• Senior Governance Specialist

    Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/1/2019 11:47 AM)
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    Full Time
  • Overview

    Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


    Conducts IT risk assessments, evaluates controls, and provides feedback to management and process owners on the design and effectiveness of Technology control processes. Implements and maintains on-going programs and processes to test the design and operational effectiveness of IT controls. Responsible for ensuring IT assurance and compliance related activities are completed in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

    • Assists IT process owners in the creation and maintenance of IT policies and procedures to support information assurance and regulatory compliance activities, by providing input on control objectives and activities.
    • Monitors IT Financial Regulations and applies to existing Policies, Standards and Procedures.
    • Seeks understanding of risks and procedures sufficient to understand the reasons for tasks being performed.
    • Serves as an information risk and control advisor, participating in IT processes and activities (e.g., planning, systems development and product selection, etc.).
    • Advises process owners on design and implementation of IT controls (manual and automated) into processes and systems using knowledge of risks and company objectives.
    • Identifies, implements, and maintains processes and tools to support assurance, and compliance, and remediation tracking activities (e.g., testing, maintenance of controls documentation).
    • Maintains IT controls-related documentation (e.g., narratives, process flows) for simple to complex information systems in support of information assurance and compliance activities.
    • Develops and uses basic interview techniques and participates in facilitated risk identification sessions.
    • Analyzes controls for adequacy of design and performs and/or supports control assurance testing activities.
    • Works closely with internal and external auditors, regulators, and examiners, including coordination and compilation of technology documentation requests to ensure IT compliance.
    • Exhibits strong business knowledge and builds strong client/customer relationships.


    • Minimum of a B.S. in Computer Science, MIS or related degree and five (5) years of related experience in auditing or risk assessing or combination of education, training and experience.
    • Experience within a highly regulated environment like Financial Services highly preferred.
    • Superior organizational leadership skills.
    • Ability to perform in a challenging but collaborative work environment with individuals from across the organization.
    • Integrates multiple concepts across job functions with a goal of overall benefit to the organization.
    • Ability to communicate, develop and leverage strategic business relationships across the organization and externally.
    • Requires advanced technical and business knowledge.
    • Self-motivated team player who excels in a collaborative environment.
    • Contributes beyond job role and responsibilities.
    • Excellent problem solving skills.


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