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Head of Information Technology- Audit

Company: MBK Search
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Our client is on a mission to power confidence as students begin their unique journey. To help them plan their higher education, successfully finish, and prepare for life after school. To help them start smart. Learn big. Students need guidance navigating this important time in their life. They need someone who acknowledges that their education path is unique. They need a partner willing to evolve and not only meet but surpass their expectations. Were changing. Because students need a better way. Our client is looking for people who are excited to drive this transformation. To break barriers and think of new ways to adapt, help, and create better experiences for studentsand for each other. This is where diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives matter. Its where youre empowered to bring your authentic self to work. Feeling your best allows you to do your best. Their benefits take care of the whole youfrom physical and mental to financial and professional. Youll get opportunities to further your education and career, support for you and your family (including your pets!), paid time off to volunteer for the things that matter to you, and more. Our client is obsessed with impact and making a real difference. For them, that means putting relationships first, asking why not? when tackling challenges, and continuously learning new skills. Come do more than join something, change something. For students, for future generations, for the future of education. What You'll Contribute We are looking for a financial services audit leader to join the Internal Audit leadership team and manage audits focused on Technology and Cybersecurity. This is a vital role the Internal Audit team specifically. Our client is exploring new services and solutions to help families confidently navigate to, through, and immediately after college. This individual will partner with business leaders to audit technology and cybersecurity across the business, including in these new areas. In addition, Internal Audit is undergoing a transformation as we expand and mature the team, and this leader will be instrumental in that process. Overall, this is a unique opportunity to join the leading private student loan provider and a growing, people-focused Internal Audit team. The Senior Director, Internal Audit reports to the Deputy Chief Audit Officer and has significant exposure and interaction with executive and senior management in key lines of business. They oversee audits for individual business units and/or support functions within Technology and Cybersecurity, and direct pre-implementation and post implementation reviews. In addition, the Senior Director, as a member of the Internal Audit Leadership Team, plays an important role in establishing and implementing audit policies and procedures in conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, guiding the vision and strategies of the organization, and enhancing the profile of Internal Audit. As the Senior Director, you will have 12+ years of experience in private or public sector audit within financial services, specifically Technology and Cybersecurity. You will also have experience leading teams through periods of significant change and working in dynamic environments. You will have a passion for excellence and coaching and developing individual team members. Finally, youll embody the ideals of our client's Internal Audit: Critical Thinkers, Effective Challengers & Advisors, Accountable Professionals, Enthusiastic Learners, and Good Colleagues. What You'll Do Audit Team Leadership - 60% Provide oversight and guidance for the planning, fieldwork/execution, and reporting/wrap up of Internal Audits and targeted reviews Develop a risk-based audit plan and participate in annual/quarterly risk discussions Provide expertise in auditing standards and requirements Work effectively in teams to manage the efforts of internal auditors and co-source providers, including scheduling and deployment of resources, updating and communicating changes to the audit plan, and development and responsibility for the corresponding budget Review and approve key audit documents (i.e. Audit Report, Planning Memo, and Risk and Control Matrix) Provide quality service to stakeholders in an engaging manner, which include building strong relationships with senior management throughout the organization and demonstrating knowledge of business risk and processes Identify opportunities for continuous auditing (CA). Provide oversight to the Audit and Data Analytics teams during development, implementation, and execution of CA projects. Strategic Leadership - 25% Collaborate with Audit Leadership team and Audit Management to manage the function and continuously improve processes, tools and staff Engage with Senior leaders and Process owners in the respective business areas, share audit insights and perspectives, and become a trusted advisor Actively participate in regular project meetings to understand, assess, and communicate risks including escalation to Executive Management and the Audit Committee as applicable. Provide pro-active real-time feedback on the design and implementation of controls critical to ensuring the Companys compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Evaluate strategy and suggest investments that support the mission, vision and goals of the department Team Management and Development - 10% Manage, recruit, coach, and develop a professional audit staff with sufficient knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications to meet the needs of the Internal Audit department Monitor performance of managers, auditors, and senior auditors and provide feedback on a regular basis and through our performance management process Risk Management and Assessment - 5% Contribute to annual and quarterly risk assessment and audit plan development Monitor internal and external risks and events to ensure audit coverage remains relevant, dynamic, aligned and focused Update audit universe, conduct formal risk assessment, participate in risk refresh exercises, and create/review/change audit plan The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job; it is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in this role. What You Have Minimum: Bachelors Degree, or equivalent combination of training and relevant experience 12+ years of experience in public or private audit primarily within financial services 8-10 years leadership level audit experience, including people management Expertise in conducting audits for Technology and Cybersecurity Experience in regulatory compliance High standard for excellence and proven ability to deliver results Collaborative leadership style and ability to influence others Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to build and manage relationships with team members and business partners in a hybrid and/or remote work environment Experience in working in dynamic environments and comfort with leading through times of significant change Passion for building and developing individuals / teams Preferred: Advanced Degree and/or Relevant Professional Certification (CISA, CISSP or equivalent)

Keywords: MBK Search, Newark , Head of Information Technology- Audit, IT / Software / Systems , Newark, Delaware

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