Full Job Description
Who we are looking for
SSGA is seeking a highly motivated IT Assurance candidate to join our IT Risk and Resilience team. They will focus on the First Line of Defense testing of IT Processes, Control reviews, and conducting risk assessments for transformational projects.
The position is hands-on, so the selected candidate will spend their bandwidth executing the primary responsibilities below. The candidate is also expected to coach and empower the team.
What you will be responsible for
As IT Assurance Officer, you will
IT Process and Control Reviews – conduct control design and operating effectiveness testing to assess internal controls environments
Perform L1 reviews of IT Processes and controls workpapers, ensuring complete and accurate documentation of evidence and conclusion according to the assessment standard
As assigned, document walkthroughs/process flows, control selection, reasoning at each stage, rationales, and findings within the methodology, standards, and evidence retention requirements
Produce closeout reports for the corresponding assurance event, ensuring adequate documentation of results of reviews and recommended action to management
Reporting - Provide complete, accurate, and timely status reporting. Share results and concerns with colleagues to provide adequate read-across controls assurance Escalate potential delays or issues and seek review with managers as appropriate
According to the issue management standard, document control deficiencies, the type of failure, root cause, business impact, including the potential financial, regulatory, or reputational implications
Guide/support the process/control owner during the remediation planning phase to help address the deviation
Support control owners to implement and document well-designed controls
Conduct compliance assessment with applicable regulatory obligations as part of risk assessments and IT Process and Control reviews
Carry out risk assessments for transformational projects (such as Cloud migrations), track mitigations efforts, and develop risk metrics and risk reports
Execute security risk related projects/programs such as third-party risk assessments
Individual contributor role
What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role
Possess advanced knowledge of IT Processes and Controls reviews; IT General Controls, SOX controls, Infrastructure, and application vulnerability assessments, IT practices, risk assessment practices, data privacy, and business continuity, among other vital processes
Broad IT audit experience across various areas of IT, including databases, operating systems, and applications
Strong proficiency and skills with database applications, including Oracle, Cloud applications, Microsoft Office, GRC tools, and other related technologies
Strong ability to give attention to detail in addition to organization and project management skills
Possess sound judgment, business risk awareness, and inquisitive personality; ability to think critically and critic events and outcomes professionally
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues promptly as they occur
Have the strong ability to collaborate with all employees and contractors irrespective of their status in the organization
Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
Proficient knowledge of the various auditing standards recognized in the industry, including ISACA's audit and assurance standards and guidelines
Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and adapt quickly to changes
Education & Preferred Qualifications
Possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field
Have at least eleven to thirteen years of relevant IT Audit/Risk experience
Knowledge of IT Risk Management frameworks – COBIT2019, ISO 27002, COSO 2013, NIST 800.53
Experience in assessing IT SOC1/SOC2/SOX controls.
Experience in IT risk assessments
Experience in leading projects
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification or similar certification is a plus
Experience in the investment industry is a plus
Problem-solving techniques - assesses a series of solutions to select the most suitable for the given problem and re-evaluates the selected solution's success over time
Attention to detail – focus on even the most tedious tasks to produce defect-free outcomes
Research skills - use reference materials to find solutions, rapid innovation, and aid personal development
Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world that provides services to the world's governments, institutions, and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions, and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.
Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.
About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers