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IT Auditor (Remote Possible)

Company: First American Financial Corp.
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Category: Full Time - Regular Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For-- list for six consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit Job Summary Assists in assessing the adequacy of global technology security and controls for the corporation, including performing risk assessments of global IT policies, strategies and controls, as well as executing an effective IT audit plan. Essential Functions ---Conducts IT internal audits in conformity with First American policies, procedures and generally accepted auditing standards. Participates in risk assessments and audit planning including scoping, setting audit objectives and defining audit steps. ---Plans and executes IT audit work in conjunction with the annual audit plan. ---Assists in leading and managing assigned IT audit projects and SOX 404 IT internal controls testing (e.g. IT general controls, application controls and key reports) within established timelines. ---Develops the audit program, manages the execution of the audit test procedures. ---Manages audit issues and effectively communicates with IT process owners/stakeholders. ---Ensures all work papers and internal audit reports comply with quality control standards and are properly backed up and stored in accordance with First American's statutory archiving standards. ---Provides clear documentation and analysis of conclusions reached. ---Prepares meaningful audit reports and recommendations for the IT operations being audited. ---Audits IT general controls, application controls and key reports in a wide range of environments including mainframe, mid-range, cloud and client/server. ---Reviews IT organization and administration practices, system development and maintenance procedures, system software and hardware controls, security and access controls, computer operations, environmental protection and detection, and backup and recovery procedures. ---Communicates control strengths and opportunities to the financial auditors, teaming with them to plan an effective and efficient integrated audit approach. ---Effectively deploys and supports the enhancement of proprietary audit tools. Participates in the successful introduction of new audit tools and methodologies to execute audit engagements effectively and efficiently. Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used ---Experience auditing the information technology environment and related applications supporting asset management businesses and operations. ---Solid understanding of infrastructure (e.g., network, data center) and general system controls (e.g., change management, information security, business continuity planning, and system development lifecycle) and practical audit experience conducting risk assessments and executing audit programs ---Experience with risk assessment, control analysis, audit procedures and standards, in addition to, sampling techniques, risk components, and the internal framework of control ---Excellent written and oral communication skills ---Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills ---Self-motivated; self-starter ---Strong interpersonal and project management skills; ability to work with minimal supervision ---Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond quickly to emergent problems ---Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management, external auditors and other control partners to analyze business risks and controls ---Building and use of data analytics to support audits, including use of Continuous Auditing (CA) or Continuous Monitoring (CM) ---Preferred Exposure or Experience to: o Workday HR / Payroll o Real-time Application Implementation Audits (Agile Audits) o RPA/ Bots Typical Education ---BA/BS in Business, Computer Science or Management Information Systems Typical Range of Experience ---2-4 years of experience related to SOX IT and IT Audit work is required, experience in financial industry is a plus. License or Certification ---CISA, CISSP, CISM, CPA, CA or CIA certifications a plus ---Knowledge and experience with COSO, COBIT, NIST, ITIL or ISO 9001 is recommended First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan. Returning users, access your profile or edit/update your resume. First American Title Insurance Company makes no express or implied warranty respecting the information presented and assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. First American, the eagle logo,, and First American Title are registered trademarks or trademarks of First American Financial Corporation and/or its affiliates.

Keywords: First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana , IT Auditor (Remote Possible), Accounting, Auditing , Santa Ana, California

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