IT Internal Audit Manager in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/2/2019

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for an IT Internal Audit Manager who will join our Internal Audit team in Marysville, Ohio.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit


The IT Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for leading the department’s audit analytics and IT audit efforts. The IT Internal Audit Manager will report directly to the Chief Internal Auditor and help effectively communicate project results to the Audit Committee and senior leadership. The IT Internal Audit Manager will serve as a people leader and be responsible for the talent development of multiple direct reports. While the role is focused on audit analytics and IT audit, the IT Internal Audit Manager will also contribute to the department’s overall efforts.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Develop a strong understanding of the Company’s key business processes, risks, and control activities

  • Oversee project team members in the execution of project planning, execution, and reporting efforts and ensure compliance with departmental policies and standard operating procedures

  • Communicate   project status   and results timely  and effectively to key stakeholders and senior management

  • Work with key stakeholders to design corrective actions that mitigate risk and/or improve business process efficiency/effectiveness to ultimately add value

  • Lead in recruiting, supervising, training, and evaluating the performance of senior and staff auditors to ensure proper execution of responsibilities and to aid in career development

  • Assist the Chief Internal Auditor in executing risk assessments, developing the audit plan, and developing the department’s strategy

  • Champion  the department  to aid in recruiting  new talent to the department  and to increase departmental visibility across the Company

  • Own self-development through continuing education (e.g., off-site training, webcasts)


Specific areas of focus for the IT Internal Audit Manager include:


IT Audit (80% of total effort)

  • Oversee SOX compliance testing specific to general information technology controls (“GITCs”) and SAP configured controls

  • Develop / enhance relationships with external auditor management and key contacts in Business Transformation (e.g., the IT organization)

  • Oversee risk-based IT audits included in the audit plan


Audit Analytics (20% of total effort)

  • Oversee stand-alone audit analytics projects to aid the business with continuous monitoring efforts

  • Seek opportunities to leverage audit analytics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s work, such as operational audits and compliance audits

  • Determine appropriate infrastructure (i.e., ACL) and visual aids (i.e., ACL Dashboard, Tableau) for the department’s audit analytic efforts


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in information technology or other business discipline preferred

  • Minimum of five (5) years of IT audit experience (or equivalent), including experience with IT audit approaches and methodologies

  • Experience as a people leader with a focus on associate development

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Ability to form working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

  • Ability to consider various points of view

  • Ability to think with a process improvement orientation and controls consciousness

  • Ability to identify business risks and mitigating control activities

  • Ability to lead project team members and hold them accountable for meeting project timelines and milestones

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieve departmental objectives

  • Willingness and ability to travel (domestic and international) as required (travel is variable both in frequency and duration and could amount to 10% or more)

Extra Bonus Points:

  • CISA, CIA, or other professional designation

  • Experience overseeing audit analytics programs using tools such as ACL or Tableau

  • Experience employing process automation tools and techniques

  • Experience with general attest procedures

  • Experience with SOX GITC compliance

  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef-run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.