Pearson Manager Audit & Compliance in Raleigh, North Carolina

Manager Audit & Compliance


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Manager, IT Audit and Compliance

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting in the development and advancement of IT audit and compliance efforts pursuant Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

Responsible for monitoring for compliance with organisational policies, procedures, and overall information management strategy.

  • Create and execute test plans for high-risk or high-complexity IT audit areas

  • Manage staff as they perform assessments to evaluate controls and execute audit procedures as well as promote and ensure use of appropriate techniques, methodologies and tools

  • Review workpapers prepared by, and provide coaching to, Senior Specialists

Be able to effectively evaluate overall audit results, using acceptable audit methodologies and weighing the relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against cumulative audit evidence

  • Develop recommendations to correct control deficiencies, provide ideas for process enhancements, and follow up on audit findings to ensure they are addressed by process and control owners in a timely manner

  • Interact effectively with clients, stakeholders, and team members in a wide variety of settings

Implement business stakeholder engagement and communications plans. Use feedback to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management and assist in development and enhancement of stakeholder relationships

Assist in preparing status reports for Management and Audit Committe

Assume additional duties as requested or assigned by Director of IT Audit and Compliance

Key Pearson Attributes

Always Learning

Customer Focused

Strategic and Visionary

Makes it Happen


Relationship Builder


Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Finance, or Accounting required; CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) professional certification preferred

  • 5 years ofprogressively responsible SOX, IT Audit, or IT risk/compliance experience in public accounting firm (Big 4) and/or large to medium-size international, publicly-traded company experience required

  • Firm understanding of information technology, including IT process, IT general controls, as well as COSO and COBIT frameworks

  • Thorough, practical knowledge of the audit process including planning, execution, and completion of the audit engagement

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels of management

  • Ability to build strong relationships and work cross functionally with internal and external stakeholders

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NC-Raleigh

Job: Finance

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 17, 2017

Req ID: 1712033