Senior Auditor - ICFR

Job Description

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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
  • Executes SOX/MAR and compliance engagements and monitors multiple portfolios of control testing activities, including the quality of work performed, timely completion, and communication with the business on issues or improvement actions.
  • Executes SOX/MAR and compliance engagements and monitors multiple portfolios of control testing activities, including the quality of work performed, timely completion, and communication with the business on issues or improvement actions.
  • Assesses design and operating effectiveness for controls in scope for SOX/MAR Compliance under ICG and Zurich SOX guidelines.
  • Assesses design and operating effectiveness of operation and compliance control under ICG guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs deficiency assessments and assist the business units with remediation plans.
  • Maintains a solid understanding of the Internal Audit, Compliance and Accounting industry and applies the ICG and Group SOX Standards in all work performed.
  • Partners with IT, GIS, Internal Audit IT, Risk Management IT, and Compliance IT by assisting in analyzing IT risks and the on boarding/off boarding of applications.
  • Prepares ICG documentation including technical memos, work papers and reports where needed.
  • Coordinates with External Auditors, Regulators for Financial Statement audits and Financial Exams on areas in scope for internal audit, financial statement audits or external exams including sharing of testing results, reports etc to promote audit efficiency.
  • Participates in special projects at the direction of Finance Leadership.
  • Identifies risk and develops/maintains the ICG Control Universe.
Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other comparable designation preferred.

Experience Requirements
Minimum of four years' experience in auditing either IT or financial statement audits.
Experience in a big four or national CPA firm preferred.

Special Skill Requirement
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong PC proficiency
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of leadership
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong understanding of financial accounting, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR)
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 03/25/2020