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Principal Technology Auditor

Capital One
McLean 2 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, were building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Technology Auditor

Capital Ones Internal Audit function, is a dedicated group of audit professionals focused on delivering top-quality assurance services to the organizations Audit Committee. Audit professionals are experienced, well-trained and credentialed, and operate within a collaborative, agile environment to deliver value-added opinions and recommendations. In addition, the department vision of Capital One is an industry beacon that has redefined audit by providing high value, independent proactive insights, innovating with technology, and being a top notch talent destination creates a dynamic and challenging atmosphere for both personal growth and professional opportunity.

Capital One is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Principal Technology Auditor interested in becoming part of Audit. As a member of the Technology Audit team, the candidate will focus on audits of cloud-based technology implementations and cybersecurity risks. In addition, as a member of the Technology Audit team, the candidate will focus strategic projects (e.g., acquisitions, system implementations, and business transformations), as well as audits of IT processes, and applications. The Principal Auditor will demonstrate a general knowledge of IT systems development concepts, such as Agile. The Principal Auditor will work closely with members of the technology, operational, and finance audit teams as it relates to ITs supporting role for key processes.Each audit assignment enables the candidate to demonstrate business, technical and industry knowledge while assessing business risks, identifying key controls, and performing risk-based testing of application and general computer controls. The candidate will work independently, with guidance from Audit management as needed. Career development and growth opportunities exist through our established training programs within Audit,, as well as in IT and business functions. The candidate will be expected to maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards.


  • Perform risk assessments of business units and strategic projects to design and perform appropriate audit procedures to verify the effectiveness of existing controls, identify and defines issues, review and analyze evidence, and document client processes and procedures.

  • Oversees major components of audits, including core infrastructure, cybersecurity, risk management, application, and third party audits, as well as leads small to medium size audits. Performs risk assessments of business and project activities to determine potential exposures and the materiality of loss. Provides input into the development of the annual audit plan.

  • Designs and performs appropriate audit procedures to verify the effectiveness of existing controls, identifies and defines issues, reviews and analyzes evidence, and documents auditee processes and procedures. Designs and executes internal control testing.

  • Understand the broader context and implications of the various types of risk affecting the business and project (e.g., financial, legal, reputational, etc.).

  • Establishes and maintains good client relations during engagements. Communicates or assists in communicating the results of some audit projects to management via written reports and oral presentations.

  • Identify expectations of the client and take actions to support the client experience.

  • Prepare clear, organized and complete documentation to support work performed.

  • Self prioritize and effectively plan own work activities managing multiple priorities and tasks across the team to deliver quality results.

  • Coordinate with others and proactively take on additional work.

  • Deliver appropriate, succinct and organized information, tailoring communication style to audience.

  • Effectively communicate information, issues and audit progress to teammates, clients and auditor-in-charge.

Here's what we're looking for in an ideal teammate:

  • You believe insight and objectivity are core elements to providing assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of Capital Ones governance, risk management, and internal control processes.

  • You adapt to change, embrace bold ideas, and are intellectually curious. You like to ask questions, test assumptions, and challenge conventional thinking.

  • You develop influential relationships based upon shared risk objectives and trust to deliver outstanding business impact and elevate Audits value proposition.

  • Youre a firm believer that a rich understanding of data, innovation, and technical knowledge will only make you a better Auditor. This will require leveraging the power of data analytics and furthering your technical know how, so youll want to ensure that technology doesnt scare you off.

  • You're a teacher. You have a passion for coaching and investing in the betterment of your team.

  • Lastly, you create energy and an environment that make it easy to attract, hire, and retain top talent.

As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, you can look forward to coming to work every day with a team of people that are committed to excellence and doing the right thing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or military experience

  • At least 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, in information systems risk management, in IT project management, in systems development, or a combination

  • At least 2 years of experience performing in the role of auditor-in-charge or as an IT project manager

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Accounting or Masters Degree in Finance or Masters Degree in Information Systems or Master of Business Administration

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Cloud-related certification(s)

  • 1+ years of conducting audits of controls in cloud-based environments

  • 3+ years of experience with IT control frameworks

  • 1+ years of experience performing data analysis in support of internal auditing

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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