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Job ID :
90950
Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Manager
Job Category :
Accounting & Audit
Description :

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.


Job Description

Job Family Summary:
Allstate Internal Audit (Allstate IA) provides an important, unique, and independent perspective in respect to the company’s ability to meet its key strategies, objectives, and commitments.  Allstate IA strives to be known as a partner in promoting risk and control awareness and improvement.  We use our unique approach, vantage point, and skillsets to identify and assess risks to the organization, working closely in collaboration with all levels of management.  We are here to add value to the corporation.  Additionally, Allstate IA affords individuals the ability to see a large variety of functions across the company in a relatively short amount of time and “connect the dots”.  Most importantly, it is a great way to build relationships at all levels of management to help inform and promote your career goals.  

Job Summary:
Resource Team Leaders provide top level support to the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) and leaders of Allstate Internal Audit by developing, implementing, driving and improving critical business processes related to key internal audit functions, including audit plan development, audit project execution, quality assurance, growth and development initiatives. Leaders have the responsibility of leading and developing a team of auditors, recruiting and on-boarding, and supporting audit operations. Resource Team Leaders support audit delivery by working as the Audit Team Leader (one audit at a time) responsible for providing the appropriate level of project planning, delegation of work, supervision and review of staff to meet the audit milestones while delivering high quality results, consistent with the audit procedures and guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:
Leadership:

  • Build capabilities and understanding of our audit process, foundational audit skills, and effective soft skills.  
  • Lead the organization and execution of audit staff recruiting efforts, scheduling and participation in candidate discussions and interviews.
  • Collaborate with leaders on scheduling resources to promote career development, meet utilization goals, fill resourcing needs and ensure balance of assignments across teams. 
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to provide real-time feedback on performance to direct reports.
  • Effectively develop and mentor team to build broad and deep bench strength in the skills needed to meet succession needs and eliminate key man risks.
  • Ensure that internal audit resources are appropriate, sufficient, and effectively deployed to achieve the approved plan.
  • Provide supervision to ensure engagement objectives are achieved, quality is assured, and staff is developed.
  • Ensure audit process, results and issues are clearly understood by the audit client. 

Audit Operations: 

  • Work closely with CAE, Allstate IA Leaders, Business and Segment leaders to bring a rigorous, fact-based approach to issues and opportunities. 
  • Prepare management reports and presentations for internal management discussion and Audit Committee reporting. 
  • Collaborate with Allstate IA leaders and Ops resources to enhance metric and reporting capabilities, expand automation and support department branding efforts.
  • Identify and lead projects to implement process improvement and efficiency opportunities to further integrate the audit process within the audit tool.
  • Support audit software changes and workflow enhancements, assisting with solution development, testing and department communications.

Job Qualifications

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates unquestionable integrity, ethical and moral character
  • Deals effectively with ambiguity, change, and adapts appropriately to a range of situations
  • Proven people management experience
  • Demonstrates and fosters a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals
  • Focuses on exceptional customer service and drives innovation to create an atmosphere that supports new ideas and initiatives
  • Strives for effective communication that results in teamwork, shared knowledge, and ideas
  • Articulates, inspires, and engages commitment to a plan of action aligned with organizational mission and goals
  • Creates an environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds work together effectively
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to work well with senior leaders
  • Uses judgment by applying broad knowledge and experience when addressing complex issues 
  • Effectively influences individuals at difference levels to action

Experience/Education:

  • A minimum of 7 years of in audit/business experience (a blend of internal/external experience acceptable)
  • College degree required - major preference of Accounting / Finance / Information Technology 
  • CPA, CIA or CISA must be acquired within 24 months of joining the group


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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