Fortune 500 ~ Chicago ~ Downtown

I'm currently recruiting for a Fortune 500 client in Chicago that's asked me to locate candidates interested in an International IT Audit/Security position. NOTE: Audit experience is a plus but not mandatory if you have a strong security background.

International Travel (once the COVID-19 crises blows over)

This is a travel role. There are three to 5 overseas audits – each three to four weeks in length. You travel with a large group of Financial, Security, IT Audit and Forensic auditors.

Example Travel locations:

Italy, Thailand, Bolivia, Baltic region, Singapore, Israel, India, Netherlands, Columbia, Canada, Nordics, France, Japan, China, Ireland, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Korea, Switzerland, Russia, Dubai, Also US Locations.

Travel is one of their bigger perks. They are very generous on their travel policy within the Audit department like no other in the company. While you are onsite, they give you a budget for the weekend. For instance, if you are in Germany and you want to visit Paris for the weekend, that’s all company paid for.

Leadership Development Group

Most C-levels and VPs have done an audit rotation. This is a high visibility position and you won't be hired unless they can envision you as a future company leader.


You spend 18-24 months in audit and then rotate out into a different business group like security or data analytics.

Here are 5 examples of positions technical auditors rotated into:


  • Business Relationship Manager, Product Cybersecurity Testing and Risk Specialist
  • Manager, IT Vendor Risk Management
  • IT Project Manager, Commercial, Digital & Innovation
  • Manager, IT Project Management
  • Project Manager, Digital Innovation


The Audit Director stated, “The group is like a Big 4 environment but more family oriented, better work-life balance. We want personable and self-motivated people that don’t need hand holding because no one is looking over their shoulders. They need to be good team players… they spend a lot of time together.” 



  • Lead and execute Information Systems security audits throughout client’s international and domestic organizations. 
  • Participate in the IT risk assessment process and development of the audit plan for assigned entities. 
  • Prepare and present security audit findings to senior management. 
  • Maintain comprehensive historical audit work paper documentation that fully supports reported audit results, leveraging established department tools and standards. 
  • Proactively communicate with key stakeholders regarding audit status, findings and other relevant issues. 
  • Work collaboratively with others on the Corporate Audit team to proactively assess organizational IT risks and ensure effective audit coverage. 
  • Identify control gaps and other areas of heightened risk exposure related to governance, risk management and internal controls within IT processes. 
  • Design and deliver achievable meaningful recommendations for management to mitigate the identified risks.