Zurich NA Audit Director Vice President - Regulatory Country Lead in Schaumburg, Illinois

Job Summary

Perform the duties of Audit Director Vice President – Country Lead for the region, if required by regulations, and deliver an assigned portfolio of 20-30 audits per year, as per the defined quality, time and budget requirements, through physical or virtual teams. Undertake career management responsibilities for a local and remote team located within North America.

Key Accountabilities

  • As the local Audit Director Vice President – Country Lead, where required by regulations, manage relationships with local regulatory bodies / management / audit committees of the region
  • Deliver an assigned portfolio of assignments including aspects such as planning and scoping, in line with quality, time and budget requirements
  • Work with the Regional Cluster Lead to ensure appropriate resourcing, scheduling and technical expertise for delivery of assigned portfolio
  • Contribute to the development of the quarterly risk assessment and rolling audit plan
  • Agree on final audit reports and corrective actions with senior business stakeholders and oversee tracking and closure of agreed actions
  • Provide guidance to senior business stakeholders on aspects related to controls, risk and governance
  • Support the development of Group Audit global team with own professional skills and technical knowledge
  • Oversee the careers of assigned Group Audit team members in the country
  • Business Travel, as required
  • Extended Hours during Peak Periods, as required
  • Pass Applicable Exam/Licensing, as required

Additional Job Functions

  • Work across segments and functions, in addition to the primary segment/ function, as required
  • Drive the use of data analytics tools in audit engagements, where appropriate
  • Interact with senior business stakeholders and audit committees and ensure buy-in for audit recommendations
  • Build strong relationships with country management, local Assurance functions and Regulators

Business Accountabilities

  • Deliver the assigned portfolio of audits in line with quality, time and budget requirements in order to adhere to the audit plan and meet Group Audit objectives
  • Create a compelling business case for audits to ensure buy-in from business teams
  • Contribute to the development of the rolling audit plan to ensure that local and global risks have been incorporated
  • Provide high quality insights that add value to the business in order to build trust & credibility with internal and external stakeholders within the allocated audit portfolio
  • Maintain relationships with local regulators in order to understand and comply with all regulations, as required
  • Maintain relationships and act as the key point of contact for local management in order to understand the local requirements and context in detail and feed into the audit plan
  • Oversee the performance of team members and provide sufficiency opportunities for development in order to build a high quality team

Performance Management Accountabilities

  • Manage and lead teams of professional and/or managerial employees
  • Recruit and select team members and determine when team members should be retained
  • Establish direction and set objectives for direct reports, Assess performance of direct reports at mid-year and year-end and implement development plans, Provide oversight, coaching and incorporate quality reviews on the performance assessments written by direct report managers
  • Develop a people management plan to drive performance management in the organization and to optimize performance within the team, and manage performance of team members, including ensuring team members comply with company policies and expectations and take appropriate action
  • Provide regular, actionable coaching and feedback to employees to review progress, recognize accomplishments, support development and/or improve performance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Audit or Finance area OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Audit or Finance area
  • CIA, CISA or CPA
  • Insurance industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing remote teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Technical subject matter certification

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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**Title:** *Audit Director Vice President - Regulatory Country Lead*

**Location:** *Illinois-Schaumburg*

**Requisition ID:** *170005CC*