Senior Analyst, IT Audit & Advisory

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.
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Job Description

The IT Internal Audit’s mission is to facilitate technology-driven innovation and efficiency, increase effectiveness, and provide value-added assurance and advisory services, while proactively identifying and mitigating IT-related risks. This role spans across both IT-specific audits and integrated audits that connect IT with broader business operations. As the IT Internal Audit Senior, you will be responsible for leading both IT-specific and integrated business audits. You will shape and execute the IT Internal Audit strategy and audit plan, and drive the operations and the innovative enhancements of the IT audit function, aiming to increase its efficiency and performance. Your role will include coordinating with both internal and external resources to complete comprehensive IT-focused audits, reviews, interviews, as well as integrated audits that tie IT considerations into overall business strategy and operations. In your capacity as the IT Internal Audit Senior, you will serve as a bridge between the IT and business sectors of our organization. You will be a key contact for both IT-specific and integrated audit matters, fostering successful partnerships that are vital to the success of the IT Internal Audit team and the company's holistic approach to auditing.

Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Support the IT Internal Audit VP, IT Sr. Director, IT Manager, and others in executing the IT audit strategy and audit plan, including incorporating data analytics, IT risk considerations, and collaboration with others to achieve overall objectives.
  • Identify and highlight IT-related financial, operational, compliance, and reputational risks, leveraging IT-focused assurance and consulting activities.
  • Lead ad hoc analysis of financial and IT data, using advanced analytics to assist various areas of the audit function, including integrated audits.
  • Design and execute IT audit programs, perform reviews of IT operational processes, IT controls, system implementations, and applications.
  • Execute high-quality IT audits using both traditional and innovative IT audit principles and standards, as well as agile audit approaches, to provide valuable insights to business and IT stakeholders.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and leverage IT and financial data, including knowledge of IT infrastructure, databases, and applications.
  • Prepare deliverables and work products documenting IT audit procedures, findings, key insights, and recommendations, ensuring adherence to our high-quality standards.
  • Collaborate and work cross-functionally within IT and business units, managing multiple IT audit projects, and integrated audit engagements simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Develop ongoing trusted advisor relationships with clients and IT and Internal Audit business unit colleagues.
  • Support and coordinate with internal and external personnel to carry out IT audits, reviews, and consulting projects.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the assigned IT process area, providing insight into IT risks, controls, and efficiency of operations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with personnel at various levels of the organization, emphasizing IT audit matters.
  • Report on the status of assigned IT audit tasks, any issues/gaps identified, and the significance of such issues/gaps.
  • Support operations and innovation processes to increase the efficiency and performance of the team.

Qualifications & Experience...

  • Self-starter who can work independently and execute IT audit projects.
  • Experience working with business partners to evaluate, design, and test IT control environments.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple IT-related priorities that could change at any time.
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills, particularly with regard to IT audit findings.
  • Must be solutions-focused with strong IT problem-solving skills.
  • Must maintain a continuous improvement mindset and focus on automation opportunities to drive IT efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Understanding of IT and business processes; ability to deal with complex, ambiguous processes.
  • Leverage critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ensure efforts are focused on delivering impactful and actionable outcomes within IT audit scope.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent team player who can work collaboratively within IT and business environments.
  • Experience working with data analysis and visualization tools (PowerBI, Tableau).
  • Knowledge of IT platforms, processes, systems and controls, including areas such as network security, logical access and change management controls at an infrastructure and application level, databases and systems maintenance etc.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity risks, external trends, and coverage
  • Understanding of IT & information security management frameworks and standards such as ISO, SANS, COBIT, ITIL, and regulations such as SOX, PCI Compliance, etc.
  • Knowledge in various technology areas such as Information Security Topics (Identity and Access Management, Authentication Services, DevSecOps, Encryption etc.), Operating Systems (UNIX/Linux, Windows), Cloud Technologies (AWS), Cloud Tools, Big Data environment (Hadoop, Splunk, etc.), Networking Technologies (Software Defined Networking, Firewalls, Proxies, Routing etc.), Database Systems (Oracle, DB2, SQL Server) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of agile IT audit principles and methodologies is a plus.
  • SAP S4 Hana product suite experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge or hands-on skills with various Programming/Scripting Languages (Python, PowerShell, Java, etc.), Audit testing tools, and Automation is a plus.
  • 6+ years of experience in IT auditing, assurance and advisory, consulting, or related fields. Experience with IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, data privacy, IT project management, IT service delivery, or IT governance is a plus.
  • Experience assessing the design, effectiveness, and improvement of IT internal controls, including automated controls and the use of IT systems and tools by non-IT personnel.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, results-driven environment.
  • Experience managing competing priorities in a complex IT work environment, focusing on high-value IT audit activities.
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field of study.
  • IT Audit professional qualifications (CISA, CISSP, CRISC, etc.) or professional audit certifications (CIA, etc.) are preferred but not required.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $67,990.00 - $126,268.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Company Info.

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. As a pure tech organization, we are essential to Warner Bros. Discovery’s continued growth, building world-class products from the ground-up for our iconic brands like HBO Max, Discovery Channel, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Eurosport, MotorTrend, and many more.

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    Media,Video games,Entertainment
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    New York, NY, USA
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