Principal Associate - IT Auditor
McLean, VA US / Richmond, VA US
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Job Description
Job ID: R46193

West Creek 3 (12073), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Associate - IT Auditor

Corporate Audit Services (CAS), the Internal Audit function within Capital One, is a dedicated group of audit professionals focused on delivering top quality assurance services to the organization's Audit Committee. CAS is considered one of the leading internal audit functions within the financial services industry and is highly regarded within Capital One. CAS professionals are experienced, well-trained and credentialed, and operate within a highly collaborative, agile team environment to deliver value-added opinions and recommendations. In addition, the CAS vision of Innovate Continually, Perform Brilliantly, and Set the Standard create a dynamic and challenging atmosphere for both personal growth and professional opportunity.

CAS is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Principal Auditor to join the Dynamic Audit Resourcing Team (DART) within CAS. The Principal Auditor will perform professional internal auditing work that involves conducting operational, financial and compliance audit projects. The Principal Auditor will be responsible for maintaining all organizational and professional ethical standards.


  • Perform risk assessments of business units, applications, and strategic projects to design and perform appropriate audit procedures to verify the effectiveness of existing controls, identify and define issues, review and analyze evidence, and document client processes and procedures.
  • Perform and oversee major components of business unit and application audits and/or lead small to medium size audits for Credit Card, Bank, Global Finance, Risk Management, Compliance, Technology, Mortgage, and/or Auto Lending.
  • Design and execute internal control testing for operations of moderate complexity, including Information Technology General Controls. Plan and perform audit tasks of moderate difficulty, demonstrating a degree of audit expertise consistent with experience level.
  • Prepare clear, organized and complete documentation to support work performed. Effectively communicate information, issues and audit progress to teammates, clients and auditor-in-charge. Begin communicating results to management via written reports and oral presentations.
  • Self-prioritize and effectively plan own work activities, managing multiple priorities and tasks across the team to deliver quality results. Coordinate with others and proactively take on additional work.

Here's what we're looking for in an ideal teammate:

  • You believe insight and objectivity are core elements to providing assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of Capital One's governance, risk management, and internal control processes.
  • You adapt to change, embrace bold ideas, and are intellectually curious. You like to ask questions, test assumptions, and challenge conventional thinking.
  • You develop influential relationships based upon shared risk objectives and trust to deliver outstanding business impact and elevate Audit's value proposition.
  • You're a firm believer that a rich understanding of data, innovation, and technical knowledge will only make you a better Auditor. This will require leveraging the power of data analytics and furthering your technical know-how, so you'll want to ensure that technology doesn't scare you off.
  • You're a teacher. You have a passion for coaching and investing in the betterment of your team.
  • Lastly, you create energy and an environment that make it easy to attract, hire, and retain top talent.

As one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," you can look forward to coming to work every day with a team of people that are committed to excellence and doing the right thing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in audit, including at least 1 year of information systems auditing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Accounting, or Master's Degree in Information Systems, or Master of Business Administration
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • 2+ years of experience in Banking or 2+ years of experience in Financial Services industry
  • 2+ years of experience with IT control frameworks
  • 1+ years of experience with strategic IT projects (e.g. acquisitions, system implementations, business transformations), as well as audits of IT processes and applications

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; Newark, New Jersey Ordinance 12-1630; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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