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ICFR Senior Specialist

86402

Job Summary

To provide independent and objective assessment as to the design and operating effectiveness, in accordance with Zurich’s Internal Control methodology, of the company’s Internal Key Controls in your area of responsibility. Active participation in the development of internal controls throughout the company by ensuring compliance with the Zurich Internal Control methodology.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the Internal Control Testing Leader and Internal Control Testing Managers in analysing the financial reporting risks for the processes for their Reporting Units (RUs) to direct the testing performed by the co-sourced testing partner for the RUs that have been assigned to them (selecting which processes and controls to test under a risk-based rotational testing approach, providing direction on application of testing methodology)

  • Testing of sensitive controls with highly confidential evidence (e.g. indirect entity level controls such as Board and Management Committees), and any other agreed testing for the RUs

  • Review of RUs readiness before testing, as required

  • Ad hoc special projects to bring about appropriate risk and coverage, rationalization and standardisation of controls

  • Support the Internal Control Testing Leader and Internal Control Testing Managers in ad-hoc Internal Control Testing-related tasks and projects

Business Accountabilities

  • Deliver testing of controls such as indirect Entity Level Controls, as assigned

  • Complete deliverables as assigned by the Internal Control Testing Leader and Internal Control Testing Managers

Job Qualifications

Required : 

  • Bachelor's Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Accounting, Finance, Actuarial or equivalent
  • Fully or Partially qualified accountant/auditor (e.g., ACCA/CPA/IIA/CIA)
  • Minimum 3 years of audit experience, ideally with the Big 4 or medium-large audit firm
  • Have strong understanding of accounting standards
  • Have strong understanding of internal control frameworks, risk management and audit procedures

Preferred : 

  • Prior internal control implementation or control testing experience preferred
  • Insurance industry experience
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience
  • Strong Verbal and written communication skills
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Professional, including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Audit, Risk, Accounting and Finance area
  • General ledger transactional experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Business Objectives or other query tools

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