Argo Group, through its operating subsidiaries, offers high-quality commercial Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and public entities. At Argo, we leverage the success, discipline and expertise of our people and an understanding of our customers’ needs to provide a diverse portfolio of products and services. This approach helps those we insure drive down their ultimate cost through prevention and aggressive claims handling. Simply stated, our products and services help keep businesses in business.
Argo Group currently has a challenging opportunity for a Staff Internal Auditor located in San Antonio, reporting to the Manager of Internal Audit.
The Staff Internal Auditor will provide proactive support for corporate management's certifications of controls under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by evaluating business processes that ensure the company's assets are properly accounted for and are adequately safeguarded from loss. This position will also provide independent consulting activities designed to add value and improve the organizations' operations. The selected candidate will evaluate and recommend improvements for the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes.
In addition, the Staff Internal Auditor will need to use professional proficiency in applying internal audit standards, procedures and techniques for performing the job, which includes the following:
Evaluating business processes for adequacy of internal controls;
Conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering surveys, identifying, developing and documenting audit issues and recommendations, composing memos, preparing working papers, and drafting audit reports to communicate audit findings and recommendations;
Audit planning & preparation;
Following-up on audit recommendations;
Communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management;
Furnishing senior management with analyses, appraisals, counsel, and information on the activities audited or reviewed;
As needed independently perform financial, operational, compliance & substantive audits in compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards and documenting audit results in work papers;
Evaluating the efficient use of company resources;
Maintaining a high level of integrity and professional ethics; assisting the company’s leadership with monitoring the organization’s ethics;
Representing Internal Audit on organizational project teams;
Other assignments as determined by Internal Audit management.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or Information Technology.
CPA, MBA or CIA preferred.
Minimum of 1 – 2 years experience in accounting, public accounting, or internal audit. Insurance industry or financial services industry experience is preferred but not required.
Deadline-oriented, self-starter possessing a strong work ethic.
Good business acumen (i.e. understand how a company works and makes money, including how this role impacts both Argonaut’s and our customers’ ability to be profitable).
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
The ability to multi-task; capable of meeting deadlines. Good organizational and time management skills.
Flexible in a changing and demanding environment. Demonstrated skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
Ability to interact with all levels of management; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
Strong knowledge of financial accounting and auditing principles (GAAP, GAAS and SAP).
Strong knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
Basic knowledge of systems logic (the use of computer-assisted audit techniques is emphasized).
Polished and professional written and verbal communication skills, including active listening skills and oral presentation skills. The ability to read and write English fluently is required.
Both domestic and international travel will be required; it is expected the auditor will travel at least 30% of the time, including overnight travel of several consecutive nights.
CPA, MBA or CIA preferred
Headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd is a leading global underwriter of speciality insurance and...