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IT Auditor



Warsaw, Poland
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

IT Auditor

Job Description Summary

• Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where both attention to detail and big picture focus are equally and critically important?
• Are you eager to understand Mastercard’s global business and provide management with insight and perspective on governance, risk management, and internal controls?
• Have you been successful as part of a global team with diverse skills and experiences?

Mastercard’s global Internal Audit team provides independent and objective assurance and advisory services to assess and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Mastercard’s governance, risk management and internal control processes. This position will be responsible for leading and/or providing day-to-day support with risk assessment and IT audit and advisory projects and based in London.


• Plan and execute IT, security, and operational audits within and across business lines, including assessing risks and determining scope of assigned audits
• Identify control gaps and process improvement opportunities, and evaluate compliance with operational, legal, regulatory, and IT policies and procedures
• Develop and communicate meaningful, value-added audit findings and reports that provide clarity to, and stimulate action from management
• Consult with management in determining action items required for resolution of control issues, working directly with management as necessary
• Track and monitor management action plans to ensure sustainable resolution of control gaps
• Provide risk and control advice and education for the benefit of the organization, be a champion and advocate for strong risk management and governance controls, and partner with other control functions to strengthen our three lines of defence model
• Work with colleagues located both locally and in various offices around the world

All About You

• Ability to quickly understand and critically analyze complex IT and business processes, identify and assess potential risks, and determine whether those risks are appropriately mitigated (using various techniques, such as problem solving, root cause, and data analysis)
• Demonstrated experience in, and commitment to, the fields of internal / external IT audit, through work experience, or IT within a major global organization with a focus on risk management.
• Bachelor's degree with concentration in information systems, information technology, computer science or engineering. Certification desirable (e.g. CISSP, CISA)
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
• Intellectually curious, self-motivated, passionate, works well both independently and as part of a team
• Committed to self-development; encourages constructive criticism, and seeks opportunities to capitalize on demonstrated strengths and to identify and address development areas
• Able to deliver high-quality work, within budget and on time
• Ability to travel up to 10%

Knowledge/Experience (preferred):
• Internal/external IT and Operations audit experience
• Knowledge of IT general computer controls and related operations, including UNIX, HP Nonstop and Windows environments
• Understanding of IT security practices, PCI DSS compliance, and ISO 27001 standards
• Understanding of software engineering concepts and methodologies
• Understanding of the Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Audit of the Institute of Internal Auditors, auditing procedures and techniques
• Proficient with Data analytics, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, ACL or similar audit tool

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.