Arthur J. Gallagher - Itasca, IL

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world's largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms, provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C) brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting and actuarial services. Gallagher also offers claims and information management, risk control consulting and appraisal services to clients around the world. If you're looking for a professional career with an industry leader then you have come to the right place. Wherever your interests lie, we're sure you will agree on one thing: our continued prosperity hinges on our greatest resource --- our people.

Position Summary

We are seeking an audit professional to work with us to develop and deliver a disciplined approach of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the company’s control, governance and risk management processes, and report the results to the Board’s Audit Committee and Executive Management. Position Summary: The Internal Audit Department is responsible for managing full scope audits that encompass financial, compliance and operational reviews in accordance with professional audit standards. The Internal Audit Manager will supervise and perform audits of the highest level of complexity. The person in this role will be a member of the management team, assisting the Corporate Vice President – Internal Audit and/or Internal Audit Director in the audit planning process, selecting candidates for hire, conducting performance evaluations, and developing the audit staff. List of Essential Duties:
Effectively plan, budget and manage audit engagements. Assign tasks, manage execution,
communicate specific elements of the risk-based work plan, issue vetting, and issue escalation.
Supervise analysis of workpapers, computations and statistical reports to ensure compliance with
established control procedures and identify issues.
Maintain documentation of audit engagements by establishing supportable and logically indexed
Work with audit staff to develop practical recommendations in response to control concerns and
opportunities for improvement.
Supervise the preparation and review of workpapers in accordance with department and professional
audit standards.
Apply audit experience to resolve more advanced, complex audit elements, including issues escalated
by the audit team.
Use sound judgment and creativity when working with others to formulate practical recommendations in
response to control concerns and opportunities for improvement.
Review drafts of deficiencies and recommendations, including development or revision of complex
policies and procedures and process improvements, prior to final audit communications and
presentation to senior management.
Supervise and review drafting of final audit communications, presentation of issues, and audit report to
senior management.
Confirm follow-up of audit findings to ensure adequacy and timeliness of action plans.
Promote concepts of internal control to assist and management in meeting responsibilities for an
effective internal control environment.
Assist the Corporate Vice President – Internal Audit and/or Internal Audit Director in developing a risk
based annual audit plan, staffing assignments, and apply individual judgment in determining audit
Oversee the design of audit programs to accomplish stated audit objectives established by the
Corporate Vice President – Internal Audit and/or Internal Audit Director.
Ensure appropriate skill and staffing of the Internal Audit team (e.g., performance evaluations, on-thejob
training, coaching/mentoring, providing career growth opportunities, etc.).
Manage the process for identifying process improvements within the Department.
Develop department training materials to keep team members up to date on accounting or audit issues
and company operations.
Develop and maintain department policies and procedures.
Participate in screening, recruiting and interviewing of employment candidates.
Develop audit project budgets, monitor deadlines, and communicate difficulties in a timely manner.
Manage the process to implement department changes and improve department and individual
Manage the process to implement quality control initiatives within the department.

Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Required:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in accounting, finance or related
Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.).
Minimum of 8 years work experience in public accounting, internal audit, or directly applicable industry
Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
Significant staff development/ management experience essential.
Strong understanding of professional audit standards, COSO and risk assessment practices.

Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Desired:
Advanced degree, preferably in accounting, finance or related field. Work Traits:
Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills.
Excellent organization skills.
Act as a resource to audit staff in specialized areas of expertise and professional audit standards.
Ability to coach and motivate.
Ability to adhere to budget goals, meet deadlines, and communicate difficulties in a timely manner.
Ability to design and implement new processes.
Strong understanding of Gallagher standards and practices.
Comfortable working and managing in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Strong understanding of professional and industry standards and practices, including COSO and
enterprise risk assessment practices.
Maintain knowledge of current accounting and auditing practices through continuing professional
Experience in managing multiple projects and working with varying team members.
Deliver work assignments on a timely basis.
Ability to translate short-term and long-term department goals into team and individual performance
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent customer service focus.
Ability to conduct performance management discussions.

U.S. Eligibility Requirements :
Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization
Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure
Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, or any other legally protected status. Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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