Internal Audit Manager - IT Audits

Location NC, United States
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Audit
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AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives. One of the hallmarks of our proud heritage is providing world-class customer service.

We're always looking for smart and talented people to help us develop new and innovative ways to expand our product portfolio, reach new customers and serve well the clients already a part of the AXA Equitable family.


  • Perform team‐oriented, risk‐based IT and integrated audit activities designed to identify business risks and evaluate the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes.
  • Participate in the planning, scheduling and monitoring of multiple audits/projects.
  • Incorporates data analytics into audits/investigations/projects.
  • Performs fieldwork activities, including inquiry of clients.
  • Communicate audit/investigation results to senior team members and business line management, performs appropriate follow‐up tasks.
  • Prepare drafts of Audit Reports, analyze basic control gaps and root causes to formulate potential remediation actions.
  • Participate in special projects, investigations as appropriate

The successful candidate:

  • Conducts team‐oriented, risk‐based audit activities/ investigations designed to identify risks and evaluate the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes.
  • Obtains and manages the resources necessary to effectively execute against the plan. Leads in the planning, scheduling and monitoring of multiple audits/ investigations/ projects.
  • Incorporates data analytics into audits/ investigations/ projects.
  • Performs advanced fieldwork activities, including inquiry of clients, inspection of records and documents, and observations and re‐performance of complex control procedures
  • Verifies that effective documentation standards (e.g., narratives, walkthroughs, flowcharts, test matrices) are achieved by the team.
  • Communicates audit/ investigation results to the CAE and senior executive management on a regular and timely basis.
  • Drafts Audit Reports with minimal review notes. Analyzes complex control gaps and root cause to formulate potential remediation.
  • 8+ years of experience, including experience within internal audit or other control functions (e.g. Risk Managment, Compliance) of large, global financial services institutions (Life Insurance sector preferred but not required), or within large public accounting firm (Big Four preferred but not required)
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree desirable
  • Certification/license as CPA, CIA, CISA or CISSP is desirable
  • IT knowledge on Application Lifecycle management including security
  • Understanding of SDLC processes including Waterfall and Agile frameworks
  • Work experience in ITGC and Application controls testing
  • Working knowledge on IT infrastructure including OS, DB, Network, etc.
  • Working knowledge on CobIT and ITIL frameworks
  • SAP specialization , knowledge mainframe applications/systems, mobile and cloud applications are desirable
  • Mainframe audit experience is desirable
  • Knowledge in IT the life insurance business is desirable
  • Strong MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and Visio skills is required
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Challenges the status quo, explains the necessity for change and helps others to accept and implement change
  • Self-motivated, work well in team environment but able to also work independently

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.
In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.


We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.

As an employer AXA is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. AXA US has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.

We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave AXA. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.

NOTE: AXA participates in the E-Verify program.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401 (k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

AXA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.