Information Systems Internal Audit Manager

Washington, DC
May 13, 2023
Jun 12, 2023
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

The Internal Audit Manager manages, plans, and maintains oversight of organizational audit projects or risk and control advisory projects, which may include financial, operational, regulatory, or compliance components. Advises management and board on financial and operational internal controls, and compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. Executes special projects for senior management and the board.


  • Plans, leads, manages and executes risk-based operational, financial, regulatory, and governance audits and risk and control advisory projects of various enterprise functions, working collaboratively with management to identify and mitigate top risks.
  • Provides direction to and management of co-sourced subject matter experts and staff to deliver consistent and exceptional client service in execution of audits and risk and controls advisory projects.
  • Assists and/or leads training and education sessions on emerging risks for the benefit of the department, organization, and/or Board audit committees.
  • Serves as operational liaison across the organization portfolio of companies to manage and mitigate risks in a consistent manner, sharing lessons learned and identifying areas of risks for risk mitigation.
  • Communicates audit details and risks to audit team, risk managers, executives, board members and business owners in an understandable and compelling way to drive risk-mitigation adoption.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging operational, financial, and regulatory risks and assesses the risk's relevance to the organization and its operations to continuously prepare and protect the organization.
  • Collaborates with other organization personnel to identify and implement risk management or process improvement opportunities including solutions to more efficiently manage risks in support of the business unit or organization's goals.
  • Evaluates and incorporates organization strategy and major initiatives into the risk assessment process to identify key risk areas for further due diligence and possible inclusion in the audit plan.


  • Bachelor's degree is required preferably in Information Technology, Information Security, Management Information Systems or Accounting Information Systems, or any other applicable technical field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of IS audit or a combination of 8 years of audit, risk management and IS experience to include performing risk assessments, advisory work, designing controls, evaluating control effectiveness, managing enterprise control frameworks, prioritizing risk, and collaborating with stakeholders to achieve desired risk mitigation.
  • 5+ years of strictly IS experience or 8+ years of audit, risk management, and other applicable experience as listed above.
  • Experience working with on-premises infrastructure, cloud computing, automation, cloud-based CRM's such as Salesforce, and technology supporting a virtual work environment. Ability to learn emerging technologies such as blockchain, crypto, digital assets or artificial intelligence is a must.
  • Experience with and understanding of IT risk frameworks and best practices such as Center for Internet Security (CIS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and/or Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT).
  • Experience with data analytics and data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.).
  • Strong written and verbal skills to effectively communicate technical information to both Information Technology and business stakeholders.
  • Experience supporting financial and operational projects from an Information Systems perspective to include process reviews, benchmarking, and research.
  • Strong MS Office proficiency required, especially with flowcharting, databases and spreadsheets.
  • CISA or other IT certification is required.

  • CRM - SalesForce
  • Comfortable working as an individual contributor with other organizational resources to drive change.
  • Successful in delivering business value through relationship building and collaborative solution development.
  • Experience interacting with and presenting to senior management, boards and executive personnel.
  • Ability to develop creative approaches and solutions necessary to solve complex problems and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, to manage and coordinate multiple project assignments and matrixed teams simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, accepting ownership and accountability in order to deliver on commitments preferred.

Additional Requirements
  • Regular and reliable job attendance
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships
  • Independent judgement in evaluation options to make sound decisions
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)
AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits
AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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