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Risk and Audit Manager job in New York

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Career Interest:  Premium Audit
Accounting/Financial
Insurance Discipline:  Property & Casualty
Life and Health
Job Type:  Full Time
State:  New York (NY)
City:  New York
Address: 
New York, NY, USA (Show on map)

Risk and Audit Manager

This client has been recently acquired and is now integrating its operations with the new parent company. They’ve been given additional resources to expand their platform and they’re extending out their infrastructure. The scope of the role is SOX related. The client had traditionally outsourced this piece of the audit function to a public firm. It made sense at the time, but because the parent company has this function in house, the client would like to also bring this in house with an eye toward integrating the operations over the next couple of years. From an audit perspective, this provides interesting work since the Audit Manager and his/her team will be responsible for driving strong internal controls into the fabric of the organization. This role reports into the Director of Sox who reports into the Head of Audit.

 

The location is NYC (lower Manhattan). The combined company has a global footprint with locations in the U.S., Bermuda and the UK. This role will require trips to Bermuda. Compensation is open but gravitating to the $125,000 range on the fixed plus a bonus plus strong benefits. A fuller job description is below.

 

Scope:

 

With general supervision, oversee compliance to attestation regulations through the documenting and testing of process internal controls over financial reporting in order to mitigate exposure/risk and report those findings to process owners and senior management. Utilize attestation expertise to consult and advise process owners throughout the attestation process and recommend control or process re-design where needed.

 

Responsibilities:


  • Perform walkthroughs/update process documentation. Ensure knowledge and understanding of the business processes and key controls to be tested.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness and design of key controls to mitigate key risks of the business processes.
  • Develop appropriate test procedures and test the effectiveness of business controls through inquiry, examination, re-performance and observation.
  • Document the test results and develop conclusions based upon control design and operating effectiveness.
  • Communicate and validate results with the business process owners and management, highlighting deficiencies or identified gaps.
  • Advise process owners in the remediation of deficiencies; ensure that the action plans are being implemented and facilitate decision-making.
  • Deliver final evaluation of test results to process owners after consultations and document findings.
  • Effectively and efficiently meet departmental and program deadlines and objectives.
  • Communicate attestation results to senior management through system upload (Archer) within corporate deadline requirements as well as to external auditors as part of the annual external audit, ensuring that all supporting documentation is provided and that relevant reports are distributed to the appropriate parties.
  • Attend attestation and industry training to keep abreast of changes in the audit environment as well as industry standards and requirements.

Qualifications:

 

  • CPA preferred.
  • Requires 5+ years of auditing and accounting experience, 5+ insurance industry experience.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting systems, business processes and reporting tools.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, strong negotiation skills, project management skills.
Salary:  Open
Bonus/Benefits:  $100,000 - $125,000 plus bonus
03/13/2018

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