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Audit Director - Technology

Hartford, Connecticut

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$115,600.00 - $190,700.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

Under general supervision, responsible for executing all aspects of audits of technology functions across the company. Through assessment of the entity's control environment, identifies areas for improvement and recommends corrective actions to the business. Supports the Program Director (PD) through on-going communication with business management and participation in initiatives and projects within the department. Provides guidance and support to team members to enhance their capabilities. This job is a team lead.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility.

What Will You Do?

  • Assists the PD as requested in managing the audit team.
  • Develops, leads and executes audits of various company technology functions (including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reviews), incorporating an understanding of technology processes, risk assessment techniques and generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Has supervisory responsibility for review of work performed and leads the most complex audit projects.
  • Independently assesses the effectiveness of controls, determines the potential impact of any control failure and recommends corrective actions to the business.
  • Prepares documentation in adherence to internal audit professional standards, best practices and Corporate Audit's methodology.
  • Reviews workpapers to determine completion and adherence to standards.
  • Writes audit reports with minimal supervision.
  • Performs regular business monitoring of Traveler's IT functions by maintaining ongoing relationships with key members of business management, attending meetings and reviewing documentation.
  • Monitors the status of existing corrective actions and schedules validation of completed corrective actions.
  • Ensures that all parts of each audit are completed, in addition to monitoring and reporting time incurred versus time budgeted.
  • Identifies emerging industry issues and assesses any implications for the company.
  • Assists PD with preparation of the quarterly audit results summary presented to business management. The summary includes the results of recent audits and the status of issues and corrective action plans.
  • Proactively trains and develops staff in the application of various technology audit and risk assessment techniques as well as provides guidance, support and constructive feedback to team members and managers.
  • Manages additional Corporate Audit projects that support the department, including, but not limited to, assistance in the development of the Audit Universe, plan and schedule.
  • Develop and support internal improvement initiatives.
  • Consistently adheres to internal audit professional standards, best practices and Corporate Audit's methodology.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • BA/BS in Computer Science/MIS or related discipline.
  • Thorough knowledge of risk assessment, technology and auditing principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of IT Risk Frameworks (COBIT, COSO, NIST, etc.).
  • Technical Competence:
  • Advanced knowledge of insurance business, IT systems and products.
  • Advanced understanding of the relationships between financial, operational and technology risks and controls as well as the insurance industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Advanced understanding of the audit cycle, universe, plan and schedule, including business monitoring and SOX validation.
  • Advanced skills with commonly used office software including: MS Office, email and the internet.
  • Advanced ability to evaluate the materiality of issues and see the big picture .
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking by applying process analysis, business intelligence, and problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to leverage CAATs to improve audit test efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Leadership:
  • Advanced ability to work on multiple, diverse projects concurrently.
  • Advanced ability to work on cross-program department initiatives that are not related to specific audits.
  • Openness to influence, flexibility and self-awareness.
  • Ability to act as a role model and motivate others to take initiative and use intuitive thinking.
  • Ability to embrace change and drive improvement and innovation.
  • Ability to persuade and motivate others through collaboration and cooperation.
  • Communication:
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; disseminate information about decisions, plans and activities.
  • Ability to articulate messages to business management through formal and informal presentation.
  • Advanced ability to write and edit clear and concise work papers and reports.
  • Build Relationships:
  • Ability to build productive working relationships with co-workers, business management and external parties.
  • Team Building:
  • Ability to successfully coordinate and direct team members including integrating specialists.
  • Ability to mentor the more junior team members in auditing techniques, principles and the business.

What is a Must Have?

  • 8 + years of work experience in IT or as an IT Auditor, with experience in one or more technology disciplines (network, database, business applications, programming, etc.).
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • BA/BS degree required.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. 


If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.


Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.


About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.