Internal Audit - Director, Internal Audit (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Company: Great American Insurance Co.
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: February 23, 2021
GreatAmerica Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer
and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on
the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex,
marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran
status. Internal Audit - Director, Internal Audit (Cedar Rapids,
About GreatAmerica GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment
finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and
dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.
While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our
entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.
We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our
founding in 1992. GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional
teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that
benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our
minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering
the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are
part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of
an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential
while enjoying your work.
Position Summary The Director, Internal Audit is responsible for
the strategic direction and leadership of the Internal Audit team
and processes at GreatAmerica. Will provide a systematic,
disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of
GreatAmerica's risk management, control and the governance
- Leads the Internal Audit function in a manner consistent with
standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and
with the expectations of the Audit Committee and its charter.
- Leads the process for establishing the strategic direction of
the Internal Audit team in the context of the overall risk
management framework for GreatAmerica.
- On an annual basis prepares the internal audit plan, which
takes into account the results of the most recent risk assessment
as well as identifies opportunities for improvement. Seeks
operational and other leadership input and acceptance of the plan.
Submits plan to the Audit Committee for review and approval.
- Evaluates key GreatAmerica risks and controls with a continuous
perspective on changes in our business and/or risk and control
environment and adjusts team focus and capabilities as needed.
- Leads the Internal Audit team as well as audit consultants
where determined necessary
- Leads the development of Internal Audit team members and the
capabilities of the team
- Leads the team to develop audit procedures and plans while
considering opportunities to leverage technology and data analytics
to improve coverage, impact and efficiency.
- Performs various audits as needed
- Leads the team to evaluate audit findings, prepare and present
results of audit work and recommendations to management and the
- Coordinates efforts with external auditors
- Communicates with all levels of leadership regarding company
risk, audit needs, and findings. Also follows up on actions to be
taken as a result of the findings .
- Proactively works with operational leaders to assess existing
controls and develop plans for improvements to the control
- Lives the GreatAmerica principles; involved in cross functional
efforts as assigned and required and allowed by the auditing
independence and objectivity standard.
- Keeps current on Internal Audit Standards and changes in the
- Performs other duties as necessary Position Qualifications For
all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer
Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral &
Written), Adaptability For this position: Communication Skills
(Oral & Written), Adaptability, Analytical Skills, Conceptual
Thinking, Leadership, Ethical, Financial Aptitude Education:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting Finance or equivalent is required,.
Certification of at least one of the following is strongly
preferred; CPA, CIA, or CFE. Experience: Minimum of at least seven
years finance or related business experience. Desired emphasis and
experience in leading the design and completion of internal and/or
external financial and operational audits. Computer Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Visio software, flowcharting
tools and able to learn industry software efficient and effectively
Other Requirements: Ability and willingness to travel which is only
occasional. Willing to work more than 40 hour weeks as the demands
of the department dictate. Knowledge of the leasing industry and
the company operating systems is a plus and/or has the ability to
learn these areas efficiently and effectively.
At GreatAmerica, we're looking to grow our business through our
people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your
application at www.greatamerica.com/careers.
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