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Internal Auditor

Western & Southern Financial Group

Last Updated: 9/27/22

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Under the direction of the Internal Audit AVP & Director, performs risk-based internal audit activities for the Company and its subsidiaries. Performs risk-based integrated reviews of financial, operational, systems and management controls of the Company. Provides assistance to the external auditors and regulatory auditors while maintaining effective working relationships with business unit management. Serves as in-charge auditor for certain assigned audit projects, and supervises staff auditors and college interns assigned to the project. Works with some supervision and is responsible for making a minimal range of decisions, escalating to Manager when appropriate and updating Manager on a regular basis.


  • Performs risk-based audit procedures on scheduled audit projects in accordance with approved risk-based audit programs and in a timely, efficient and professional manner, demonstrating a working knowledge of internal control concepts for each audit project.

  • For assigned audit projects, clearly documents and evaluates the internal controls present in the manual and automated systems being reviewed, identifying internal control strengths and weaknesses.

  • Prepares audit work papers that accurately and sufficiently document audit tests performed, in accordance with departmental guidelines, i.e., Audit Procedures Manual (APM).

  • Consistently provides timely information to the Audit Director during the audit project regarding weaknesses noted and recommendations for corrective action.

  • Prepares summary memoranda, closing conference agenda, planning meeting memos, etc., that accurately describe results of tests performed, the nature of control weaknesses and exposures, and identify practical recommendations for improvements.

  • Completes the Internal Audit self-study program in order to gain the required knowledge of internal control concepts, audit testing techniques, data processing knowledge and financial, systems and operational audit knowledge.

  • Provides basic internal controls consultation to our customers as requested.

  • Serves as the lead in-charge auditor on small- to medium-size audit projects that have a low to medium level of difficulty and risk.

  • As lead in-charge auditor of a project, supervises assigned resources, general interns and staff internal auditors.

  • Assists external auditors and regulatory auditors in the performance of scheduled audit activities.

  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by management.

Selection Criteria:
  • Proven working knowledge of internal control concepts and risk-based audit techniques.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of accounting.

  • Proven ability to develop or adapt programs/procedures on an as-needed basis.

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating multiple projects/assignments (2 to 3) simultaneously and completing assigned tasks accurately and on a timely basis. Possesses strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills. Solid project management with proven experience successfully planning, executing and maintaining a project from start to finish.

  • Proven strong analytical skills, including demonstrated experience identifying, defining and resolving problems, and collecting or interpreting data to establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated success interpreting and communicating business needs between internal groups and external vendors in a clear, accurate, focused and concise manner. Demonstrated ability to document procedures and activities in a manner that is understandable to others and prepared using a prescribed format. Verbal and written communications are to conform to proper rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style. Will be expected to provide examples of written audit reports.

  • Proven progressive risk-based integrated auditing experience in a “Big Four” public accounting firm or a Fortune 500-type company.

    Work Setting:

    • This position works in an office setting and remains continuously in a stationary position for long periods of time while working at a desk, on a computer or with other standard office equipment, or while in meetings.

    • Requires visual acuity to read a variety of correspondence, reports and forms and to prepare and analyze data in an accurate, neat and thorough manner.

    • Requires the ability to continuously make repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

    Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, information systems, computer science or related field of study.

    Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:

    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Visio).

    • Exposure to automated systems, including mainframes and Local Area Network- and Wide Area Network-based applications.

    • Exposure to automated auditing tools, including ACL, Easytrieve Plus, etc.

    Certifications & Licenses (i.e., Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):

    • Candidate for certification as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

    Position Demands:

    • Less than 5% travel required annually.

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Western & Southern Financial Group, a Fortune 500 Company, has over a 130-year heritage of meeting the financial stability needs of our customers — individuals, families, businesses, foundations and nonprofits — with a wide range of insurance, investment and retirement solutions through an ever-growing distribution system.Our family of companies continues to grow and diversify, for...