Senior Associate, Financial Controls Unit - IT Process Lead(


Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Jersey City, NJ, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


Responsibilities include:

  • Review and evaluation of evidence for system implementation project oversight and governance which should include, but not be limited to, project strategy, requirements/specifications, project plans, project risks, test strategy, test plans, test execution, user acceptance approval and go-live approval.
  • Review and evaluation of evidence for system pre-implementation requirements which should include, but not be limited to, system description, high-level system flowchart, process workflows, procedures, etc., to ensure they are available and sufficient.
  • Evaluation of system implementation impact on internal control over financial reporting to determine key controls have been designed and subjected to implementation (user acceptance) testing prior to go-live.  
  • Cross line of defense coordination with other IT risk and control teams to review, test and assess the following information security domains: User Access Security, Third Party Information Security, Asset Security/Management (Data), Operations Security/Cyber Security and Change Management (System Acquisition, Development and Maintenance).
  • Lead the day-to-day execution of the Service Organization Control (SOC) report evaluation process for NYL’s third-party service providers (TPSPs), both within and outside the scope of the MAR/SOX Program. This includes collaboration with NYL’s Third-Party Management Office and TPSP relationship owners.


  • Bachelor's Degree with credits in Accounting, Finance, MIS or Computer Science
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in IT audit
  • CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CISA is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of SOC reports is required
  • Understanding of key industry control frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, COSO, COBIT, ISO 27000, etc.).
  • Moderate level knowledge and understanding of systems architecture, infrastructure, security and applications
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and conducting detailed IT risk and control reviews
  • Experience in performing and documenting business process and technology process walkthroughs
  • Experience in creating testing procedures and documenting testing performed
  • Experience in performing application and infrastructure layer control assessments
  • Ability to interpret and understand IT policies and standards
  • Ability to implement the risk and controls assessment and advisory strategy
  • Ability to communicate complex IT risk assessment information to non-technical business leaders to ensure they comprehend the risk being assigned to them
  • Able to effectively communicate evaluation of risk remediation plans to action plan owners to ensure mitigation activities are appropriately addressed
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to manage and supervise staff/consultants in a highly productive environment
  • Strong organizational skills





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