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Heredia Province, Heredia, Costa Rica
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Company Description

About us, but we’ll be brief

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses, and society. We are thrilled to share that FORTUNE has named Experian one of the 100 Best Companies to work for. In addition, for the last five years we’ve been named in the 100 “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes Magazine. Experian prioritizes our culture and look to bring people to the team who are passionate about their jobs, who are easy to work with, and who continue to value team over self.

We have 23,000 people operating across 44 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people, and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity.

Job Description

Experian seeks an energetic and motivated professional with passion for data and technology to join a dynamic internal audit team that believes collaboration, flexibility, natural curiosity, and attention to detail are keys to success. GIA partners with business functions to identify areas of risk, share valuable insight and recommendations on processes and controls and influence change to better mitigate business risks.

Global Internal Audit maintains an audit plan for the current fiscal year that is developed through an annual risk assessment and the use of an audit backlog to ensure that changes to risks or objectives are fully considered. Each March, a comprehensive plan has been developed for the forthcoming year and approved by the audit committee.

The audit plan is compiled using a risk-based approach, informed by the audit universe, commencing with a series of meetings with key stakeholders and taking into account Experian's strategy / objectives and the risks that result, operational initiatives, and their impact on the organisation and 'business as usual' activities and processes. Significant inputs into the plan are:

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Exceptions / identified control breakdowns
  • Fraud Risk
  • External trends / input from leading accounting firms and the External Auditor to the business
  • Management observations and requests
  • Audit Committee requests
  • Past audit findings / ratings
  • Emerging risks noted throughout the year

The annual plan involves regular reviews of the changing risk landscape, with the plan updated accordingly. This enables GIA to adapt to changes in the Group's strategic planning timetable, and reflects the fact that Experian is a dynamic and innovative business with regularly changing risks.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

  • Strong background and experience with audit methodologies and techniques
  • Prepare and execute scheduled local and global audits including planning, preparation, execution, reporting and follow-up in accordance with accepted professional audit standards
  • Prepare written audit reports that are accurate, objective, constructive, and timely for identifying root causes and develop recommendations for improvement to existing systems and functions.
  • Effectively communicate audit results to management and auditees
  • Proactively follow-up, track, and close identified audit observations. Evaluate agreed upon action plans for effective mitigation of risk
  • Build an understanding of Experian business and markets to assist in the development of client relationships
  • Support risk, control, and governance consultancy to business management on strategic initiatives
  • Support GIA initiatives focused on continuous improvement of internal processes

Qualifications

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, computer science, management information systems, engineering, or other information technology related field
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in in a corporate Internal Audit function or professional services firm
  • Ability to identify and assess financial, operational, and information technology risks resulting in the development of an effective audit program
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • Fundamental understanding of core Information Technology processes and systems (e.g., cloud technologies, operating systems, data management, networking, systems development lifecycle, etc.)

It would be great if you also: (Preferred skills).

  • One professional certification (i.e., CPA, CIA, CISA or CFE, etc.)
  • Data analytics experience (e.g., SQL, CAATs, IDEA, ACL, Monarch, Tableau, Spotfire) a plus, but not required.

Additional Information

This is a permanent home-based role in Costa Rica. No relocation available.

Culture at Experian

Our uniqueness is that we truly value yours.

Experian's culture, people, and environments are key differentiators. We take our people's agenda very seriously. We focus on what truly matters; diversity and inclusion, work/life balance, flexible work, development, engagement, collaboration, wellness, rewards & recognitions, volunteering... the list goes on!

Our benefits include: Medical, life and dental insurance, Asociacion Solidarista, International Share Save Plan, Flex Work/Work from home, Paid time off, Annual Performance Bonus, Education Reimbursement, Family Bonding, Bereavement Leave, Referral Program, and more.

Experian Careers - Creating a better tomorrow together

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Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and it ensures that we live what we believe.