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Internal Audit Consultant

Company: GuideOne Insurance
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: February 9, 2019

Job Description:

We couldn't achieve our goal - making positive change possible - without the support, expertise and strategic thinking of a committed Internal Audit department. In this vital role, the Internal Audit Consultant will assist the Chief Internal Auditor in developing and executing GuideOne's audit plan as well as take a lead role in the day to day execution of internal audits and development of the department.
The Internal Audit Consultant will contribute by setting scope, identifying risks and evaluating controls to develop formal reports for key stakeholders. As the Internal Audit department grows, the Audit Consultant will provide strategic and project leadership support as well as drive a variety of audit initiatives. Our ideal Internal Audit Consultant will be an accomplished auditor with at least six years of audit experience, a collaborative and creative problem solver, and an individual with the desire to lead as a strong solution-oriented business partner.
This position reports directly to the Chief Internal Auditor and interacts regularly with Business Unit and Senior Leadership and must have excellent communication abilities.
As Internal Audit Consultant, you will be responsible for:
Risk Assessment/Audit Plan:

  • Independently conduct annual and ongoing risk assessments of assigned department/functional areas within established/required timeline in support of development of the Internal Audit Plan.

    Audit Planning:

  • Facilitate client meetings to identify and review critical controls and processes.
  • Assist in the development of the risk and control matrix and audit program.

    Audit Execution:

  • Review documentation of internal control testing performed by audit staff.
  • Perform testing of design and effectiveness of controls, as necessary.
  • Identify control gaps and weaknesses, including root cause analysis.
  • Assist management in the development of reasonable recommendations/plans to address gaps and weaknesses.
  • Conduct interim discussions with process personnel to verify process understanding and confirm facts around findings.

    Audit Reporting/Follow-Up:

  • Prepare draft of the audit report for manager review.
  • Lead/contribute in meetings to present findings to management.
  • Oversee and/or complete follow-up and validation of issue mitigation efforts.


  • Assist with MAR testing and external audit support.
  • Respond to client requests and develop/maintain productive working relationships with client personnel at various levels within the business.
  • Serve as a trusted business advisor to clients, internal risk partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Perform work in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provide value added recommendations to continuously improve the IA function.
  • Collaborate with other risk management functions within the organization.
  • Assist in the preparation of Audit Committee/Board and Senior Leadership communications.
  • Perform consultative work through participation in projects/meetings designed to introduce new/and or changing processes or products to the organization to provide management with value added recommendations to mitigate potential risks.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance or related field or equivalent combination of training and/or experience.
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, or CPCU designation, desired
  • Six or more years of progressive experience in public accounting, internal audit, risk management or related area.

    Additional Skills & Abilities:

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of audit best practices and COSO audit methodology
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong collaboration, organizational, and time management skills to function in team environment and prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time to ensure timely execution in alignment with objectives
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively motivate, influence, and lead a project team; drive projects to completion; and provide effective coaching and feedback
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of commercial property and casualty insurance desired

    About GuideOne:
    GuideOne Insurance was founded upon two key philosophies that endure to this day: a commitment to social responsibility and a dedication to serving customers in select niche markets.
    At GuideOne Insurance, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. We encourage our employees to work towards common goals and succeed together. GuideOne is a recognized expert in providing Commercial Lines insurance and financial services to:

  • Churches and Houses of Worship
  • Schools and Higher Education Institutions
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Small Businesses

    No immigration sponsorship is offered for this position
    This Company Participates in E-Verify
    Background Check Required

    PM18 PI107395998

    Keywords: GuideOne Insurance, West Des Moines , Internal Audit Consultant, Professions , West Des Moines, Iowa

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