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Consultant, Internal Audit Job Profile Summary
Summary: Manages individual operational and general IT projects from beginning to end, including the performance of staff on the project. Provides business units value-added advice regarding risk identification and mitigation. Specifically, provides cost-effective recommendations to improve the risk posture of the organization. Understands the key strategic initiatives of the Company.
Reports to: Audit Director/Audit Officer
Lead project teams of audit professionals and provide coaching and development opportunities.
Complete annual and ongoing risk assessments to drive the development of the Internal Audit Plan.
Manage the completion of internal audits and consultative project objectives with an expert knowledge of auditing techniques.
Facilitate client meetings to understand processes within scope of the audit objectives.
Develop a risk/control matrix.
Complete a review/approval of internal controls work documented by audit staff.
Identify control gaps and collaborate with client management to develop issue mitigation plans.
Lead the creation of audit reports.
Oversee and/or complete follow-up and validation of issue mitigation efforts.
Responsive to client requests and develops/maintains productive working relationships with client personnel.
Serve as a trusted business advisor to clients, internal risk partners, and other stakeholders.
Perform work in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and departmental policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Typical Skills and Experiences:
Education: Bachelor's degree in business, technical, or related field preferred. Advanced degrees are preferred.
License/Certification/Designation: Relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, PMP) desired.
Experience: 7-10 years of progressive experience in audit, risk management, or a related field. Experience in the insurance and financial services industry is preferred.
Knowledge: Skilled knowledge in audit, business and IT general concepts and theory. Must have an operational knowledge and application of audit practices to multiple functional areas. Must have knowledge or project management and motivational theory. Applied knowledge in assessing risk.
Skills/Competencies: Must have strong business acumen knowledge. Must have critical thinking and decision-making skills for problem and/or enhancement identification and solution recommendation. Must have effective oral and written communication skills. Must have strong collaboration and team work skills to function in a team environment and work on multiple projects at a time. Must have strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize multiple tasks and execute audit objectives timely. Must have strong leadership skills to interact effectively motivate and influence. Must have strong management skills to lead a project team and drive a project to successful completion. Must have strong coaching and consulting skills.
Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager's leader and HR Business Partner.
Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.
Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)
Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Extended and non-standard work hours based on project and customer deliverables.
ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit check and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process.
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