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SVP - Head Internal Audit, North America in New York at QBE

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    New York
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Lead strategic development and implementation of internal audit initiatives for area of responsibility by defining scope of team deliverables, delegating tasks and collaborating with senior management to share information and ensure regulatory compliance, adherence to quality standards and transparency of objectives.
  • Drive comprehensive internal audit approach for area of responsibility by developing team structure, defining team objectives and implementing an audit communication plan to ensure effective audit preparation and alignment with organizational and regulatory standards
  • Provide oversight to the pre-audit processes by guiding and overseeing team preparation for upcoming audits to ensure preparedness for external assessments and compliance with audit requirements
  • Inform senior management of potential risk by establishing executive communication, governance and reporting protocols to develop and share inventory of open audit issues and recommend strategies for resolution
  • Build and maintain strong, effective relationships across the organization by aligning goals and objectives with Risk Management, Underwriting and the executive management board to implement collaborative approach to auditing compliance initiatives
  • Foster a partnered approach to risk mitigation by partnering with business leaders to develop audit issue remediation plans and ensure corrective actions are taken in a timely and effective manner
  • Monitor audit processes and team members to ensure internal audits are conducted in compliance with legal standards and approved practices, comply with legal and regulatory requirements and adhere to company standards and best practices
  • Drive a performance management culture by mobilizing and developing individuals at all levels, encouraging cross-team collaboration and leading department to achieve positive results for the organization
  • Plan, allocate and manage financial budget by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and  properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility
  • Foster a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Model QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 10+ years relevant experience


  • Extensive internal audit experience; financial services industry experience; accounting experience; insurance industry background; increasing levels of responsibility; experience managing or leading others


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)


  • Advanced knowledge of internal audit principles and procedures
  • Products and concepts relating to the financial services industry, including financial instruments, financial management, insurance principles, and cash and capital principles
  • Products and concepts relating to the insurance industry
  • Terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components, and concepts
  • Principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Advanced knowledge of auditing controls and testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of team structures and auditing processes that emphasize adherence to quality standards


  • Identify process, operational, regulatory, and financial performance weaknesses and recommend solutions to address
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Identify team performance strengths and weaknesses and implement development and staffing solutions to address performance and capacity gaps
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Use wise, astute and insightful judgment to make sound decisions
  • Prioritize various competing tasks according to their urgency
  • Identify opportunities for improvement


  • Utilize effective communication skills to influence and persuade decision makers
  • Build long-term collaborative working relationships with senior managers
  • Extrapolate from limited or complex data
  • Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management
  • Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
  • Utilize information and knowledge to take calculated risks
  • Professional, polished, poised and positive demeanor


  • Frequent (approximately10+ trips annually)


  • Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 pounds.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.