Brown-Forman IT Audit Consultant in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:


This position reports to the VP, Director Internal Audit. This position analyzes risks to the company, and manages audits/consultations that best address the most significant risks to the company. These audits and consultations are typically financial, technical (IT), or operational in scope, and could be discretionary or compliance-based. In addition, these audits and consultations should focus on improving business processes that enable management to achieve their business objectives and on solving internal control problems. The IT Audit Consultant is expected to build effective business relationships and gain the confidence of senior management.


  • Perform IT risk assessment activities with input from IT to ensure efficient and effective allocation of departmental resources toward audit coverage. Analyze the IT risks associated with each area of the Company and work with the VP, Director Internal Audit in developing the audit plan to determine the direction, emphasis, and scope of proposed audits/consultations.

  • Develop and execute an IT audit strategy in light of platforms and technology used by B-F.

  • Develop and maintain effective business relationships and gain the confidence of senior management. Meet regularly with the business to:

o Discuss risks to their areas of responsibility

o Identify and resolve IT business process/ control problems

o Identify opportunities for improvement

o Work collaboratively to define management action plans

  • Work with business partners in performing audits/consultations for the purpose of evaluating:

o The adequacy of internal controls associated with business processes and the adherence of those

processes to company policies and procedures

o Compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, etc.

o The effectiveness and efficiency of operations, assuring that company resources are properly


  • Work to continually improve the Internal Audit department as a whole by generating new ideas and implementing best practices in an effort to achieve a “best in class” Internal Audit department. Instill an overall philosophy of IT audit quality, efficient use of time, and customer satisfaction.

  • Acting as the Internal Audit "Ambassador" to IT organizations within the company (educating as to the services provided by IA and listening to needs of clients).

  • Lead IT audit projects.

  • Coordinates with the external auditor in helping to facilitate IT portions of the annual Sarbanes-Oxley assessment.

  • Ensure audit concerns are properly communicated to appropriate levels of management and that resolution is timely/appropriate.

  • Prepares a variety of reports and status updates for the VP, Director Internal Audit on a regularly scheduled basis, as well as upon request.

Must Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS/AIS (Management/Accounting Information Systems), Business Administration, Accounting, or related field and 4+ years of experience in IT, finance, business, accounting or engineering.

  2. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management and the ability to excel in a team environment with internal and external contacts.

  3. Experience (auditing, managing, or operating) with computerized accounting and financial systems within an ERP, network, database, and PC environment.

  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including presentation skills) and negotiating skills.

  5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to analyze business activities, identify problems and opportunities, and develop creative solutions. Demonstrated understanding of business processes.

  6. Self-starter, including the ability to act on own initiative and take action with little opportunity for supervision.

  7. Ability to develop and coordinate multiple projects/tasks and execute assignments to meet deadlines.

  8. Demonstrated ability to adhere to a strict code of ethics in handling confidential information.

  9. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Preferred Requirements:

  1. MBA, M.S. in Information Systems, or related discipline, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

  2. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and Accounting Principles. Knowledge of information systems audit standards and practices.

  3. Database, operating system, network infrastructure, data warehouse, e-commerce, ERP audit or IT operations experience

  4. Public accounting or internal auditing experience

  5. Experience auditing in an SAP environment (i.e. ERP, SCM, HR, BW, CRM, and/or Portal).

  6. Experience in the consumer products industry or alcoholic beverage industry.

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Business Area: Corporate

City: Louisville

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4399BR