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IT Governance Manager (SOX)

Scottsdale, Arizona
$135,900 to $147,100
Job Type
3 Sep 2022
Basic Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or the equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manager to join our IT Governance team. The position provides an opportunity to be part of the team working with cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work within the IT Governance team which collaborates with members of IT and the business to continuously improve the security and compliance posture of the organization. This team also engages in various projects that assess risk and make decisions on appropriate risk management strategies.

In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the IT Governance Manager will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities
The IT Governance Manager will be critical to the continued evolution of our IT department. Their primary responsibility will be to oversee IT audit efforts, with a primary focus on SOX, including defining control objectives, overseeing testing activities, and monitoring compliance efforts. The candidate will serve as a lead for defining new controls, including when relevant applications undergo significant updates or move to the cloud. The IT Governance Manager will review test findings, facilitate the remediation of identified control gaps and evaluate and escalate issues to senior management when necessary. The candidate will also serve as a critical representative for IT Governance, spanning across all functions of the organization covering control subject areas including policies and procedures, application security, identity and access management, adaptive governance, and data protection.

Additional Responsibilities

Lead coordination with internal and external audit to support testing, walkthroughs and process reviews for audit and compliance initiatives
Manage remediation activities of any findings/issues, including identification of root cause and the design of strategic efforts to continuously improve our IT compliance posture
Lead continuous monitoring activities as it relates to SOX 404 and identity / access capabilities
Function as an SME in identity and access compliance, partnering with IT Cyber Security (ITCS) on critical zero trust and identity initiatives.
Facilitate control audit work performed by internal and external auditors
Monitor for changes to regulatory requirements or standards over internal control and recommend modifications to the internal control structure as necessary
Serve as a champion for risk and compliance, educating colleagues and providing clear, accurate guidance
Function as a leader in the identification of improvements in the Governance and compliance programs

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, risk management, and a mature understanding of Information Technology, and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems. Candidates will need to possess:

A solid understanding and experience in SOX regulations (SOX 404), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards and their application to IT controls and governance
Experience evaluating the design and effectiveness of IT controls, preferably with a fortune 100 company or Big 4 accounting firm
Experience designing automated mechanisms including Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to confirm the operating effectiveness of IT controls over time
A strong understanding of the IT general control (ITGC) areas and the IT governance framework (COBIT)
Possess an advanced understanding of risk and compliance in the cloud, particularly with Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership with focus on continuous improvement.
The ability to clearly communicate risk in a concise manner that helps drive change; build consensus amongst senior leaders and executives
A desire to self-educate on the latest IT trends and emerging technologies

What Sets You Apart

Signifgant expertise in IT SOX control, design, testing, reporting, etc. preferably with one of the 'Big 4' or equivalent Fortune 100 company
Proven experience in effectively communicating and collaborating with business stakeholders, executives and technical staff
Experience with Azure and/or AWS capabilities and services highly desirable
One of the following professional certifications preferred: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP); or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Salary Note: This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. Combined Salary Range: USD $135,900.00 - USD $147,100.00 /Yr. Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran
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  • Job Reference: 703384352-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Salary: $135,900 to $147,100
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent