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VP, Internal Audit in New York at QBE

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

Job Snapshot

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    New York
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Job Description

Develop the overall business strategy for internal audit department by overseeing internal audit functions for QBENA, effectively managing resources, implementing policies and procedures and collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure quality audits are completed timely and accurately and are in compliance with regulatory requirements and company standards.

Primary responsibilities

  • Direct risk assessment process by serving as a risk partner for internal audit, monitoring developments in risk profiles and stakeholder requirements and managing completion of quality reports and effectively presenting information to senior leadership team
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the business and industry practices, internal audit principles and regulatory requirements and risk management principles in the conduct of audit engagements and special projects
  • Utilize effective risk-based planning skills, including gathering of information and completing risk assessments to determine the appropriate nature and extent of audit work
  • Build and maintain ongoing working relationships with key stakeholders within area of responsibility, to understand their needs, manage their expectations and address and resolve issues effectively
  • Develop, maintain and implement key policies, procedures, and standard documentation for the conduct of internal audit activities and engagements and offer ideas for improving performance and productivity
  • 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
  • Manage a performance enhancement culture by actively coaching and mentoring direct reports, providing regular feedback and developing employees for wider roles and responsibilities to foster professional growth and development
  • Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and  properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility
  • Create 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

Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


10+ years relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications


Internal audit experience; financial services industry experience; accounting experience; insurance industry background; increasing levels of responsibility


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


  • Comprehensive 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


  • Provide vision and think creatively and innovatively
  • Define scope for short and long-term team projects
  • Establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Streamline work processes to increase efficiency and use established metrics and benchmarks to evaluate results
  • Generate original, innovative solutions to difficult or unusual situations
  • Utilize effective communication skills to influence and persuade decision makers


  • Drive execution of strategic plans
  • Strategically partner and share product expertise with key stakeholders
  • Build and capitalize on beneficial internal and external relationships
  • Provide appropriate structure, direction and feedback to enhance team functioning
  • Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management

Work environment

Travel frequency

Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually)

Physical demands

General office jobs

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.


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