May 20, 2024

Senior Director, Global IT Audit

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description

American Tower Corporation

The Team

Join our dynamic Global Internal Audit (GIA) department at American Tower, a leading global provider of wireless infrastructure. As the Sr. Director of Global IT Audit, you will play a pivotal role within our organization, reporting directly to the Vice President of Internal Audit. This position is not just about overseeing IT systems and processes; it's about strategic leadership and fostering a culture of integrity, security, and efficiency across our global operations. Our team is integral to the company's strategic objectives, working closely with various departments to ensure a cohesive approach to IT governance. We value collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to excellence, creating an environment where your work impacts the company's success and its position in the wireless infrastructure industry.

What You Can Offer Us

  • Define and lead the strategic direction for IT audit within GIA, spearheading initiatives that enhance IT audit methodologies, risk assessments, and planning. Your role will involve setting the tone for how IT risks are managed and audited, ensuring alignment with our global strategy.
  • Conduct comprehensive IT audit risk assessments, developing an annual IT audit plan in collaboration with GIA leadership. You will manage global resources and budgets, ensuring our audit practices are both efficient and effective.
  • Lead and guide global IT audits, providing expert advice to GIA managers and senior staff. Oversee the Sarbanes-Oxley process for IT controls, ensuring thorough planning, execution, and remediation monitoring.
  • Deliver clear, actionable audit findings through comprehensive reports, influencing change and ensuring the implementation of management's action plans. Your communication skills will bridge the gap between complex IT risks and strategic decision-making.
  • Actively engage in global IT projects, advising on system implementations, cybersecurity measures, and automation, while maintaining auditor objectivity and independence.
  • Build and maintain robust relationships with external auditors, coordinating efforts to enhance efficiency and communication, ensuring a unified approach to IT audit across the organization.
  • As a Senior Director, Global IT Audit you are responsible for the recruitment, performance management and career development of IT Audit Manager and Senior IT Auditors. You'll also be expected to cultivate a collaborative team dynamic that enables us to meet our business objectives.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, business, or a related field is required.
  • A master's degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years in IT audit or information systems, including at least 8 years in a leadership role, preferably with experience in a global or multicultural environment
  • Must hold CISA, CISSP, CISM, or equivalent information security credentials.
  • Proficiency in security and controls frameworks (ISO, CoBiT, COSO, NIST) is essential.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills are required, along with adaptability and agility to navigate the evolving IT landscape.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a diverse team of audit professionals in a collaborative and results-driven environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are necessary for articulating complex IT risks and controls to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 10-15%, including potential international destinations, to fulfill job responsibilities.
American Tower is a global digital infrastructure company serving customers through tower sites and other real estate solutions that support connectivity and opportunity, focused on achieving our vision of Building a More Connected World. Our success is rooted in the potential of our people and the power of local teams at our offices and sites across 25 countries.

We are one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and a publicly traded (NYSE:AMT), Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The next decade will be an exciting time as we evolve our infrastructure to meet tomorrow's needs and position our people to elevate their impact, their potential, and our shared success. Come grow your career with us!

For more information about how American Tower is building a more connected world, visit

American Tower is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, reproductive decisions, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PDN-9bad3ab8-b967-4ee0-bc7b-57ec1eecdcc7



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