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Head of Audit - Life Insurance

  • Location:

    Charlotte

  • Sector:

    Life Insurance, Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    US$280000 - US$400000 per annum + Total compensation package

  • Contact:

    Adam Stewart

  • Contact email:

    adam.stewart@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-102023-227049_1716294584

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-06-20

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Our client is looking for a Head of Audit who has worked in the Life & Annuities space for at least 10 years in either a second-in-charge or 'Head of' capacity to spearhead a new Audit function build out globally. The role requires someone who has been a part of a high growth group/business, is functionally agile & able to manage multiple verticals simultaneously. A lot of autonomy is offered, the ideal candidate needs to be confident in their ability to build

Compensation:

- compensation varies based on candidate background & experience, with the total compensation ranging from $280 - $400k





Qualifications Needed:

- BA in Accounting, Finance or similar (MA/MBA Highly preferred)

- Accounting Certification Required (CPA, CIA, CFSA etc)

- Experience working within Life & Annuity providers essential

- 10+ years of experience within an Audit function with Global scope

- Experience working in a co-sourcing environment (overseeing team AND consultants)

- Experience building global teams & upskilling/promoting individuals into leadership positions

- Ability to perform in a high volume, deadline-driven environment

- High level experience with Change Management, Global Business Implementations, from a Gov/Risk/Control perspective



Role Responsibilities:

- Ground-up risk-based Audit function build out, across multiple Global Business Units

- Oversee & maintain compliance efforts across the group, in alignment with global business standards

- Lead Financial, Internal & IT Control risk assessments across the business, coming up with control suggestions & improvements to be implemented

- Oversee risk & audit metrics for a variety of internal business units, partnering with C-suite & Global board

- Hiring & Development of team to support Audit plan & goals (mix of direct hire & consultants)

- Relationship management with Global business counterparts, Consultancies & External Audit firm(s).

- Actively participate in board level meetings & presentations



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