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Global Director, IT Audit

Date: Nov 9, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

Summary: Due to an internal promotion, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced audit professional to join our Corporate Internal Audit team!  The Global Director, IT Audit. The Global Director Information Technology (IT) Internal Audit and Compliance has responsibility for, executing the IT audit portion of Internal Audit’s annual audit plan, preparing regular updates of information technology audit activity to the Global Vice President, and Internal Audit for presentation to the Audit Committee and management. This role also provides advice and counsel on new technology, initiatives, and services under development from an internal controls perspective, assists the Global Vice President, Internal Audit in the coordination of information technology audit activities with the independent registered public accountants, and effectively and efficiently manages and performs IT general controls and security Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing. In addition, it will assist the Global Vice President, Internal Audit in conducting the annual audit risk assessment.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Executing IT audits and integrated audits in accordance with the annual internal audit plan:
    • Planning the audit with JELD-WEN’s risk-based methodology
    • Developing testing programs
    • Performing audit test work
    • Supervising other team members
    • Developing recommendations for improvements for control weaknesses
    • Preparation of internal audit reports
  • In-depth technical knowledge of IT audit practices, IT General Controls (ITGCs), and SOX.
  • Strong subject matter knowledge in critical areas of technology infrastructure, information security, and technology service processes.
  • Develop an understanding of the organization business processes, goals, and strategy in order to provide sound analysis and interpretation of IT risks and Technology challenges.
  • Be responsible for the examination and analysis of technology and business risks by performing IT audit work, developing audit plans, scope, procedures, and preparing audit reports.
  • Research industry trends applicable to the environment including automotive, financial, mobility, technology, cyber and audit
  • Worked with Global VP of Audit to develop risk-based IT audit plan
  • Assist in assessing areas of risk requiring IT audit procedures.
  • Execute IT audit procedures based on risk and impact to the business, across different applications, Technologies and Business processes, and in collaboration with internal and external partners and monitor completion of planned actions.
  • Support departmental transformation with pilots of new processes and audit responses
  • Proactively identify areas of business initiatives and changes in the business environment and assess their impact on the business and the control environment
  • Partner with global business audit team
  • Experience in developing project audit programs and supporting information technology aspects of corporate audits.
  • Lead Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404 ITGC and security testing, application testing, roll forward testing, and remediation testing. 
  • Coordinate and manage the independent External Auditor with annual audit.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (i.e., oral and written) and presentation skills.
  • Perform special projects as directed by Global VP of Internal Audit. 
  • Act as a department liaison to various IT department, business functions, and committees as determined by Global VP of Internal Audit.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Technology or related field, or Business Administration with a minor in Computer Information Technology or Accounting is required, MBA desirable.   
  • Minimum of six years of progressive internal audit and/or public accounting experience is required, preferably with a Fortune 500 Company clients, or seven to 10 years of IT operations experience. 
  • SAP S4 Hana product suite experience desirable.
  • Certified Information Technology Auditor (CISA) designation or other relevant certification is required.
  • Experience identifying, documenting, and testing internal controls;
  • Ability to think critically, make assessments, and develop conclusions;
  • Working knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing;
  • COBIT control framework;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • Proficiency with SAP, UNIX OS, Linux OS, Cloud Computing and security, Windows OS, Wired and Wireless Networking
  • Excellent speaking, presentation and written communication skills;
  • Good relationship and teaming skills;
  • Self-starter and ability to manage time and meet deadlines.



Organizational Competencies: 

  • Customer Focus:  Dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services which meet or exceed the needs and requirements of internal and external customers.  Understands customers’ expectations and utilizes that knowledge to continuously improve products and services. Makes decisions and takes action with end users in mind.  Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Results Driven: Takes initiative and engages in work activities that have clearly defined and communicated end results.  Prioritizes work appropriately and ensures that the most important tasks are completed expediently.  Anticipates barriers to progress and takes appropriate action without waiting for direction.  Follows through to ensure that tasks are completed with a sense of urgency.   Drives self and others for results, and looks for opportunities to increase effectiveness and reduce costs.
  • Communication Skills: Shares and expresses thoughts in a clear and effective manner through verbal and written communication skills.  Exhibits effective listening skills and interacts positively with others.  Is diplomatic, tactful and professional in all communication and resolves conflicts in a cooperative manner.  Presents ideas articulately and persuasively in both formal and informal settings.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making:  Uses sound judgment and common sense to make competent, timely and effective decisions.  Gathers and analyzes relevant information and takes appropriate action.  Uses knowledge and experience to understand issues and chooses the best course of action.  Looks beyond the initial/surface problems to identify root causes.  Takes accountability for decisions, actions and results.
  • Job Knowledge:  Understands how businesses work and keeps up with trends affecting current job and the organization as a whole.  Demonstrates the skills and expertise needed for success and is thorough, accurate and efficient while performing all job functions.  Learns quickly and analyzes successes and failure to enhance job performance.
  • Relationship Management:  Develops effective relationships and works cooperatively as part of a team.  Builds rapport easily and relates well to all types of people both inside and outside the organization.  Involves others in setting objectives and making decisions.  Willingly shares resources and information with other team members.  Defines success in terms of the whole team and recognizes the contributions of others.



This position will be based at JELD-WEN Corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC with 10% percent out of-area and overnight travel expectations.




JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte