Protiviti Contact

Protiviti Contact

James Armetta

Managing Director

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jim Armetta is a Managing Director with Protiviti based out of New York.  Jim has over twenty five years of experience delivering internal audit and technology risk solutions across numerous clients in a variety of industries.  Jim is responsible for leading Protiviti’s New York Metro Technology practice, and the firms NorthEast Regional Account Program which includes:

  • Providing clients with technology services across multiple platforms and various application environments;
  • Responsibility for technology resources across multiple verticals including IT Security, Risk, Audit, ERPs  and Operations, including recruiting/hiring, training, and retention; and
  • Spearheading the development of core methodologies, templates, and thought leadership that is used and distributed company-wide, as well as to Protiviti’s client base.

Prior to joining Protiviti, Jim spent eleven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen combined, focusing in technology audit, including external audit support, SAS70s, and other attest services, as well as specialty IT consulting projects. 

At Protiviti, Jim has been charged with leading many of the organization’s strategic initiatives.  In this regard, Jim is responsible for developing ideas, setting direction, and providing oversight to a team of individuals focused on enabling the firms Client Centric vision and culture.

Jim is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New York (MAW NY) and has served in this role for the past 7 years.  In this capacity, Jim performs various annual fundraising activities that help support this charitable organization.  In addition, Jim has served as a member the MAW NY Audit Committee, and currently sits on their Finance Committee. 

Additionally, in May of 2012, Jim was named to Consulting Magazines Top 25 Consultants of 2012 list for Excellence in Financial Services.

MAJOR PROJECTS

  • Managing the technology internal audit functions at numerous Protiviti clients.  Responsibilities include overseeing an IT Risk Assessment,  development of multi-year audit plans, execution of the associated audits, and drafting and issuing of internal audit reports.
  • Assist numerous organizations in the establishment and ongoing support of their individual Sarbanes Oxley initiatives.  Responsibilities have included leading teams in scoping the relevant business and technology processes as well as project management of all phases required for compliance including documentation, remediation, and testing.
  • Responsible for providing oversight to various project management engagements, where Protiviti serves in an SME capacity, both leading and assisting with PMO functions that provide governance to critical projects occurring at our clients 

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Audit
  • IT Audit
  • SOX

Industry Expertise

  • Asset Management
  • Banking
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Insurance
  • Leasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Pace University

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • Member of Information Systems Auditing and Controls Association (ISACA)

  • Named in Consulting Magazines Top 25 consultants of 2012 for Excellence in Financial Services