Internal IT Auditor - Consultant

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Job Description

Job Family Summary:

Allstate Internal Audit (Allstate IA) serves Allstate and its stakeholders by providing objective, independent assurance to the organization. Our mission is to help the organization meet it’s strategic, financial, operational and compliance objectives. Our internal audit teams apply their knowledge, insights and objectivity to help the organization mitigate risk by evaluating the design and effectiveness of controls embedded in strategy, governance, operations and risk management processes.

Job Summary:

The Internal Audit Department within Allstate, located in Northbrook, IL, seeks motivated IT professional with broad technical knowledge and experience who desire new opportunities to apply their technology expertise to a range of business challenges and who work well in a project oriented, team-based work environment. As part of Allstate’s Internal Audit Department, individuals will have the opportunity to work on high impact, high exposure assessments of business processes and units. The position provides the opportunity to interact with a wide array of individuals across the organization, including Senior Management. Travel requirements are minimal (<15%).

The position is an integral component of a larger team responsible for assessing technology risk and control within Allstate. The broader team is comprised of individuals with a wide range of technology skills and experiences, and a qualified candidate for this role possesses the technical expertise to identify operating issues and suggest meaningful solutions. The role will be working in a collaborative environment to deliver reviews where knowledge and experiences of internal/external networks will be leveraged to achieve results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute integrated IT audits of technology application and configuration controls. Leverage expertise of highly technical and complex areas which may include; database, operating systems, IT operations, enterprise security, architecture, governance, network infrastructure, and service management.
  • Deepen understanding of foundational IT risk / control concepts and apply them to the Allstate environment.
  • Participate in scoping, coordinating, executing, and reporting on technical IT risk and control assessments.
  • Substantiate and validate identified discrepancies and provide recommendations based on experience with leading practices.
  • Assist in the identification and evaluation of the company’s risk profile and provide input to the development of the annual plan.
  • Work with other team members, including guest technology specialists and/or co-source providers, to complete assessment work / projects.

Job Qualifications

  • College degree – Major preference of Computer Science, Information Systems, or Accounting.
  • 1-3 years of IT and/or Technology Audit experience
  • Obtain a CIA, CISA, or CISSP certification within 24 months
  • Experience working for an Insurance, Financial Services and/or Public Accounting organization preferred

Desired skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and practical experience testing the following control areas; application, software development lifecycle, program management, information access, and data integrity
  • Broad knowledge of what it takes to implement an end to end technology solution, including defining the solution architecture and familiarity with processes needed to govern the solution
  • Familiarity with general risks and controls for typical services provided by the technology organization (e.g., Change Management, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery, Information Integrity, Capacity Planning, Security Administration, Vendor Management, etc.).
  • Exceptional analytic and problem solving skills
  • Curious nature
  • Quick learner
  • Works independently
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to synthesize complex concepts into common business terms.
  • Practical, realistic, and deliberate in approach to work product.
  • Ability to think broadly and clearly articulate new ideas and concepts.
  • Skillful at allowing for thorough discussion of complex topics while still meeting deliverable dates.
  • Experience with project management concepts and structure (planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).

Allstate will not sponsor individuals for employment based visa’s for this position

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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