Aetna Audit Consultant (Corporate IT - Phoenix, AZ) in Rancho Cordova, California

Req ID: 37934BR

* THIS POSITION WILL SIT IN PHOENIX, AZ ONLY (limited relocation assistance may be provided) **


Aetna's Internal Audit Department serves Aetna's Audit Committee and assistsmanagement in achieving Aetna's goals by conducting independent and objectiveassurance and consulting activities. The Internal Audit Department alsooversees management s efforts to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-OxleyAct of 2002 and Section 16 of the National Association of InsuranceCommissioners Model Audit Rule.

The IT Audit Consultant will be a key member of the Internal Audit team andwill participate in the execution of IT internal audits with a focus on informationsecurity and infrastructure technology risks and controls. As an IT Audit Consultant,you will be responsible for technical auditing tasks including: developingaudit objectives, documenting and evaluating critical controls, as well asdesigning and implementing technical audit tests under the supervision of moreexperienced auditors. You will work with various levels of management that willchallenge and develop your technical and communication skills (meetingmanagement and written communication).

Fundamental Components:

  • Effectively perform and document audit activities in accordance with professional standards and Aetna's audit methodology

  • Participate in information technology audit planning and brainstorming sessions bringing new ideas and approaches to assessing information security and infrastructure processes.

  • Lead complex process level walkthroughs with various levels of business leaders to identify and understand key information security risks and controls.

  • Contribute to the development of audit test programs / procedures using your information security subject matter experience, relevant industry frameworks (NIST, ITIL, ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS etc.), and knowledge of Aetna s policies and standards.

  • Execute technical testing and create work paper documentation to assess the design and operating effectiveness of information security controls for one or more of the following areas:

  • Security and Risk Management (Security Risk Management Frameworks, Compliance, Legal, Regulatory, and Business Continuity)

  • Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)

  • Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)

  • Communication and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Networks)

  • Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)

  • Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing)

  • Security Operations (Incident Management and Disaster Recovery)

  • Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

  • Demonstrate a commitment to integrity, the Aetna code of conduct and respect for diversity

  • Meet administrative reporting requirements and supports department initiatives

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired: We are looking for talentedindividuals to help us carry out our mission to develop and execute arisk-based audit plan using an approach that requires communication andcollaboration with our customers.

  • 1+ years audit or related experience (preferably within IT, Health Insurance, or Financial fields)

  • Must have information security or technology experience through undergraduate / graduate degree or on the job training.

  • Bachelor s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, or Information Technology preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of cyber security principals, security tools, computer networking, mainframe, midrange and distributed/client server platforms.

  • Ability to perform audit reviews in one or more of the following areas: information security, technology operations, and applications.

  • Strong verbal and written communication, critical thinking, interpersonal, and negotiations skills

  • Professional Designations/Advanced Degrees (e.g. CISSP, CISA, MBA) or measured progress in achieving

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following areas: cybersecurity tools (e.g. Splunk, Metasploit, Wireshark), midrange (e.g. UNIX, Active Directory, virtualization), databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2), cloud (e.g. PaaS, IaaS, SaaS), mainframe systems (e.g. MVS, DASD), storage area networks, as well as network architecture (e.g. MPLS, Cisco ASA, IDS/IPS, VPN).

  • A desire to learn and grow, strong initiative, and highly motivated

  • Ability to travel 10 - 25%

Supervised Responsibilities:

  • Perform detail testing as defined by the test program to define, analyze and validate information Create clear and accurate documentation and workflows of business processes and testing results and exceptions With minimal supervision, participating in reviews of major technology applications and infrastructure components demonstrating an ability to fully grasp technical concepts quickly, and analyzing data requirements to support technical components of detailed audit testing

  • Lead less complex audits with supporting staff

  • Demonstrates a commitment to integrity, the Aetna code of conduct and respect for diversity

  • Meets administrative reporting requirements and supports department initiatives

  • Encourages teamwork and a positive environment to improve team effectiveness

  • May perform SOX responsibilities such as participating in the execution of complex tasks for assigned audit and compliance objectives


  • The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


  • Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/FOUNDATION

  • General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

  • Leadership/Creating Accountability/FOUNDATION


  • General Business/Maximizing Work Practices/FOUNDATION

  • Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/MASTERY

  • Leadership/Engaging and Developing People/FOUNDATION

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Financial Services