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Accounting Specialist - Internal Controls

Woodland Hills, California

Job Description

Requisition ID: 190000FP
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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.

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.

Education Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience Requirements
Minimum of 4 years of prior Accounting or Finance experience.

Special Skill Requirement

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 02/11/2019