IT Audit, Sr. Associate


Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.




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 at the Company’s headquarters in New York City and expected to follow a hybrid schedule of onsite and remote. The position will report directly to a Corporate Vice President on the IT audit team. 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.



Specific responsibilities include:


  • Participate in ongoing departmental audit planning and risk assessments and complete planning deliverables in accordance with department standards. Assist in risk assessing technology plan areas using gathered inputs and professional judgement.


  • Participate in planning, scoping and executing IT audits using Agile methodology under the direction of the audit in-charge. This includes interviewing clients, participating in process walkthroughs, documenting and assessing risks and controls based on audit scope.


  • Lead large sections of engagements and oversee the work performed by junior staff members


  • Participate in data analytics efforts to identify insights to support a focused approach to scoping and risk assessment on audits.


  • Communicate efficiently with clients during and between audits.


  • Advise the audit in-charge of audit progress and issues


  • Identify opportunities for improvement in the design and effectiveness of controls


  • Determine technical and business impact of identified internal control gaps and provide remediation guidance to clients


  • Accountable for meeting deliverables, adhering to department and professional standards and utilizing consistent methodology


  • Validate design and operating effectiveness of remedial actions performed by clients in accordance with audit results


  • Assist the team and department to provide advisory services when required or requested


  • Stay up to date on relevant industry, technology and regulatory matters


  • Travel 10% - 15% domestic and international, in addition to occasional travel to offices in the tri-state area (when travel resumes, currently suspended due to Covid-19)



  • Minimum of three to five years of IT auditing experience.. Experience within either Internal Audit or relevant Big 4 consultancy is a plus.
  • Knowledge of risks and controls   across multiple IT environments (e.g., Windows, UNIX/Linux,

Mainframe, AWS) and areas (e.g., information security, access management, data protection etc.) is desirable.

  • Knowledge of application level risks and controls is a plus.
  • Experience with Data Analytics software such as Tableau is a plus.
  • Good understanding of relevant regulations, industry standards and frameworks (e.g., SSAE 18/SOC, SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, NIST, NYDFS, HIPAA and GLBA) and best practices and methodologies to address these requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in 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 priorities
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly, be flexible and think strategically
  • Experience with Agile methodology a plus
  • Strong communication (i.e., verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability influence change
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, effective under pressure and willing to take personal responsibility/accountability




Salary range: $72,500-$107,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



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 volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. 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

Job Requisition ID: 86691




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