Global Insurance firm seeks a VP of Internal Audit for its Jersey City Offices. Reporting to the head of Internal audit, the VP will join an team spearheading new initiatives to expand the firm’s audit practice and, overall, increase the group’s role as a key contributor to the company’s continue success. The hired candidate will be expected to gain broad knowledge of firm operations to ultimately join a business line in a finance function.
Responsibilities: • Manage group resources and staff to lead and direct risk?based audit activities/investigations to identify business risks and evaluate the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes. • Plan, oversee and execute several audits, investigations and projects to improve audit function • Inquire with business-side clients throughout audit engagements- inspect records and documents, observations and re?performance of complex control procedures. • Assure completeness of audit documentation standards by staff resources throughout audit projects. • Create Audit Reports and report to Chief Audit officer and executive stakeholders on audit results and findings. • Review and finalize Audit Reports to minimize Quality Assurance review notes. • Identify best-practices and procedures that result in entity?wide performance improvement. • Analyze complex control gaps and root causes to formulate potential remediation. • Conduct data analytics analysis and interprets output and control implications. • Perform annual SOX control testing.
Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree in finance/accounting with 10+ years of experience in Internal audit with a mix of public accounting or some exposure to Compliance/risk management. • CPA, CIA or relevant Insurance/actuarial certification highly sought • Insurance accounting and reporting concepts • Strong understand of Insurance operations, insurance industry laws and regulations, as well as actuarial concepts regarding pricing, reserves, DAC, projections, and overall FS industry regulations including AML, Anti-bribery, etc. • Demonstrated expertise auditing investment management, asset management or Broker/dealer areas. • Strong control mindset and understanding of audit best-practices. • Ability to effectively integrates business, operational, technological, and financial components in audit work