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Finance & Accounting
Rakuten USA, Inc.
00011393 Requisition #
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The IT Audit Manager will report to the Americas Regional HQ Internal Audit and Americas Regional HQ CISO, and will be a critical part of the Americas RHQ Internal Audit and Information Security Teams. Internal Audit's primary mission is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services to assist management in maintaining compliance with government and industry regulations, mitigating risk and achieving operational excellence.  To this end, the Manager IT Audit Manager conducts audits of information resources across the Rakuten Americas Group Companies to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls and to develop recommendations for improvement. 


  • Manage IT Audit & Internal Controls Assurance lifecycle with broad focus on Information Security domain & capabilities e.g. Cyber Threat, Identity and Access Management, Data Protection, Cloud Security & Resilience.
  • The IT Internal Audit Manager work closely with Infosec management, Internal Audit leadership, and External Audit to assess risk and facilitate information security requirements.
  • Lead the implementation of IT General Controls (ITGC) to ensure compliance with the Japanese Sarbanes Oxley (JSOX) act.
  • Lead internal control reviews & audits of Information Security domains & capabilities.
  • Lead development, documentation and maintenance of information security audit program consistent with enterprise policies, procedures, and established industry standards & methods.
  • Develop and maintain adequate control and process documentation (i.e. control matrices, flowcharts, testing documentation) in accordance with engagement objectives.
  • Develop and manage project plans for Information Security and Privacy audits from audit pre-planning, planning, execution, remediation, and post remediation validation.
  • Serve as the central Internal Audit point of contact for the Information Security and Privacy teams to conduct relevant audits.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. Major in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, or Management Information Systems is preferred.
  • 5 - 7+ years of experience in the areas of IT audit, corporate IT Audit, or technology risk consulting/compliance preferred.
  • Previous experience in IT & Information Security Management frameworks such as SANS, COBIT, or SSAE/SOC and standards such as SOX, ISO, and PCI.
  • Knowledge of current accounting, auditing principals and internal control concepts is required.
  • Exposure or understanding of control concepts and processes with practical experience in regulatory compliance, internal audits, risk management, accounting / process advisory and finance transformation / improvement is required.
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally is required.
  • Must have the ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Experience with the design, development and implementation of internal controls for IT is required.

Preferred Qualifications: (including certification, licenses, etc.)

  • A professional security, audit, or control-related certification, such as CISSP, CISA or CIA is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a Big 4 or leading risk advisory/ public accounting firm is preferred.
  • High level of self-confidence, strong people and client management skills and demonstrated leadership ability is required.
  • English fluency (written and verbal) is required; fluency in multiple languages is a plus.


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