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Senior IT Auditor

Westlake, Texas; Austin, Texas; Lone Tree, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Charlotte, North Carolina

Requisition ID 2023-94877 Category Internal Audit Position type Regular Salary USD $65,300 - $133,500 / Year
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The Internal Audit Department (IAD) of The Charles Schwab Corporation provides independent and objective assessments to figure out whether all significant risks are identified and appropriately reported by management and risk functions to the Board and Executive Management, to evaluate whether risks are adequately controlled, and to challenge Executive Management to improve the efficiency of governance processes, risk management, and internal controls.

The Technology enterprise team is seeking a Senior IT Auditor (Senior Specialist – Technology) primarily responsible for performing infrastructure audits. The Technology internal audit enterprise team is responsible for the execution of infrastructure, application, and project audits. Infrastructure audits focus on systems and technology that support and secure Charles Schwab applications with a focus on areas such as cybersecurity, data center, information technology (IT) operations, change management, network security, and cloud computing. Application audits focus on automated functionality and data integrity that support business processes such as segregation of duties, configuration management, system interfaces, and data processing. Project audits are assessments over key initiatives to figure out whether intended business objectives were met and to identify risks or issues early.

Reporting to a Senior Manager of the Technology enterprise team, the Senior IT Auditor will have responsibility for assisting in the independent and objective assurance activity designed to improve the organization’s operations and compliance with key regulations by evaluating and improving the efficiency of risk management, control, and governance processes specifically around the firm’s IT infrastructure, operations and security programs.

What you’ll do:

· Audit Execution:

o Participate in the planning and execution of internal audit assignments specific to IT infrastructure.

o Ensure work is performed in accordance with IIA standards and IAD policies and procedures.

o Perform audit responsibilities including: scheduling and participation in audit meetings; participation in scoping discussions; drafting of audit deliverables; design and execution of testing; and completion and review of work papers.

o Assist in the tracking of team operations including audit status, issue status, and budgets.

· Issues Identification: Based on the results of audit testing, identify and draft audit observations for review by the Internal Audit Manager/Senior Manager (and above levels) and subsequent debriefing with the key partners (typically VP-level and below).

· Issue Management and Validation: Conduct validation testing of the audit issue action plans completed by the business.

· Risk Assessment: Under the supervision of IAD Management, participate in the annual Risk Assessment process, including scheduling and participation in meetings with partners, and the scoring and documentation of risk ratings.

· Coaching: Provide support, mentoring, and feedback to audit team members throughout the audit. Provide assistance with onboarding and ongoing support to new team members.

· Administration/Training: Completion of firm-wide and departmental administration and training requirements.

· Other Initiatives/Special Projects: As needed, assist with special projects related to business process improvement or internal team needs.

What you have


· 3 - 5+ years of IT audit experience with growing responsibility. Financial services and/or Big 4 Accounting experience a plus.

· Demonstrated experience performing internal audits and their associated team members, among a complex operational and regulatory environment.

· Ability to work as a member of a project team and cultivate a strong working relationship with external co-sourcing providers and internal lines of businesses.

· CPA, CIA, or CISA strongly preferred. Other relevant certifications will be considered.

· Understanding of risks and internal controls and the ability to evaluate and figure out adequacy and effectiveness of controls.

· Knows the latest on industry and regulatory issues and standard methodologies; imparts this knowledge to the team and the auditees.

· Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to anticipate issues and to design appropriate solutions.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills with a shown ability to articulate effectively and authoritatively.

· Bachelor’s degree required.


What’s in it for you

At Schwab, we’re committed to empowering our employees’ personal and professional success. Our purpose-driven, supportive culture, and focus on your development means you’ll get the tools you need to make a positive difference in the finance industry. Our Hybrid Work and Flexibility approach balances our ongoing commitment to workplace flexibility, serving our clients, and our strong belief in the value of being together in person on a regular basis.

We offer a competitive benefits package that takes care of the whole you – both today and in the future:

  • 401(k) with company match and Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time for vacation, volunteering, and 28-day sabbatical after every 5 years of service for eligible positions
  • Paid parental leave and family building benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
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Eligible Schwabbies receive

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans

  • Tuition reimbursement to keep developing your career

  • Paid parental leave and adoption/family building benefits

  • Sabbatical leave available after five years of employment