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Position will assist Audit Senior in the planning and execution of individual audits within or across Lines of Business or Function (LOB) within Voya Financial (Voya) to ensure controls are in place to avoid losses and meet regulatory requirements. The Associate will perform testing of the system of internal controls, test compliance with established policies and procedures, and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency. The Associate will participate in a variety of auditing assignments.
Assist with the planning and execution of audits within the LOB, including:
Conducting audit planning activities and preparing or revising audit programs to accomplish audit objectives
Performing audit procedures and preparing acceptable working papers which record and summarize audit data and adequately support conclusions
Performing testing of key controls in accordance with established standards and protocols to determine whether the controls are operating effectively
Utilizing the Computer Assisted Auditing Tools (CAATs) reports that were developed to test controls
Exercising judgment in documenting audit results, analyzing results and testing conclusions
Preparing potential audit issues in the event that exceptions are identified, taking into consideration the root cause of the issue and providing a realistic recommendation for enhancing internal controls or efficiency of operations
Working with supervisor to communicate audit test results to Line of Business management verbally and through audit recommendations
Perform special projects/assignments at the direction of Audit Management
Responsible for personal development through enhancement of technical and audit skills in the LOB and active participation in the performance management process
Continue to grow a personal support network by developing and building relationships throughout Internal Audit and within the LOB
Develop effective teamwork skills
Participate in creating and leading changes by identifying pragmatic improvement opportunities
Lead with passion and clarity by effectively managing her/his own professional development
Knowledge & Experience:
0 to 2 years of experience in auditing
Bachelor's degree with a major/minor or emphasis in Accounting, Finance or Business is required
Exhibits emerging comprehension of the LOB strategy, products, operations and potential risk areas
Builds effective and collaborative peer-level relationships and works well in teams
Works independently in order to contribute to team objectives
Demonstrates analytical and problem solving skills
Proactively identifies and escalates issues (if applicable) to supervisor as they arise
Good written and verbal communication skills
Adaptable and open to new ideas and change
Demonstrates time management and the ability to effectively balance multiple tasks
Ability to complete work with limited instructions, yet know when to seek guidance from supervising staff when circumstances warrant
Curious and demonstrates a desire for self improvement and continuous learning, seeks advice and coaching from seniors
Proactive in recommending improvements to departmental audit practices and processes
Basic knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, business processes, and IIA standards
Basic knowledge and understanding of Accounting/Financial Risk, Insurance Risk, Market & Credit Risk , IT Risk and Compliance Risk
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture:
Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.
Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.
Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.
Learn more about Critical Skills.