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Risk Analyst -Actuarial Controls

Company: Transamerica
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

The people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, heart and diverse thought to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and work

Are you interested in a highly visible internal controls position? Do you want the chance to support interesting projects while partnering with leaders from actuarial teams? Does learning more about how an insurance company is driven by actuarial practices interest you?

If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!

Job DescriptionWhat you will do: In this position, you will be the Actuarial Controls first line of defense within the Actuarial Integrity team. Partner with actuarial process owners to support risk identification and assessment, design, oversight reporting and disclosure of key controls as well being a trusted partner for business modernization efforts.

What you will learn: Develop and maintain relationships with first line leaders from the actuarial teams, as well as risk management personnel (second line of defense), to gain important exposure regarding how an insurance company operates. You will learn just how much an insurance company is driven by the actuaries and gain knowledge about their products and processes.

What Success Looks Like:


  • Ensure compliance is met on audit requirements by the actuarial integrity team. Work with external auditors to plan and implement an assessment of the control environment, coordination of timing and execution of process walkthroughs, and a process for timely sharing of potential issues for resolution with respect to internal controls.
  • Develop relationships with leaders in the business to ensure proper documentation of processes and internal controls.
  • Assist in the design of internal controls, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in documenting financial/accounting/actuarial process flows, with a focus on internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Support the execution of managements SOX risk assessment and scoping activities to ensure proper risk identification, process mapping and controls linkage for a sustainable internal control framework.
  • Collaborate with the first line in development of action plans to assess the adequacy of action taken by management to correct reporting deficient conditions, accepting adequate corrective action and continuing reviews with appropriate management on action considered inadequate until satisfactory resolution.
  • Collaborate with the second line the in development and implementation of a system to capture and track control deficiencies, as well as internal and external audit findings to resolution.
  • Engage the second line in testing the design and operating effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
  • Assist in developing process and policies for reporting findings.

    What You Need:

    • Bachelors degree in accounting or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.
    • Typically five years of experience in internal controls, audit or risk management within the financial services industry.
    • Experience working on internal audits and/or operational risk assessments.
    • Previous experience in Insurance or Big 4 accounting and a CPA is highly desirable

      What You Receive:

      A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. Its our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As youll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

      Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

      Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program

Keywords: Transamerica, Cedar Rapids , Risk Analyst -Actuarial Controls, Accounting, Auditing , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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