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ICONMA, LLC Senior Internal Controls Specialist in United States

Senior Internal Controls Specialist Location: Lansing, MI Duration: 4 months Description:

  • This position is required to ensure compliance with required regulations (e.g., Model Audit Rule) by providing guidance and internal control leadership across numerous business areas and functional areas across the enterprise. This encompasses participating in risk assessments, planning, identification and development of new processes across the Company.

  • It also includes effectively participating in more complex process improvement and control assessments and implementation projects and training personnel of the organization on internal controls.

  • Lead testing of internal controls for various processes/areas across the Enterprise, including the most complex areas such as Actuarial processes. This includes planning, execution, documenting work performed and wrapping up files and work product as well as identifying risks, control issues, improvements needed and assessing remediation plans for appropriateness. It would also include peer reviews of internal controls testing work completed by others.

  • Lead and/or actively participate in (depending on complexity and level of knowledge needed) cross divisional internal control projects that require development of controls for new work streams or processes (e.g., system upgrades, etc) and process improvement projects utilizing effective project management skills. This could include business process changes, system implementations and other change management activities.

  • Perform quality reviews of work in the management self-assessment program and take a lead role in the training of business area testers across the enterprise.

  • Lead the MAR scoping process to determine areas needing to be included in our annual plan. Effectively run the scoping planning sessions and report recommendations to leadership.

  • Mentor the summer intern and their work/schedule. Perform other related duties as required such as answering ad hoc internal control inquiries and training.

    Other Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, IT, Healthcare, or closely related field required.

  • Four years in an auditing and/or internal control environment.

  • Three years in public accounting highly preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting (e.g. COSO) and business processes

  • Advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and statutory accounting and reporting requirements

  • Ability to develop and adhere to project plans, and work with multiple and changing priorities

  • Proficient in PC application systems (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Ability to think critically and outside the box to achieve the balance between risk and controls, costs and benefits

  • Advanced knowledge of financial transactions flow and their financial statement impact.

    As an equal opportunity employer, ICONMA prides itself on creating an employment environment that supports and encourages the abilities of all persons regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability.