Assistant Vice President, IT Controls

Brentwood, TN, USA ● Nashville, TN, USA Req #632
Friday, May 19, 2023

Fortitude Reinsurance Company Ltd. (Fortitude Re) is one of the world’s leading providers of legacy reinsurance solutions. They work with the world’s leading insurance companies to help them execute comprehensive, transformational solutions for legacy Life & Annuity and P&C lines. Fortitude Re manages a general account of approximately $55 billion across life, annuity, and property & casualty insurance products. The company takes a long-term view on growth and is proud to be backed by a consortium of sophisticated institutional investors led by The Carlyle Group and T&D Insurance Group. Incorporated under the laws of Bermuda on January 1, 2017, Fortitude Re’s roots in the insurance industry and the experience of their leadership go back many decades. Fortitude Re’s leadership team has an average industry tenure of over 20 years, and an impressive track record of successfully managing the most complex legacy liabilities. Their deep insurance experience and proprietary risk modeling capabilities allow them to structure bespoke transactions that benefit both insurance companies and their policyholders. Fortitude Re continues to strengthen its ability to pursue further growth and provide innovative solutions for the global insurance industry.   Click here for more information about Fortitude Re.


The AVP IT Controls  will maintain and reinforce our IT Control function. You will implement, maintain and administer the first line of defense (1st LOD) programs to ensure adherence and efficiency within the Information Technology Department. You will be responsible for overseeing the performance of IT General Controls, SDLC, automated controls. The oosition can be based in our Brentwood, Tennessee office on a hybrid basis.

What you will do:

  • Develops and implements risk mitigation strategies.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in the evaluation, development and implementation of an Information Technology internal control system (including ITGCs, automated controls, SDLC).
  • Monitoring to ensure that 1st line jobs are following defined processes and procedures.
  • Builds awareness, knowledge, and skills and, as necessary, provides communication, practical tools and ongoing support including making presentations, to promote a culture of risk identification and management.
  • Supports the management of 1st LOD program for Information Technology in compliance with appropriate principles, standards & direction from the second line of defense groups. Includes developing and promoting program and ensuring the execution of all program components.
  • Analyzes the impact and effectiveness of the program through periodic reviews.
  • Recommends adjustments to the overall program, policy or processes within the business/group in accordance with the Risk Appetite Statement, Governance and Corporate Policy.
  • Supports Information Technology through internal/external audits or regulatory examinations and assists in development of action plans to resolve any identified issues.
  • Provides support to the development and delivery of training and awareness programs within Information Technology to increase awareness of and compliance to risk management requirements.


What You Will Have:

  • University Degree with a focus on Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent
  • Certified Information’s Systems Auditor (CISA) preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role gained from working across IT Audit, Financial Audit, or Operational Audit, and within large companies or financial institutions
  • Preferably, 2-3 years of experience in Information Security management processes and methodology
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services and/or Azure highly regarded
  • Experience with providing subject matter expertise in the interpretation and deployment of key Industry standards and regulatory requirements
  • Experience with playing a key role in the review, ongoing assessment and testing of IS/IT controls. This includes test preparation, test execution, providing recommendations and reporting on the status of the identified gaps / issues as well as providing input for regulatory reporting and audit queries
  • Experience with contributing effectively and proactively as well as developing, consolidating, analyzing, recommending, and reporting of findings 

The base salary range for this role is $120,000-$150,00 and will be commensurate with candidate experience. Pay ranges for candidates may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. In addition to base salary, all employees are eligible for an annual bonus based on company and individual performance as well as a generous benefits package.  

What We Offer:
We offer competitive benefits in a fast-paced, dynamic and nimble culture including:

  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Up to 11 paid company holidays
  • Up to 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time 
  • Competitive 401(k) plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance with additional access to health and wellness programs
  • Flexible working environment
At Fortitude Re, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission- creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives. 

We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, diversity of thought and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Fortitude Re, please do not forward any resumes to Fortitude Re employees.   Fortitude Re is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Other details

  • Job Family IT - Information Technology
  • Job Function AVP
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Brentwood, TN, USA
  • Nashville, TN, USA