SOX Controls/External Support Auditor

Allstate Northbrook , IL 60062

Posted 2 weeks ago

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

One of the primary roles of this position will be supporting SOX control reviews. The SOX auditor performs internal control testing of the company's business processes and financial applications to evaluate Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance. The other focus of this position is to assist Allstate's external auditors with specific control testing. This involves taking direction from the external auditors to assess the control attributes, evaluate findings, and provide a conclusion on the adequacy of controls.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned audit tasks to achieve department deliverables within established timetables while producing high quality work.

  • Conduct preliminary analysis and risk assessment of assigned operational units or functional areas.

  • Draft high quality workpapers and ensures support and conclusions are well documented in accordance with department standards.

  • Interact with unit management and personnel throughout the assignment to compile necessary information and discuss audit findings and recommendations.

  • Follow-up on control deficiencies/issues, review recommendations and validate remediation plans.

Job Qualifications

The skills required are:

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Flexibility, adaptability and comfort with the unknown.

  • Curiosity to learn more about Allstate's business operations.

  • Strong relationship building skills.

  • Intermediate Project Management skills - Able to set project timeframes (for self) to meet project objectives with minimal oversight.

  • Basic knowledge of auditing concepts, business knowledge/experience a plus.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Basic critical thinking and problem-solving skills around business processes, controls, and deficiencies.

  • Proficiency in business-related computing applications (e.g., Microsoft Office applications).

Qualifications include:

  • 2+ years of SOX, audit, or related experience

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required - major preference of Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology

Allstate will not sponsor individuals for employment based visas for this position.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.

Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

For jobs in San Francisco, please click "here" for information regarding the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For jobs in Los Angeles, please click "here" for information regarding the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

It is the policy of Allstate to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, and citizenship status as a veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam Era.


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