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IT Audit Infrastructure Associate

Greeley Square, NY 10001

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 1171 Salary: 145,000

Job Description

IT Internal Audit Associate


Our client is one of the largest private equity / investment companies in USA. We are seeking a dynamic IT Internal Audit Associate to join their growing team.


Internal Audit’s primary mission is to provide assurance to the Board of Directors and Executive Management that businesses are well managed and meeting strategic, operational and risk management objectives. The team engages with senior leaders and all of company individual business units globally to understand and advise on the risks in their business, evaluate the effectiveness of key processes and assist in the design of best practices that can improve their results. Internal Audit’s work builds confidence that company will meet its obligations to clients, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.


The team includes professionals with trading, sales, risk management, compliance, technology, finance and operational experience. Internal Audit reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.


The Technology Audit team performs regional and global audits covering company Technology application systems and infrastructure components such as databases, operating systems, data centers, and messaging platforms. The Technology Audit team also performs business-integrated audits covering the technology components of various company business units, including investment management, sales, trading, operations, risk management, finance, legal and compliance.


Company Internal Audit Technology group is seeking an Associate for its Technology Infrastructure Audit practice.  The Associate will support in delivering the firm’s annual audit plan and advisory activities by playing a critical role in execution of global and regional audit reviews and ongoing engagements with business units.


The Technology Audit Associate will have the following responsibilities:

  1. Participate in and when required, and lead execution of audit reviews, including:
  2. Engaging with Company stakeholders to understand and document key processes and risks within a specific business unit
  3. Contributing to making risk-based determinations on audit scope
  4. Designing and executing test plans to validate controls
  5. Identifying key control issues and residual risks in excess of the firm’s appetite
  6. Investigating and escalating issues identified during testing
  7. Drafting audit reports and issue details
  8. Discussing observations and remediation activities with senior stakeholders
  9. Overseeing issue remediation
  10. Contributing to ongoing business monitoring and optimization activities, including:
  11. Identifying emerging firm-wide and business risks,  understanding organizational changes through quarterly engagements with business units, and completing risk assessments of these areas
  12. Participating in projects aimed at optimizing business processes and control activities
  13. Providing advisory services during the development of new businesses and systems
  14. Performing regulatory and industry-driven audit reviews
  15. Leading or contributing to global department-wide initiatives
  16. Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Company businesses and support functions, including acting as the primary Internal Audit business engagement liaison for one or more lines of business
  17. Contributing to ad hoc presentations to clients, internal committees, Fund Boards, and regulatory bodies



  1. Undergraduate or graduate degree in management information systems, engineering, technology, computer science, or a related field is preferred. BA/BS, or equivalent, is required
  2. Extensive experience in technology function or in a technology audit role, preferably within the financial services industry
  3. Strong understanding of application development, databases, operating systems, networking and other key technology infrastructure components
  4. Good knowledge of technology controls including: application security management (e.g. user entitlements, authentication, accountability, data protection), system architecture and design (e.g. availability, performance, scalability, data integrity and validation), technology operations (e.g. change and release management, data backup and retention, performance and capacity management), and technology governance (e.g. technology risk management, cyber security rules and regulations)
  5. Interest in broad exposure to investment management, sales, trading, operations, risk management, finance, legal, and compliance activities  in the asset management industry
  6. Familiarity with financial instruments and asset management processes
  7. Proficient understanding of current regulatory and industry events
  8. Relevant professional certifications are a plus



  1. Excellent communication (verbal, written, listening) and interpersonal skills
  2. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers and business partners
  3. Intellectual curiosity and healthy skepticism
  4. Ability to synthesize and articulate complex ideas
  5. Critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  6. Strong project management, organizational, and presentation skills
  7. Familiarity with Excel
  8. Commitment and strong work ethic


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