Kate T. McDonald, CISA

1 Dice Way  |  Stamford, CT 06005  |  000-000-0000  |  ktmcdonald@dice.com

Analytical and experienced IT Auditor with expertise in general control and application review


  • 6 years of experience in IT audits for retail, manufacturing, and health care industries.
  • Proven track record of assessing system/network availability, security, and data integrity to identify, manage, and reduce risks and ensure general compliance.
  • Extensive background in all stages of audits, including planning; study, evaluation, and testing of controls; reporting; and follow-up.
  • In-depth knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and business processes.
  • Acute understanding of networking, hardware, software, and data centers, as well as emerging technologies, such as biometrics and mobile devices.


ABC Company, Stamford, CT

2005 - Present

IT Auditor II for this Fortune 500 retailer with 1200 employees.

  • Oversee 3 auditors to identify IT related risks throughout development phases. Areas include networks, operating systems, ERP, databases, security, and disaster recovery.
  • Conduct SAP and legacy system reviews to support products and ensure business objectives are met.
  • Perform general controls oversight and review to verify compliance with SOX provisions and professional standards.
  • Liaise between in-house managers/IT department and external financial and operational auditors.
  • Ensure audit tasks are completed accurately and within established timeframes.

DFG Inc., New York, NY

2003 - 2005

IT Auditor for this publicly traded manufacturer with 265 employees.

  • Identified and evaluated risks during review and analysis of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including design, testing/QA, and implementation of systems and upgrades.
  • Prepared audit scopes, reported findings, and presented recommendations for improving data integrity and operations.
  • Conducted reviews of data centers, extranets, telecommunications, and intranets to assess controls and ensure availability, accuracy, and security under all conditions.
  • Used ACL to administer computer aided audit tests (CAAT).
  • Coordinated with IT department and external auditors during SOX IT testing.

HJK Company, New York, NY

2001 - 2002

IT Auditor for this major health care provider with 150 employees.

  • Performed operational and financial integrated audits and pre- and post-implementation reviews.
  • Helped establish annual audit plan for core competency areas using risk assessment methodology.
  • Reviewed systems for adequate management controls, efficiency, and compliance with policies, regulations, and accounting principles. Made recommendations when necessary.
  • Created flowcharts to document business systems and processes for IT audit reports.
  • Coordinated with various departments to create remediation plans for deficiencies found during audit.


Windows NT/2003, UNIX, ACL, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), AS/400, Linux, Sybase, Solaris, Novell, Sequel, Oracle, firewalls, routers/switches, LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, VPN, HTML, JavaScript


Certified Information Systems Auditor; ISACA (2005)


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; City University of New York New York, NY (2000)

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