Nationwide Specialist, Internal Audit in Columbus, Ohio
This position is in the Corporate Services audit team and will focus on audits of Investments, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Emerging Businesses, and Human Resources.
This role may be filled at the Sr Analyst level based on experience.
Summary: Executes more complex tasks related to internal audit programs throughout the company or business segments for soundness, compliance, cost effectiveness and risk to ensure the integrity of business operations, management information systems, financial controls, and records. Responsible for completing operational and general IT activities in a timely manner. May also manage individual operational and IT general projects from beginning to end, including the performance of staff on the project.
Reporting Relationships: Reports to Audit Director/Audit Officer
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in leading project teams of audit professionals and provide coaching and development opportunities.
Complete internal audits and consultative project objectives with an applied knowledge of auditing techniques.
Participate and/or facilitate client meetings to understand processes within scope of the audit objectives.
Develop a risk/control matrix based on individual project needs.
Accurately and independently evaluate and document the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
Participate in the completion and review/approval of internal controls work documented by audit staff.
Identify control gaps and collaborate with client management to develop issue mitigation plans.
Participate in the creation of audit reports.
Independently perform 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.
License/Certification/Designation: Relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, PMP) or progress toward becoming certified desired.
Experience: 4-7 years of progressive experience in audit, risk management, or a related field. Experience in the insurance and financial services industry is preferred.
Knowledge: Applied 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 of project management and motivational theory.
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 possess leadership skills to interact effectively motivate and influence. Must possess good coaching and consulting skills. Must possess management skills to lead a project team and drive a project to successful completion.
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.
Job Family/Function: AUD / AUI
Evaluation Activity: DRC 05/2017