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Manager, Security Compliance

Company: H&R Block
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

What you'll do...

At H&R Block we are maturing our security organization, and partnering with all aspects of the business to drive security-forward solutions. We are looking for problem-solving difference-makers to help us with new approaches, challenges, and designs working on complex systems.

We are investing heavily in our technology transformation moving to serverless infrastructure and cloud-native applications, as well as a continuous everything approach - improvement, development, testing, implementation, delivery, and learning; we are innovating faster.

Our people are the key to our success, and we are investing in talent opportunities. We encourage learning, experimenting, and exploration. If this type of innovation and learning is enticing to you and if you embrace and implement Agile practices, we are looking for you.


Directs, manages, and coach's teams within the Information Security Group; specifically related to compliance and related functions. This role drives a security focused culture and leads the optimization and integration of information security capabilities across the business. The Manager will be responsible for strategy and tactical execution related to assessing compliance, driving compliance within future initiatives and deployment of technology and automation to support and enhance functions within this organization. This position assesses the security posture of H&R Block and its global technology partners. This position monitors and reports on the organization's compliance against established programs to senior leadership.


Resource Management

  • Manages security operations including organization and staffing.
  • Conducts employment interviews, makes hiring decisions, and participates in corrective action and termination discussions and decisions.
  • Sets daily priorities and assigns tasks and projects to team members as required.
  • Monitors and provides periodic status updates and risk assessments on each project.
  • Monitors performance and develops team members to ensure consistent, effective, and efficient processes and results.
  • Prepares and delivers associate quarterly and annual performance reviews, including performance metrics for each performance objective.
  • May be engaged in developing and managing a budget for assigned group.

Security Management

  • Design, develop, implement, and support compliance functions and technology solutions
  • Support development of H&R Block security policies and procedures; including as it relates to cloud technology.
  • Lead compliance efforts for the H&R Block IT organization.
  • Partner with organizations across the H&R Block enterprise to identify potential risk, develop mitigation plans and monitor compliance.
  • Represent H&R Block with external parties; including regulators and industry forums.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding multiple control and regulatory frameworks, including NIST, ISO, STIGS, PCI, SOX, CCPA and GDPR
  • Partner closely with internal and external auditors to deliver SOX, PCI and STIGS testing and reporting
  • Lead integration and automation projects within security
  • Review and analyze existing processes and suggest improvements for increased security and efficiency
  • Evaluate and monitor external and internal security threat levels, the organization's defense posture, associated risks, and mitigation recommendations.
  • Advise leadership on security gaps, operational issues and industry trends which require prioritization, funding, or consideration.
  • Establish and leverage relationships to ensure security initiatives are properly assessed, documented, and prioritized.
  • Analyze new requirements, standards, and capabilities to determine feasibility and timing of implementation of programs.
  • May serve as subject matter expert on complex, high risk security efforts, designing and developing security testing scenarios.

Project Management

  • Lead complex, high risk, high impact security projects.
  • Estimates project hours and resources required.
  • Manage project work plan and resources.
  • Develops status reports and update senior management with progress as necessary.

About H&R Block...

We're here to live our purpose-to provide help and inspire confidence in our clients and communities everywhere. We take our work personally, because we know what it represents: Families and homes. Livelihoods and lives.

We've been true to that purpose since brothers Henry and Richard Bloch founded our company in 1955. Since then, we've grown to approximately 12,000 tax offices throughout the United States and around the world. When you join our team, you'll add to the momentum of a forward-thinking company-one that defined an industry and is now leading its transformation.

It would be even better if you also had...

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information security discipline via relevant industry certifications (e.g., CISSP, CAP, CISM, GSEC, GSNA).
  • Experience with Onspring
  • Experience with BMC Helix, Saviynt and Microsoft Azure

What you'll bring to the team...


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or the equivalent through a combination of education and related work experience.
Work Experience:
  • 8 years Minimum related work experience
  • Five or more years' experience in a position requiring IT technical problem solving skills.
  • Minimum of 3 years' supervisory and/or training experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in information security; specifically GRC
  • Thorough understanding of IT related regulations (e.g., SOX, PCI) and frameworks (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001).
  • Ability to lead enterprise level projects, successfully work cross functionally and interface with internal and external partners

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