Head of Information Technology Audit

MassMutual

MassMutual

IT
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Corporate Audit Department at MassMutual is seeking a highly motivated and experienced information systems audit professional to lead a team of driven and motivated individuals. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic group of highly visible audit professionals in a well-regarded and thriving insurance organization. Growth, innovation and a consistent focus on policyholders and customers sets MassMutual apart and gives us a competitive edge in the market. Help us change the future and join a team committed to excellence.

The Head of IT Audit is responsible for all audit activities related to enterprise technology and relationships with an assigned group of MassMutual technology functions and/or businesses. Leading a team of professionals, the Head of IT Audit possesses and maintains a broad and deep understanding of these businesses/functions, develops audit plans to address the applicable risks and activities, conducts audit work to analyze risks and controls, and provides reporting to relevant stakeholders. The Head of IT Audit is a member of the Corporate Audit leadership team and is also responsible for leading and contributing to various Corporate Audit division wide initiatives and activities.

THE TEAM:

MassMutual Corporate Audit assists the MassMutual Board of Directors Audit Committee and management in monitoring, analyzing, and strengthening internal controls. Corporate Audit consists of 50 professionals across MassMutual businesses at several locations worldwide. Our work supports MassMutual’s strategy on growing the business, enhancing profitability, and focusing on the customer, with emphasis on enhancing effectiveness and efficiency.

THE IMPACT:

As a member of the Corporate Audit Leadership team you will report directly to the General Auditor and you will work collaboratively across entire Audit team. The impact you will have on the organization at large will come from implementing and driving IT Audit strategy, evaluating company practices, processes, controls, governance, and risk management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The Head of IT Audit is responsible for all audit activities related to enterprise technology and relationships with an assigned group of MassMutual technology functions and/or businesses. Leading a team of professionals, the Head of IT Audit possesses and maintains a broad and deep understanding of these businesses/functions, develops audit plans to address the applicable risks and activities, conducts audit work to analyze risks and controls, and provides reporting to relevant stakeholders. The Head of IT Audit is a member of the Corporate Audit leadership team and is also responsible for leading and contributing to various Corporate Audit division wide initiatives and activities.

  • The Head of Information Technology Audit is a member of the Corporate Audit Leadership Team
  • Develop a world class IT internal audit capability through continually enhancing quality, coverage, timeliness, accuracy and value
  • Recruit, retain, lead and inspire a team of highly talented IT audit professionals
  • Lead professionals in conducting IT audits and advisory services in accordance with professional standards and department policies and procedures
  • Work in partnership with audit management, business IT management and other risk/control functions to ensure that Company IT processes, business activities, and internal controls are effective in managing operational, financial, regulatory and business risks
  • Develop and nurture relationships with IT business management and other constituencies to strengthen the value that audit adds to the business.
  • Coach and develop professional IT audit staff to enhance business knowledge and client relationships such that the team represents highly sought after analytic business partners
  • Deliver results on cross-team efforts that increase Corporate Audit’s value and effectiveness
  • Contribute ideas and deliver results that strengthen IT internal audit practices and other risk/control efforts across audit teams
  • lead the development, implementation and continual enhancement of a comprehensive risk-based audit plan that reflects a thorough understanding of business activities, risks, functions, processes and controls
  • Recommend and collaborate on effective and efficient IT control improvements to manage risks
  • Generate reports and analyses that support management and other stakeholders in understanding IT business conditions and managing IT risks/controls
  • Serve as primary audit contact for senior management in assigned IT businesses/functions

THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

This individual needs to possess strong IT knowledge and skills in relation to IT audit/control concepts and analytic activities, with a strong background in both auditing (8+ years) and the financial services industry (5+ years).

  • Attract talent, develop the team, and coach the team to deliver valuable audit work covering various IT functions and meeting professional audit standards
  • Inspire others by articulating how your work aligns with MassMutual’s purpose and strategy
  • 3 to 5 years of direct management/leadership experience with a track record of building teams
  • Solid background in IT audit, internal control, risk and governance disciplines
  • Champion continuous improvement by driving timely decisions and execution
  • Influence and collaborate with business partners to improve controls and implement mitigations
  • Ability to identify solutions that effectively address business and control needs
  • Strong experience and knowledge in the financial services and/or insurance industries
  • Identify and prioritize audits aligned to MassMutual’s strategy and top enterprise risks
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and partner with other audit managers to execute joint audits
  • Instills respect and credibility with team members and business colleagues
  • Strong analytic and problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to conceptualize solutions and execute delivery
  • Superior ability to work within and across organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and influence capabilities
  • Inspires performance and accountability to deliver business-oriented solutions
  • Self-starter with strong motivation, proven results orientation and consistent track record
  • High responsiveness and flexibility to changing business priorities and tight deadlines
  • Handles ambiguity with seasoned business judgment and partnership
  • Possesses high integrity, professional skepticism and strong business sense
  • Ability and willingness to generate original work while managing staff
  • Work in partnership with audit management, business IT management and other risk/control functions to ensure that IT processes, business activities, and internal controls are effective in managing operational, financial, regulatory and business risks
  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

THE PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degrees and related certifications (e.g., MBA, CISA, CISSP, CIA, etc.) are a plus MBA, CPA, CIA or other professional designation preferred

Salary Range:

$159,800.00-$209,700.00

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair equitable pay, by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component.

Why Join Us.

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard.

We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component. For more information about our extensive benefits offerings please check out our Total Rewards at a Glance.