Senior Associate, IT Audit


Date: Jan 21, 2021

Location: New York, NY, 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


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 initially be working remotely due to Covid-19 and will then be based at the Company’s headquarters in New York City reporting 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 controls 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
  • 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 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 trends
  • Experience in IT internal controls and their applicability with regards to financial reporting and information systems support processes
  • Experience with Data Analytics software such as Tableau is a plus
  • Good understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards (e.g., SSAE 18/SOC, SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001, PCI, HIPPA 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


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