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Senior IT Internal Controls Auditor

General & Administrative
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About the Job

We are searching for a Senior IT Controls Auditor with solid business and IT acumen, and the requisite experience to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of IT processes and controls for an organization that is the market leader in a high-growth, cutting-edge technology industry. 

A successful candidate should be well-versed in IT Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) controls across platforms, databases, and applications; have a strong understanding of the risks that need to be mitigated; and should be passionate about championing effective IT controls throughout the organization.

About the Team

The Internal Audit Department was established in 2006 and reports to the Audit Committee of Akamai’s Board of Directors.  The Department’s charter is to systematically evaluate and recommend improvements for the effectiveness of risk management, control, operational, and governance processes to enable management to be more effective in meeting business objectives.  Each year we perform a wide variety of risk-based internal audits, collaborate with management on consultative projects, and assess the design and effectiveness of Akamai’s SOX controls.

The Department consists of ten full-time professionals and also utilizes outside consulting firms for various audit activities.  The Senior IT Controls Auditor will report to the IT Internal Audit Manager and expected travel is 0-5%.


  •  Participate in IT SOX planning, including risk assessments, in-scope systems analysis, and coordination of the testing approach.
  •  Perform IT SOX walkthroughs to identify potential changes and control gaps.
  •  Conduct IT SOX controls testing, including formulating objective and fair conclusions.
  • Develop workpapers that meet professional requirements, including appropriate documentation of controls testing and conclusions.
  •  Prepare and present reports of testing status, results and exceptions.
  •  Monitor remediation of control deficiencies, and conduct testing of the remediation.
  •  Participate in the provision of advisory services to Management, support operational audits, or participate in other Internal Audit and company initiatives, as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA Degree and 8 years of relevant experience; or Advanced Degree and 6 years of relevant experience; or BS/BA with 4 years of relevant experience with a Big 4 or national public accounting firm.
  • At least 4 years of experience planning and executing IT SOX testing (some Big 4 or national public accounting firm experience preferred)
  • Holds CISA certification (or plans to pass the CISA exam within one year).
Desired Qualifications
  • Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of IT access controls, change controls and operations management controls.

  • Ability to understand and document complex business processes, identify process or control gaps, and recommend appropriate remediation.

  • Ability to design and execute test plans, including accurate and comprehensive documentation of testing.

  • Knowledge of the following platforms/databases:

  • UNIX and Windows

  • Oracle and MS SQL databases

  • Working knowledge and understanding of SOX, AICPA, COSO, COBIT, and SSAE attestation standards.
  •  Proficient with MS Office applications, including Visio.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle EBS and Salesforce applications is a plus.
  • CIA or other relevant additional professional qualifications preferred.



About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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