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Lead Analyst - 90251324 - Washington
at Amtrak
Washington, DC

Lead Analyst - 90251324 - Washington
at Amtrak
Washington, DC

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

The Lead Analyst will support services the IT Risk & Compliance team provides to internal and external customers to include financial statement audits and audits and inspections conducted by the Office of Inspector General.


  • Working with IT Risk & Compliance team members to develop new or updated IT related policies
  • Identifying major risk factors which may prevent Amtrak from achieving its strategic, operational, financial reporting and compliance objectives.
  • Providing support and oversight to Amtrak’s various IT audit projects and testing initiatives, including audits of internal controls; identifying internal IT controls, assessing their design and operational effectiveness, determining risk exposures and developing remediation plans.
  • Participating in the development of IT audit budgets.  Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget.
  • Working with the Manager IT Risk & Compliance and other appropriate leadership to formulate, develop and review audit responses.
  • Meeting regularly with team to gather work status; discuss work progress and obstacles.
  • Developing written IT process narratives, control descriptions, findings and recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Requires on-call status


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, accounting information systems or computer science.
  • 5 or more years of IT audit experience to include Big 4 experience
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Experience performing integrated audits
  • The successful candidate will have proven experience with:
    • Experience performing integrated audits
    • Familiarity with the risk-based audit approach
    • Familiarity with industry frameworks (e.g. COSO, COBIT, NIST, etc.), best practice and methodologies
    • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, work well with others in an integrated team environment, and must be self-motivated


  • Experience working in large complex companies, that heavily rely on real time 24x7 operations to successfully service external customers
  • Experience in the transportation industry
  • SAP ERP security audit experience
  • At least 5 years of broad IT audit experience to include executing internal audit or risk management consulting engagements

Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:40469
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Information Technology || Information Technology

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