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IT Advisory & Assurance Specialist

Company: Cox Enterprises
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Cox Enterprises, Inc. is seeking an IT Advisory & Assurance Specialist who will assist in the execution of the departments plan, budget, objectives, and goals by performing technology-focused advisory and assurance projects in accordance with the annual audit plan and risk strategy; driving the overall execution of projects from planning through final report delivery; and collaborating with team members and stakeholders to set responsibilities and manage workloads among multiple engagements.

  • Support business units and processes by identifying risks and continuous improvement opportunities within the technology space; formulate tactical solutions to business issues; understanding the relationships between mitigating risk, improving performance, and balancing cost/benefit of suggested solutions and changes

    • Act as a business partner and technology risk SME across the Cox family of businesses; demonstrate a knowledge of technology standards and best practices; engage in end-to-end process analysis and improvement; stay abreast of current business and industry developments as well as new standards relevant to Cox; work in collaborative, dynamic teams of high-performers

      • Develop high-value deliverables and produce high-quality work product; organize information in a concise, coherent manner using appropriate tools, templates, and methodologies; work in collaborative, dynamic teams of high-performers; present results to key stakeholders, including executive leadership

        • Contribute to the evolution of the departments supporting infrastructure by evaluating alternative courses of action; recommending adjustments and improvements; and participating in the departments ongoing transformation into a continuous improvement culture


          • Bachelor's Degree required; professional certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CIPP/CIPT, Six Sigma, PMP, etc.) advantageous

            • 3-5 years of performing/leading technology-focused advisory/assurance projects; demonstrating creative, out-of-box thinking, and solid project management principles to drive projects to completion

              • 3-5 years of IT experience with roles of increasing responsibility; industry or consulting experience preferred

                TECHNICAL SKILLS

                • Strong understanding of information technology, security, and privacy controls (logical access, physical access, change management, operations)

                  • Understanding of common industry standards (ISO 27001/27002, COBIT, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GAPP, etc.)

                    • High-level understanding of networking, operating system fundamentals (Windows, UNIX, AS400), ERP fundamentals (Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion), and security technologies (firewalls, IDS/IPS, etc.)

                      BUSINESS/LEADERSHIP SKILLS

                      • Working knowledge of business risks, process improvement methodologies/tools, audit/assurance techniques/programs, creative problem solving skills, and structuring findings/recommendations; defining project objectives, structuring work plans, and conducting fact-based analysis to develop and test hypotheses

                        • Working knowledge and experience detecting and solving complex problems; conducting root cause analysis; and applying systemic thinking to thoroughly synthesize information from different sources

                          • Proven ability to work productively with people of diverse functional expertise and backgrounds; building and maintaining excellent working relationships; leading by example in embracing change, resolving conflicts, fostering positive team dynamics, and displaying team-orientation and personal integrity

                            • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills demonstrating a consistent attention to detail; solid organization and workflow skills

                              • Proficiency with data analysis and process mapping applications; Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

                                PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

                                • Skilled interpersonally, exhibiting solid experience with collaboration, candor, openness, diplomacy, discretion, and integrity; easily establishing rapport and trust

                                  • Results-oriented and self-motivated; demonstrated experience with quickly assimilating new knowledge and remaining current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge

                                    • Thriving on new challenges; Demonstrated experience with the following: working with little supervision; managing ambiguity and autonomy; flexibility to work in an unstructured environment; dealing effectively with uncertainty and change


                                      • Up to 25% travel

                                        • Eligibility to work in the United States

                                          About Cox Enterprises

                                          Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).

                                          The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit

                                          Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                                          Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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