Audit Project Leader - IT/Systems in Boston, MA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Brown Brothers Harriman   •  

Boston, MA 02108

Industry: Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 40 days ago

Internal Audit provides services that assist BBH's businesses and support areas in improving their control environments, streamlining their businesses, and achieving operational excellence. Working as part of an audit team, the Audit Project Leader- Compliance IT/Systems leads integrated audits and has responsibility for evaluating risks and controls (particularly with respect to systems and applications) in the context of executing audit reviews, supervising and reviewing the work of other audit personnel, proactively monitoring audit budgets and deadlines, communicating findings/issues and recommendations to senior audit team members and management, and following-up on corrective actions. The Audit Project Leader will need to work effectively in a team setting to perform audit work in accordance with department and professional standards, and complete assignments in an efficient manner, with sufficient attention to detail, to ensure accuracy and thoroughness of audit coverage.


  • Individually and as part of a project team, develop, execute, and document control evaluation
  • Evaluate the system of internal controls and prepare risk assessment matrices, audit programs and audit planning memos as appropriate
  • Organize and analyze audit data and summarize audit findings for management review
  • Assess and escalate issues identified during audit assignments or special projects
  • Participate in discussions of audit results with management
  • Supervise/review junior teammates on their fieldwork
  • Apply and leverage current and emerging audit tools and techniques in data analysis
  • Perform technical research using external and internal source material


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Technology or related disciplines
  • 3+ years of Audit, consulting or relevant business line experience
  • Proficiency in risk analysis and report preparation
  • Strong analytical and learn-ability skills to keep abreast on technology trends in the industry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required with ability to present complex and sensitive issues to senior management
  • Ability to work individually and in teams by sharing information and supporting colleagues
  • Effectively supervise/coach, motivate and provide feedback to more junior teammates
  • Areas of expertise should ideally include two or more of the following
  • IT Services Management, Risk Management
  • IT Infrastructure Operations & Support (Operating Systems, Databases, Networks)
  • Systems Development and Application Controls
  • IT Security and Operational Configurations
  • Able to multi-task effectively and handle several components of an audit at the same time
  • Professional certifications such as CIA, CISA, CISSP, etc., preferred

What We Offer:

  • A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can
  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself - within the Firm
  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee's unique perspective
  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind
  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage
  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others

Valid Through: 2019-11-8