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500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
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Posted Date
Monday, January 31, 2022
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The CFO Group Business Line Risk IT Analyst (IT SOX) is critical to Ally management's annual assessment of internal controls over financial reporting, specifically as it relates to the evaluation of IT general computer controls, as required to demonstrate compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). The individual will support the CFO Group Business Line IT Risk Manager in understanding the risks within various processes and business cycles throughout the organization that are relevant to financial reporting and assessing the related controls. This role is ideal for a candidate with audit experience, who is actively seeking professional growth and experience with a large and dynamic organization. This role allows an individual the opportunity to interact with a number of individuals and functions at various levels across the organization. The role provides an individual the opportunity to develop the skills needed to succeed in different organizations within Ally.

The Work Itself

  • Coordinate, lead, and participate in process and control walkthrough meetings to assist the team in the identification of IT risks and understanding the related controls
  • Execute testing of IT general computer controls and actively manage performance to ensure completion within predefined timelines
  • Work with team to provide management insight into potential risks and provide suggestions on enhancements to processes/controls to mitigate relevant risks
  • Work with the team to monitor the status of identified issues and work with management on remediation efforts to ensure timely closure of findings
  • Work with the team to coordinate with external auditors to understand their reliance plan, any updates to audit guidance for consideration, potential issues identified, etc.
  • Special projects, as assigned

The Skills You Bring

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Information Technology, or related field is required
  • Demonstrated experience with audit industry documentation standards (e.g., preparation of workpapers, flowcharting, narratives, walkthroughs, and control testing)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal control concepts and auditing standards (SOX experience preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across business levels (both vertically and horizontally)
  • Ability to apply effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with multiple internal business partners
  • Flexible and able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented, energetic, motivated, and action-oriented
  • Previous Banking or Financial Service industries experience is a plus
  • Public accounting experience is a plus
  • Experience auditing Cloud environments is a plus
  • Experience auditing Robotic Process Automation (RPA), or other automated tools is a plus

How We'll Have Your Back

  • Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

    • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
    • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
    • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
    • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
    • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

    Who We Are:


    Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit


    Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.


    Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.


    We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.