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IT Audit Security Specialist in Atlanta, GA at Voya

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Position Summary:

Position will have accountability for the organization, execution, planning and administration of audits within the Line of Business or Function (LOB) of Voya Financial (Voya), directing the evaluation of controls, reviewing compliance with policies, procedures and regulations, and coordinating and directing reporting of results of audits for the LOB / Function to VOYA management.

Position Description:

Lead the Line of Business team in:

  • Planning, designing and executing both integrated and standalone audits
  • Ensuring the team conducts audits using the right methodology and that audit scopes are comprehensive
  • Ensuring audits are completed to a high level of quality, integrity and agreed timelines
  • Assessing risks on an ongoing basis
  • Manage the fieldwork of several audits simultaneously, ensuring that accurate and complete testing of key controls is performed in compliance with established departmental protocols and auditing standards
  • Evaluate corrective measures taken to address unresolved matters, follow up on the progress being made to address unresolved control matters and prepare summary reports for the Line of Business to executive management
  • Monitor key business initiatives and provide insight pertaining to control issues and risk activities
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit's Professional Practice Management to schedule the Line of Business resources
  • Build awareness of external leading practices and benchmarks to embed within the Internal Audit function for the LOB/Function


  • Develop strong working relationships with clients within the LOB/Function to ensure a high degree of client satisfaction
  • Coordinate audit activities with bank regulators and external auditors
  • Proactively partner with the LOB/Function to provide audit consultation for new business strategies
  • Coordinate and direct reporting of results of audits to management, and support the Audit Committee reporting


  • Support Audit Director /Audit Senior Manager in achieving the vision and strategic objectives for the LOB
  • Support Audit Director in scope and administration of a comprehensive internal audit plan for the LOB
  • Manage a team of staff IT auditors
  • Create and lead changes within a CAS team of assigned LOB
  • Lead with passion and clarify by setting an example to fieldwork team members, establishing concrete action plans, and excelling at execution
  • Manage an effective working team and enable employee empowerment, succession planning, and career paths
  • Identify and manage skills gaps through training and deployment for the LOB
  • Supervise and direct special project or investigations
  • Oversee and monitor the execution of audit procedures, ensuring that they are executed in an efficient and effective manner
  • Responsible for the performance evaluation process of auditors within the team

Knowledge & Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in auditing, risk management, and/or financial services industry
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major/minor or emphasis in Accounting, Finance or Business and advanced degree or professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.) are required
  • Proven track record in leading and managing an audit team with emphasis on leading practices in risk assessment, problem solving, and impactful reporting of audits
  • Proactively partners with the LOB on business issues
  • Deep understanding of LOB strategy, products, operations, financials, executives, competition, and potential risk areas
  • Ability to translate LOB risk areas into specific projects within the audit plan
  • Ability to influence key clients with suggested audit solutions
  • Ability to lead, coach and advise team members
  • Manages across cultural and generational boundaries
  • Builds effective and collaborative peer-level relationships
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proactively identifies and resolves issues as they arise
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates and encourages continuous learning and sharing of best practices within the team
  • Strong focus on continuous process improvement
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Accounting/Financial Risk, Insurance Risk, Market & Credit Risk , IT Risk and Compliance Risk
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, business processes, and IIA standards



Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.


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