Audit Director
Jackson National Life Insurance Company - Lansing, MI

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Jackson National Life Insurance Company® ("Jackson®") has an opening for an

Audit Director

. Jackson is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing financial services companies, with over $100 billion in total assets. We offer a range of retirement products and services including variable, fixed and fixed index annuities. Please visit our website at

for more information.

Job Purpose

Provides management with objective analysis, detailed observations and recommendations relating to key business risk areas to mitigate the spectrum of risks relating to the achievement of Business Objectives and Plans within the area of responsibility. Provide independent, objective assurance that key risks are being managed to ensure they are within the risk appetite approved by the Board. Supports the AVP of Internal Audit in his/her assessment of the overall risk management environment.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

Supports the AVP, Internal Audit in the development and continuous review of an annual risk-based audit plan, aligned to business strategy.

Manages the delivery of a large portfolio of varied audit assignments on time, to quality and budget requirements.

Manages, coaches and mentors a team of Auditors/Senior Auditors/Audit Managers within a matrix structure.

Maintains a strong working relationship with members of the Group-wide Internal Audit team.

Builds and sustains excellent working relationship with senior and line management.

Discusses audit report and finding with senior line management and ensures the appropriate responses are obtained for each issue raised in the report.

Takes a lead role in shaping the on-going development of the internal control processes.

Manages a range of continuous improvement, administrative and reporting tasks needed to meet stakeholder requirements.

Reviews the work of Audit Managers and ensuring its compliance with standards.

Participates in the construction of the annual audit plan.

Other duties

Performs other special projects or duties as assigned


Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

Detailed knowledge of financial, operational, investment management and/or broker-dealer businesses.

Demonstrated ability to excel in a dynamic environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Must demonstrate ethical behavior.

Detailed knowledge of auditing standards.

Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, analytical and research skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external client relationships.

Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, coach and develop people.

Good team player, who can win and maintain the professional respect of the team.

PC skills, including Microsoft Office and familiarity with audit productivity software packages.

Education and Experience Required

Bachelor’s Degree

8-10 years in an internal/external audit role with management experience; insurance or financial service industry experience preferred.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) or other recognized audit or accountancy qualification required.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA) or Securities Licenses preferred.

Jackson offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive pay, bonuses, comprehensive health insurance benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan with matching, and a college tuition reimbursement program for employees and eligible dependents.

Online applications requested. Contact

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Company facilities and campuses are tobacco-free environments.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.



Internal Audit

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Jackson National Life Insurance




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