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Remote IT Internal Auditor

Santa Ana, California; California; Los Angeles, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Remote

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Job ID R037827 Date posted Nov. 21, 2022 Category Internal Audit Employment Type Full Time

Company Summary

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for seven consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

Job Summary

Assists in assessing the adequacy of global technology security and controls for the corporation, including performing risk assessments of global IT policies, strategies and controls, as well as executing an effective IT audit plan.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts internal audits in conformity with First American policies, procedures and generally accepted auditing standards. Participates in risk assessments and audit planning including scoping, setting audit objectives and defining audit steps.
  • Coordinates and executes IT audit work in conjunction with the annual audit plan.
  • Audits general controls in a wide range of environments including mainframe, mid-range, cloud and client/server.
  • Reviews IT organization and administration practices, system development and maintenance procedures, system software and hardware controls, security and access controls, computer operations, environmental protection and detection, and backup and recovery procedures.
  • Ensures all work papers and internal audit reports comply with quality control standards and are properly backed up and stored in accordance with First American’s statutory archiving standards.
  • Provides clear documentation and analysis of conclusions reached.
  • Effectively deploys and supports the enhancement of proprietary audit tools. Participates in the successful introduction of new audit tools and methodologies to execute audit engagements effectively and efficiently.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

  • Experience auditing the information technology environment and related applications supporting asset management businesses and operations.
  • Understanding of infrastructure (e.g., network, data center) and general system controls (e.g., change management, information security, business continuity planning, and system development lifecycle) and practical audit experience conducting risk assessments and executing audit programs
  • Experience with control analysis, audit procedures and standards, in addition to, sampling techniques, risk components, and the internal framework of control
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated; self-starter
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond quickly to emergent problems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management, external auditors and other control partners
  • Use of data analytics to support audits, including use of Continuous Auditing (CA) or Continuous Monitoring (CM)

Preferred Exposure or Experience to:

  • AuditBoard or similar audit software
  • Data Analytics Software (PowerBI)
  • RPA/ Bot
  • Real-time Application Implementation Audits (Agile Audits) 

Typical Education

  • BA/BS in Business, Computer Science or Management Information Systems

Typical Range of Experience

  • 2-4 years related experience

License or Certification

  • CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM or CPA certifications a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with COBIT, NIST and COSO is recommended


First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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