Premera Blue Cross Sr IT Auditor in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As a Senior IT Auditor for our Internal Audit team, you will have a unique opportunity to help define the culture of our IT audit function. You will partner with the business and IT by serving as the face of the IT audit function during an exciting, transformative time at Premera. This is a great role for the inherently inquisitive and curious person who wants to understand and help the business remedy or build solutions and who will also work diligently to find a resolution to identified challenges. You will have direct exposure and interaction with the Vice President of Internal Audit, who not only has a strong background in this space, but will be able to provide solid leadership and mentoring. The team has a collaborative approach and your work will benefit both Internal Audit and our IT division. At the highest level, you will help ensure we are good stewards of technology that we achieve our objectives around making healthcare work better.

This position may be based in our Mountlake Terrace or Spokane offices (occasional travel to Mountlake Terrace from Spokane may be required)

What you’ll do

  • Lead Premera’s IT audit function by:o Executing the IT component of the annual Internal Audit Risk Assessmento Performing audits, assessments, consulting engagements and internal controls evaluations to identify risks, evaluate processes and controls, and follow-up on findings requiring corrective actionso Preparing reports on engagement results for management and partnering with management in designing practical, effective processes and controlso Providing proactive guidance to management in designing and revising internal controls for new and existing products and systemso Developing and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of management and employeeso Performing special projects, which may include participating in transformation program activities, assisting in regulatory audits related to information services, conducting training on audits and controls, and investigating potential employee fraud

  • Communicate persuasive, easily understood audit results in the appropriate context

  • Serve as a technology risk and controls consultant to senior IT management and executive management

  • Direct the activities of IT Auditors and assistants

  • Develop and implement IT audit standards, methods, tools, procedures and processes to be used in the department

  • Identify and attend necessary training to maintain and increase IT knowledge and auditing skills

What you'll bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, computer science, or business

  • Four (4) years of information system audit experience in a complex environment

  • Ideal candidates will also be:

  • o Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)o Two (2) years of experience with a Big 4 consulting firm

  • The following experience is preferred:

  • o Sarbanes-Oxley or Model Audit Rule internal controls programo SOC testing, IT and security control frameworks (COBIT or ISO27001)o Cloud computing, data analytics, robotic process automation, ERP system governance, risk, and control methodologieso Privacy programso Health care and insurance industry

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative leadership style

  • Exceptional communication skills in both written and verbal forms, including previous experience in writing internal audit reports

  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one

  • Ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors

  • Understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business

  • Strong skills in project management


What we offer

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)

  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more

  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees

  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize

  • Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

If you need an accommodation to apply online for positions at Premera, please contact Premera Human Resources via email at or via phone at 425-918-4785.

At Premera, we make healthcare work better. By focusing on improving our customers’ experience purposefully and serving their needs passionately, we make the process easier, less costly, and more positive. Through empathy and advocacy, we change lives.

As the leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, we provide comprehensive health benefits and services to more than 2 million customers, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Our services include innovative programs focused on health management, wellness, prevention, and patient safety. We deliver these programs through health, life, vision, dental, disability, and other related products and services.

Premera Blue Cross is headquartered in Mountlake Terrace, WA, with operations in Spokane and Anchorage. The company has operated in Washington since 1933 and in Alaska since 1952. With more than 80 years of experience in the region, we deliver innovation, choice, and expertise.