Senior IT Auditor - Internal Controls
Job Opportunity at bizjobz LLC

Posted on Sep 14

http://www.bizjobz.com    855-BIZ-JOBZ (249-5629)

Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4167728

The Company:

Our client is one the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  It serves more than 10 million households and more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Why Our Client is a Great Company:

Great benefits including enhanced 401(k), STIP (Short Term Incentive Plan), Medical Coverage, Wellness Program, Dental, Vision, Tax-advantaged accounts, Life Insurance, EAP, PTO, short and long-term disability coverage.  In addition to these benefits our Client also provides paid holidays, tuition assistance, on-site Credit Union in most larger locations, commuter benefits, relocation services, employee discounts, legal services plan and much more.

The Position:  Senior Auditor – Internal Controls

Job Summary:

This position is in the Internal Controls Governance (ICG) group.  This group audits IT controls and make sure our Client is compliant with SOX and NAIC MAR (Model Audit Rule).  The position will report to the ICG Program Manager - IT (Audit Manager).
The ICG Senior Auditor will be responsible for:
  • the execution of our Client’s Annual testing compliance plan for compliance with the parent company,  Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements and compliance with the NAIC Model Audit Rule (MAR) internal control certifications
  • the assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of our Client’s control environment across all functions of the Firm.
  • serving as the lead interface with leadership teams of business units
  • performing  special projects as needed.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Executes SOX/MAR and compliance engagements and monitors multiple portfolios of control testing activities, including the quality of work performed, timely completion, and communication with the business on issues or improvement actions.
  • Executes SOX/MAR and compliance engagements and monitors multiple portfolios of control testing activities, including the quality of work performed, timely completion, and communication with the business on issues or improvement actions.
  • Assesses design and operating effectives for controls in scope for SOX/MAR Compliance under ICG and the Parent Company’s SOX guidelines.
  • Assesses design and operating effectiveness of operation and compliance control under ICG guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs deficiency assessments and assist the business units with remediation plans.
  • Maintains a solid understanding of the Internal Audit, Compliance and Accounting industry and applies the ICG and Group SOX Standards in all work performed.
  • Partners with IT, GIS, Internal Audit IT, Risk Management IT, and Compliance IT by assisting in analyzing IT risks and the on boarding/off boarding of applications.
  • Prepares ICG documentation including technical memos, work papers and reports where needed.
  • Coordinates with External Auditors, Regulators for Financial Statement audits and Financial Exams on areas in scope for internal audit, financial statement audits or external exams including sharing of testing results, reports, etc., to promote audit efficiency.
  • Participates in special projects at the direction of Finance Leadership.
  • Identifies risk and develops/maintains the ICG Control Universe.
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other comparable designation
Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum four years’ experience in auditing either IT or financial statement audits
  • Experience in a big four or national CPA firm preferred.
Special Skill Requirements:
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong PC proficiency
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of leadership
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of financial accounting, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR)
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS note: bold skills and certification are required
  • BS in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • Familiarity with SOX and MAR Audits
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to tactfully communicate with executive leadership
  • 10% Travel is expected
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