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IT Auditor

Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
November 30, 2016

Reporting to an IT Audit Senior Director, the Staff IT auditor participates in information technology audits, sitting in on-audit planning meetings performing field work and other engagements. The businesses audited vary from employee benefits consulting services to complex insurance and reinsurance brokerage. Our audits vary in size and complexity from small field offices to large, regional data centers. The ideal candidate will learn how to assess the risks associated with various business objectives and help evaluate the controls in place to mitigate those risks. From an IT perspective, this means understanding the businesses and supporting IT to ascertain whether the IT environment (including applications, data centers, server rooms, operating systems, processes such as change management and information security and their controls) is effective and protected. The Staff IT auditor will contribute facts to communications about audit findings for local management; for IT audit this may include both OpCo and MGTI management.


•Assist in planning engagements based on IT risks as related to the business

•Help obtain a detailed understanding of an entity’s operations, including major systems, specific policies and procedures, and industry standards

•Prepare work papers and coordinate receipt of audit materials required to analyze, test and evaluate the entity’s control environment

•Assist in conducting interviews, walkthroughs, and document results

•Examine documentation and evaluate procedures in the control environment

•Document conclusions; organize and reference workpapers for supervisory review

•Identify control weaknesses, help assess their financial or other impact

•Help draft audit report findings for review at the closing meeting

•Participate in closing meetings at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for our findings and ratings, as required

•Actively pursue certifications and continuing professional education in line with the department's needs and auditor career development

Qualifications/experience and abilities

•Undergraduate degree in information technology or joint business/accounting and MIS degree are acceptable

•Minimum of 1-2 years information technology and/or audit experience is critical

•Experience in insurance, broking, or other financial services is a plus

•Solid understanding of operating systems, applications and databases, such as Windows, UNIX/LINUX, Oracle and SQL database management systems, network security, and applications, particularly Oracle Financials, Hyperion, and PeopleSoft.

•Ability to understand the relationship between information technology and business issues

•Ability to travel (30 - 40%), including international travel