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Principal Auditor Technology - Vice President

Company: DWS Investment Management Americas
Location: New York
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Title: Principal Auditor Technology
Corporate Title: Vice President
Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 759bn of assets under management (as of September 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.


The Principal Auditor DWS Technology (PA DWS IT) is a Lead auditor / auditor responsible for conducting local and global IT audits of DWS. This includes in particular the assessment of existing risks, the evaluation of implemented controls, and the reporting on identified deficiencies. As the IT Subject Matter Expert, the PA DWS IT also participates in integrated audits, which are conducted together with Business audit team. In this position, you will report to the Principal Audit Manager DWS Technology.

What We Offer You:

  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement Savings Plans, Parental Leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups

    Your Key Responsibilities:
    • Conducts as lead auditor / auditor, the local and global IT audits, this includes writing the findings and drafting the audit report
    • Evaluation of processes, controls, and risks within DWS IT and support in the development of sustainable measures for risk remediation
    • Follow-up and evaluation of corrective actions taken to remediate previous audit findings
    • Ongoing enhancement of the understanding and the risk assessment for the DWS IT team as well as build-up of an understanding of the Business requirements towards IT
    • Continuous increasing know how in the areas of IT security, cloud management, IT controls, and risk analysis and evaluation

      Your Skills and Experience:
      • University degree in Computer Science / (Commercial) Information Technology or equivalent qualification. Previous relevant work experience in IT Audit or in the Information Technology area (common operating systems, databases, project life-cycle, software development, as well as cyber security topics), preferably in the financial industry
      • Demonstrable experience of auditing IT General Controls, risk based auditing, and a clear understanding of the relationship between IT risk and underlying business process risk
      • Understanding of Business products and processes, as well as knowledge of the regulatory environment in the financial sector
      • Confident appearance and strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate on all hierarchy levels
      • Self-driven, eager to learn, well organized team player with strong analytical skills, and willing to travel on an occasional basis. Professional / industry recognized certifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, CISM) are highly beneficial
        Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

        We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

        Click here to find out more about our diversity and inclusion policy and initiatives.

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: EEO is the Law poster and supplement; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Keywords: DWS Investment Management Americas, New York , Principal Auditor Technology - Vice President, IT / Software / Systems , New York, New York

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