P erforms and coordinates audits and reviews with the Audit Manager and Chief of Internal Audit to provide the Board with independent, objective information concerning financial accountability, adequacy of management controls, and compliance with state laws, rules, and regulations. The purpose of the position is to perform as an audit project leader and audit team member to support the Office of the Internal Auditor in its governance role by providing independent and objective appraisals of selected activities through audits, reviews, investigations and special projects assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : THE FOLLOWING ARE THE USUAL, BASIC AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION. THESE FUNCTIONS ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED.
Model ethical behavior and execute job responsibilities in accordance with Citizens core values and ethics policies
Plan, audit, including client communication, data analysis, risk identification, key control analysis and determination of recommended audit scope and objectives
Responsible for conducting IT audits, identifying and monitoring critical information systems, platforms, infrastructure and security areas of the company including but not limited to client relationship management, risk assessments, internal audit plans
Develop audit-testing procedures to address potential internal control weaknesses and recommendations to strengthen internal controls
Conduct fieldwork, including flowchart documentation, testing, work paper documentation, control analysis, and development of recommendations
Develop and document Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAAT’s) to extract and manipulate data from complex computer systems and to facilitate substantive testing procedures (i.e. passport, access, VB)
Supervise audit work, include assigning work sections to assigned staff, monitoring progress, providing feedback to staff and ensuring that audit objectives are met
Review assigned work associated with audit, and provide training, guidance and coaching to staff on performance in accordance with departmental standards
Manage client communication during the audit process, including introduction of the audit, progress meetings, exit meetings, report drafting and distribution and follow up related to the open items resolutions
Analyze findings, draft audit issues and recommend solutions that improve financial performance, accounting control practices, technology practices and operations
Provide assistance and advice to management on auditing related issues
Write and prepare quality, audit reports
Verify that Citizens policies and procedures are followed to determine their adequacy and effectiveness
Schedule Technology-related audits and allocate resources to accomplish the audit plan objectives
Using specialized knowledge of auditing and information technology, participate in audits of the company’s information systems, operations, systems development processes, LAN’s and related resources\processes
Assist operational auditors in applying information systems audit principles and concepts. Identifying the relevant automated controls to include in the audit scope, designee audit programs/procedures to assess their adequacy, and documenting the impact of strengths or weaknesses to current audit procedures/objectives
Develop and maintaining productive client relationships through individual contact and group meetings including system implementation meetings and identification of control weaknesses when applicable
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others, to include internal and external clients, as well as, work in a team environment
Working knowledge of business processes, internal controls, and understanding of the internal audit process.
Project management skills
Demonstrated knowledge of IT audit, data analytics , as well as investigation processes and methodologies
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Commitment to professional development opportunities, including internal and external training programs.
Initiative to proactively discuss, start and complete projects
Strong computer skills including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office systems such as Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Strong interpersonal and oral, written communication and consultative skills, to include conflict resolution and the ability to convey highly technical information to others verbally and in writing
Strong quantitative, analytical, data- analytics and data- mining skills, problem solving, negotiation, and organizational skills
Ability to interact and work with all levels of management
Ability to interpret and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and complex and voluminous evidence
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive or confidential issues of significant complexity.
Ability to apply technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of work assignments.
Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to travel for extended hours and occasionally (approximately 25% of the time) within the state of Florida.
Demonstrated knowledge of risk based integrated internal audit approach
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in a professional field such as Information Systems, Business Administration, Accounting or related field OR combination of education and experience relevant to position, equivalent to 4 years in college.
7 or more years of experience working with Internal Audit, to include 4 or more years of IT auditing
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Active Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certifications
Intermediate or advanced knowledge with automated workpaper systems (i.e., Teammate, AutoAudit or similar) and Audit Command Language (ACL) or similar
Familiarity with insurance operations and terminology.
This position requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, hear and converse over the telephone and in person and key frequently on a computer (two or more hours per day).
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation - 14 months ago