Job Title Director of IT Audit / Infrastructure / Philadelp
Location Philadelphia, PA
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Director of IT Audit / Infrastructure - Philadelphia

Our client is a leading investment firm based in the Philadelphia area and they are looking for a Director of IT Audit to lead their Infrastructure Team.

The Director will work closely with the Head of Technology Applications Audit as well as the regionally-based Technology Audit leads in London and Singapore to develop and execute a comprehensive risk-based audit plan that provides independent review of key technology controls across the firm. The candidate will also provide support for the business integrated audits that occur on a global basis. The Director will report to the Global Head of Technology Audit and some travel will be required, approximating 15%.?

The Director, Head of Technology Infrastructure Audit, will play a leading role within the global technology audit team and will be expected to contribute significantly to strategic planning, process innovation, and assurance/advisory project execution.? Specific responsibilities will include:

Project manage and support audit reviews aimed at optimizing technology infrastructure control activities and processes

  • Assist in the risk assessment of selected technology platforms – operating systems, networks, data centers, messaging platforms, database management systems, initiatives and business units

  • Identify key control issues and emerging risks; work with management to ensure timely and effective remediation

  • Build strong relationships with the technology leadership team and other business partners

  • Collaborate with other Corporate risk and control functions to ensure activities are coordinated

  • Provide timely and candid feedback and coaching to staff

  • Effectively manage resources to optimize productivity, meet training and development needs, and deliver high quality, value added assurance and advisory services

  • Act as a change agent to improve process efficiency,? accuracy and accountability across the organization?

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong understanding of operating systems, networks, data centers, messaging platforms, database management systems.

  • Good understanding of authentication mechanisms and single-sign-on processes

  • Experience in a technology audit or related controls function

  • Financial services experience is preferable, especially an understanding of asset management products, business processes and systems

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in management information systems, engineering or a technology field is preferred.? BA/BS is required

  • Strong project management, organizational skills and presentation skills

  • Experience managing teams of skilled professionals – ability to recruit and maintain a high-performing team

  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, and listening) and interpersonal skills; strong writing skills, particularly as related to audit reports and management presentations

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with executive management and external regulators

  • Understanding of best practice control frameworks such as CoBIT, OWASP, ISO, ITIL and COSO

  • Professional certifications such as CISA or CISM, or a secure application development certification such as CSSLP or GSSP, is preferable

Total compensation will be in the $200k to $250k range and relocation assistance may be available.

Please forward all resumes in confidence to Craig Munch at

The Peak Audit Group was established in 1970 as a division of the Peak Organization. The Group is recognized as one of the oldest practices to specialize exclusively in providing permanent and temporary staffing services for all levels of internal audit, IT audit, risk and compliance professionals in the New York metropolitan area.?

The Peak Audit Group services a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 and middle market corporations; financial institutions such as commercial, investment and foreign banks; brokerage firms; public accounting and law firms; asset management firms; not-for-profit and quasi-governmental organizations. Our relationship managers are highly educated, experienced and trained in the latest staffing methodologies, providing candidates with the most current job opportunities and assuring clients superior service and responsiveness.