Full Job Description
Job Posting End Date: 09/18
Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.
This is a senior level position that performs moderately complex activities generally specializing in one functional area of Audit and with the ability to contribute across functional areas of Audit. This position works individually and in teams with minimal direction from management. Individuals are professionals who rely on experience, judgment, and creativity to plan and accomplish goals.
For this role CPA, CIA, CMA, CISA certifications are preferred. Experience with SOC1, SOC2, and COSO is also preferred.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
May mentor and oversee work of less experienced staff.
Demonstrates ability to effectively use resources and produces results to solve problems or issues with minimal support.
Accepts responsibility for outcomes of his/her own efforts.
Designs moderately complex to complex audits and provides strategic direction for the design and execution of testing plans to analyze and evaluate risks and controls around Enterprise objectives.
Coordinates the analysis of risk and controls and provides recommendations for appropriate action by business partners.
Develops related audit reporting to business partners.
Uses risk knowledge and audit skills to make appropriate recommendations to Audit management for efficiencies and to enhance productivity.
May conduct special studies and/or participate in projects.
Demonstrates strong knowledge and understanding of audit theory and practice by applying knowledge and identifying issues.
Partners effectively with business management to help identify and proactively provide solutions that deliver business value.
Continuously works toward broadening network and contacts in other functional areas to strengthen Enterprise Audit’s relationships with business areas across the enterprise.
Clearly communicates risk management and control issues identified in audit reports, proactively recommends the most appropriate/effective resolutions and presents audit reports effectively to management.
Identifies and recommends enhancements of Audit and internal control systems by updating audit programs and procedures.
May provide maintenance with internal control systems by updating audit programs and procedures that support the specific functional area (IA, IC, IT, ICA)
Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of Unum’s products, services, technology and business processes including, his/her specific functional area, its issues and the technical skills required to support it.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Relevant four-year degree and professional certification preferred, or comparable experiences, with two to five years’ work experience.
Attention to detail while effectively and independently prioritizes work and manages multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to commit quickly and positively to change; viewed as a promoter of change management.
Highly motivated individual with demonstrated ability to take independent actions to solve problems/issues with limited involvement from manager and contribute to solving problems and issues in a collaborative way.
Strong communication (oral and written), presentation, and negotiation skills with all levels of management. Adept at handling group dynamics.
Ability to link a strong understanding of business processes, business drivers and changes to other business areas, risks, issues and trends and coordinate in development of quality analytics that that result in actionable outcomes.
Strong Excel skills and proficient in Word and PowerPoint.
Represents Unum’s ethical and professional standards at all times.
Technical Competencies - Internal Controls:
Strong understanding of SOX control framework for GAAP financial reporting
Strong understanding of NAIC Model Audit Rule framework over Statutory financials
CPA, CIA, CMA, CISA certifications preferred
Experience with SOC1, SOC2, and COSO also preferred
Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.
Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.