Accume Partners

Senior Associate, Internal Audit - Insurance Industry

Job Locations US-DC
ID
2017-1037

Overview

Accume Partners is a trusted risk assurance and advisory leader and innovator in delivering integrated solutions to our clients in highly regulated industries. Our firm has strong roots in providing internal audit, regulatory compliance, and risk management services to various sectors in the financial services industry. A few years ago, Accume Partners has added to those services with extensive Cybersecurity and Technology Compliance capabilities. As the level of regulatory and business complexity has surged, so has the need for specialized knowledge and focus. We have organized our firm to achieve that goal providing our clients with deep knowledge, expertise and approaches in the following areas: • Internal Audit • Regulatory Compliance • Technology Risk Management • Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice and Toolset • Incident Response Planning and Cyber-Forensic Team • FFIEC Compliance Software (Risk Director) Through these key areas of focus, we are able to stay in front of change, bring balanced perspectives and the specialized knowledge demanded by today’s banks and financial institutions. That is why our clients view us as the partner of choice, a partner that is truly different from the others. Partnership Matters.

 

 

Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate, Internal Audit at Accume Partners, this role is part of our Insurance/Commercial/Education (ICE) Market Circle and is responsible for performing Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) financial compliance activities and internal audits of client operations, primarily in the insurance industry.

 

SOX Responsibilities

  • Perform and document walkthroughs with process owners and external auditors
  • Ensure SOX process documentation is adequate and complete for assigned areas; update or develop control documentation and narratives for business processes.  Review existing controls to determine validity and effectiveness.
  • Perform SOX testing and other SOX tasks and provide training and guidance to staff members to ensure quality audits.
  • Provide recommendations for control deficiency remediation plans.

Internal Audit Responsibilities

  • Perform audit of client insurance and investment operations, and third party vendors
  • Provide recommendations to address control issues
  • Work individually or as part of a team to provide project execution on client engagements
  • Conduct fieldwork, discuss findings and observations during client exit meetings
  • Prepare work papers to support conclusions, as well as written audit reports

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of audit experience (internal or external) with at least 2 years of experience in SOX compliance activities required
  • Bachelor's degree required, finance or accounting preferred
  • CPA, CIA, or CISA certifications preferred
  • Must possess an understanding of the COSO framework, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, financial reporting risk, internal controls, and US GAAP
  • Exposure to Life and Health /or Property & Casualty Insurance and/or Investments a plus
  • Must be available for daily travel to local client sites, with potential for some minor out of town travel
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with employees of all levels at the client and their external auditors

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