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Sr. Auditor - Internal Audit

Company: Unum
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Posting End Date: December 02Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's two distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US and Colonial Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine and Baton Rouge, Louisiana - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. General Summary:This is a senior level position that performs moderately complex audit activities specializing in one functional area of Internal Audit and with the ability to contribute across functional areas. This individual works individually and in teams with minimal direction from management. At this level, individuals contribute to audit objectives using audit or business experience, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking, decision making, and professional judgment.Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesUS Business/Corporate

  • Support your team in planning, organizing, researching best practices, and completing the steps of the internal audit lifecycle to assess whether risks are being managed.
  • Design and complete testing to evaluate the strength and effectiveness of processes/controls using a risk-based approach.
  • Leverage strong problem solving, critical thinking skills, and attention to detail to identify risks affecting the company.
  • Collaborate with team members, business partners, and external consultants to assess the impact of risks and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Assist in the development and presentation of audit results to business partners, including senior leaders, in a way that can be consumed, agreed to, and will inspire action.
  • Build relationships with a broad range of business leaders and areas and continue to expand knowledge of various processes and industry trends to advise senior leaders and provide forward-looking insights that reduce risk. -
  • Act as a mentor/coach to develop, challenge, empower, and share knowledge with team members within IA, where applicable, to achieve results and seek growth opportunities.
  • Leverage and continuously improve audit knowledge and application of audit principles, practices, frameworks, and methodology.
  • Share responsibility for completing quality audits in support of team performance goals and metrics. - - -
  • Work independently and in teams to plan, organize, and prioritize work across multiple audits and initiatives, and may lead audits with less complexity.
  • Invest in ongoing learning (e.g., departmental trainings, professional learning opportunities, and certifications such as CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA) to deepen your skills, while also supporting others by sharing developmental opportunities and personal learnings.
  • Utilize audit management software (AuditBoard), data analysis and visualization tools (e.g., SQL, Microsoft Power BI), and productivity software (Microsoft Office) to work effectively and support the technical development of others.Internal Controls
    • Leverage strong problem solving, critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and accounting and financial knowledge to provide reasonable assurance on the effectiveness of the internal controls over financial reporting in compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). -
    • Collaborate with team members, business partners, and external auditors, while balancing, organizing, and planning work toward deadlines.
    • Leverage and continuously improve audit knowledge and application of audit principles and practices.
    • Work independently and in teams to plan, organize, and lead audits.
    • Act as a mentor/coach to develop, challenge, empower, and share knowledge with team members within IA, where applicable, to achieve results and seek growth opportunities.
    • Increase exposure to a broad range of business areas and build relationships with leaders responsible for Unum's financial reporting processes.
    • Share responsibility for completing quality audits in support of team performance goals and metrics. - - -
    • Invest in ongoing learning (e.g., departmental trainings, professional learning opportunities, and certifications such as CPA, CFE, CIA, CISA) to deepen your skills, while also supporting others by sharing developmental opportunities and personal learnings.
    • Utilize audit management software (AuditBoard), data analysis and visualization tools (e.g., SQL, Microsoft Power BI), and productivity software (Microsoft Office) to work effectively and support the technical development of others.Job Specifications/Requirements:
      • Relevant four-year degree required with two to five years' work experience.
      • Professional certification (e.g., CIA, CPA, CFE, CISA) preferred or working towards certification.
      • Strong problem solving, critical thinking skills, and demonstrated curiosity.
      • Act on feedback from managers and solve problems in a collaborative way.
      • Commit quickly and positively to change; promote and role model effective change behavior, including adoption of new processes and technologies.
      • Effective, inclusive, and succinct oral and written communicator who actively listens, builds strong connections, instills trust, influences, and aligns stakeholders.
      • Successfully communicate complex information to diverse audiences, tailoring your communication style to the needs of your audience.
      • Use data to provide comprehensive insights, enable better decision-making, and tell a story. -
      • Operate with a continuous improvement mindset, seeking more efficient ways of working, sharing knowledge, and encouraging others to pursue improvement opportunities.
      • Attention to detail while effectively and independently prioritizing work and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
      • Ability to link a strong understanding of business processes, business drivers, and changes to other business areas, risks, issues, and trends that result in actionable outcomes.
      • Strong Excel skills and proficient in Word and PowerPoint.Technical CompetenciesUS Business/Corporate:
        • Familiarity with audit principles and practices in alignment with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) or similar framework.Internal Controls:
          • Familiarity with the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) control framework for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) financial reporting.Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.Company:Unum

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