Internal IT Auditor - Lead 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 professionals 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 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 reviews of technology and business processes and units. The position provides the opportunity to interact with a wide array of individuals across the organization. Travel requirements are minimal (<15%).

This IT Audit Specialist position is part of a larger team responsible for assessing technology risk and control within Allstate. The broader team will be comprised of individuals with a wide range of skills and experiences within the technology arena. This role will be integral to rounding out the team by bringing in their technical experiences, but also sharing and educating others. The role will be working in a collaborative environment to deliver reviews where, knowledge, experiences and internal/external networks can be leveraged to achieve results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and delivering the audit plan for the IT audit team. This will include responsibility for leading audits of IT applications which support key business processes as well as operating systems, databases, security and architecture.
  • Ensure audit objectives are achieved with quality while focusing on staff development during the execution of our audit engagements.
  • Actively contribute to Allstate and Internal Audit's Strategic Initiatives.
  • Establish credibility and trust with IT and business management leaders.
  • Support discussions with IA, business and IT senior leaders to inform quarterly risk assessments.
  • Evaluate risk exposures and the adequacy and effectiveness of controls relating to the governance, operations of Allstate's application systems.
  • Effectively communicate the context and need for a strong and cost-effective internal control environment and risk management practices.
  • Keep IT and business client areas informed of the audit plan and upcoming audit engagements within their area of responsibility. Address client concerns in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the client is addressing audit issues appropriately and in a timely manner, as agreed upon at the conclusion of the engagement.
  • Support the development and mentoring of a team to build broad and deep bench strength in the skills needed to audit the assigned area.
  • Provide input regarding the performance management process according to company standards for less experienced audit personnel.

Job Qualifications

  • 5+ years of business and IT related experience including strong process analysis skills.
  • Comfortable working in a matrix organization across multiple teams.
  • Direct IT auditing experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial services or insurance process is a plus.
  • Experience integrating and managing third party vendors is a plus.
  • Thrive on change and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals.
  • Strive for effective communication that results in enhanced teamwork and the sharing of knowledge.
  • Articulate, inspire, and engage commitment to a plan of action aligned with organizational mission and goals.
  • Create an environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds work together effectively.
  • Be of unquestionable integrity, ethical and moral character.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguity, change, and adapt appropriately to a range of situations.
  • Pursue lifelong learning and personal development.
  • Demonstrate proven people management experience.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills including ability to work well with senior leaders.
  • Possess very strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • 5+ years of IT audit or related experience
  • Public accounting / consulting related experience a plus


  • Bachelor's degree in IT or business required and a masters is a plus.
  • CPA, CIA, CISSP or CISA is preferred

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

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