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Manager of Internal Audit

Manager of Internal Audit

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UFG can offer you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially-stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. UFG was named to the “2017 Top Workplaces” list by The Des Moines Register, and was also included on the Forbes’ America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” list for 2015, 20156and 20167 Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.


UFG is looking for a Manager of internal Audit to plan, execute and report the Internal Audit activities, including all financial, operational, and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls for all areas of the Company and for all branches of the Company. In addition, they will ensure internal control roles are in alignment with Sarbanes Oxley process and drive annual review process to ensure continued compliance, report the results of audits to the appropriate members of senior management, to the Audit Committee, and to the external auditors as well as manage, develop and promote the Internal Audit function and staff.





  • Risk Assessment, process and control update, scope determination
  • Scheduling, planning and assigning departmental / process function audits
  • Developing test plans for departmental/process function audits
  • Oversee staff /external resources testing of controls
  • Review work papers
  • Follow up on audit recommendations and remediation noted during the audit
  • Manage interactions between Internal Audit and various departments/personnel
  • Review reporting of audit testing results to department heads/senior management/Audit Committee
  • Assist the external auditor when needed with walkthroughs, testing or other collaborative areas
  • Development of Internal Audit department for more operational audits
  • Management of integration of UFG controls and Mercer controls forming best practices
  • Attendance at Audit Committee meetings
  • Participation in ERM Committee meetings
  • Development and Training (CPE)





  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance.
  • 10+ year of internal audit experience.
  • Knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework, as established by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to manage and develop internal audits over various departments.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and other compliance requirements of publicly traded companies.
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, along with strong analytical skills.
  • Possess strong analytical, problem solving, project management and investigative skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, ability to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the overall business, core strategies, risk appetite and risk tolerances.
  • Development for a strategic internal audit process.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is preferred.



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