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Manager, Operational Audits - Underwriting

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

 

Our Internal Audit Department is continuously working towards enhancing audit services in support of new strategic initiatives. These initiatives have led to rapid company growth and the creation of new roles within the Internal Audit Department at our Executive Office. We are seeking experienced candidates who are interested in joining a team of motivated and skilled audit professionals. If you want to be challenged and offered opportunities to grow, consider this the next exciting and challenging step in your career.

 

Under general guidance and minimal supervision of the Vice President, Internal Audit, the Manager, Operational Audits - Underwriting is responsible for the company-wide planning, execution and reporting of operational, consulting, and regulatory compliance audits, to assess the adequacy of internal controls, the overall effectiveness of operations and to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and processes in support of the organization's strategic goals and initiatives,  


Please note: Winnipeg is the preferred location, however we are open to considering candidates in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Moncton.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Provides leadership, mentorship and development to the underwriting operational audit team.
  • Manages and conducts complex and detailed audits of Executive Office underwriting functions.
  • Manages and conducts comprehensive audits of regional underwriting and privacy areas.
  • Manages and oversees the work of the underwriting operational audit team and other audit staff assigned to assist with underwriting related operational, consulting, and regulatory compliance audits.
  • Manages a team of audit professionals inclusive of hiring, training and evaluating direct reports.
  • Plans, prioritizes and manages audit projects efficiently and adapts to address resource challenges.
  • Develops, evaluates, reviews, and recommends audit procedures and standards.
  • Performs complex audit procedures and approves final electronic work papers.
  • Identifies and documents complex issues and develops recommendations using independent judgement.
  • Communicates the results of audits using written reports and oral presentations to senior leade
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with senior leaders and key internal stakeholders.
  • Performs the annual risk assessment and provides key input into the development of the audit plan.
  • Manages and conducts special reviews of operational underwriting areas on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Pursues professional development and identifies development opportunities for operational audit team.
  • Leads Internal Audit representation on project teams and at management meetings.
  • Performs or delegates other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Internal Audit.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years Property & Casualty underwriting experience, including 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Completion of the CIP or FCIP designation and/or equivalent is required.
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of the CIA and/or CFE certifications considered an asset.
  • Ability to travel as required throughout the year to locations within Canada and the United States.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and engage high performing teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare clear and concise audit reports with a tone and style appropriate for senior leaders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage and execute multiple complex projects within required timelines and expectations.
  • Strong influence and negotiation skills, including the ability to obtain buy-in from senior leaders.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with latitude for initiative and judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.

 

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.


If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.


Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.




Senior Systems Auditor

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Regina, SK, CA, S4S-6X3 Nepean, ON, CA, K2E-7W5

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

 

Our Internal Audit Department is continuously working towards enhancing audit services in support of new strategic initiatives. These initiatives have led to rapid company growth and the creation of new roles within the Internal Audit Department at our Executive Office. We are seeking candidates that are interested in joining a team of motivated and skilled audit professionals. If you want to be challenged and offered opportunities to grow, consider this the next exciting and challenging step in your career.

 

Under general direction and supervision of the Manager, Systems Audits the Senior Systems Auditor is responsible for planning and conducting information technology and consulting audits of Executive Office functions and Regional operations, to assess the adequacy of internal controls, the overall effectiveness of operations and to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.

 

Please note: Winnipeg is the preferred location, however we are open to considering candidates in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Ottawa.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

• Conducts complex and detailed audits of Executive Office functions.

• Assists with supervising the work of the Systems Auditor.

• Performs complex audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures.

• Conducts interviews, reviews documents, develops surveys/memos, and finalizes electronic work papers.

• Identifies and documents complex issues and develops recommendations using independent judgement.

• Communicates the results of audits using written reports and oral presentations to senior management.

• Develops and maintains positive working relationships with key internal clients and stakeholders.

• Assists with the annual risk assessment process and development of the annual IT audit plan.

• Assists with conducting special reviews of information technology areas on an ad-hoc basis.

• Pursues professional development opportunities and professional association memberships.

• Represents Internal Audit on project teams and at management meetings.

• Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager, Systems Audits.

Qualifications

• Minimum 5 years external or internal IT audit experience, or a combination thereof.
• Bachelor of Computer Science degree or other related post-secondary degree.
• Professional IT audit designation (CISA and/or CISSP), or commitment to obtaining same.
• Insurance related experience, or willingness to obtaining the CIP designation.
• Experience with performing IT General Control reviews at the application, database,
operating system and network infrastructure levels is essential.
• Knowledge of COBIT Framework and awareness of COSO Model is required.
• Ability to travel as required throughout the year to locations within Canada and the United States.
• Strong analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to meet project deadlines.
• Strong negotiation skills, including the ability to present issues in a convincing manner.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare 
clear and concise audit reports.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.

 

#LI-WAWA

 

 

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.


If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.


Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.