BlackRock IT Audit, Associate

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 29 Sep 16

BlackRock IT Audit, Associate

BlackRock's Internal Audit Group is an independent global function responsible for providing assurance and advisory services covering all of Company's businesses and operations. Audit is a critical component of BlackRock's control and risk management infrastructure. The group seeks to attract and develop best-in-class talent from multi-disciplinary backgrounds including asset management, finance, technology, risk management, accounting, and operations. Successful professionals in the group will demonstrate a strong understanding of the asset and risk management businesses, build strong working relationships with business partners, and deliver value-added services which strengthen the risk and control environment.

BlackRock's Technology Audit Team is based in New York, London, Gurgaon and Singapore.

Role Description:

The Associate - Technology Audit will be responsible for planning and executing audit projects as a member of a team of audit professionals driving value added and impactful assurance over all aspects of the firm's technology applications and infrastructure, supporting the integrated investment platform - Aladdin. This role will play a meaningful part in the evolution of the audit approach by which technology risks and controls are evaluated at the firm. The candidate will report to the Vice President of Technology Audit. Some travel will be required, approximating 20%, primarily within the United States.


The Associate - Technology Audit will play a critical role within the global technology audit team and will be expected to contribute significantly to audit planning, process innovation, and assurance/advisory project execution of the Global team. Specific responsibilities will include:

•Supporting and managing audit review activities aimed at optimizing technology controls and processes

•Participating in execution as well as leadership contribution to technology driven audits and technology components of business integrated audits

•Assistance in the risk assessment of technology platform, key initiatives and business units

•Identifying key control issues and emerging risks; working with management to ensure timely and effective remediation

•Building strong relationships with the BlackRock application technology and technology risk management teams and other business partners

•Collaborating with other technology, corporate risk and control functions to ensure activities are coordinated

•Effectively managing resources to optimize productivity, meet training and development needs, and deliver high quality, value added assurance and advisory services

Skills and Experience:

•5-8 years of strong technology and integrated audit execution experience or equivalent experience in a technology risk and control function

•Strong understanding of application and middleware technologies and related controls

•Good understanding of information security controls

•Strong understanding of security controls over areas such as data protection, identity and access management solutions

•Understanding of asset management products and business processes preferable

•Strong project management, organizational skills and presentation skills

•Excellent communication (verbal, written, and listening) and interpersonal skills; strong writing skills, particularly as related to audit reports and management presentations

•Undergraduate or graduate degree in management information systems, engineering or a technology field is preferred. BA/BS is required; alternatively, hands technology development knowledge and experience

•Professional certifications such as CISM, CISSP, CISA, etc.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.