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IT Internal Audit Manager (Hybrid)

Medina, MN
Posted on Oct 13, 2022 Full time R14699
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At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to THINK OUTSIDE.

 Job Summary:

The Manager, IT Internal Audit serves as the IT Risk and Controls subject matter expert for the Internal Audit team.  This highly visible role will partner closely with external auditors and IT management to successfully deliver SOX audit requirements.  Additionally, this individual will work with IT management to independently evaluate IT infrastructure, data flows/processes, and operating procedures in accordance with established standards for efficiency, accuracy, security and risk mitigation, making recommendations for improvement as needed.  The successful candidate will also partner closely with the Business Process audit team to assist on operational audits and provide opportunities for cross training. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage relationships with external auditors and IT management to support completion of annual audit and Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 compliance.

  • Partner with Internal Audit Managers to lead team through the planning and execution of the audit plan.  Includes IT audits, third-party & IT risk assessments, integrated operational / IT audits, SOX testing, special projects and investigations. 

  • Benchmark company accounting, reporting, information technology, and risk management practices against industry peers, other Fortune 500 companies, and Twin Cities counterparts. Provide recommendations for process improvements to be considered by management.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with IT management through ongoing communication to keep abreast of changes to the information technology and security risk landscape of the Company.  Special focus on the use of new and emerging technologies such as Alteryx and Snowflake.

  • Prepare and review materials for management and the Audit Committee with objective analysis and develop recommendations when current practices are not consistent with company policies and/or fail to provide required assurance.

  • Monitor changes in regulations that may have an impact on the company and proactively provide alternative solutions.

  • Identify opportunities for and drive process improvement within internal audit team and throughout the organization to create operational efficiencies & to strengthen the controls environment

  • Assist the VP, Internal Audit and Internal Audit Managers in leading, developing and coaching the Internal Audit team. Special emphasis on building the team’s knowledge base and bench strength on IT General Controls and IT Audit principles. 

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • BS/BA required, degree in Accounting, MIS, Finance, or related field

  • 6+ years of professional experience with an emphasis in IT audit

  • Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and COSO integrated framework

  • Manufacturing and/or technology industry experience a plus

  • CPA, CIA, and/or CISA certification(s) preferred

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proficient in auditing principles, practices, and procedures to complete complex assignments

  • Exceptional project management skills with a proven track record of implementing change effectively and timely

  • Proven experience working and communicating effectively with all levels of management; cross functionally and cross culturally. 

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills; experience with technical report writing

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and execute sound decision making

  • Demonstrated strong personal drive, initiative, and persistence

  • People development and peer mentorship strengths

  • Indirect influence skills to drive results in a matrixed environment

Working Conditions:

  • Standard, fast-paced office environment

  • Travel required, including international locations (15%)

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We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE.  Apply today!

About Polaris


As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com

EEO Statement


Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.