Audit, AVP

Job Description
Job Summary

Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 180 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.

Zurich entered the U.S. market in 1912. According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America ( is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Zurich's life insurance operations in North America include Zurich American Life Insurance Company and Farmer's New World Life.

Zurich in North America is looking for an Audit Manager to join its North American world class Group Audit team based in Schaumburg. The manager would be responsible for the delivery of high quality audits to senior management and the C-Suite. The Group Audit is responsible for performing audits over the whole of Zurich's operations in North America- including its property and casualty, life insurance and portions of its investment operations. The audits are financial, operational or strategic in nature. The Audit Manager plays a key role in shaping and focusing the audit on the identified risks as well as executing the audit and delivering the final report to our business partners and senior management. There are opportunities for this person to participate in and help coordinate and oversee audits being executed simultaneously across the globe and may interact with team members throughout Europe (including Switzerland, the UK and Germany) as well as Latin America (including Brazil, Chile and Argentina) and Asia Pacific (including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan). The Audit Manager also plays a role in developing the audit plan and in assisting in developing various communications for use in reporting to local senior management, the Group Audit Executive Committee and to the Audit Committee.

Job Qualifications

Bachelors degree in accounting or finance required

10 or more years of audit or related experience preferred

Insurance industry experience preferred

Proven ability to interact with and influence senior management

Strong written and oral communication skills

CIA, CPA, CPCU, CISA, MBA or equivalent preferred

Big 4 experience preferred



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