The work of Internal Audit is

critical to the organization and its efforts to identify and mitigate risks

inherent to the Companys business. The Chief Audit Executive (CAE) promotes

collaborative auditing to add value to the organization and align internal

audit processes with stakeholder expectations. This includes establishing tactical

and strategic objectives that align with the organizations objectives; leading

the Internal Audit group in accomplishing its goals; providing information to

improve the risk management and control processes; and evaluating the effectiveness

of internal controls for the Companys operational, compliance and financial reporting processes.

The Chief Audit Executive (CAE) reports to the Fidelity &

Guaranty Life (FGL) Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and

administratively to the Chief Risk Officer (CRO). The CAE will supervise a

staff of eight to ten professionals and manage outsourcing partners used to

supplement the internal audit process, as applicable.

The range of tasks to be performed includes,

but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Endorse a collaborative audit and

    advisory practice through strong, professional relationships with management

  • Build positive and value-added

    relationships with the CRO and other members of senior management team

  • Identify strategic risks and

    business objectives in the development and ongoing monitoring of the annual

    audit plan

  • Disciplined

    execution of strategy considering key business risks and plan for testing

    all pertinent risk areas

  • Coordinate with members of the Risk Department

    to enable effective risk management and integration of the Companys overall risk

    management strategy

  • Identify

    opportunities for process and control enhancements and/or developing

    recommendations to ensure risks are adequately mitigated

  • Present a summary of audit plan

    execution and results to the Audit Committee and senior management on a

    quarterly basis

  • Communicate noted issues, risks, and

    impact of control deficiencies to the Audit Committee and senior management in

    a clear and concise manner

  • Develop and maintain a quality

    assurance and improvement program that covers all aspects of the Internal Audit


  • Provide oversight of Internal Audit director

    and staff including talent acquisition, retention and career development

  • Serve as a mentor for members of the

    Internal Audit group and provide education opportunities/plan to promote skills

    and knowledge development

  • Ensure adequate department resources,

    expertise and skills to execute the Internal Audit activity, including outsource

    relationships when gap in skills or resources exists

  • Performance management of the Internal

    Audit group, including writing evaluation and performance reviews for each team


  • Oversee the execution internal

    control test procedures and provide necessary information for managements SOX

    404 assertion

  • Facilitate managements response and

    remediation plans for internal control deficiencies and observations identified

  • Liaison between external auditors

    and management in the evaluation of internal control deficiencies

  • Manage the

    development and implementation of systems and processes required to

    support the Internal Audit group

  • Establish policies and procedures to

    guide the Internal Audit Department

  • Identifying new

    rules issued by the applicable regulatory or governing body to remain

    current on auditing, emerging technologies, and regulatory trends

  • Complying with

    the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Company

    policies and procedures

The preferred candidate will have the following experiences and/or education:

  • Bachelors

    degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  • CPA, CISA and/or

    CIA license

  • Minimum 10 years

    of experience, majority from the insurance or financial services industry

  • Previous

    leadership role in an audit function

  • Advanced knowledge

    of Sarbanes/Oxley (SOX) and NAIC Model Audit Rule (MAR) compliance


  • Advanced

    knowledge of the COSO 2013 Framework

  • Familiar with

    Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards and compliance requirements

  • Masters in

    Accounting, MBA, or CISA credentials (preferred)


and Abilities

A successful candidate will possess the

following skills and abilities:

  • Collaborative leader with an ability

    to be effective in a complex environment

  • Self-starter who demonstrates initiative

    and displays a high energy level

  • Ability to inspire a shared vision

    and lead a high performing team

  • Strategic, innovative thinker with strong

    problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Professional and personal standards,

    unquestioned integrity and business ethics

  • Flexible and influencing

  • Tenacious, determined and able to

    deliver results within specified constraints

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective

    working relationships at all levels

  • Strong public speaking and

    presentation skills

  • Strong organizational skills and

    good attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast

    paced multi-project environment

  • Proficient in MS Office

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