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Director, Audit (IT)

Primary Location: Hartford, CT
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford

Job Description:

To serve the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and assist management in
achieving Aetna's goals by conducting independent and objective assurance and
consulting activities. Financial reporting, compliance, system development,
fraud prevention, operational controls, and policies & procedures are
analyzed consistent with the Institute of Internal Auditor's standards to
evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and
governance processes, and to add value to business operations.

Fundamental Components:

Fundamental Components:

Provides strategic leadership and direction setting, and oversees the timely delivery of
high quality audit and compliance services to Aetna’s Information Technology
functions. Guide a dedicated IT audit team through the performance evaluation
and career development process. Fundamental Components & Physical
Requirements include but are not limited to (* denotes essential functions) •
Monitors and guides the development and implementation of policies and
procedures to ensure quality delivery of department services, in accordance
with professional standards and our audit methodology. • For assigned project
functions, maintains a thorough understanding of the IT organization and
broader enterprise goals, strategies, metrics, and industry trends, in addition
to respective products, services and processes; Leverage this knowledge to
influence our audit risk assessment and /project prioritization on a continuous
basis * and to manage and plan the execution of day-to-day activities of IT
audit engagements, including system development, package implementation,
platform reviews, cyber security and integrated business audits with your
colleagues in Internal Audit. • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of technology
controls including: logical security management (e.g., user entitlements,
authentication, accountability, data protection), system architecture and
design (e.g., availability, performance, scalability, data integrity and
validation), technology operations (e.g. change and release management, data
backup and retention, performance and capacity management), and technology
governance (e.g. technology risk management, cyber security rules and regulations)
• Develops and leads a strategy for ensuring assigned business areas receive
high quality, timely, risk focused and efficient services; For assigned
responsibilities, provides guidance, knowledge and expertise to staff, sets
expectations on deliverables, and performs final project review and sign-offs*
• Proactively manages executive and senior manager relationships to ensure
ongoing awareness of changes to business risk profiles, audit and issue status;
and promotes control awareness and accountability in business area clients. * •
Strategically approves and is accountable for resource and project allocations
for assigned area based on risk, quality, cost/benefit analyses, and both
resource and financial budgets *

Background Experience:

Experience Desired:

  • 10+ years audit or related Information Technology business experience required.
  • 4-year college degree and/or work related experience preferred. Professional
  • designations (i.e. CPA, CIA, CISA) / advanced degrees desirable.

Additional Job Information:
Components & Physical Requirements include but are not limited to (*
denotes essential functions) Continuation: • As an Audit Leadership team
member, sets strategic direction for department, including audit methodology,
automation techniques and audit plan strategy* • Provides timely and accurate
input to Audit Committee and Executive Management reports* • Oversees and
provides guidance on issue follow-up* • Expresses ideas, analyses, issues and
reports clearly, concisely and logically in both verbal and written form* •
Leads by example, inspires trust, demonstrates personal integrity, adherence to
the Aetna code of conduct, the Aetna Way and Values, appreciation of diversity
and promotes teamwork on all activities* • Identifies opportunities and
facilitates career development of assigned team members through timely, formal
and informal performance feedback (e.g., balanced scorecards, training plans,
development plans and performance discussions); Activities include
selection/termination decisions, succession planning and compensation/promotion
decisions* • Proactively communicates with external auditors and supports their
initiatives effectively* • Provides input to development of recruiting
strategies based upon analysis of department skill sets and business needs;
Identifies and assists in securing top talent for projects/teams* • Exhibits
the following Audit Portfolio Director Behaviors Additional Information:
Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical ability. Understands mission and
critical objectives of the audit and SOX functions and associated business
risks. Maintains a thorough understanding of business practices and applies
this knowledge to strategize, plan and implement department activities. Basic
understanding and working knowledge of desktop tools, e.g., Microsoft office
and other related software. Ability to travel overnight 10-25% of time.

Required Skills:
Leadership - Creating Accountability, Leadership - Engaging and Developing People, Technology - Developing Competitive Technology and Architecture

Desired Skills:
General Business - Communicating for Impact, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Driving a Culture of Compliance

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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