GE Operational Controllership Specialist – IT in Cincinnati, Ohio

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GE Global Operations

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Global Operations Finance

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Operational Controllership Specialist – IT

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Role Summary/Purpose

This is an IT Controllership Analyst/Auditor role within the Global Controls Center of Excellence (CCOE). The CCOE performs internal controls testing and monitoring activities across compliance, operational, and financial reporting objectives. The IT Analyst will develop process narratives and controls documentation. S/he will perform assurance procedures to assess the design and effectiveness of general IT controls (GITC).

Essential Responsibilities

Execute IT SOx program including:

  • Perform walkthroughs of general IT controls (GITC) for critical financial reporting applications and supporting infrastructure; assess the effectiveness of the controls (Tests of Design)

  • Develop or update process narratives, flow charts, and control matrices

  • Test general IT controls (GITC) in accordance with defined test attributes and guidance (Tests of Effectiveness)

  • Prepare and maintain testing work papers in GE’s audit management tool (iTerm)

  • Perform impact analyses for identified deficiencies and partner with operations teams on remediation efforts

  • Perform roll-forward testing

  • Evaluate 3rd party SOC reporting and appraise coverage of user control considerations

  • Partner with finance SOx team and liaise with external auditors

  • Report status and observations into IT Risk Leadership Enact procedures to identify highly privileged access (HPA)

Perform periodic access reviews across technology layers: application, database, operating system, and domain

Review IT segregation of duties across technology layers: application, database, operating system, and domain

Define analytics to identify high risk events and transactions in support of continuous controls monitoring

Assist with adhoc assessments and projects related to IT risks and controls


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Information Systems

  • 2-5 years of experience in IT audit/risk management

  • Skilled in identifying risks & controls and developing audit tests of controls

  • Experience with general IT control (GITC) and application control testing

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20%

  • Written and verbal fluency in English

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Understanding of the COSO/COBIT frameworks, SOx, ISO, internal controls & test plan development

  • Public accounting experience preferred

  • External certification preferred: CISA, CPA, CA, CIA

  • People management and personnel development experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills with orientation toward process improvement

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

  • SAP / Oracle experience desirable