Professional Judgment

Development and Personal Commitment Skills

Individual should possess skill at a level of Advanced to Expert.

  • Coaching

  • Agility

  • Personal Development

  • Ethics & Integrity


The essential financial services industry & product knowledge requirements include but are not limited to the following:

  • Regulatory Environment and Compliance Knowledge

  • Financial Products and Concepts

  • Financial Reporting Standards

  • Technology Applications & Infrastructure

  • Knowledge of Risk Management Principles


Performs supervisory duties; makes independent decisions; works under general direction of the Chief Audit Executive as well as the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors.


The following skills and experience are essential:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university, with a major in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field of study.

  • Minimum of 10+ years of progressive experience in IT and/or IT internal audit department (preference given to financial services experience).

  • Must have a minimum of one active IT professional designation - i.e., Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, Certified in Risk, and Information Systems Control, and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

  • Applied advance knowledge and expertise in the use of IT concepts, audit methodologies, risk-based auditing techniques such as COSO Internal Control - Integrated Framework, The IIA's International Professional Practices Framework, ISACA's COBIT 5 framework, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, etc.

  • Ability to manage the IT audit activities across the organization semi-autonomously, from a planning, audit-execution, and administrative perspective.

  • Ability to properly demonstrate advanced level IT audit concepts and techniques.

  • Ability to understand the company's IT and overall strategy and objectives and related key business processes, operational procedures, and systems.

  • Knowledge and ability to link company and IT-specific objectives to audit objectives through good practical judgement and decision-making skills.

  • Strong administrative skills including the ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to see a project through to completion and take ownership.

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Excellent computer proficiency in Microsoft applications and data interrogation software.

  • Leadership abilities and strong team building skills.

  • Confidence and self-motivation.

  • Creativity and ability to think out of the box.

The following skills and/or experiences are an advantage:

  • Advanced degree(s), from an accredited college or university, in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field of study a plus.

  • Prefers a candidate with relevant financial services work experience, with demonstrated working knowledge of IT governance, risk management, and internal controls.

  • Prefers a candidate with one or more of the acceptable professional designations - e.g., Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Public Accountant or equivalent, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, etc.

  • Applied advanced knowledge and expertise in the use of risk-based audit methodologies, tools, and techniques.

  • Awareness and knowledge of COSO Enterprise Risk Management - Integrated Framework.


Must have the ability to perform basic office tasks and work in a typical office setting. Employee will be sitting for extended periods of time and accomplishing work at a desk and work at a computer for an extended period. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills to adequately convey ideas and work well with a team. Ability to talk and hear, sit, and use their hands and fingers, and reach in all directions is essential in performance of the job. Some lifting and moving of items up to 25 pounds required. Work during established business hours and may require weekend and/or evening work or occasional travel.


These roles and job functions can be done remotely, while maintaining our strong commitment to customer service and our business goals. Employees are welcome to come to an office to work if needed, and some travel for team meetings will be required.


Minimum - $142,000.00 Midpoint - $170,400.00 Max - $204,480.00

This range is reflective of the national salary average for this position and will be adjusted using geographic variance for physical location of the hired candidate. American AgCredit may compensate outside of the salary range for bona fide reasons not related to membership in a protected class.


All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or transfer visas for applicants.

American AgCredit provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, military service or veteran status, victims of domestic violence, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. American AgCredit prohibits harassment of any individuals on any of the bases listed above.

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Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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