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Senior Auditor-IT

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC153776918
Company Name
UNUM
Physical Address

Portland, ME 04104
Job Description

Job Posting End Date: 03/15

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.

General Summary:This is a senior level position that performs moderately complex activities generally specializing in the functional area of Internal Audit IT 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.Activities include in depth exposure to IT systems and technical professionals working in software development, change management, access control, IT infrastructure, information and network security, server virtualization, cloud computing, mobile applications, and other key areas of our global company.

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 complex audits and provides strategic direction for the design and execution of testing plans to analyze and evaluate risks and controls for business applications used to support key business operations, information security, business and operational systems, networks, general computer controls, IT infrastructure, and other systems related processes and risk areas including those related to company objectives.

+ Partners with IT and audit team members to perform data sampling in support of audit engagements with a strong understanding of data models and databases with the ability to generate intermediate to complex SQL scripts.

+ Coordinates the analysis of risk and controls and provides recommendations for appropriate action by IT 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.

+ Develop and use applicable computer aided audit tools (CAAT), audit systems and analytic tools with IT audits.

+ Remain current with existing and emerging technologies and risks based on direction from IT Audit leadership or Consulting IT Auditors.

+ Demonstrates strong knowledge and understanding of audit theory and practice by applying knowledge and identifying issues.

+ Partners effectively with IT and 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 relationship with business areas across the enterprise.

+ Clearly communicate risk management and control issues identified in audit reports, proactively recommends the most appropriate/effective resolutions and presents audit reports effectively to IT and business partners.

+ Identifies and recommends enhancements of IT Audit and internal control systems by updating audit programs and procedures including, but not limited to operational reports/dashboard, ongoing monitoring, CAAT, Analytics, and combined assurance services.

+ 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.

Job Specifications

+ Relevant four-year degree and professional certification preferred information systems, computer science, finance/accounting or other related IT field, 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 result in actionable outcomes.

+ Strong EXCEL skills and proficient in Word and PowerPoint.

+ Proficient SQL query building, execution and consulting

+ Represents Unum’s ethical and professional standards at all times.

+ + 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.

+ Mentors less experienced staff on technical skills.

+ Highly motivated individual with demonstrated ability to take independent actions to solve problems/issues with limited involvement from manager.

+ 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 result in actionable outcomes.

+ Proficient EXCEL skills and proficient in Word and PowerPoint.

+ Proficient SQL query building, execution and consulting.

+ Represents Unum’s ethical and professional standards at all times.

+ Technical Competencies

+ Internal Controls:

+ Strong understanding of:

+ SOX control framework for GAAP financial reporting and

+ NAIC Model Audit Rule framework over Statutory financials

+ IT:

+ Strong understanding of:

+ IT audit theory and

+ Practices, risks, and controls in IT

+ Strong working knowledge of tools and techniques needed to:

+ Review and assess IT controls and

+ Link system controls to the associated business process.

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