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ICFR Senior Auditor

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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

 

This is a virtual position that can be located anywhere in the US but preferably on the West Coast.

Job Summary

Effectively execute, manage and complete core ICFR Control Assurance responsibilities, which include Farmers' SOX/MAR Compliance Plans for all assigned in-scope entities of Farmers Insurance.
The Senior Auditor of ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) will be responsible for the execution of the integrated Business Control Testing plan for compliance with the NAIC Model Audit Rule ('MAR) and the Zurich mandated compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Work will include process walk-through activities and design and operating effectiveness testing. They will coordinate efforts with external parties, where needed, including external auditors. Additionally, they will collaborate across ICFR to achieve effective Quality Assurance over testing.

Essential Job Functions

Works with a broad range of process and control owners to develop in-depth business awareness; Identifies risks/exposures through interim and roll-forward testing; Interacts with clients to gain agreement on corrective actions. Serves as Lead Client contact and project manager to drive Business control testing to completion with minimal guidance; Builds detailed knowledge of one or more business process areas, and coordinates with other members of ICFR on projects or under direction of Finance leadership. Indirect hours to support departmental projects and activities, individual development plan, training, performance management, and general administration as assigned

  • Assist with the full completion and execution of the SOX and MAR testing plans for assigned areas. This includes ensuring execution/performance of controls testing to assess design and operating effectiveness of Farmers controls in accordance with Group ICFR, SOX, and MAR deadlines.  
  • Implement and exhibit effective project management practices and skills to ensure efficient, timely, and proper management of individual projects. 
  • Ensure Statement of Aggregated Deficiencies (SAD) quality and completion on a real time basis to facilitate timely aggregation and preparation of the annual SAD review documentation/deliverable for final MAR signoff by CFO/CEO in line with external audit expectations and local CFO approvals and committee reporting.
  • Ensure that Audit/Workpapers, Weekly Status Tracker and System Reconciliation updates are timely, accurate and complete. 
  • Ensure test work quality meets internal, management's and Group QA over testing standards.
  • Collaborate with Zurich/Group QA in meeting/supporting mandated QA over testing requirements.
  • Liaison with external and internal audit as required.
  • Support critical finance/company ad hoc and special projects as assigned (i.e., significant control matter assessments) 
  • Act as a role model and demonstrate the customer centric behavior
  • Create a positive and inclusive team climate where employees are able to do their best work
  • Comply with the company policies, rules and regulations and ensure honest and ethical conduct

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or related business field. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation required.High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Requirements

Minimum four years' experience in accounting, finance or auditing with at least three years of experience in testing business controls.  Big four or national CPA firm experience preferred.

Special Skill Requirement

  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong PC Proficiency
  • Experience working with business auditors
  • Detailed understanding of Audit methodologies and testing techniques
  • Strong customer focus and ability to interface with all levels of leadership across the company
  • Strong project management skills and ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Strong conflict management skills

 

Job Location(s): US - RW - Remote Work - Farmers

 

Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, and location.
Colorado Only: The pay range for this job being performed in Colorado would be $81,000 - $108,000
Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)
401(k)
Medical
Dental
Vision
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
Tuition Assistance
For more information, review “What we offer” on https://www.farmers.com/careers/ 
 

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