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Sr Finance Auditor

Company: The Zenith Insurance Company
Location: Woodland Hills
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Plan and perform assigned audits of Company operations. Determine compliance with Company, GAAP, legal, and regulatory policies. Develop audit procedures and determine efficient use of resources. Verify and analyze transactions, prepare working papers, report findings, and develop appropriate solutions. Review work of staff auditors as applicable. Perform special projects as required. The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, schedule, and perform and/or review assigned financial and operational audits of various Company functions (including evaluations of applicable information systems functions) to provide all management levels, the Audit Committee, and the Board of Directors with objective, independent analysis and recommendations.
  • Determine the direction and audit procedures to be used in audit reviews.
  • Additionally, give input into planning overall annual audit department plan.
  • Perform and/or review tests of compliance with Company, GAAP, legal, and regulatory practices.
  • Report audit findings and make recommendations for the correction of unsatisfactory conditions, improvements in operations, and reductions in cost.
  • Develop audit programs to ensure appropriate coverage of key activities and information, prepare audit workpapers in accordance with Internal Audit Department guidelines detailing the testing and results of the review performed and develop recommendations and alternatives for identified exposure areas to assist management in developing appropriate actions and solutions.
  • Provide instruction, guidance, and assistance to staff auditors assisting in assigned areas, and advise management on performance of assigned auditors.
  • Communicate with all management levels, using tact and diplomacy, to review audit results and to assist them in the effective discharge of their responsibilities; offer relevant suggestions on effectiveness of internal controls and efficiency of operating procedures to management, thereby assisting them in carrying out the stewardship responsibilities they bear.
  • Perform general risk analysis of audit areas and activities; read, interpret, and document department procedures for each function reviewed; judgmentally analyze level of audit risk based on materiality of dollar amounts and/or number of transactions, liquidity of assets, and complexity of transactions.
  • Assist independent auditors in their annual audit of company financial statements to facilitate and reduce the costs of the annual audit process.
  • Participate in new system development and/or installation on an advisory basis to assist in the development of efficient workflow and effective controls; attend system development/testing meetings and offer suggestions on ways to strengthen internal controls and operating efficiency.
  • Conduct follow-up audit reviews to determine whether appropriate action was taken and desired results were achieved on reported audit findings.
  • Travel to Zenith offices located within and outside Woodland Hills an average of 4-6 times per year to conduct audits and attend meetings.
  • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned. Education, Skills, and Requirements
    • High School Diploma Or equivalent required.
    • Bachelor's Degree business, statistics, liberal arts degree or equivalent combination of training/experience will be considered if it involves statistical analysis, claims, information systems, insurance operations, auditing, or finance required
    • 3+ Years auditing, claims, systems, or other insurance-related experience. CPA or CIA designation preferred. Preferred.
    • Knowledge of auditing theory, techniques, and procedures, computer operations (mainframe or PC/LAN), financial, administrative and system controls, statistical methods, management and organizational principles, and insurance operations as acquired through experience and educational training.
    • Demonstrated organizational skills as acquired through experience such as establishing priorities and planning, organizing, and scheduling audits to meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated analytical skills as acquired through experience or education which involve the analysis and evaluation of complex data and interpretation of contracts and regulations.
    • Valid California driver's license in good standing. The expected salary range for this position is -$100,312.62 - $111,458.47. - Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience, geographic location, and other job-related factors as permitted by law. - Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Zenith Insurance Company. #CB

Keywords: The Zenith Insurance Company, Los Angeles , Sr Finance Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Woodland Hills, California

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