IT Auditor at Discover
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With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.Job Description About Internal Audit
Discover’s Internal Audit (IA) Department has a commitment to provide insightful perspectives, leverage specialized talent, and deliver a refreshing experience to all of our stakeholders. This commitment is met through collaborative, hard-working, highly motivated, and technically skilled professionals who consistently deliver high-quality work in a challenging and fast-paced environment. IA brings a consultative and progressive approach to their work, which is predicated on a culture of enhancing risk management and business outcomes for Discover, actively contributing to the development of its professionals, and embracing a mindset of innovation and continuous improvement. The department of approximately 150 professionals globally is viewed as a critical piece of the risk management framework and is valued as a trusted voice and indispensable partner.
The IT Internal Audit Associate uses operational and technical skills to support the DFS Internal Audit Department objectives. With oversight from the Lead and Supervisor the Internal Audit Associate is assigned to a schedule of internal audit reviews where they will follow the DFS Internal Audit methodology, interview clients, create process flows and narratives, review business processes, identify and assess controls, test key controls, develop findings and communicate with clients to develop and follow up on action plans.
The audits and special reviews will be of the IT General Controls, IT Network and Infrastructure, Information Security, and IT Risk Management, with an objective to improve controls and efficiencies of the activities reviewed.Responsibilities
Audit Lifecycle: (Planning, fieldwork, reporting, post reporting, budgeting/resources)
With oversight from the Lead and Supervisor:
Attend walkthrough meetings and document narratives/flowcharts
Complete the audit tasks that are assigned
Assist with the identification and documentation of risks, controls and tests in the automated work paper system
As an Associate independently:
Demonstrate an awareness of Internal Audit Methodology by actively participating in every phase of the audit including planning, fieldwork and reporting (i.e. International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) 2013)
Complete assigned audits/audit tasks using department tools, standards and guidelines within established timetables with high quality results
Possess an awareness of the business unit activities under audit
Escalate potential findings in a concise format to the audit lead for discussion
Follow-up of assigned actions from the audit (status updates and verifications)
Attend and contribute to all periodic update meetings with internal audit management
Document work papers in accordance with Internal Audit Methodology or direction provided by the lead in a concise and logical manner
Understand how applications and related Information Technology (IT) risks and controls support achievement of business processing objectives
Experience with automated work paper system (Pentana) is a plus
Strategic Thinking: (Thought leadership practices):
Continue to develop skill sets by meeting required training and obtaining advanced degrees and/or certification pursuant to department guidelines
Participate in special projects or other duties as assigned
Demonstrate a working knowledge of main operating systems and security and infrastructure control requirements for multiple platforms
Demonstrate a working knowledge of business risks related to general system controls, systems development, change management, logical access security, network concepts, security, contingency and recovery
Familiarity with COBIT 5.0 frameworks
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Business, Information Technology, Analytics, or related field
If we had our say, we’d also look for:
Effective interpersonal skills
Experience with applicable regulatory standards
1+ years of experience Leading public accounting or consulting firm, highly regulated environment, payment network and related technology services, or related field
Business, Six Sigma, Risk, STEM, or related certifications
Experience in financial services, banking or public accounting preferred
Professional certification, such as CIA, CAMS, CPA, CISA, or other relevant certification (can be in the process of achieving certification)
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