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ICFR Sr. Audit Manager – SOC Reporting & Compliance

Woodland Hills, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 18000A5P
ICFR Sr. Audit Manager – SOC Reporting & Compliance

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Job Summary
The ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) Senior Audit Manager over SOC Reporting & Compliance reports directly to the Head of Farmers ICFR and will be responsible for the development and execution of all objectives, standards and polices associated with the Farmers ICFR SOC Reporting & Compliance Initiative.
This position is also responsible for the development, assessment, testing and maintenance of any SOC related key ICFR internal controls, as well as any key deliverables to leadership and any applicable Board/Management governance committees.  This role will be strategic for the Farmers Finance function due to the interface with key stakeholders across the business.

Essential Job Functions
  • Lead and facilitate SOC Compliance initiative for ICFR; serve as primary point of contact for external auditors, managing evidence, documentation & meeting requests, assisting with internal control testing, and research and resolution of potential issues
  • Oversee all activities related to ICFR SOC reviews ensuring work and deliverables are delivered in accordance with agreed upon timeframes
  • Provide technical expertise, leadership and coaching to business partners enterprise-wide for SOC-based controls design/changes as needed
  • Partner with Procurement Team to maintain and update SOC Reporting standards, policies and practices as needed
  • Partner with internal audit to execute SOC audits and provide monitoring of the annual process and communicate to leadership status and readiness position
  • Monitor ongoing updates to the SOC control environment and assist the business with process documentation
  • Partner with the ICFR Control Assurance Sr. Audit Manager to provide leadership, training and subject matter expertise to business partners across Farmers to ensure timely execution of SOC control testing
  • Partner with the assigned business area process owners to ensure process flows, procedures, controls and CUEC control mapping requirements are kept current and comply with internal and external documentation and regulatory requirements
  • Research and keep up to date with changes to SOC requirements
  • Build and manage team, as applicable, to support yearly SOC process
  • Relationship Management Activities with Executives and business leaders, regulatory matters, etc.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all internal control testing aspects for Farmers' Finance and assurance networks, and Zurich Group SOX.
  • Leads multiple departmental special projects at direction of functional leadership.
 Education Requirements
  • Four-year college degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Master's degree in business or related field preferred.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent designation required.
  • Achievement of or current pursuit of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent designation also required.
Experience Requirements
  • Ten or more years' experience in Accounting, Finance or Auditing and at least two years managerial or leadership experience
  • Experience at big four or large national CPA firm desired
Special Skill Requirement
  • Strong analytical skills Strong PC proficiency including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong working knowledge of SOC reporting standards, types, methodologies, documentation and control testing
  • Strong understanding of IT audit methodology and strong foundation in Information Technology General Controls (ITGC)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management abilities
  • Ability to effectively communicate with officers of the Company
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Strong understanding of Financial Accounting and Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR)
Physical Actions 
The following are standard requirements for all positions. When applicable, some positions may have additional requirements essential to a specific job. This position operates in an open office working environment which will include normal and customary distractions, noise, and interruptions. Sits or stands for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Occasionally reaches overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Occasionally moves, lifts, carries, and places objects and supplies weighing 0-10 pounds without assistance. Listens to, interprets, and differentiates auditory information (e.g. others speaking) at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Visually verifies and reads information. Visually locates material, resources and other objects. Ability to continuously operate a computer for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate keyboard and other office equipment up to a full work shift.
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 01/24/2019