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Torchmark Corporation

Senior IT Internal Auditor

Torchmark Corporation - McKinney, TX

The Senior IT Auditor will be responsible for conducting audits on control design, effectiveness testing and implementation of new and existing technologies in accordance with the annual audit plan. Responsibilities also include testing control effectiveness of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) related IT controls on behalf of management. Role encompasses all aspects of the audit lifecycle from risk assessment & planning through remediation testing and reporting).

Directly Supervises:

The Sr. IT Auditor role has no direct reports but when acting as “Audit Lead” will supervise, coordinate the audit team and review work against select quality control criteria.

Principle Duties/Responsibilities:

Defines, executes and manages Information Technology audits to assist in completion of the annual audit plan

Obtains, analyzes and appraises internal system controls for adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency, while evaluating the controls compliance with established policies, procedures, regulations and plans

Assist in the drafting of a risk based internal audit report and work with management in the development of a suitable response

Perform follow up on audit issue results to monitor and assess management’s implementation of recommendations

Assists Audit Management in performing IT risk assessment tasks in preparation and execution of the annual audit plan

Plans and executes engagements in accordance with the

Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

by formally documenting the scope, objective and procedures, (including statistical sampling and information technology) utilized within a formal engagement work program

Reports engagement observations to IA management with constructive recommendations for improving operations and controls, promoting growth, reducing costs, and ensuring compliance with applicable policies, laws and regulations

Consistently communicates, (both verbal and written), any potential audit issues to all levels of the audit area in a timely manner

Attends training, (formal and informal) and engages in self-study to keep abreast of emerging technology /security concepts, industry best practices, auditing/ accounting standards and development of interpersonal skills.

Performs special reviews and audits at the request of management

Identifies risks within a process/functional area and recommends controls to mitigate risks

Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of leading IT and business control frameworks such as ISO, COBIT, NIST CSF, Critical Security Controls (CSC), ITIL and COSO

Working knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards and understanding of other IT regulations such as Gramm-Leach-Bliley and HIPAA-HITECH requirements

Experience in assessing the effectiveness of ITGC controls for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance

Knowledge and adherence of the

Standards of the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing,


Institute of Internal Auditors’ Code of Ethics

and the

Practice Advisories for Assurance and Consulting Services


Ability to handle multiple tasks using problem-solving and analytical skills

Executive writing and excellent verbal communications

Required Experience

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other IT related fields, or Accounting

Current Certification as a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and/or other certifications (CISSP, CISM) is required

Certification experience as Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) or Internal Security Assessor (ISA) desirable

Minimum of 3 years work experience in Internal Audit or Public Accounting Strong technical skills and an in-depth knowledge of IT techniques and tools utilized during audits

Experience auditing general computing controls covering Application Development, Change / Problem Management, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, Windows OS, Active Directory, MS SQL database security and general networking controls (i.e. firewalls, routers and remote access)

Job Location

McKinney, Texas, United States

Position Type


10 days 5 hours ago

Torchmark Corporation


Senior IT Internal Auditor Torchmark Corporation - McKinney, TX, United States


Location: McKinney, TX

Company Profile:
Torchmark Corporation is a holding company specializing in life and supplemental health insurance for "middle income" Americans marketed through multiple distribution channels including direct response, and exclusive and independent agencies.