Audit Team Manager

Date Opened: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us

 

At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.

 

Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.

 

We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.

 

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.

 

 

 

Location

 

Belfast/ Derry – Londonderry /Strabane

 

 

Your role in the team

 

Allstate IA is seeking individuals with substantial operational audit and leadership experience to join our team. We value creativity, enthusiasm and teamwork. We are looking for someone who has a natural curiosity and is passionate about leading people and projects. You will apply a risk-based approach to audit projects that are operational and strategic in nature. You will oversee your audit programs and project plans and have full accountability for all audits under your leadership. The Audit Manager will have the responsibility of leading and developing a team of auditors located in Northern Ireland who will work with U.S. based auditors on projects across the Allstate enterprise. You will also be asked to play a key role in developing others during each engagement through coaching and delegation.

 

 

Allstate Internal audit provides opportunities for you to get a broad picture of the organization and exposure to leaders and subject matter experts across Allstate. Our audits cover all aspects of the business, including a variety of disciplines such as distribution, customer service, product operations, claims, operations, investments, compliance, human resources and finance. Additionally, we collaborate with risk management functions and other senior leaders for coordinated engagements on large scale strategic initiatives throughout Allstate.

 

 

  • Leads complex audits leveraging audit knowledge to deliver high quality results, consistent with the audit plan and guidelines. Key components include:
  • Independently performs an assessment to determine audit scope
  • Creates the audit program and manages the execution and development of the audit test procedures and analysis of results, quality, and conclusions.
  • Ensures standards and documentation requirements are met.
  • Drafts high quality reports that are succinct, factual and value-adding
  • Consults in ad-hoc advisory engagements while working closely with business units to share risk considerations as they develop, implement and monitor strategic projects.
  • Builds and leverages business relationships to maintain the pulse of the environment and provides input on risk and controls during risk assessment and annual planning process.
  • Provide the appropriate level of project planning, delegation of work, and supervision of assigned staff to ensure planned audits meet Allstate IA’s process expectation
  • Ensure the client is addressing audit issues appropriately and in a timely manner, as agreed upon at the conclusion of the audit engagement.
  • Effectively manage and develop team to build broad and deep bench strength in the skills needed for internal audit.
  • Encourage employee engagement through on-the-job support and communication of policies and procedures.
  • Perform performance management process according to company standards for all direct reports.
  • Lead the development of new department strategies, tactics and audit methodologies.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication including exhibiting strong partnering skills with the ability to interact with various levels of management and external stakeholders

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Extensive audit and/or business experience (5+ years), including successfully leading operational audits that were leveraged to provide thought leadership and value to clients
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities for complex business issues.
  • Strong people leadership, as well as project and time management skills.
  • Ability to effectively influence individuals to action.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and comfort in dealing with all business areas (Market Facing Businesses, AORs, Shared Services), as well as complex and sensitive situations.
  • ACCA, CPA, CFE, ACA qualified/part-qualified or a CIA certified applicant.
  • Related Degree.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with strong analytics skills using Excel and/or experience using other reporting tools a plus.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • Have not been unsuccessful in the 30min “case study assessment” and interview process for Auditing opportunities within the past 6 months

 

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Master’s degree

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

 

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

 

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

 

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

 

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

 

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

 

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd April 2021