IT Audit Manager

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Date Posted: Nov 17, 2023

Location(s): Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. Founded in 1868, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. We have operations in more than 40 countries and hold leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $669 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2021, ranked #50 on the Fortune 500 list, and honored to have been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for three consecutive years. 


MetLife employees are united by purpose, guided by empathy and inspired by one another’s unique backgrounds and perspective to make a difference in the lives of our customers, communities, and the world at large.

Role Value Proposition: 

Internal Audit helps to protect MetLife and its stakeholders by providing risk-based objective and independent assurance, advice, and insights. The IT Audit Manager position is a specialist, technical role and forms part of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region’s audit team. The role reports into the Head of IT Audit, EMEA, and supports the delivery of IT audit coverage over the region’s technology organisation. These activities include reviews of strategic projects, technical reviews of emerging technologies, and performing integrated audits with the region’s business audit teams. The role will also support the Head of IT Audit in maintaining and developing relationships with key technology stakeholders at a country, regional and global level as needed.


Key Responsibilities: 

●    Assists the Head of IT Audit, EMEA, and the IT audit team in planning and executing complex and strategically significant technology audit assignments and projects both individually and as part of a team
●    Performs and/or leads audits of specialized areas, such as technical reviews of AS400, Wintel, networks, DevOps, digital transformation, cybersecurity, cloud, data governance and analytics, third party connectivity/cyber risk, data centre security and operations, and application controls
●    Communicates effectively in both written and verbal communications, proficiently listens and interviews senior business management 
●    Effectively communicates audit findings and develops resolutions with key stakeholders within IA and the global technology organisation
●    Maintains a positive working relationship with auditees and sustains an ongoing relationship with key business stakeholders
●    Whilst the role does not include direct people management responsibilities, the role holder will supervise and provide work direction to other audit associates on specific audit assignments as required

●    Ensure effective risk management is taken into account in all day to day activities, in accordance with ME risk policies, and escalate any areas of concern to line manager and where appropriate Risk Management function.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

●    5-8+ years IT audit experience, including roles in audit, public accounting/consulting, risk management and/or security experience
●    Strong knowledge of audit practices (including agile auditing), procedures and principles, with the ability to interpret and analyse complex concepts and apply these in innovative ways
●    Foundational knowledge of technology platforms and practices such as cloud, networks, infrastructure, and applications; plus, practical understanding of leading standards/practices (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001, COBIT, SOX, ITIL) 
●    Working knowledge of both waterfall and agile development and DevOps, networking, cloud, cybersecurity, and IT operations processes, having led multiple assessments of an organization’s processes against 
●    Strong influencing skills and the ability to discuss complex issues across all levels of the organization 
●    Experience of programme assurance or large-scale technology transformations is beneficial
●    Certified as, or working towards, a relevant professional qualification, e.g., CISA, CISSP, CISM, CIA, or CPA 
●    Practical experience of using Data Analytics and CAATS to support the delivery of internal audit engagements
●    Fluent English both in speaking and writing
●    EU National or Visa Equivalent to work within the EU


MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.”


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of professional fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax.
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