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The Head of Internal Audit is responsible for establishing the Company’s strategic internal audit plan and leadership of AFG’s Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley practices. This role serves as a key advisor to the Audit Committee of the AFG Board of Directors, the AFG Executive Team, and Executive Operational Leaders to understand risks and prepare plans to mitigate. This key role influences the Company’s vision and develops short and long-term strategies to meet organizational objectives.
o Leads the Internal Audit department to execute and oversee financial and operational audits including the annual plan for financial, operational and Information Technology audits based on an annual risk assessment.
o Oversees global Internal Audit and SOX Compliance.
o Implements action plans and provides strategic plans related to risk assessment outcomes, annual planning, audit execution, audit reporting, audit technology, and reporting to support the Company’s objectives.
o Supervises outside resources and supports external audit teams.
o Assists the AFG Executive Team and the Audit Committee of the AFG Board of Directors in the identification of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention.
o Reports to the Audit Committee on activity reported through the Company’s Hotline/Whistleblower processes.
o Reviews and reports on the Company’s annual conflict of Interest reporting by all employees.
o Leads the implementation of audit reviews, including project management and resource planning.
o Provides feedback and recommendations to AFG Executive Management and Business/Operational Leaders on business risks and improving operational efficiencies and processes.
o Develops and presents periodic reporting on key risks, audit plans, and the status of audit projects.
o Identifies and communicates key business developments that could have an impact on audit priorities and/or plans.
o Assists in fraud investigations and/or forensic accounting procedures.
o Partners with other areas of the business, such as Finance, Legal, Risk Management and Business Continuity on special projects that support growth strategies (ie, due diligence for M&A).
o Conducts tests and analyzes financial records in accordance with standard auditing practices. Assess the effectiveness of policies and misuse of funds.
o Uses analytics to inform decision making and recommendations.
o Operates with considerable independence.
o Continuously develops employees, adheres to company people practices and creates a positive and productive work environment.
o Provides internal education and training to leaders as needed to support adherence to company programs and practices.
o Manages and supervises a department of approximately 45 employees.
o Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Information Systems, or related field. Public Accounting background and experience preferred.
o Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
o 10+ years of experience in some combination of internal audit, public accounting, and/or risk management.
o 5+ years of leadership experience at a public company.
o Advanced knowledge of processes, risks and controls.
o Some experience with using analytics in the audit context.
o Ability to travel up to 20%, both domestic and internationally.
o Ability to manage complex work with cross-functional teams and meet deadlines in a demanding environment.
o Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
o Sound business acumen and the ability to weigh risk and opportunity.
o Ability to collaborate and build relationships across all business functions and levels of management, with internal and external stakeholders, including external audit team.
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills with diverse groups of management levels.
o Strong leadership skills, with the proven ability to effectively manage, delegate, mentor and motivate teams.