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IT Audit Manager

Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Dublin OR Galway


Metlife, Inc (“Metlife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers.


The Galway Technology Campus, which is located in the City Centre is a state-of-the-art, collaborative working environment where our associates focus on developing digital solutions that can be rapidly and efficiently scaled to markets around the world. Teams work across a variety IT disciplines including Software Development, Production Management, Project Management, Testing, Management and Support roles including IT Audit.  

Our Dublin Office which is located in the City Centre, is the Operational Headquarters for our Western and Central Europe Region, in addition a significant number of our colleagues are focused on supporting our broader EMEA and Global functions. It is home to our Actuarial, Audit, Compliance, Finance, IT, Legal, Operations, Risk and Treasury Teams.


Role Value Proposition: 

As part of the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) audit team and reporting into the EMEA Head of IT Audit, the IT Audit Manager position is expected to effectively deliver and participate in key strategic, regional and country level IT related internal audits, including audits of; projects, technical reviews, IT General Controls Reviews, business integrated audits and data analytics reviews as needed. The role also includes country and geography level relationship management responsibilities, including maintaining effective communications with senior in-country and regional leaders and preparing papers for the local Risk, Audit and Compliance Committees.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assists the EMEA IT Audit management team in executing complex and strategically significant audit assignments and projects as part of a team, performs audits of specialized areas, such as technical reviews of AS400, Wintel, networks and application controls
  • Manages SOX testing of IT general controls and application controls in line with Corporate requirements
  • 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 business management
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with auditees and sustains an ongoing relationship with key business contacts
  • No direct HR reporting responsibilities. However, this role will be required to supervise or provide work direction to other associates on specific audit assignments


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of IT General Controls
  • Strong understanding of Technology processes (Security, Applications, Engineering, SDLC, Infrastructure)
  • Highly developed influencing skills and the ability to discuss complex issues across all levels of the organization
  • Good understanding of the insurance industry and standard insurance business cycles, ideally including an understanding of MetLife’s EMEA business
  • Technical knowledge of accepted best practices for managing IT processes such as ITIL or COBIT
  • Good understanding of relevant ISO standards such as ISO27001, ISO 2231, and ISO 24762
  • The use of CAATS in support of internal audit engagements (financial and non-financial)
  • Programme assurance experience or large-scale transformation programmes
  • A Bachelor’s degree, along with a professional audit certification required (one or more of ACA, ACCA, CPA, CISA, CISSP or equivalent)
  • 5-8 years audit or financial services industry experience
  • Willingness to travel (up to 20 percent). The role is based in Ireland (Galway or Dublin) with travel required throughout the EMEA Region
  • 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. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.



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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


Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join MetLife.


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. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds 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 $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.


Requisition #: 118418