Internal Audit, IT Manager in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

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Job Description

Radian (we, the Company) is one of the largest mortgage insurers in the nation and continues to help ensure the American dream of ownership. We are powered by technology, informed by data and driven to deliver new levels of service and innovation to our customers across the residential and real estate spectrum.


As an Internal Audit (IA) IT Manager you will be reporting to the IA IT Director and will be responsible for managing a staff of 1-2 individuals.    

About IA at Radian

The IA function at Radian is a third line of defense that reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. We are a team of 14 auditors and are based in Philadelphia, PA. The IA team objectives include:

  • Provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value by improving the internal controls and operations of Radian and its subsidiaries
  • Help Radian accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes
  • Assess first and second lines of defense effectiveness

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provides lead level expertise for IT and security risk and control related matters with a focus in cybersecurity, physical security, logical access and information security
  • Collaborates with technology leaders to strengthen Radian IT's internal control framework
  • Assists in the development of the IA’s annual IT audit plan which rolls up to the overall IA annual audit plan. The development of the IT audit plan should include the consideration of emerging risks (e.g. regulatory, industry mandates, IT trends, company’s strategic plans, etc.) and the company’s strategic focus (e.g. system implementations/decommissions, acquisitions, etc.) in order to ensure proper and adequate risk coverage  
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the rest of the IA team on audit/consulting projects, external auditors, and other business functions (i.e. IT Security, Compliance, ERM and Legal) to facilitate audits and ensure effective and efficient coverage of company-wide risks
  • Possesses the ability to draft effective audit reports that are appropriate for executive and board-level readers (e.g. ability to write executive summary that conveys the crucial message, issues and recommendations in an organized, clear and concise manner, minimal spelling and grammatical errors) 
  • Prepares accurate, complete, objective and timely audit workpapers and assist with developing audit recommendations based on audit findings
  • Communicates effectively with audit and management to provide updates and participate in project meetings to represent IA and share IA’s point of view on risks and control
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge in the following areas:
    • Security and controls for various on-premise and cloud-based technologies;
    • Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting;
    • IT general controls concepts in the areas of system development, change management, computer operations and access to programs; and
    • IT security fundamentals across multiple domains including security management, security architecture, access control, application development, operations security, physical security, telecommunications and networking and business continuity planning
  • Performs other related duties as assigned including special projects undertaken at the request of senior management
  • Provides adequate coaching, supervision, mentorship and timely feedback to staff/senior auditors throughout the audit/consulting projects
  • Stays abreast of best practices both internally and externally and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
  • Be involved with recruiting efforts within the IAD by drafting job postings, screen resumes and conduct interviews to assess candidates’ qualifications against job requirements
  • Adherence and compliance to the IAD’s Service Level Agreements (e.g. minimum of 40 hours of training/professional education annually, completion of the IAD’s annual independence confirmation, etc.)


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is required with emphasis in Information Technology and / or Auditing preferred
  • Four to eight years combined or related industry experience in IT, risk management, and/or auditing
  • CIA, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CISM or related applicable, accreditation preferred
  • Intermediate-level to lead-level knowledge of internal control theory and practices, and audit/assessment techniques (SOX, COSO and COBIT frameworks)
  • Two years of experience managing people
  • Willing to travel (20%) domestically
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent Project Management skills in relation to data management projects, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules
  • Creative-minded individual with critical outside-the-box thinking to solve problems
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact and exercise strong judgment in communicating issues internally and to senior management
  • Demonstrated upbeat, collaborative, and can-do attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism


  • 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

EEO Statement

Radian complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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