The firms Audit Department is accountable to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and senior management. The Audit Department is responsible for assessing the adequacy of the control environment across the firm’s lines of business. This is achieved through a program of risk based audit coverage along with advisory services at the request of management. The Corporate Audit Department is comprised of approximately 50 auditors that review insurance, investments, information technology, financial reporting, agency, corporate functions and fraud.This position will play a role in all phases of IT audits including planning, scoping, control assessment, test design and execution, and reporting. The position will be based in the Company’s headquarters in New York City and will report directly to a Corporate Vice President Officer. The role focuses on technology audits and advisory services, as well as integrated audits within the insurance, agency, investments, and corporate functions universe. This position will also be responsible for assisting with ongoing risk assessment and continuous monitoring activities.Responsibilities:Participate in all phases of IT audits in the Company's New York City Home Office, major data centers, field offices, and subsidiaries in the U.S. and international locations. IT audits are focused on infrastructure, application systems, IT general controls, and processes. Specific responsibilities include:Participate in planning, scoping and executing IT audits under the direction of the audit in-charge. This includes interviewing clients, participating in process walkthroughs, documenting and assessing risks and controls, assessing system configurations and access, and evaluating and validating the design and operating effectiveness of application and IT general controls.Communicate efficiently with clients during and between audits.Advising the audit in-charge of audit progress and issuesIdentify opportunities for improvement in the design and effectiveness of controlsDetermine technical and business impact of identified internal controls and provide remediation guidance to clients Accountable for meeting deliverables, adhering to department and professional standards and utilizing consistent methodologyAssist the team and department to provide advisory services when required or requestedTravel 10% - 15% domestic and international, in addition to occasional travel to offices in the tri-state areaQualifications:Minimum of 2 to 4 years of IT auditing experience. Experience in auditing Risk, Insurance, Finance and/or Investment systems is desirable. Experience within either Internal Audit or relevant Big 4 consultancy is a plus.Solid technology knowledge across a diverse range of IT environments (e.g., Windows, UNIX/Linux, Mainframe) and emerging IT trendsExperience in IT internal controls and their applicability with regards to financial reporting and information systems support processesGood understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards (e.g., SSAE 16/SOC, SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, PCI, HIPPA and GLBA) and best practices and methodologies to address these requirements.Bachelor’s degree Information Systems, Accounting, or other quantitative discipline preferred (other Bachelor’s degrees may be considered)Currently holds or is committed to pursuing professional audit certification such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)Proven ability to multi-task, complete projects on time and on budget, and adjust to changing prioritiesAbility and desire to learn quickly, be flexible and think strategicallyStrong communication (i.e., verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability influence changeEnthusiastic, self-motivated, effective under pressure and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability
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