IT Assurance Specialist

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Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Hybrid, PR

Company: Popular

At Popular, we offer a wide variety of services and financial solutions to serve our communities in Puerto Rico, United States & Virgin Islands. As employees, we are dedicated to making our customers dreams come true by offering financial solutions in each stage of their life. Our extensive trajectory demonstrates the resiliency and determination of our employees to innovate, reach for the right solutions and strongly support the communities we serve; therefore, we value their diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds.


Are you ready for a rewarding career?

Over 8,000 people in Puerto Rico, United States and Virgin Islands work at Popular.

Come and join our community!

General Description

Conducts tests of systems, applications, and general technology-related processes to validate whether appropriate controls that promote safeguarding assets, data accuracy, operational efficiency, and compliance with applicable regulations are in place.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Professionally performs interviews and walkthroughs to understand the process around systems or applications subject to validation tests.
  • Analyzes data gathered to evaluate the design effectiveness of controls established by Management and develops a program to test operating effectiveness as applicable. Through various data querying, programming, and scripting techniques, plans, writes, and tests, repeatable programs are required to obtain information or detect exceptions as required.
  • In coordination with the team leader, prepares, discusses, and submits possible observations and recommendations to enhance the internal control environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or Information Systems.



  • At least 1 to 3 years of experience in internal or external auditing of information technology, cybersecurity, IT risk management, or general hands-on IT experience (networking, programming, infrastructure, database), preferably supporting financial institutions.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's)

  • Comprehensive understanding of internal control environments within the IT function. Understanding information security standards, best practices for securing computer systems, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of internal auditing, controls, risk management, and finance and accounting practices and methods.
  • Experience with multiple technology domains, including aspects of Windows / Office 365, web and/or database management, software development, networking, and automation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ACL or Arbutus, and Database Querying (SQL).
  • Excellent people skills to develop and maintain good relationships with stakeholders. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills to work with multiple things and comply with established deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills.



  • Accountability
  • Analytical Discipline
  • Business Excellence
  • Change Agent
  • Character
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Customer Centric
  • Self-Development

Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the job posting, if necessary.


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As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to always offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.


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