Internal Audit - Senior I
As the Sr. Auditor I you will be responsible for understanding and evaluating the internal control and risk environment within Assurant, Inc. at the business, process, transaction, and/or application level. He or she completes all internal audit work in compliance with established audit methodology while meeting all organizational and professional ethical standards. Specific objectives include the following:
Lead complex audit projects and teams under the direction of the Audit Manager, report key findings to stakeholders, assist in project scheduling, perform initial reviews of work product, prepare department reports and other required internal audit related tasks.
Work closely with Assurant business leaders and managers to understand the strategy and risks Assurant businesses and then advise on the control structures necessary to manage risks.
Participate in department initiatives to ensure department processes, systems and methodologies effectively and efficiently enable the department to meet its chartered objectives.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Lead Complex Audit Projects
The primary function of this role is to lead projects that identify risk, evaluate internal controls and report key findings for assigned business areas, and assess their impact to Assurants mission, strategy and related business objectives. Specific tasks include the following:
Oversee and perform complex risk based audits through all phases of the audit including planning, testing and providing written reports of key findings.
Assess opportunities to improve the internal control environment across the company.
Use knowledge of finance, insurance industry & finance regulations, process management and general business to help Assurant business leaders initiate and manage risk.
Understand, recognize and communicates key performance drivers, business trends, and emerging financial, technical and industry developments.
Lead audit team(s) as required.
Ensure that all supporting documentation is sufficient, adequate and meets professional standards to re-perform conclusions reached.
Communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff through written reports and oral presentations.
Build Relationships with Business Leaders/Managers
Develop the business relationships that enable the audit department to fulfill its charter and meet stakeholder expectations. Specific tasks include the following:
Develop an understanding of Assurant Businesses and maintain awareness of significant industry, regulatory and business changes across the organization and their potential impact on the established control environment.
Apply listening skills to understand business issues and risks by being responsive to clients.
Be a trusted, objective and independent partner that is sought after to provide cost effective, independent assurance and advice on the effectiveness of the companys management of critical risks.
Ensure that department processes, systems and methodologies effectively and efficiently enable the department to meet its chartered objectives.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:
Ability to identify risks and controls and understand the relationship between the risks and controls identified on the RCM and the control testing being performed.
Ability to analyze data, identify root causes and propose reasonable solutions that manage risk.
Ability to provide an objective and independent view of data presented.
Ability to write clearly and be focused on actionable and reasonable results.
Ability to think critically through recognizing assumptions, evaluating arguments and drawing conclusions.
Ability to maintain composure and deliver results while under pressure managing multiple assignments and priorities.
Ability to learn quickly and apply abstract ideas to achieve measurable results.
Preference will be given to those proficient in one or more of the following topic areas:
Internal audit professional standards, risk assessment, IFC, COSO methodology
Accounting & finance (GL, AP, AR, payroll systems, ratios, valuations, etc.)
Risk, compliance, Insurance and financial regulations
Business process improvement and design (BPM, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)
IT Systems, data, security
Business ethics and integrity with an awareness of situations that might lead to unethical behavior.
Impact of culture on business strategy, change management.
The candidate will be able to provide examples of successfully demonstrating the following leadership behaviors.
Ability to resolve conflict, negotiate and communicate effectively.
Ability to build credibility and trust with colleagues and business partners.
Ability to analyze problems and make decisions
Ability to work in an inclusive and collaborate approach with others and deliver results.
Ability to deliver work within an appropriate timeline and budget.
Required: 2 4 years of internal or external auditing, operations, or accounting.
Bachelor's degree - Accounting, Finance or Business
Required: Experience in formal communications (written reports and oral) with all levels of staff and management
Required: Experience in collecting and analyzing complex data, recognizing assumptions, evaluating information and drawing logical conclusions.
Required: Bilingual (English & Spanish)
Preferred: Additional languages (Portuguese)
Preferred: Experience applying broad business knowledge and practical experience to manage and control risk.
Ability to travel internationally/domestically up to 15% to conduct audits and participate in department meetings.