Senior Audit Manager - Tier 1 Insurance Company
The key duties and responsibilities of the Audit Senior Manager are:
x Managing and overseeing the completion of audit projects (e.g., core assurance audits, Sarbanes Oxley 302 & 404 compliance activities, special investigations, ad-hoc projects, etc.) within assigned region/responsibility and ensures support provided by other audit teams is coordinated and covers the appropriate risk.
x Assisting the Internal Audit Directors in assessing key business risks and controls and in developing risk based audit plans, which are responsive to audit priorities and emerging risk activities.
x Evaluating the adequacy of the internal control environment within select company business operations. Communicating audit findings and recommendations to improve the overall effectiveness of the company's internal controls to business unit management. The Audit Senior Manager is also primarily responsible for the overall assessment of audit findings and positioning of audit reports and other communications related to the condition/adequacy of the company's control environment.
x Providing leadership and guidance to managers and staff, fostering an environment that encourages participation, teamwork and communication. Providing the necessary supervision, coaching and training as well as regular performance feedback.
x Providing a first or second level review and approval of work paper documentation to ensure the retained documentation supports the audit work performed and satisfies audit objectives.
x Managing and overseeing the the status of management corrective action plans to ensure that significant process and control issues have been remediated and updating key stakeholders and senior leadership. The Audit Senior Manager is also responsible for providing insights to the updating of the various management reports sent to executive management and the Audit Committee regarding the status of open control matters.
x As required, building relationships with the external auditors throughout their interim and annual reviews of the company.
x As assigned, assisting the Internal Audit leadership team on department/corporate-wide initiatives and ad-hoc special projects, as well as supporting other audit offices.
x Developing a strong knowledge base and level of expertise in the operations of assigned lines of business or functional areas.
x As a global resource, participating in audit assignments as required in any location.
The key skills required for this position are:
x Possesses the required work experience and professional certifications in the audit field. (See Minimum Work Experience and Professional Education below.)
x Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
x Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management within the company.
x Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
x Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
x Ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external constituencies and customers.
x Proven supervisory and leadership skills in being flexible, creative, team-oriented and results-driven.
x Strong knowledge and understanding of internal auditing standards and techniques.
x Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting requirements.
x Knowledge of industry regulatory requirements.
Minimum Work Experience:
10 plus years of audit experience with a large multi-national, financial services or Big 4 firm, including 4-6 years of audit manager experience.
Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance or comparable business degree and should also possess professional designations/certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant/Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, etc. or an advanced degree.