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Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition: 

Internal Audit (IA) is an independent global organization that plays an important role in partnering with the business to ensure that management anticipates, recognizes, and appropriately manages risks. We protect MetLife and our stakeholders through meaningful independent assurance and advice, while advocating for risk management and internal controls.  

Audit reviews may be conducted in specialized areas, such as cybersecurity, IT risk management, enterprise architecture, applications, infrastructure, and vendor management, requiring specific knowledge pertaining to the areas, policies or regulations being audited.

We are looking for an experienced IT Audit Manager that is excited to be part of a dynamic and highly collaborative team. Someone that is comfortable having technical conversations, sharing their ideas and is passionate about building client relationships and delivering high quality and impactful results to stakeholders.    

Key Responsibilities:  

Audit Management

  • Lead reviews of technology governance, processes and controls, and platforms and tools, to ensure compliance with MetLife Policy, use of compliant best practices, procedural efficiency, and accuracy.
  • Contribute to and prepares reports of audit findings for the IA Plan Owner/Sub-Function Leader. Assess and propose recommendations on management’s remediation activities and shares insights regarding potential solutions. Coordinate both IA and management review of the audit report.
  • Understand the department’s balanced scorecard metrics and take responsibility to ensure audit projects are delivered to meet the expectations.
  • Provide input on proposed audit coverage over the IT audit universe risks as requested by the Plan Owner/Sub-Function Leader.
  • Provide constructive challenge on requirements, prioritization and approach for new audits and projects.
  • Apply critical thinking in audit procedures.
  • Execute efficient and effective audit planning, fieldwork, reporting, and issue remediation testing, as part of a team or independently.
  • Perform detailed workpaper reviews in the audit management tool.
  • Lead and model MetLife success principles in project-level execution.

Relationship Management

  • Lead the team’s interactions with auditees to request and organize evidence during audit work and track follow ups and outstanding/unresolved items.
  • Maintain a positive, proactive working relationship with auditees and serve as primary point of contact for the audit related projects.
  • Coach and provide timely feedback to junior auditors.

Project Management

  • Work with mid-level and senior management on project managing the audit’s execution and supporting discussions on issues, observations, and risk insights.
  • Communicate timely and appropriately with identified stakeholders within IA and business management. Exercise quick escalation to resolve project barriers and challenges.


  • Be aware of and understand the IA strategy and how the audit work aligns to it
  • Contribute to the IA strategy and/or local team-based projects, as applicable

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Minimum of 5–8+ years IT internal or external audit experience
  • Builds and fosters effective relationships, including negotiation of audit findings. Leads and models MetLife’s success principles and fosters a continuous learning culture with agility. Sometimes asks questions to challenge the status quo.
  • Possesses proficient understanding of: IT general controls (e.g., security, change management, disaster recovery & backup, infrastructure, etc.); SDLC/Agile methodologies, cybersecurity, and cloud.
  • Possesses proficient understanding of operating system and database platforms (e.g., mainframe, Active Directory, Windows, Linux, Oracle, etc.); network architecture; IT governance processes; IT risk management and assessment processes
  • Possesses proficient understanding of multiple frameworks, standards and requirementssuch as IPPF, COBIT, NIST, SOX, and PCI DSS.
  • Leverages access to data and analytics tools to analyze populations of data of moderate complexity. Assess the results of analytics performed to draw control conclusions and identify areas of risk to further assess through additional research.

Preferred Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Financial service industry experience
  • Professional certification such as a CIA, CISA, CISM or CISSP designation
  • Information Security, Network/Cybersecurity, or equivalent IT/Network management experience
  • Management experience

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
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