Genworth Financial Audit Consultant in Richmond, Virginia

POSITION

Audit Consultant, Genworth Corporate Audit Services (GCAS)

LOCATION

Richmond, VA

COMPANY

Genworth is a Fortune 500 financial services company providing financial security and protection through our Mortgage Insurance and US Life Insurance businesses. Our purpose is to help families achieve the dream of homeownership and address the financial challenges of aging. At Genworth, our promise to our employees is the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers, our communities, and one another.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Audit Consultant will serve as a member of the Corporate Audit Services Department. Travel may be required up to approximately 10%, and includes the potential for some international travel. This position will report to an Audit Director, a member of the GCAS Senior Leadership Team. We utilize a pooled staffing concept so the opportunity exists for the successful candidate to work on various projects across multiple Genworth Financial business units and the respective management team.

Audit

  • Plan and support internal audit efforts which can include strategic, operational, financial and compliance audits and advisory initiatives

  • Execute audit projects within prescribed time budgets and at a high degree of quality

  • Collaborate with other assigned audit staff and key members of management to achieve engagement objectives with flawless execution

  • Ensure high quality audit and advisory results and well-crafted deliverables

  • Build and maintain effective client relationships

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

  • Evaluate SOX documentation, ensuring appropriate identification of risk and control points

  • Document and test the design and operating effectiveness of SOX key controls

  • Critically review SOX documentation to determine appropriate test procedures and plans

  • Ensure SOX testing is implemented in line with Company SOX policies and procedures

  • Analyze and evaluate the severity of control issues identified during testing

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide advisory and assurance services to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and the security of the operations and information/business systems of the holding and affiliate companies

  • Prepare audit workpapers that support the audit scope and final report, and are documented in accordance to audit standards

  • Research business unit strategy, products lines, relevant accounting guidelines and administrative systems to become familiar with the client’s business process and environment

  • Conduct interviews and walkthroughs and prepare process flows to identify and document key risks and controls

  • Perform risk assessments of business operations, financial reporting processes, information systems and technologies to assess potential problems or control weaknesses

  • Develop and execute test plans that assess risk and controls on operating procedures and processes, including those processes related to SOX

  • Leverage available technical resources and tools to enhance work product

  • Provide thoughtful recommendations for problem resolution to the client and audit team

  • Communicate effectively with client by demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and timeliness in completing tasks and communicating potential conflicts

  • Serve on audit team in collaboration with external auditor on reviews of Company accounting and operating procedures and systems of internal control

  • Maintain current knowledge of matters impacting the industry, the Company and regulatory requirements impacting internal controls

  • On occasion, support other controllership related activities including communication, documentation, process mapping, testing, remediation, etc.

  • Liaise with external auditor to ensure any SOX related issues regarding testing procedures, testing documentation or control deficiency assessments are addressed on a timely basis

  • Support the department organization through team initiatives to enhance processes and engagement

  • Continue professional development through commitment to ongoing training and departmental performance metrics

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or another applicable field

  • 3+ years of relevant audit work experience, preferably within a Fortune 500 environment specific to risk management, Big 4 and/or the financial services industry

  • Ability to assess and determine risk impacts

  • Ability to reason logically, analyze and evaluate data and information and draw appropriate conclusions

  • Strong communication skills (e.g., verbal and written) with the demonstrated ability to communicate with process and control owners

  • Knowledge of internal controls and SOX requirements

  • Strong computer skills (e.g., proficiency in Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree (e.g., MBA)

  • Insurance industry experience

  • CPA and other applicable certifications (e.g., CISA, CIA, PMP, FLMI, CLU)

  • Experience focused on SOX 404 efforts, including documenting controls, designing and executing test plans and analyzing control deficiencies

  • Experience in auditing public companies in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the PCAOB standards

  • Familiarity with COSO 2013 and COBIT 5.0 internal control frameworks

  • Ability to present analysis and findings in a cohesive, understandable and actionable format to all levels of management

  • Ability to work in an autonomous environment and can proactively manage multiple tasks concurrently and adhere to tight deadlines

Genworth Financial, Inc. is a leading insurance holding company committed to helping families achieve the dream of home ownership and address the financial challenges of aging through its leadership positions in mortgage insurance and long term care insurance. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Genworth traces its roots back to 1871.