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The Senior Audit Manager of ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) will be responsible for the development and execution of the overall ICFR testing strategy (IT <(>&<)> Business) for NAIC Model Audit Rule (MAR) and Zurich mandated Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance (SOX) for Farmers. This includes providing direction in the Execution of the detailed testing plan for Farmers Management Company and the Consolidated Exchanges. This is a principal role within ICFR leadership, providing direct support to the Head of ICFR and other assurance functions. This position also plays a key role in supporting executive leadership by ensuring the effectiveness of on-going control testing activities and consulting with control owners on the implementation of effective remediation plans for any identified deficiency in internal controls. This position is also responsible for the development of key deliverables to all Board/Management governance committees, as well as communication of all test plan results to the Farmers' CFOs, external auditors, regulators and Zurich Group SOX leadership. This role will be strategic for the Farmers Finance function due to the interface with key stakeholders across the business.
Essential Job Functions
Develops and Directs all SOX/MAR and compliance engagements and monitoring multiple portfolios of testing activities, including the quality of work performed, timely completion, and communication with the business. Develops the ICFR Control Assurance Test Strategy and Plan by analyzing the risks of the Company, analyzing information obtained from ICFR staff and stakeholders in the business, and develops a strategy for multiple business units or segments. Develops and reports on the ICFR Test Strategy and Plan. People management and administrative responsibilities for a group of ICFR staff, including supporting departmental activities, evaluating performance, coaching on individual development plans, employee coaching, training, and talent development, work assignments, recruiting, and other people management responsibilities. Oversees the coordination of all ICFR testing related activities with External Audit and Regulators Prepares documentation and departmental reports - Audit Committee, RCC, etc. and other strategic departmental documents. 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
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.
Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance or related business field. Master's degree in business or related field preferred. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required. Achievement of or current pursuit of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation also required.
Ten or more years' experience in Accounting, Finance or Auditing and at least two years managerial or leadership experience. Experience at big four or national CPA firm preferred
Special Skill Requirement
Strong analytical skills Strong PC proficiency including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook 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)
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Job Posting: 05/17/2019