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Internal Audit & SOX Compliance Manager, IT

Posted Jun 30
Full Time
RemoteCharlotte, North Carolina

Company Description

At Brightspeed, we are reimagining how people live, work, play and connect by providing fast, reliable internet connections and an awesome customer experience in twenty states throughout the Midwest and South.

Backed by funds managed by Apollo Global Management, our vision is to accelerate the upgrade of copper to fiber optic technologies, bringing faster and more reliable internet service to many rural markets traditionally underserved by broadband providers, while delivering best-in-class customer experience.

Be a part of the team that will make this vision a reality….designing and building a world class fiber network and creating a customer experience second to none.

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Job Description

We are looking for an Internal Audit & Sox Compliance Manager, IT, to join our growing team! In this position, you are a self-reliant individual with a keen eye for detail, determined to achieve high-quality results. You will possess excellent communication skills, can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and collaborate effectively with various teams. You will build relationships and advocate for Internal Audit across the organization as a trusted advisor adding value. In addition, you will be responsible for managing a small staff of internal and/or external resources to plan and execute on all aspects of the IT audit process. In this role, you will coordinate with IT application owners to identify necessary controls to assess and manage risk as well as develop test plans to assess the effectiveness of in scope controls. Your key focus areas are to support and enforce ongoing SOX compliance, corporate policy, laws, and regulations, as they relate to the Company's IT systems and technology components.

As Internal Audit & Sox Compliance Manager, IT, your duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Oversee IT audits, reviews, and special projects to analyze risks and controls supporting Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, key business technologies and objectives. Conduct original audit work and supervise the IT audit team and/or external resources.
  • Manage all aspects of IT audit projects, including planning, scheduling, coordinating, and reporting. Develop IT audit programs to assess internal controls, identify risks, and adapt audit plans to address emerging trends.
  • Oversee the development of IT audit objectives, test approach, test procedures, and procedural guidelines
  • Ensure timely completion of IT audit plans within budget constraints. Contribute to advisory projects related to system implementations, data migrations and strategic initiatives, strengthening internal controls
  • Identify and analyze control deficiencies and trends, preparing detailed audit reports. Collaborate with management to establish policies and procedures, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Supervise a small IT internal audit team (internal and/or external resources), providing guidance, training, and performance evaluations (for internal resources only). Serve as an industry expert during audits and mentor teams on IT General Controls and best practices.
  • Contribute to annual risk assessments and audit planning. Manage administrative tasks associated with IT audit projects and reporting to the Audit Committee.
  • Keep abreast of relevant technology developments in the business and evolving risk areas.
  • Lead or support data analytics projects, integrating analytics into audit processes and identifying automation opportunities in partnership with IT
  • Develop strong working relationships with IT application owners to maximize the cohesiveness between the teams
  • Perform other duties as required




  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business, Accounting or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in IT audit, Compliance, or Technology experience
  • Experience with various technologies, including networks, platforms, and applications
  • Ability to cultivate channels of communication (both written and verbal) to effectively influence key stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to define effective IT audit plans and coach experienced auditors
  • Demonstrated understanding of business processes, financial reporting and information technology audit and control frameworks such as SOX, COSO, COBIT, NIST, and OWASP
  • Knowledge of business continuity management and disaster recovery
  • Knowledge of ERP security (SAP preferred) and application control identification and testing
  • Knowledge of security architecture
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business processes and system integration controls
  • 2+ years of strong leadership skills in the areas of leading through influence, relationship building and strategy development and execution
  • Strong knowledge of risk assessment and familiarity with tools and techniques used to provide control and monitoring mechanisms
  • Knowledge of application control identification and testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IT audit methodologies and control frameworks 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



  • SAP – S/4 Hana; Cloud environment
  • MBA
  • 2+ years of prior IT Audit Management experience
  • 3+ years of SOX experience

Additional Information


We aspire to contemporary ways of working.

Recognized as a Top Workplace by the Charlotte Observer, Brightspeed HQ is located on the 7th floor of the new Vantage South End - East Tower in Charlotte, NC. We prioritize hiring talent in the Charlotte area, whenever possible, to make it a truly vibrant destination for our hybrid workforce. At Brightspeed, we have roles that are designated as remote, hybrid, office or field-based, depending on the position, business needs and individual circumstances. We also invest in technology that enables our entire team to stay connected. Why? Because Brightspeed recognizes the value of finding the best talent for the job, wherever they may be.

We Offer Competitive Compensation And Comprehensive Benefits.

Our benefits and paid time off programs reflect our underlying belief in promoting overall wellness through physical, emotional and financial health. Brightspeed offers a comprehensive benefit program, including competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; an employee assistance program; a 401K plan with company match and a host of voluntary benefits.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of our grounding belief in Being Real .

When we bring our authentic selves to work, everyone is better as a result. A diverse team helps us be fierce advocates for more accessible, inclusive and high-quality internet, because we believe doing so promotes equity in the communities we serve.

Brightspeed is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

For all applicants, please take a moment to review our Privacy Notices:

  • Brightspeed’s Privacy Notice for California Residents
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