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Nationwide Insurance

Sr Audit Consultant

Scottsdale, AZ

As a team member in the Finance and Internal Audit department at Nationwide, the opportunities are endless! You can grow and learn in diverse areas across many disciplines such as Advanced Analytics, Investments, Actuarial, Accounting, Risk Management, Critical Business Advisor and so much more. Let Nationwide help create your career journey!

This position will be on Internal Audit’s Strategy and Operations (StratOps) team and a member of the Internal Audit Leadership Team. As a part of this team, you will have the opportunity to focus on projects pertaining to digital automation, operational excellence, training and development, quality assurance, policies & procedures, Board and executive reporting, and driving key department strategic initiatives! Whether you’re an experienced auditor or have built a career in department management, you can grow your current skills and stretch into new areas as a member of the Internal Audit StratOps team helping drive Internal Audit to be nimble, multi-skilled, and innovative business partners!

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This role will cover the following areas:

  • Manage Internal Audit Board/Audit Committee reporting and key internal and external communications; represent Internal Audit in the newly formed OCFO Communications Network
  • Manage, execute, and collaborate with other members of StratOps and the audit team on critical methodology transformational project such as Integrated Risk Management, revamping audit methodology, agile audit, risk partner reliance, etc.
  • Own, manage and improve the Internal Audit policy, procedures and quality assurance and improvement program
  • Manage the relationship with the FLRP program, manage any FLRP associates and StratOps interns; assist the Director with overall team management and engagement
  • Manage key Internal Audit meetings for the department
  • Lead and contribute to various projects and Strategic Initiatives

This position will be staffed at the H or G band.


Job Description Summary

To enable Nationwide to serve customers with the extraordinary care they deserve, we use advanced analytics to get insights from big data to provide meaningful audit results that improves business effectiveness and efficiency. No two audits are ever the same and the variety of work assignments gives us visibility and exposure throughout the enterprise. If you have the desire to learn continuously, think critically and can see the big picture, we want to know more about you!

As a Senior Consultant, you'll be a leader in the Office of Internal Audit, managing critical initiatives, driving continuous improvement and developing top talent. You will help shape the annual audit plan by providing insights based on deep knowledge of the strategic direction of the business and internal auditing. You'll have opportunities to manage engagements from planning to completion and navigate evolving business environments and related risks.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Completes special projects as advised by Officers (Senior Vice President, Associate Vice President) and Directors and other key administrative functions within the department, e.g., system implementations, budget, meeting and resource management, executive reporting, methodology.

  • Attracts and acquires top talent to the department.

  • Develops others by delivering trainings and conducting onboarding sessions.

  • Understands the strategic plan and key initiatives of the assigned business unit. Based on this understanding provides valuable input into the audit planning process. Performs key executive interviews in the annual audit risk assessment process. 

  • Demonstrates high-energy, flexibility, time management and strong communication skills by managing multiple assurance or advisory engagements at a time. 

  • Leads engagements, from planning through reporting, with an expert-level knowledge of auditing techniques and according to professional and internal standards. This includes identifying key risks and controls for the engagement plan, coordinating and reviewing work performed by engagement staff, summarizing issues, recommendations and conclusions in the engagement report and managing client relations. At times, performs engagement tasks of the highest complexity. 

  • Uses analytics and data visualization tools to perform full population testing. Identifies new ways to audit through data analytics, continuous auditing or other technologies 

  • Manages engagement teams of approximately one to 10 associates. Assists with resource management activities for each engagement and provides valuable, real-time coaching and feedback to team members on both soft and technical audit skills. 

  • Drives ongoing risk assessments which serve as input to the risk-based audit plan. 

  • Develops relationships across the enterprise to provide outstanding care to all customers and serves as a trusted business advisor to clients, internal risk partners, and others. 

  • Leads initiatives and act as a change-agent, driving the unit to be more agile and innovative. 

  • Owns department employee engagement through coaching/feedback and planning inclusive team activities. 

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Audit Director/Audit Officer

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, technical or related field preferred. 

License/Certification/Designation: Relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, PMP) desired. 

Experience: Typically, more than 10 years of experience in audit, risk management or a related field. Experience in the insurance and financial services industry is preferred. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Skilled knowledge in audit, business and information technology general concepts and theory. Must have an operational knowledge and application of audit practices to multiple functional areas. Must have knowledge or project management and motivational theory. Applied knowledge in assessing risk. Must have critical thinking and decision-making skills for problem and/or enhancement identification and solution recommendation. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Must collaborate and function in a team environment. Must have strong organizational and leadership skills to prioritize multiple tasks and execute audit objectives in a timely manner. Must have strong coaching and consulting skills. 

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the Senior Vice President, Internal Audits, and Associate Vice President, Human Resources.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not eligible (exempt).

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. 

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Job ID: 672417277fdd589114445cbdb57db0aebf9cf5c67ca712128d6727b13d4875bf
Employment Type: Other