Senior Analyst, IT, Audit, and Compliance

| Greater NYC Area
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The ultimate source for official answers about a business online should be the business itself. However, when consumers ask questions on company websites, too often they are left in the dark with wrong answers. Yext (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud, solves this problem by organizing a business's facts so it can provide official answers to consumer questions — wherever people search. Starting with the company website, then extending across search engines and voice assistants, businesses around the world, like Taco Bell, Marriott, and Jaguar Land Rover—as well as organizations like the U.S. State Department—trust Yext to radically improve the search experience on their websites and across the entire search ecosystem.

We are looking for a highly-motivated experienced Senior Analyst to join us in Yext’s IT department based in our NY headquarters. This position will support the IT team in the development of policies, processes and controls around Yext’s SOX, SOC2 and other risk management activities. Yext’s IT Audit and Compliance team seeks to build leading technology risk management practices that improve efficiency and enhance the audit and risk management experience for our partners!
The role will require an execution-oriented and solid team player who can work across the organization to help manage our audit requirements, identify process improvements and lead themselves and others in project completion. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp of governance, risk and controls in a cloud based IT environment with technical understanding of IT infrastructure. The position will be responsible for proposing improvements to the company’s policies, procedures and controls around information security, logical access, change management, issue remediation, control design, assisting with risk assessments and crafting compliance monitoring strategies.
What You'll Do

  • Execute on our IT compliance plan to ensure an effective internal control environment for SOX, SOC 2 and other regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain ITGC process flows, procedural documentation and compliance strategies for key SOX applications in a complex SaaS environment.
  • Educate the IT organization on governance, risk and controls/compliance concepts
  • Assist management in development and implementation of remediation plans related to IT controls and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Assist in developing policies and procedure documents based on ISO27001/2 standards.
  • Support the management in identifying key technology risks, mitigation strategies and improvements to the business process.
  • Support risk and control considerations related to IT relevant projects, including vendor evaluations, system implementations, newly scoped systems, UAT documentation, onboarding of application to ITGC processes and initial testing of application controls, etc
  • Build and maintain internal control narratives, flowcharts and risk matrices.
  • Work closely with external parties for all matters related to IT, including IT issues related to SOC 1, SOC 2, SOX, and financial audits.

What You Have

  • 3-5 years of combined experience in the fields of Information Systems audit, Risk Assurance, Internal and/or External audit (Big 4 preferred)
  • Experience working for a SAAS company preferred
  • Experience in working with both cloud and on-premise applications preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar college level education in Information Systems, Accounting or a related field
  • CISA or equivalent Information Technology audit or security certifications are preferred
  • Working knowledge of information security and computer network, server, database technologies
  • Knowledge of the COSO 2013, COBIT and ITIL frameworks preferred
  • Knowledge of GDPR, ISO27001/2, HIPAA and other regulations preferred
  • Proven ability to lead self in executing discrete tasks and developing compliance strategies to drive effective results
  • Self-starter who demonstrates initiative and displays a high energy level
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and process improvement skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Yext is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetics, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or nonbinary or nonconformity and/or status as a trans individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, marital, parental and/or familial status, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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Location

61 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

An Insider's view of Yext

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Yext has been an amazing place to work over the last 7 years. I've been surrounded by people who care about working hard and getting the job done right, while still keeping the human elements of kindness and collaboration a top priority for interacting with others. It often feels like I'm at work with my friends, and I've always loved that.

Chris

Software Engineering Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Not at all a cliche, but truly no day at Yext is the same. It's something truly special to be part of an ever-growing and innovative company where I have an active seat at the table in shaping where we take our products. With the Upward Rotational Program, I've felt supported and empowered every step of the way.

Jeanne

Associate Solution Product Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been with Yext for 8 years and held 5 roles, which has led to tremendous growth both professionally and personally. Being a part of such a flourishing start-up has allowed me to see what true entrepreneurship looks like. Yext has taught me the importance of staying one step ahead of the industry and enabled me to be more adaptable to change.

Melissa

Manager, Recruiting

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I encourage my team to think outside the box. If it’s memorable, people are going to retain the info. If it’s fun, people are going to engage. Setting clear metrics for success on a project is what gives us the freedom to be creative. How we execute is all part of the fun! How we tweak and adjust is where we get to success.

Cindy

VP, Global Sales Enablement

What are Yext Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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