IT Audit Director

Date Posted: Aug 28, 2023

Location(s): Tampa, FL, US, 33647 New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa  
Alternate Job Location: United States : New York : New York
Hybrid Role: 3 days in office/2 days work from home


Role Value Proposition: 

Internal Audit (IA) is an independent global organization that plays an important role in partnering with the business to ensure that management anticipates, recognizes, and appropriately manages risks. We protect MetLife and our stakeholders through meaningful independent assurance and advice, while advocating for risk management and internal controls.


The IT Audit Director – Corporate Functions Technology is part of the Global Technology Audit (GTA) team. The position supports the Corporate Functions Technology Audit Lead in providing leadership, audit coverage and management support over the assessment of line of business technology risks affecting the Finance (including Actuarial and Treasury), Human Resources, Global Risk Management, and Legal Affairs organizations.


The position is accountable for planning, directing, supervising, and delivering timely audits, integrating other disciplines and subject matter experts into the audits, as necessary. The role holder will lead the detailed planning of individual audit engagements, with input from the Corporate Functions Technology Audit Lead; communicate audit issues and work with management to formulate appropriate action plans; and oversee the preparation of professional audit reports aimed at a senior management audience.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Corporate Functions Technology Lead in management of IT Internal Audit team responsible for audit coverage of IT risks including the areas of application development (waterfall and agile), DevOps, legacy modernization, digital transformation, cloud, data governance and analytics, and third-party connectivity/cyber risk.
  • Lead teams through the entire life cycle of audit-related projects and issue remediation testing, including performance of overall reviews per methodology and day-to-day supervision of staff to deliver on commitments.
  • Maintain an ongoing collaborative relationship with management and assume accountability for client engagement during audit-related work to ensure timeliness and transparency of audit-related results.
  • Identify and assess risks related to financial systems and recommend appropriate control enhancements and process improvements.
  • Assist the Corporate Functions Technology Lead with the maintenance and design of the audit universe, ensuring that all audit universe units are risk-assessed appropriately and timely.
  • Enable IA’s vision by challenging the status quo, thinking critically, and approaching the audit work differently, such as using contemporary techniques (agile, data analytics, digital tools) to deliver valued insights and fact-based assurance for better audit outcomes (i.e., valued audit results by stakeholders, deeper/broader coverage, audit time reduction).


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible IT audit experience including roles in audit, public accounting/consulting, risk management and/or security experience.
  • Proven track record of success as a technology audit leader, leading assessments, advising management on current and emerging technology and IT risks, and leading/coaching junior team members on methodology, stakeholder management, and the more technical aspects of IT audit reviews.
  • Experience working with enterprise-level financial systems, ERP systems and data analytic tools.
  • Strong competencies/body of 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 leading standards/practices (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001, COBIT, SOX, ITIL). 
  • Able to demonstrate executive presence, and clearly and frequency communicate potential risks, audit scoping and risk assessments, and audit results succinctly and effectively to executive leadership of the organization.
  • CISA, CISSP, CPA, CIA or equivalent professional qualification is required.


Business Category

Internal Audit – Global Technology



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.



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.

The role is eligible for incentive compensation under the sales incentive plan for your position. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

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.


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