Allstate Canada - Markham, ON (4 months ago)

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Through our core values, Opportunity, Flexibility, Community, Diversity and Family, we have worked hard to develop and nurture a culture where employees feel valued, experience personal growth, have career options and truly enjoy the work they do.

Benefits to joining Allstate

Complete Group Benefits Program customizable to your needs

Strong Brand Recognition (listed as best Employer with Kincentric since 2012).

Working within the community and giving back!

Opportunity for career development and growth.

We work a 37.5 hour work week and we are proud to offer work from home opportunities once you have demonstrated knowledge and the required skills.

Our team is growing and we are actively looking to hire a Senior IT Assurance & Compliance Specialist to join our team! Reporting to the Manager, IT Governance Risk & Compliance, you will be responsible for performing analysis to mitigate risks, conducting research to identify emerging trends in risk management and risk mitigation, and supporting the implementation of programs that ensure or improve the effectiveness of risk management and protection strategies. This position coordinates the operational day to day IT Compliance, has a well-rounded knowledge on adherence to stated IT policies and standards that are being enforced and tested on a regular basis and in-line with industry best practices.

Conduct IT control and/or IT risk assessments both inside and outside the company (examples include security, platforms, network, databases, software development lifecycle, security issues, and compliance with regulations).

Assist with implementing a risk based IT control process for assessment both inside and outside the company (including IT Security, SOX ITGC, PCI DSS (IT).

Assist with supporting assurance and compliance processes and procedures.

Assist with planning, and/or execution test of controls for compliance; development of control procedures for different functional areas within Information Technology.

Prepare and communicate the findings of these efforts with the client, consult and identify possible solutions.

Coordinate with stakeholders on assessments performed by parties outside of IT including External Audit, Internal Audit. Assessment may include information security assessments, IT related Privacy assessments, ITGC SOX assessments and PCI assessments to align strategy/approach to reduce information security risk and manage compliance obligations.

Assist with developing and/or compiling metrics and KPIs related to the delivery of Assurance and Compliance Services

Assist with achieving and maintaining assurance and compliance assessments, including but not limited to: Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, PIPEDA , as well as other compliance, regulatory and audit requirements.

Provide subject matter expertise to stakeholders on requirements for new and existing business / technology solutions to assure compliance to standards and governing policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in Computer science, Audit, Management Information Systems (MIS) or equivalent

5+ years of broad information technology or information technology audit, of which minimum 3 years should be in assurance and or compliance services for a large organization

Certifications in areas of speciality are and asset. Examples include: CISA , CGEIT, CRISC

Experience conducting assurance services to assess IT security controls across various platforms (UNIX, Oracle) and regulations (example SOX, PCI DSS)

Experience assessing against leading international security standards, such as; COBIT 5, ISO27001/ ISO27002, or NIST

Experience with assurance working paper systems such as RSA Archer platform and is an asset.

Allstate Canada Group has policies and practices that provide workplace accommodations. If you require accommodation please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and is proud to be named a Best Employer in Canada for the sixth consecutive year. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as MADD Canada, United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit . For safety tips and advice, visit .

For the eighth consecutive year, we are proud to be recognized as a #Kincentric Best Employer!