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Corporate Finance Manager - Internal Audit

CNA. - Chicago, IL

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Oversees the performance of projects in assigned areas, ensuring high quality, risk focused internal audit services. Involves both assurance and consultative projects working with management to improve the business. Builds and maintains strong relationships with business line management and supervises audit team members. Minimal travel.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:

1.  Directs large projects, which may include leading work teams.

2.  Participates in defining the issues and scope of assigned projects; determines approach and methodology, and provides direction and strategy.

3.  Acts as subject matter expert, thought leader and process owner.

4.  Coaches, leads and develops less experienced analysts while fostering a positive, open team environment.

5.  Primarily responsible for overseeing audit activities with assigned business units and functions, product areas, and operating locations, which will encompass complex accounting and operational processes.

6.  Implements and administers auditing policies, procedures and practices.

7.  Plans, schedules and assigns resources to audit projects and manages activities of audit team for timely and effective completion of review on multiple, concurrent projects.

8.  Monitors business unit efforts to resolve identified control issues and assesses the effectiveness of remediation efforts through follow-up reviews.  Candidly discusses open control issues with management and escalates unresolved exposures to senior management as needed.

9.  Oversees day-to-day management and directly provides appropriate and timely guidance to assigned audit staff. Supervises preparation of and approves audit outputs for assigned areas, including work papers, audit reports, and takes an active role in driving timely and quality output, inclusive of presenting and discussing with senior management.

10.  Takes a lead role in the preparation and maintenance of an annual audit plan for assigned areas, including determination of realistic budgets for projects.

11.  Facilitates communication to management regarding the importance of internal controls (i.e., financial, operations and compliance); models the appropriate use of ‘partner/challenger’ relationship with audited entities.

12.  Primarily responsible for being cognizant of developments, trends and challenges within assigned business units and functions, and within the insurance industry.

May perform additional duties as assigned.


Reporting Relationship

Typically Director or above

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

1.   Strong knowledge of corporate and departmental auditing practices, procedures and principles as well as thorough knowledge of the insurance industry, the organization and departmental functions and operations.

2.   Strong knowledge of GAAP, statutory and other complex accounting principles, practices and procedures or specialized technical understanding of key business unit activities (e.g. underwriting, claims).

3.   Ability to effectively lead, coach and develop an audit staff.

4.   Ability to achieve results by taking a proactive strategic view of business goals and objectives.

5.   Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to effectively plan and direct multiple projects and project work teams.

6.   Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external business partners.

7.   Ability to exercise professional judgment and assume responsibility for decisions which have an impact on people and quality of service.

8.   Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

Education & Experience

1.   Bachelor's Degree in accounting preferred, or equivalent. Advanced degree or professional designation (CPA, CIA) preferred.

2.   Typically five to eight years of relevant work experience.


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18 days 14 hours ago



Corporate Finance Manager - Internal Audit CNA. - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
Since 1897, CNA has been providing outstanding service and an ongoing commitment to building long-term relationships, earning us a reputation for being a carrier that inspires trust. At CNA, we take pride in our ability to offer innovative products and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers and business partners alike. As the 7th largest U.S. commercial insurer and the 13th largest U.S. property & casualty insurer, we provide insurance protection to more than one million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally. We understand the importance of being where our customers are. Headquartered in Chicago, CNA has offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In these locations, we work with highly professional independent agents and brokers to ensure our customers receive the personal service and attention they look for in a carrier.