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Audit Principal (f/m/d) - IT Audit Expert Location in Munich or Chicago possible

Job Level:  Professional

Unterföhring, DE, 85774

Due Date:  asap
Area of Expertise:  Audit
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1781



Audit is the home for those who dare to challenge the status quo and support Allianz in achieving strategic targets. Audit is the home for those who appreciate the opportunity to have exposures to all functions within AGCS and master communication skills through on-going dialogues with different level of management within AGCS. 

The Audit Principal IT is an experienced senior expert role without people management responsibility, but with in-depth knowledge in internal audit and technical expertise particularly in IT and Digitalization coupled with an agile mindset and uncompromised integrity.

Strong technical and ethical characteristics as well as  commitment to continuous learning are fundamental to audit success. The ability to see the big picture is important for each audit. Good auditors therefore focus on targeted questions which allow them to verify information from different angles.



In this role you will…

  • Plan and lead complex audit assignments, supervise IT, Digitalization, Project management and IT vendor management audit projects, and oversee audit execution end to end. Define risk-based audit areas, audit business transactions, workflows, processes and control systems, and formulate audit methodologies including Data Analytics accordingly. Ensure progress as planned and in line with the applicable standards. 
  • Act as “center of competence” and technical advisor for the Global Internal Audit team for areas noted above.    
  • Determine deficiencies and vulnerabilities to be remedied, analyze audit results, formulate proposals for solutions, lead closing meetings. 
  • Comply with the audit policies and the respective standards (independence, integrity, confidentiality, truth and fairness, security, economy, system conformity) 
  • Ensure follow up and that the audit recommendations are implemented adequately by the auditee, so that the findings can be closed in a timely manner
  • Support the update of audit methods, initiate improvements of workflows, processes, security and control systems and promote best practice sharing
  • Support and review auditor’s work (audit preparation, interviews, tests, evidence gathering, report writing and validation preparation)
  • Planning and implementation of technical training and information (team/peer)
  • Take responsibility for the relationship with the auditees and become a recognized expert and partner to the business
  • Communicate effectively with all level of management within the organization
  • Collaborate on departmental and inter-organizational projects and assess the acceptance of audited departments
  • Promote firm-wide risk culture through value adding audit services as well as on-going business exchange.  



  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in internal/external IT audit or as an IT or process consultant or equivalent
  • Several years’ experience in financial services with IT or Digitalization relevant work experience, or experience in external IT auditing.
  • University degree, preferably in Information Technology/Computer Sciences, Engineering or Business Administration
  • Audit certification (CISA or similar) will be an advantage
  • Strong expertise in the performance of IT and Digitalization audits required; comprehensive knowledge of data analytics is an advantage  
  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills and solid understanding of processes, structures and concepts related to information systems audit, information security, IT controls, technology risk and the regulatory environment
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, as well as the talent to empathize for the auditee’s perspective and ability to listen. This includes the ability to communicate technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Team spirit, self-motivation and a proactive and committed working style
  • Proven command of the English language (verbal and written); a second language is a plus
  • Up to 25% travel including global travel


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.


We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.
Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world's largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.
Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.
For more information, visit http://www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.


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