IT Risk & Assurance Manager

Job#: 2025522

Job Description:

Apex Systems is currently looking for a Senior Level IT Risk & Assurance Manager to support one of our insurance clients in Frederick, Maryland. (Hybrid Structure. Onsite 3 days a week).
Please find the job description below and send your resume to Nik at [email protected]


Apex Systems has an immediate need for an IT Risk & Assurance Manager at a fast growing term life insurance company in Frederick Maryland. Our client is seeking an experienced and strategic IT professional to join their team as the Senior IT Risk and Assurance Manager. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing robust governance frameworks, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, and providing assurance on the effectiveness of IT controls. This role will also encompass oversight of the corporate Business Continuity Program.? The successful candidate will play a crucial role in safeguarding our organizations information assets and maintaining the highest standards of security, integrity, and reliability. 





  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.  

  • Advanced degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CISA, CISM, CGEIT) preferred. 


  • Senior to Advanced level (5+ progressive experience in IT governance, compliance, and assurance roles). 

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing effective governance frameworks and ensuring compliance with relevant standards. 

  • Proven stakeholder management experience at all levels. 

  • Exhibits strong leadership capabilities and emotional intelligence skills, and is a proven, results oriented individual focused on delivering customer value. 

  • Familiarity with IT governance tools and technologies. 

  • Strong understanding of IT risk management principles. 


  • Experience with audit management and risk assessment tools. 

  • Excellent knowledge of industry regulations and standards. 

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Strong leadership and management skills - creates and drives strategic vision, mentoring and coaching of staff and continuous feedback and support through effective planning and tracking. 

  • Proven solid written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate status and issues to executive management. 

  • Proven stakeholder management and ability to interact at all levels using expert presentation skills and material to effectively communicate and influence stakeholders. 

  • Ability to lead and collaborate across diverse teams. 





Governance Framework Development: 

  • Design, implement, and continually enhance IT governance frameworks to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and industry best practices.  

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish clear policies, procedures, and guidelines for IT processes. 

Compliance Management: 

  • Stay abreast of industry regulations, standards, and legal requirements relevant to IT operations.  

  • Conduct regular assessments to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.  

  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to address emerging regulatory requirements. 

Risk Management: 

  • Identify and assess IT-related risks, working towards the development of risk mitigation strategies.  

  • Implement a risk-aware culture within the IT department and assist in enterprise-wide risk management initiatives. 

Assurance and Control Implementation: 

  • Develop and execute assurance programs to evaluate the effectiveness of IT controls. 

  • Work closely with IT teams to design and implement controls that mitigate identified risks. 

Audit Coordination: 

  • Manage and coordinate internal and external audits related to IT governance, compliance, and assurance.  

  • Ensure timely and accurate responses to audit findings, implementing corrective actions as needed. 

Business Continuity: 

  • Collaborating with business teams to conduct business impact and risk assessments, identifying critical services, defining recovery objectives, and mapping critical dependencies. 

  • Documenting business continuity plan requirements in our Corporate Continuity tool to ensure consistency and attestation. 

  • Partnering with various teams to coordinate recovery strategies as identified through the Business Continuity planning process. 

  • Facilitate business continuity exercises and tests to identify potential gaps in plans and assess the functionality of work transference processes supporting recovery. 

Communication and Training: 

  • Communicate governance, compliance, and assurance objectives and requirements effectively across the organization. 

  • Develop and deliver training programs to enhance awareness and understanding of IT governance and compliance. 



The total compensation package for this position may include other elements, such as a sign-on bonus, long term incentives, and annual bonuses.  This role is eligible to participate in the clients Annual Incentive Plan. The current target payment for the position is 20% of base salary, modified for corporate and individual performance. Bonuses are pro-rated based on start date.  This role has 20 vacation days and 10 sick days that are accrued on a bi-weekly basis. Employees also have 9 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employee benefits include health, life, and dental insurance; 401K with company match up to 6% as well as a pension package; generous time off; and wellbeing initiatives throughout the year. 










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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Frederick, MD, US

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Date Posted:
April 18, 2024