American National is seeking an Audit Specialist. This position is responsible (either independently or as part of a team) for executing financial, operational, and compliance audits of corporate business units, agencies, and external vendors or audits that evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls. This position may assist with the planning and organizing of audits and is responsible for completing audit work program steps as assigned. This position may make preliminary observations, conclusions, and recommendations based on audit or controls testing results.
Performs financial, operational, and compliance audits of business units, external agencies, and vendors, which includes understanding and documenting key processes and internal controls and conducting a risk assessment based on corporate goals and strategy.
Helps develop a risk-based audit program based on risk assessment that includes all audit procedures, schedules, and key milestones; executes the audit work program; and performs analytical, transactional, and control testing.
Formulates observations and conclusions of management’s internal control based on audit procedures, prepares neat and organized work papers that support observations and conclusions, and conforms with professional standards.
Supports the annual financial statement audit and the annual audit of internal control over financial reporting by completing transaction and/or control test work on behalf of the external auditor.
Aids the company’s annual assessment of internal control over financial reporting by completing control test work and communicating results and deficiencies to management.
Analyzes, interprets, and summarizes data, policies, and procedures to effectively perform audit work.
Uses numerous systems, including accounting software, billing systems, policy administration systems, imaging systems, claim systems, and standard Microsoft products.
Communicates (in writing and orally) with auditees, management, and peers.
Performs data mining and data analysis techniques as required by audit procedures and to assist with the identification of potential fraud.
Conducts interviews with all levels of auditees up to middle management and reads policies and procedures with the purpose of gaining an understanding of business processes and internal controls.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum quantity of acceptable credit hours in accounting or a related business field; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with prior experience in an insurance-related field.
Two to six years of relevant auditing or controls testing experience, a portion of which was obtained in a public accounting firm or insurance company, or equivalent experience to be able to function effectively.
Willingness to travel as necessary
Working toward CPA or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
About American National Insurance
American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.