Aetna Audit Sr Consultant (Corporate IT - Phoenix, AZ) in Scottsdale, Arizona

Req ID: 37936BR

* 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 assists management in achieving Aetna's goals by conducting independent and objective assurance and consulting activities. The Internal Audit Department also oversees managements efforts to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Section 16 of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Audit Rule. Your time with Aetna's Internal Audit qualifies for most states CPA experience requirements.

The Senior IT Audit Consultant will be a key member of the IT Internal Audit team and will participate in the execution of internal IT audits particularly that required advance experience with a focus on information security and infrastructure technology risks. As an Audit Senior Consultant, you will be responsible for performing and documenting auditing tasks including: developing audit objectives, documenting and evaluating critical controls and designing and implementing audit tests under the supervision of more experienced auditors. You will work with minimal supervision, performing detailed technical testing, analysis and validation of audit information as well as testing and creating clear, accurate work flows of technology processes, testing results, exceptions and work paper documentation. You will also meet with various levels of business management that will challenge and develop your technical and communication skills (meeting management and written communication).

Fundamental Components:

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

  • Execute technical testing and create work paper documentation

  • Understand technical procedures, results and business impacts; and document and express such understanding in both written and verbal form

  • Contribute to overall Internal Audit Department team norms to promote a positive environment and improve team effectiveness

  • Maintain a current development plan reflecting a commitment to self-development as evidenced by positive performance reviews

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


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

  • 3+ years IT audit or related business experience (preferably within IT or Health Insurance fields)

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, or Information Technology preferred.

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

  • Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical ability

  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills

  • Applied knowledge of information security and IT infrastructure tools and technologies.

  • Proficiency in mainframe systems (e.g. MVS, DASD), databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2), midrange (e.g. UNIX, Active Directory), cloud (e.g. PaaS, IaaS, SaaS), storage area networks, as well as network architecture and security (e.g. MPLS, Cisco ASA, IDS/IPS, VPN) is a plus.

  • Able to work independently

  • Highly inquisitive with exceptional research skills

  • A desire to learn and grow your career

  • Ability to travel overnight domestically 10 - 25% on average required

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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