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Janus Henderson Investors IT Audit Manager in Denver, Colorado

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

Our culture is the foundation for how we interact with clients and one another as part of our unique, people-focused work environment. We support a flexible hybrid working model that allows teams to build a strong and positive culture by inspiring innovation and increasing collaboration. Currently our hybrid working model allows employees to work 2 or more days in office and the remaining time remotely.

Employees and Managers will discuss and determine what schedule works best for them and the team, with additional flexibility available based on the role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

JHI Workplace Practices is subject to change as the future of work within our organization evolves.

The Department

Global Internal Audit, based in Denver and London, is responsible for the internal audit of Janus Henderson worldwide. The department has a permanent in-house headcount of ten with five based in London and five based in Denver. The Global Head of Internal Audit reports functionally to the Chairman of the Corporate Audit Committee and administratively to the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary.

Overview of the role

The primary responsibility for your role is to plan and execute operational IT internal audits covering all Janus Henderson entities. The internal audit program includes numerous IT audits covering business applications, pre-implementation reviews, cyber security (penetration testing), IT disaster recovery, infrastructure baselines, and various operational IT processes. Additional duties include managing the outsourced vendor responsible for completion of IT SOX related testing annually. Planning and coordination activities include the majority of the IT SOX related functions for this role.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Manage and serve as liaison for internal audit vendors engaged to conduct IT audits

  • Performs audits on technology to ensure compliance with organizational policies, standards and procedures, and controls are adequately incorporated into the systems or applications

  • Performs pre- and post-implementation audits on new and existing system and infrastructure to ensure development efforts are in compliance with organizational policies, standards and procedures, and controls are adequately incorporated into the systems or applications

  • Prepare audit reports for audits he/she conducts and reviews and finalizes audit report drafts prepared by vendors

  • Ensure that all audit records and documentation are accurate and in compliance with applicable government regulations and internal audit standards

  • Follows up on audit findings to ensure that they are addressed by corrective action owners in a timely manner

  • Summarize audit results for quarterly Internal Audit reports to management and Audit Committees

  • Review entity-level risk assessments performed by the Enterprise & Operational Risk Management functions

  • Assist in the annual audit planning process

  • Build and nurture relationships with line management in the company to promote internal audit involvement and to serve as an expert resource

  • Act as liaison between management and external auditors

  • Assume additional duties as requested or assigned by the Senior IT Audit Manager

    Audit Planning

  • This involves identifying the scope of the work for an audit, the objectives to be met, the timescales for completing the audit and the extent of audit testing that will be required. This stage of the audit will result in the production of an agreed Audit Announcement

    Audit Fieldwork

  • This involves the documentation of systems and processes leading to the identification of key controls; undertaking and evaluating the results of audit testing; identifying weaknesses in controls and offering recommendations to management for their improvement

    Exit/Closing Meeting

  • On completion of the fieldwork, an exit/closing meeting will be held with auditee Management to discuss the results of the audit and obtain agreement with them to the actions proposed

    Audit Reporting

  • Following the exit meeting a draft audit report containing findings, conclusions and proposed remediation/corrective actions will be submitted to auditee Management to enable them to confirm their action plans, with timescales for completion, and who will be responsible for completing the actions. Following Internal Audit’s assessment of whether the proposed Management remediation/corrective action plans adequately address the related risks, a final audit report will be issued which incorporates the agreed Management action plans

    Monitoring of Outcomes

  • Contribute to the monitoring of the agreed remediation action plans to ensure that they are on track for successful and timely completion. In some instances, this may involve a short follow-up audit of the area

    Supervisory responsibilities

  • Yes

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Strong computer skills, specifically Word, Excel, and SharePoint

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems or Technology or equivalent

  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) professional certification preferred

  • Six years of total experience in IT audit/compliance positions required with a minimum of 3 years in public accounting preferred

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Firm understanding of information technology including IT process, IT general controls, and emerging technologies, ability to coordinate vendor selection processes with IT Department as needed

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

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and people simultaneously

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, specifically the ability to develop and maintain positive, cooperative, and collaborative work relationships

  • Advanced ability to write clear and concise audit reports and findings

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to effectively express verbal and written viewpoints to varied audiences

  • Ability to resolve audit conflicts with management positively and professionally

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary

    Compensation Information

    The base salary range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

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    Annual Bonus Opportunity: Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool. The profit pool is funded based on Company profits. Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.

    Benefits: Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits. To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page here (https://www.janushenderson.com/careers/) .

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).