Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Under moderate supervision, the Consultant, Audit Practices and Operations Reporting supports the Chief Auditor (CAE) with preparing and reviewing the documentation of the department's quarterly audit results, completing certain Audit Practices activities for one or more Corporate Audit (CA) department locations, Sox Compliance review and testing, in addition to administrative tasks.
Audit Practices: Assists the Senior of AP and Ops Reporting with preparing the documentation for CA quarter-end communications to senior management, executive management, and the Audit Committees (TRV US, TRV CAN, IPAC). Prepares ad hoc analyses and other materials for the Chief Auditor.
Assists the Senior of AP and Ops Reporting with preparing analyses and other materials for the Chief Auditor such as Big 4 Independence Assessment. Assists the Senior of AP and Ops Reporting with preparing and maintaining the audit universe and annual audit plan. Assists the Senior of AP and Ops Reporting with performing routines to monitor audit metrics using various sources of data (job evaluation completion, project completion, survey completion, etc.) Back-up for quality reviews of audit reports and memorandums prior to distribution, and provides recommendations for improvement. Leads or participates in special projects and taskforces as needed.
SOX Compliance: Assist the SOX Compliance Program with certain monthly and quarterly routines such as quality assurance reviews of data changes and testing of system updates.
Operations: Manage CAE calendar, schedule CAE internal meetings (scoping, dept meeting, etc.) and external meetings (QARs, IPAC, etc.), arrange and prepare CAE travel expenses, answer phone calls, print documents, send out announcements/e-mails on behalf of CAE and compile AC/IPAC books & distribute.
Prepare invoices for payment, order supplies, prepare boxes to be sent offsite for storage, maintain report distribution list, distribute Audit/AI reports, update report issuance tracker and post reports/memos to SharePoint, and update PD deliverables spreadsheet. Primary to maintain tracker of new hire and departure tasks. Updates department e-mail distribution lists and phone number listing and update floor plans.
Also, maintain current KPMG phone listing. Review TEC for delinquent time entry; send e-mails to employees with delinquent timesheets and report results to CAE/PDs. Assists the Senior of AP and Ops Reporting with preparing the quarterly department meeting agenda and compiles the presentation.
Update presentations and grade final exams for the Chief Auditor's Leadership Development Program Course. Assists the Senior of AP and Ops Reporting with Automated Survey Process via SharePoint. Responsible for survey submission, receipt, completion and reporting. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Leadership: Advanced ability to work on multiple, diverse projects concurrently.
Ability to plan ahead, organize tasks, manage time well, and meet deadlines. Ability to receive feedback, willingness to learn and ability to embrace continuous improvement. Exercises sound judgment, makes decisions and commits to a position.
Communication: Ability to demonstrate effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Ability to articulate messages through formal and informal communications. Ability to write and edit clear and concise work products.
Build Relationships: Ability to build productive working relationships with co-workers, business management and external parties. Teamwork: Maintains smooth, effective working relationships; promotes effective teamwork.
The mission of Corporate Audit is to provide objective, independent, risk-based internal control evaluations in order to test the design and effectiveness of internal controls, governance and risk management processes throughout the Company; supports the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule compliance initiatives through timely and professional advisory services and objective evaluation of key controls; and, provides our personnel with the opportunity to enhance their personal and career development at Travelers, while striving to continuously improve our quality and proficiency. The Corporate Audit - Audit Practices and Operations positions have an integral role in accomplishing this mission.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Expert skills with commonly used office software including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word preferred. Advanced ability to collect and interpret data to prepare senior executive-level presentations.
Advanced ability to self-review work and provide first time quality deliverables. Willingness to work overtime, particularly in the weeks following quarter-end.
BA/BS in business-related or communications field. Minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional business environment working independently and interfacing with people at various levels of responsibility, including senior management.
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