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Internal Controls/SOX Specialist


We are Farmers!

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.

Job Summary

  • Evaluates effectiveness and efficiencies of all financial systems; Monitors emerging NAIC accounting issues related to the Model Audit Rule (MAR) to ensure that the Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) Framework meets regulatory requirements;
  • Prepares ICFR Documentation and Evaluation for all in scope financial and company-level processes and coordinates the remediation of any Issues & Actions;
  • Coordinates and oversees ICFR Sustainability through, Quarterly PO Sign-Off, Process Change Impact Assessments, and Key Control & MRCA Validation efforts.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists with Annual ICFR Process Re-Scoping efforts based on current Financial Statements and Risk-Based assumptions
  • Coordination and validation of remediated ICFR Issues & Actions Monitors emerging external regulatory and compliance issues, such as those related to the NAIC’s newly enacted MAR, and proposed changes to ICFR Framework practices,
  • Evaluates impact on existing in-scope process Documentation & controls
  • Evaluation and any potential scoping changes, Recommends appropriate action and implements new/revised controls to assure compliance.
  • Prepares and maintains ICFR Documentation and Completes the Evaluation of Design and Operational Effectiveness for all in-scope processes related to all in-scope locations/companies.
  • Coordinates and oversees the Quarterly ICFR Process Owner (PO) Control Environment Sign-Off for all in-scope locations/companies.
  • Conducts issue resolution process for all requested changes resulting from quarterly PO sign-off.
  • Evaluates new, enhanced, and/or revised ICFR in- scope processes to ensure proper controls are established or continue to be present, control gaps or weaknesses are identified and recommends proper controls required to meet ICFR, Audit, and external regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepares, assists, and coordinates audits of the Operational Effectiveness of existing Control Activities (CAs) and Managerial Review of Control Activities (MRCA) CA Validation Techniques throughout the organization.
  • Provides research, development and completion of special financial projects and performs other duties/tasks as assigned.
  • Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals.

Experience Requirements

External candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of prior Accounting or Finance experience. The same time-on-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates.

Education Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Accounting, Finance or related field.

Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary in nature, consisting of occasion walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying ten pounds maximum, seeing, speaking, and hearing.

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate- controlled office environment.

Job Location(s): US - CA - WdlndHills-6301, US - AZ - Remote, US - CA - Remote, US - KS - Remote, US - MI - Remote, US - TX - Remote

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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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