ChicagoRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Chicago jobs

Lead IT Auditor

Company: Kemper Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Kemper is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. Our success is a direct reflection of the talented and diverse people who make a positive difference in the lives of our customers every day. We believe a high-performing culture, valuable opportunities for personal development and professional challenge, and a healthy work-life balance can be highly motivating and productive. Kemper's products and services are making a real difference to our customers, who have unique and evolving needs. By joining our team, you are helping to provide an experience to our stakeholders that delivers on our promises. -Position Summary:Kemper is seeking a talented IT Lead Auditor to join our Internal Audit team. Internal Audit plays a key role in helping Kemper achieve its strategic intent, including nurturing and developing future leaders. Our vision is for Internal Audit to provide continuous assurance to senior management and the board on the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and controls through a culture that embraces innovation, analytics, automation, and credible challenge. Internal Audit roles offer significant exposure to multiple areas of our business and all levels of senior management and provide opportunities to identify issues and help make measurable improvements to the Company.As an IT Lead Auditor, you will execute and / or supervise the execution of financial, compliance, operational and/or technology-related audits, targeted reviews, advisory projects, and issue management activities. You will ensure projects are risk-based and executed according to policies and guidelines. You will also contribute to department-wide strategic initiatives. Position Responsibilities:

  • Executes and / or leads audits within one or more segments of the Audit Plan, ensuring achievement of audit objectives and use of data analytics and automation
  • Ensures audit engagements are risk-based, well documented, and executed according to Internal Audit policies and guidance
  • Executes and actively engages in department's integrated audits or assessments
  • Completes assignments in a timely, high-quality manner
  • Maintains work in Kemper's audit management system
  • Provides timely and ongoing feedback, coaching and monitoring of audit work and directs staff members assigned to respective audits
  • Drafts audit issues, completes root cause analysis, and makes viable recommendations
  • Helps monitor business efforts to resolve identified control issues and assesses the effectiveness of remediation efforts through follow-up reviews
  • Develops and maintains solid relationships and consistently collaborates with others
  • Maintains and builds skills and competence as identified in an individual development plan and, as appropriate, through participation in relevant industry and professional associations
  • Has a clear understanding of business, industry, and regulatory risks
  • Establishes solid relationships and consistently collaborates with others across the EnterprisePosition Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting, finance, information systems, data analysis or business administration
    • At least 4 years of work experience, preferably in internal audit, public accounting, information technology, information security or data analytics
    • Has or is pursuing a professional certification, such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CRISC, CICA, CFE, CISSP, CPCU, FLMI, CAMS, PMP
    • Strong sense of curiosity and willingness to obtain a deep understanding of the business, processes, technologies, and risks to provide value and insights and help improve and achieve our strategic intent
    • Able to apply internal audit concepts and train others
    • Strong organizational, project management, time management, relationship-building, negotiating, and problem-solving skills
    • Able to work independently in a fast paced, high demand, environment while managing competing priorities in a dynamic environment experiencing rapid growth and change
    • Able to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise, detailed, and clear oral and written report
    • Able to recognize trends within data and to proactively identify opportunities to use data analytics
    • Able to serve as a trusted business advisor and provide value added recommendations to the business on the company's strategic initiatives
    • Working knowledge of control principles (e.g., COSO), financial and operational processes, risks and risk management, and regulatory requirements
    • Solid understanding of IT general controls, application controls, IT infrastructure and operations, information security, cyber security, data governance, and cloud computing
    • Subject matter expertise in business continuity and disaster recovery
    • Able to travel up to 20%
    • Able to work effectively in a remote environment when necessary
    • Familiarity with TeamMate, Tableau, Alteryx, IDEA, ACL/Galvanize, Workday, Guidewire, Workiva, Power BI, and productivity tools such as Microsoft Office
    • Due diligence, mergers, acquisitions, and/or integration experience
    • This position is a remote role and can work from a US based home. The range for this position is $67,200 to $115,000. When determining candidate offers, we consider experience, skills, education, certifications, and geographic location among other factors. This job is also eligible for our Kemper benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k, etc.) Kemper is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We are committed to supporting diversity and equality across our organization and we work diligently to maintain a workplace free from discrimination. - Kemper does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Kemper and Kemper will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. Kemper will never request personal information, such as your social security number or banking information, via text or email. Additionally, Kemper does not use external messaging applications like WireApp or Skype to communicate with candidates. If you receive such a message, delete it. -#LI-YA1About Us Kemper at a Glance The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation's leading specialized insurers. With approximately $13 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by providing affordable and easy-to-use personalized solutions to individuals, families and businesses through its Auto, Personal Insurance, and Life brands. Kemper serves over 5.3 million policies, is represented by approximately 29,000 agents and brokers, and has approximately 9,500 associates dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers.

      *Alliance United Insurance Company is not rated.
      We value diversity and strive to be an employer of choice. An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V Our employees enjoy great benefits: - --- Qualify for your choice of health and dental plans within your first month.
      --- Save for your future with robust 401(k) match, Health Spending Accounts and various retirement plans.
      --- Learn and Grow with our Tuition Assistance Program, paid certifications and continuing education programs.
      --- Contribute to your community through United Way and volunteer programs.
      --- Balance your life with generous paid time off and business casual dress.
      --- Get employee discounts for shopping, dining and travel through Kemper Perks.

Keywords: Kemper Corporation, Chicago , Lead IT Auditor, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Illinois jobs by following @recnetIL on Twitter!

Chicago RSS job feeds