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IT Auditor (d/f/m) in Internal Audit

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General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

For our Unit Global Finance we are seeking to appoint an IT Auditor (d/f/m) in Internal Audit based in our Cologne office starting as early as possible.

Unlock your potential with Gen Re Internal Audit

The past 12 months has been a challenging time for all of us. Now is the perfect time for you to begin a new chapter with us in the Gen Re Internal Audit Team. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and foster a culture that supports professional and personal growth. We are a progressive team that is looking for a new IT Auditor within a growing team of information technology auditors. The role would be particularly appealing to someone with two to four years in a “Big 4” type environment, who is looking for a deepening of their expertise within an industry role. Our Internal Audit strategy is to “Provide Management with Bold Insights” and we want you to be part of this goal as we drive positive change for the organization. Gen Re is one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies and part of Berkshire Hathaway.

Your Role

We want you to leverage your experience in testing IT General Controls, Digitalization and Global Audit Projects to help Gen Re continue to meet its compliance and risk management objectives. You will be encouraged to use your curiosity to identify the risks and opportunities related to AI, RPA and cloud-services supporting a broad spectrum of business and service units while enriching your IT expertise with meaningful business insights.

You will

  • Own the audit process for your audit work, from planning through to completion and issue of final reports.
  • Act as thought partner for the auditees and establish yourself as an IT Audit domain expert.
  • Provide value driven advice to the business on how to improve the system of governance, risk management and internal control, as well as operational processes or structures.
  • Develop and improve audit methods and concepts.
  • Impart your unique experience and personality on an ever-evolving culture which values diversity of thought.

Your Profile

  • University degree in information technology / Business Information or comparable, a qualification like CISA will be beneficial.
  • 2 to 4 years’ IT Audit experience, preferably in a “Big 4” type role where IT control testing is routine. A genuine interest in Business Process Controls in financial services, (re)insurance preferred.
  • Up-to-date experience in internal/external IT-related audit topics such as SAP systems, Client-Server databases (SQL, Oracle), and Operating Systems (Linux, Windows, Mainframe) as well as experience in related frameworks/guidance (VAIT, COSO, COBIT 2019, NIST FFIEC); professional experience in cyber, cloud, agile development methods, and data analytics are a plus.
  • Ability to present complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner as well as to see the big picture.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

We offer you

  • An international and highly professional working environment in a central location in Cologne.
  • A positive and inclusive working environment which encourages collaboration.
  • Attractive benefits, e.g. flexible working hours, company pension scheme, job ticket, underground parking, daycare facility for children, canteen and in-house sports activities.

Sounds exciting, right

We look forward to receiving your application, including your salary expectations and the earliest starting date.

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Ellen Sistermann, HR Manager
+49 221 9738 547

Our Address

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 11
50668 Cologne (Germany)

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