Accume Partners

Internal Audit Senior Associate - Insurance Industry

US-DC
ID
2017-1037

Overview

Accume Partners has a long history of providing internal audit, regulatory compliance and risk management services to banks and financial institutions. 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 Regulatory Compliance, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Technology Risk Management, and Operations and Process Improvement.

Responsibilities

As an Internal Audit Senior 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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