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Entry-Level CISA looking for work experience

By casopasl ·
I'm currently a System Administrator preparing for the June 10th CISA exam. I have limited auditing experience, but I'm willing to do whatever it takes to gain this experience. My current position does not offer this opportunity, and my organization's IS Audit staff is relatively inaccessible (physically and technically).

This is a field in which I'm very interested. I can volunteer as an intern for an experienced Auditor in the Washington, DC metro area or remotely if possible. Other suggestions are certainly welcome.

Eager beaver ready to learn!!!

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Hot job market

by M_a_r_k In reply to Entry-Level CISA looking ...

You should have no problem getting an entry-level IS auditor job, especially in a large metro area like Washington, DC. Internal auditing is a hot field lately due the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley act that requires stricter governance within companies and more monitoring of internal controls.

A couple of suggestions for your job search. Go to the meetings of the local chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. You can find your local chapter at the and websites. The local chapter will also have some job postings on their website. If you're young, don't mind a lot of travel and long hours, you might consider a consulting/auditing firm. The Big 4 accounting firms (KPGM, Ernst & Young, Price-Waterhouse and Delloite) have a lot of openings for IT auditors. Also, the smaller ones like Jefferson-Wells, Grant-Thornton and other small local ones usually have job openings. You can always hook up with a recruiter.

By the way... don't advertise yourself as a CISA. You can only do that if you are actually certified. Studying for the exam or even passing the exam does not make you a CISA. Besides passing the exam, you'll need at least two years of IS auditing experience before you can become certified.

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by Too Old For IT In reply to Hot job market

CISA certifed pro with 10+ years verifiable experience, Bachelors in computer science or equivalent, recent MBA (prefer from Wharton). Starting high $20K range. We promote a diverse workforce, so no white guys over 40 need apply.

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by M_a_r_k In reply to Wanted

By the way, IS auditor with no experience will start out in $45-50K range. Not great but pretty good. It's not a Computer Science job because they prefer business knowledge. More like MIS or maybe accounting.

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Re:Hot job market (Thank you)

by casopasl In reply to Hot job market

Thanks for this information. I found it extremely helpful. I've contacted the local chapter of ISACA and will be attending some of it's upcoming seminars.

thank you very much once again!!!

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