Who we are
Zurich is one of the world’sleading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Ourmission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.
With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, weaspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders,customers and employees.
We help individuals, small and medium sized companiesand global corporations around the world understand and protect themselves fromrisk by offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisoryservices.
We are actually living a cultural and business transformation processand that is the reason why we need to hire people completely different.
We arelooking for some unique person, creative and exceptional who might want to be apart of this changes and assume new and completely different challenges
The RiskManagement team is seeking an auditor or an economist with significantexperience in finance & accounting to assist in the independent testing of the design and operatingeffectiveness of the Internal Control over Financial Reporting (also named ICFRor SOX).
In addition to that, the testing expert will actively participate in the development ofinternal controls throughout the Company by ensuring compliance with the ICFR Methodologyand ICFR policies and procedures.
It is a very transversal function,working closely with the assurance functions and with most of the areas of thecompany.
We are looking for a motivated andcommitted individual with significant knowledge of Finance & Accountingprocesses and controls or relevant experience as an internal or external auditor.
Deliver ICFR Testing work in area of responsibility inorder to ensure compliance with Zurich ICFR Methodology.
Key point of contact for all testing matters locally,including issue agreement with the 1st line of defense and challengeof action plan sufficiency for significant issues.
Act as the face of ICFR Testing (i.e. interactionwith the Finance area and the CFO on testing matters) including establishingand cultivating these relationships.
Provide technical direction / advice within area orresponsibility
Your role & Key Accountabilities
Analyze the financial reporting risks for theprocesses for the assigned reporting units (RUs) to direct the testingperformed.
Select the processes and controls to test under arisk-based rotational testing approach, providing direction on application oftesting methodology.
Act as a key point of contact for the RUs for alltesting matters and with the external auditor for the controls where they placereliance.
Test sensitive controls with highly confidentialevidence (e.g. indirect entity level controls), and any other agreed testingfor the RUs.
Review of and detailed involvement in discussion andagreement of significant risk and control issues raised with the first line ofdefense and also at the Group level (e.
g. quality reviews performed by theGroup).
Review results and ensure that the issues arecorrectly reflected (rating and facts) in the Risk and Control Engine (RACE).
For the significant issues raised, challenge thesufficiency of the action plan developed by the 1st line of defenseto mitigate the risk.
Build technical expertise of the financial reportingprocesses.
Provide required inputs for updating and maintainingthe Zurich ICFR Testing Methodology.
Ad hoc special projects to bring about appropriaterisk and FSLI coverage, rationalization and standardization of controls.
Your Skills and Experience
Yourskills and qualifications will ideally include :
Experience / Qualification
Significant knowledge of Finance & Accountingprocesses and controls or Audit is a pre-requisite. Previous experience inaudit or internal control engagements is also required (minimum 5 years’experience in Finance & Accounting, Internal Control and / orExternal / Internal Audit).
Experience in SOX or having worked in a SOXenvironment together with professional qualifications in Accountancy, Finance and / orAudit is an advantage.
Advanced levelof Spanish and English (verbal and written) are required.
Interpersonal skills :
Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment tocorporate values.
Good organization,problem solving and strong communications skills in an internal audit and / orexternal audit environment.
Ability to workcustomer focused, collaborative, flexible, persistent and result-oriented.
Flexibility andendurance to cope with varying workloads, pressures and priorities.
PrimaryLocation : Work location is in Barcelona and you will get the chance to develop your professional career with a greatteam and a very good work environment.
Schedule : Full-time
At Zurich, weare an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the bestqualified individuals available, without regard to race / ethnicity, religion,gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
We are already onour way and we are changing the way we do insurance. In order to do so, we needpeople with talent, willing to learn and a lot of passion! Want to Join Us?
ZURICH, 12 consecutive years being considered as top employer. For thosewho truly love!
22 / 03 / 2019
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