Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Director of Internal Audit

    Location US-CO-Denver (DTC)
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
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  • Position Highlights

    Develops and executes risk-based and value-add audit strategies to ensure financial, accounting, compliance, systems, fraud, and operational risk mitigation throughout the organization under the direction of the VP, Audit.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Anticipates and influences internal/external business decisions that have an impact on the Company; applies business and management expertise to drive financial and operational performance.
    • Oversees execution of the audit plan for assigned areas, including all aspects of the audit lifecycle (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and follow-up) within budgetary and timeline expectations.
    • Provides independent consulting services as requested by management on all aspects of financial, accounting, compliance, due diligence, and operational processes and procedures.
    • Participates in the risk assessment process that drives the annual audit plan; includes assessing business risks, and strategies for mitigating risk, both through internal audit engagements and directly to internal stakeholders.
    • Liaises with management to determine practical and effective action plans for IA findings/ recommendations; influences management decisions that have an impact on business direction.
    • Researches and/or directs staff that researches and interprets technical guidance issued from the IASB, FASB, NAIC,SEC, FINRA and other regulatory bodies as it relates to audit, consulting, and ICOFR testing.
    • Review audit reports and deliverables, including Audit Committee deliverables and other VP, Audit presentation requests.
    • Drives the adoption of innovative new audit concepts, services, technologies.
    • Develops strong working relationships with stakeholders by demonstrating solid problem solving using a mix of analysis, experience, instinct, and input from others.
    • Manage/mentor direct reports, conduct performance reviews and other managerial tasks.
    • Other activities as assigned.


    What You Bring to the Role

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or closely related field
    • CPA or CIA
    • 10+ years progressive accounting and/or internal audit experience
    • Has expertise in leading edge internal audit practices, techniques, and technologies
    • Strong verbal and written communication; skilled communicator who has a track record of developing executive relationships and trust; must possess strong executive presence
    • Extremely strong organizational and project management skills; manages resources, develops performance, sets goals and objectives
    • Fosters success through individual and team cohesion and cross- collaboration; encourages best practice sharing among teams and departments; advocates for continuous development of processes
    • Coaches and develops others; leads by example encouraging professional growth; models ongoing self-development; builds trusting relationships and provides honest, positive, and constructive feedback

    We Prefer You Also Have

    • Public accounting experience

    About Great-West Financial

    At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.


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