Audit Leader

Michigan, Lansing-East Lansing

Post Date: 10/26/2017 Job ID: 10732 Industry: Accounting and Finance

Excellent Opportunity with Global Fortune Financial Services Company!

Audit Leader Financial Services

Located in Lansing, MI

RELOCATION PROVIDED

Our client, a Global Fortune Financial Services Company, is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Audit Leader / Director Level to join and lead their Financial Services areas related to Actuary and Finance Department Audit.
Day to Day

Our clients North American Internal Audit team is part of Global/Group-wide Internal Audit function. This Audit team is an independent function that examines and evaluates the various activities and processes supporting the operations of the corporation. A core part of this function is to annually assess the risks relevant to the assigned business units, including North American Operations, in order to determine and prioritize the audit of core processes supporting the operations.

Audit Leaders are responsible for audits covering key processes, controls and systems across the business which conclude upon the design and effectiveness of the control structure in place to mitigate the risks to levels appropriately aligned with achieving the organizations corporate strategy and objectives. The Audit Leader Financial Services will be responsible for audits related to financial reporting, financial operations and financial risk, (e.G. Credit, insurance and market risk, economic capital, actuarial concepts, hedging and asset-liability management) as well as, other areas as needed.

What You Will Do

Builds strong and effective working relationships with senior management, Internal Audit team members, second line functions and external assurance providers.
Responsible for managing and/or overseeing one or more audit assignment simultaneously.
Understands the business background of the area being audited and their role in the audit assignment.
Responsible for documentation of the key systems, processes and associated controls being examined in the audit and reviewing documentation developed by other audit team members.
Responsible for creation of control and risk assessments for the area under audit and reviewing control and risk assessments developed by other audit team members.
Responsible for the development of testing programs which evaluate whether the key controls identified in the risk assessment are designed and operating effectively and reviewing testing programs developed by other audit team members.
Responsible for the performance and documentation of audit testing in line with standards, as required.
Reviews the working papers of other audit team members to ensure they comply with requirements.
Responsible for the reviews and drafting of audit conclusions based on the results of the design and operating effectiveness testing completed. Drafts internal audit reports.
Leads discussions finalizing the audit observations and resulting actions with the management responsible for the activities being audited.
Supports the process for evaluating implementation of audit observations by management including supporting ongoing status updates from line management, control design assessment and operating effectiveness testing.
Participates in steering committees, project boards, audit committees and/or other discussions as needed.
Participates in preparation of the annual audit plan and half-year audit plan refresh.
Willingness to travel domestically (approximately 20-30%) and internationally (infrequent).
Manages, trains and mentors audit staff.
Responsible for audits related to financial reporting and/or financial risk areas, as well as, other areas as needed.

What You Need To Succeed

Bachelor s degree required. Bachelor s degree in accounting, finance or economics preferred.
5-10+ years of related audit (internal and/or external), risk management, compliance or business experience required.
Actuarial Audit Experience highly desired.
Supervisory/leadership experience required.
Experience with a combination of financial risk, including credit, insurance and market risk, economic capital, actuarial concepts, hedging and/or asset-liability management required.
Insurance or financial services industry audit experience (internal and/or external) preferred.
Experience with and strong understanding of financial reporting and finance processes preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) or other recognized audit or accountancy qualification preferred.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM) or Securities Licenses preferred.

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