Senior Associate, IT Auditor


Date: Feb 12, 2019

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 be based in the Company’s headquarters in New York City and will report directly to the Corporate Vice President managing 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.


Participate in all phases of IT audits in the Company's New York City Home Office, major data centers, field offices, and subsidiaries in the U.S. and international locations. IT audits are focused on infrastructure, application systems, IT general controls, and processes.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Participate in planning, scoping and executing IT audits under the direction of the audit in-charge.  This includes interviewing clients, participating in process walkthroughs, documenting and assessing risks and controls, assessing system configurations and access, and evaluating and validating the design and operating effectiveness of application and IT general controls.
  • Lead some IT audit engagements or large sections of engagements.
  • 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
  • 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



  • 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
  • Good understanding of relevant regulations and industry standards (e.g., SSAE 16/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
  • 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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