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Principal Internal Auditor

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Symantec Corporation

Tempe, AZ

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Principal Internal Auditor




Principal Internal Auditor:

Symantec Corporate Risk Assurance (CRA) is currently recruiting a Principle Auditor to assist with leading risk assessments and internal audits, and performing a variety of other risk assurance projects. This position provides the successful candidate with an ideal opportunity to be exposed to and learn various complex business processes and technology, and to contribute to improving Symantec’s overall control environment and business success

The right individual for this role needs to have demonstrated ability and experience in operational, financial, IT, or compliance audits, together with strong relationship building and communication skills. The right individual should have a good understanding of business operations and IT processes. He/she will also have the desire and aptitude to learn and perform investigations into employee and/or partner misconduct, and/or other perceived irregularities. The successful candidate should have a “can do” attitude, a strong desire to learn new technology and business requirements, and grow to become a true risk and control adviser for the Symantec business.

This position is based in Tempe Arizona, and reports to the Director of Internal Audit located in Tempe Arizona.


Actively participates in risk assessments, scoping, and planning activities for a variety of internal audit projects (IT, business operations or integrated audits) and assurance activities

Develops audit work programs and testing procedures that are relevant to risks and test objectives

Executes audit fieldwork autonomously and ensure audit conclusions are well documented and supported in accordance with IIA working paper standards, and makes improvement recommendations to management

Drafts clear and meaningful findings, high quality audit reports, presentations, and other materials for Sr. Management and the Board

Coordinates audit efforts with business process owners, regional management, and global audit teams

Builds collaborative and trusting relationships with business partners, management, and other cross-functional stakeholders

Interact regularly with management and clearly communicate and articulate valuable business insights

Leads or participates in internal investigations into employee and/or partner misconduct

Performs data analytics to identify trends, anomalies, and areas of focus for audits and investigations

Participates in other ad-hoc projects as assigned


Minimum of 6 years’ experience in the fields of internal audit, IT auditing, risk assurance, and/or fraud examination

Experience in a Big 4 auditing firm and exposure to the Technology Industry is preferable

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, preferably with an emphasis in business, accounting, information systems/computer science, or related fields

One or more relevant professional certifications preferred (CA, CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CISSP, etc.)

Adept with the IIA’s professional practices framework / standards, as well as COSO’s integrated framework

Strong understanding of fundamental business processes, risks, controls, and accounting requirements (e.g., Quote to Cash, Procure to Pay, etc.) and familiar with Oracle ERP preferred

Knowledge in IT processes (e.g., security controls, system development life cycle, IT operations, network security, operating systems management, database management, etc.) preferred

Experience with data analytics (Business Objects, Hyperion, etc.) and computer assisted audit tools (ACL, Idea, etc.) preferred

Proficient in MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, and Outlook

Excellent written and verbal English skills

Able to work cross-functionally, and across regions/geographies, to build strong interpersonal relationships across the organization

Able to facilitate discussions with senior management regarding audit findings and implementation of corrective actions

Strong analytical & critical thinking skills and ability to manage multi-projects with prioritization

Highly detail oriented, with a strong propensity for high quality work product

Motivated self-starter who works well individually and in teams

Some travel may be required

Symantec is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Relentlessly protect the world’s information. Make a difference at Symantec. Across the globe, we are an ‘essential’ partner to both consumers and businesses of all sizes. We combine our talents, our brains, and our creative energy to reinforce our place as a world-class technical community.

Our most critical asset at Symantec is the talent we hire - you! We look for people who have a desire to excel and reflect our values: Innovation, Action, Customer-Driven, and Trust. We recognize that every opening in our company is a chance to increase Symantec's competitive advantage, and we are willing to invest in you in order to win.

Symantec is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Symantec will respond to requests for reasonable accommodations to assist you in applying for positions at Symantec, or to submit a resume. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact HR Service Exchange at .

EEO is the Law. Applicants and employees of Symantec Corporation are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click here at to find out more.

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Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.

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