Allstate IT and Security Internal Audit Associate Manager in Northbrook, Illinois

IT and Security Internal Audit Associate Manager

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Location :

Northbrook, IL US

Level :

Experienced Professional

Job Category :

Information Technology

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Job Description

Job Family Summary:

Allstate Internal Audit (Allstate IA) team members provide analysis, appraisals, and recommendations to leadership teams and senior executives on whether significant operational risks are being properly mitigated. Our team applies their knowledge, insights and objectivity to help the organization by evaluating the design and effectiveness of controls embedded in strategy, governance, operations and risk management processes across both insurance and non-insurance businesses.

Job Summary:

We like creativity, enthusiasm and teamwork. We are looking for someone who has a great attitude and likes to learn many different aspects of how a business runs. We like our auditors to be passionate about learning technical processes and to take on new projects. You will apply a risk based approach to audit projects that are operational and strategic in nature. You will develop your audit programs and project plans and have full accountability for the lifecycle of your audit. You will also be asked to play a key role in developing others during each engagement through coaching and delegation.

Our audits provide great opportunities to work on reviews of various aspects of Information Technology like cybersecurity, emerging technologies (e.g., cloud, mobile, SaaS), security, IT operations and exposure to cutting edge technology methodology such as Agile. We also collaborate with risk management functions for coordinated engagements on large scale strategic initiatives throughout Allstate. This allows you to gain experience and learn the various areas of Allstate, while making a difference in the company.

We are looking for a leader for this role – a person who can bring the technical insights and experiences, has aspirations to develop their own skills and educating others within the diverse and collaborative IT audit team, and is inspired to be a great partner to the audit clients. The role will be working in a collaborative environment to deliver reviews where knowledge, experiences and internal/external networks can be leveraged to achieve results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and delivering the audit plan for the IT audit team

  • Lead and at times manage audits of IT applications which support key business processes as well as operating systems, databases, security, and architecture

  • Manages the creation of audit programs, execution of the audit test procedures, including reviewing and analyzing evidence and ensuring appropriate conclusions are reached

  • Focus on staff development during the execution of our audit engagements

  • Perform training and lead knowledge transfer sessions for staff auditors

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication and exhibits strong partnering skills, and ability to interact with various levels of management and external stakeholders

  • Drafts high quality reports and ensures findings and actions are well documented in accordance with department standards

  • Ensure the client is addressing audit issues appropriately and in a timely manner, as agreed upon at the conclusion of the engagement

  • Support discussions with IA, business and IT senior leaders to inform quarterly risk assessments

  • Contributes to department initiatives to improve Allstate IA processes including but not limited to data analytics strategies and the Fraud Center of Excellence

  • Establish credibility and trust with IT and business management leaders

  • Ensure the client is addressing audit issues appropriately and in a timely manner, as agreed upon at the conclusion of the engagement

Job Qualifications

  • Five or more years of business and IT related experience including strong process analysis skills

  • Direct IT auditing experience is a plus

  • Knowledge of financial services or insurance process is a plus

  • Strong knowledge of auditing concepts with relevant experience or strong business knowledge and experience

  • Experience integrating and managing third party vendors is a plus

  • Curiosity to learn more about Allstate’s business operations

  • Excellent leadership, project, and time management skills including ability to work well with senior leaders

  • Flexibility, adaptability and comfort with the unknown

  • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals

  • Ability to effectively influence individuals to action at different levels of internal and external organizations


  • Five or more years of IT audit or related experience

  • Public accounting / consulting related experience a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or business required and a masters is a plus.

  • CPA, CIA, CISSP or CISA is preferred

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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