Internal Auditor
Hanover Insurance - Worcester, MA

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Internal Auditor


Job ID # : 4452 Location: Worcester, MA
Functional Area : Corporate Development / Strategy, Audit SBU: 45001 - Finance
Position Type : Full - Time
Education Required : Bachelors Degree
Experience Required : Not Indicated
Relocation Provided : No

Job Description

“Delivering on promises for over 160 years!”

Hanover Insurance is a winning company comprised of outstanding professionals focused on a single vision: to be the very best in our business. At The Hanover you will have the opportunity to: Grow Your Career, Love What You Do and Be Valued for Your Contributions.

Apply today and discover:

- Why, in 2010 and 2011, we were recognized by The Boston Globe as a “Top Places to Work” and by Business Insurance as a “Best Places to Work”.

- How we continue to grow stronger through acquisitions, increased product offerings and unparalleled credit rating agency upgrades in the industry.

- How we build unique relationships with our Employees, Agent Partners and Customers

Position Overview/Summary:

The Hanover Insurance Group, based in Worcester, MA, has opportunitites for Internal Auditors. Join our Audit Team where you will have the opportunity to conduct certain aspects of audits over various financial, operational and system functions across all areas of the Company. Also responsible for performing ad hoc projects in conjunction with the Company’s external audit firm.

Staff Integrated Auditor - Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Under the direction of an intermediate auditor, senior auditor or audit manager, the integrated auditor will execute the following:

- Perform audit procedures following department standards and procedures, including control testing.

- Assist in performing business and information technology risk assessments, including identification, evaluation, and documentation of business risks and controls.

- Analyze audit evidence to provide management with an evaluation of the adequacy of controls and make recommendations for improvement.

- Begin to determine testing requirements.

- Begin to draft audit reports and organize work paper documentation.

- Assist in testing information systems and operating processes.

- Assist in assessing the effectiveness of general computer controls.

- Supports ad hoc projects as requested by management.

- Communicate effectively with clients.

Intermediate Integrated Auditor - Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Under the direction of a senior auditor or audit manager, the integrated auditor will execute the following:

- Plan, design and perform audit procedures following department standards and procedures including designing control tests.

- Design and perform audit procedures including control testing.

- Develop and organize work papers.

- Communicate effectively with clients and management to ensure full understanding of financial and operational objectives, risks, controls and observations.

- Perform business and information technology risk assessments, including identification, evaluation, and documentation of risks and controls.

- Evaluate the effectiveness of general computer controls.

- Assess the adequacy of proposed controls for new operations or systems.

- Analyze audit evidence to provide management with an evaluation of the adequacy of controls and make recommendations for improvement.

- Draft audit reports and other documentation.

- Supports ad hoc projects as requested by management.

- Mentor and contribute to professional development of staff and interns.

Senior Integrated Auditor - Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the internal audit manager, the senior integrated auditor will execute the following:

- Direct and lead audits, supervise junior team members and performs the initial review of work papers.

- Assist management in supervising audit teams on larger audits.

- Independently plan, design, perform and lead all aspects of audits following departmental standards and procedures, including setting objective, defining scope, designing tests and managing resources.

- Perform risk assessments, including identification, evaluation, and documentation of business risks and controls.

- Assess the adequacy of proposed controls for new operations or systems.

- Lead audits that evaluate the effectiveness of general computer controls.

- Analyze audit evidence to provide management with an evaluation of the adequacy of financial and operational controls and make recommendations for improvement.

- Communicate effectively with all levels of management to ensure full understanding of objectives, risks, controls, and observations.

- Prepare clear and concise draft audit reports and other communications.

- Completes ad hoc projects as requested by management.

- Assist management with staff assessments.

- Mentor and contribute to professional development of team members.

Position Requirements

- Staff 0 - 2 years, Intermediate 3 - 5 years, Senior 5+ years of experience in a business environment with some systems experience preferred

- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or MIS/Computer Science preferred

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

- Strong analytic skills and an inquisitive personality

- Effectively communicate observations and conclusions

- Work semi-independently and execute research using a variety of technical and manual tools

- Ability to interact and coordinate with all levels of management

- Ability to acquire and utilize auditing methods and concepts

- Able to learn new computer systems and technology rapidly

- Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

- Ability to travel up to 20%

Key Success Factors/Competencies

Analytical Thinking -Applies analytical techniques, e.g., separating a complex whole into its parts or elements to resolve problems or issues.

Information Seeking - Thoroughly investigates and researches multiple sources to expose details and complete information about resources, issues, problems, and so forth. Conducts in-depth research, asks probing questions, and transcends surface issues.

Information Systems Knowledge - Maintains and applies specific knowledge of information systems elements (hardware, software, network, change management, release management, etc.) and their application to business functions/processes.

Initiative - Proactively identifies present and future obstacles, issues, and opportunities; takes actions to address such obstacles, issues, and opportunities.

Self Management - Effectively plans and organizes their work to achieve desired outcomes. Demonstrates flexibility in applying different approaches to changing work demands. Is confident of own abilities to meet challenges and can maintain performance under stress. Seeks improvement through learning, development and feedback.

Benefits To Joining The Hanover Team :

- Competitive Pay and Benefits

- Retirement/401(k) Program

- Beneficiary and Ability Assist Programs

- Travel Assistance Program

- Adoption Benefit

- Wellness Programs

- Matching Education Gifts Plan

- Employee Development/Education Assistance and Professional/Industry Designation Programs

- Generous "Time Off With Pay"

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG), based in Worcester, Mass., is the holding company for a group of insurers that includes The Hanover Insurance Company, also based in Worcester; Citizens Insurance Company of America, headquartered in Howell, Mich., and their affiliates. The Hanover offers a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families and businesses through an extensive network of independent agents, and has been meeting its obligations to its agent partners and their customers for more than 150 years. Taken as a group, The Hanover ranks among the top 40 property and casualty insurers in the United States.

EEO Statement The Hanover Insurance Group provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Company is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

The Hanover Insurance Group does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. The Hanover Insurance Group will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm that does not have a signed "Employment Agency Agreement" already on file with Human Resources - The Office of Talent Management.

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