Our client, a leading bank, is looking for an IT Audit Manager to join their growing team based out of LA. This role can also be 100% remote
08th September, 2021
Location(s): This role can either be 100% remote or in the Los Angeles office
Job Description & Synthesis
Responsible for performing and/or leading complex IT audits including but not limited to network, databases, operating systems, information/cyber security, applications, identity and access management, disaster recovery, etc. Assesses risks, develops detailed audit programs, executes audit program steps, analyzes results of testing performed, and effectively communicates results to senior management. Position will also assist with the development and implementation of an Information technology data analytics strategy that delivers key insights to management and supporting functions. Leveraging deep expertise in business strategy, analysis, data science, and visualization techniques to support the audit function and the organization with actionable insights to drive ongoing success. Areas of focus include supporting the continuous improvement of audit methodologies, audit approach and related practices with particular emphasis towards collaboration with key partners, leveraging the use of analytics, business intelligence, data mining and other enabling approaches, technologies and tools.
Plans, leads and executes moderate to high complexity risk-based audits, targeted reviews, etc. in accordance with company audit methodology
Collaborates with Non-IT (e.g. Operational, Financial, Wealth Management, etc.) Audit counterparts during all phases of an integrated audit to ensure sufficient IT audit coverage. This includes assessing business processes to identity the key application(s) utilized in processes and the top risks and controls that should be reviewed in the audit.
Leads interviews and walkthroughs of IT and business process with the objective to identity top risk, key controls and define the audit scope and audit work programs
Develops and executes test steps and sampling strategy that adequately and efficiently substantiate that identified controls are designed and operating effectively
Incorporates the use of data analytics to improve audit efficiency and broaden the audited population
Ensures all audit work (e.g., work papers, reports, etc.) conforms to the audit methodology, including those performed by staff
Drafts and communicates audit findings/audit report to executive and senior management to address identified risks, exposures and root causes
Obtains and assesses responses to audit findings to ensure management action plans and target due dates are adequate in addressing the risk(s) and root cause(s) in a timely matter
Where applicable, supervises staff and provides team members with appropriate guidance during the course of audits
Where applicable, serves as the first line of review for staff work and provided corrective feedback were necessary
Acts as a role model/mentor to lower level Auditors
Performs on-the-job training of staff auditors, and prepares and conducts formal/informal training for less experienced staff members.
Where applicable, provides input on audit staff performance
Oversees, trains and manages co-sourced audits or consultants to ensure work product meets audit methodology expectations, as needed
Keeps respective Director or Auditor-in-Charge apprised of project status, observations and audit findings.
Demonstrated experience in working in a matrixed organization with proven ability to multitask and prioritize activities.
Perform on-going and pro-active evaluation of significant projects and large-scale business initiatives for the purposes of identifying possible unmitigated risks and providing advisory services. Project types include, but are not limited to, integration of newly acquired businesses, implementation of new systems or technology (SDLC), enhancements of significant systems, etc.
Assists in quarterly Continuous Monitoring activities, which include but are not limited to, performing risk assessments of assigned IT functions/depts., develop continuous assurance data analytics test strategies
Takes responsibility to develop own personal and professional leadership skills and capabilities
Participates in social, charitable or inclusive committees within Internal Audit
Build trusting relationships with Internal Audit peers and business partners
*Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information systems, or related field required.
*Minimum 7 years of audit experience or related experience
*CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional Or
*CIA-Certified Internal Auditor Or
*CISM-Certified Information Security Manager Or
*CISA- Certified Information Systems Auditor
Skills and Knowledge
Must possess strong managerial, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills.
Ideal candidate will have relevant experience in an IT department along with at least 4 years in banking or financial services, or equivalent experience in a consulting capacity
Experience in use of data analytics, visualization and reporting -- e.g. Tableau.
Capable of working in an agile and dynamic team-based environment, can tolerate ambiguity, able to function independently, and demonstrates critical problem-solving abilities.
Knowledgeable in and prior audit experience in auditing Cyber/Information Security controls (NIST, FFIEC CAT, etc.), Data Protection controls (DLP, Encryption technology, etc.) IT related Privacy Laws and Regulations (e.g., GLBA), SQL/Oracle Database, Active Directory, Cloud Computing (Azure), BCP/DR, Service Management, Microsoft Active Directory, Digital Technology controls, SSDLC, Malware, Asset Management