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ICFR Senior Specialist with Italian

Zurich Insurance Company LTDAbout the company

  • Promienistych 1, Kraków
    Kraków, Lesser Poland
  • Valid for 22 days
    until: 21 Aug 2021
  • Remote recruitment
  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • senior specialist (Senior)

Zurich Insurance Company LTD

Promienistych 1


Your responsibilities

  • The purpose of the role is to provide independent and objective assessment of the design and operating effectiveness ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting - SOX) and/or CECS (Control over Economic Capital and Solvency - Solvency II). The team provides this service directly to the CFO’s in over 40 reporting units across the globe: EMEA, APAC, LatAm. The incumbent in the position will actively participate in the improvement of internal controls of the company by ensuring compliance with the Zurich Policies and Guidelines.

  • Support the Team Manager in analysing the financial reporting risks for the processes for their RUs and execute risk assessments review

  • Be accountable and responsible for the assigned tasks, by managing and reviewing of business controls for the Reporting Units (RU) that have been assigned (selecting which processes and controls to test under a risk based rotational testing approach, providing direction on application of testing methodology to Specialist)

  • Testing and reviewing of sensitive controls with highly confidential evidence (e.g. indirect entity level controls such as Board and Management Committees), and any other agreed testing for the RUs

  • Review of RU readiness before testing, as required

  • Ad-hoc special projects to bring about appropriate risk FSLI coverage, rationalization and standardization of controls

  • Support the Testing Team Manager in any ad-hoc related tasks and projects

  • Complete deliverables as assigned by the Testing Team Manager

  • Provide technical direction/ advice within and outside unit assigned and team

Our requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Accounting / Finance/ Economics

  • 3+ years of postgraduate experience in internal controls or in audit

  • Significant knowledge of Finance & Accounting processes and controls or Audit is a pre-requisite

  • Previous experience with global/regional audit or internal controls engagements will be viewed as a strong asset

  • English C1

  • Italian B2

  • Experience in SOX (internal controls) or having worked in a SOX environment will be an advantage

  • A recognized accounting qualification e.g. CIA, CPA, ACCA or CIMA as additional plus

  • Audit - Analytical Mindset

  • Knowledge of Organization and Control Environments, Audit Risk Assessment, Internal & External Audit Standards

  • Relationship management skills

  • Customer orientation

  • Be pro-active and take the initiative to deal with challenges

  • Solution oriented

What we offer

Real life opportunities to develop and grow with us and contribute to the world around us.

  • Benefits

  • sharing the costs of sports activities

  • private medical care

  • sharing the costs of professional training & courses

  • life insurance

  • remote work opportunities

  • flexible working time

  • fruits

  • integration events

  • corporate sports team

  • no dress code

  • coffee / tea

  • leisure zone

  • employee referral program

  • charity initiatives

  • language allowance

  • annual bonus

  • onsite fitness trainings

  • up to 80% of trainings reimbursement (f.ex. ACCA)

  • nice and friendly atmosphere

  • competitive salary

Recruitment stages

Phone call checking the competency of the candidate


Video conference call with Manager of the Team

Zurich Insurance Company LTD

Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk.

In March 2016 we established a Shared Service Centre in Kraków, in Poland to support our global strategy. It is from this location that we have created a global shared service platform, focusing on advanced business functions such as financial accounting and reporting, planning and performance management, ICFR testing, financial systems management as well as HR integrated talent management operations.

We are committed to creating value for all our stakeholders on some of their deepest challenges, including climate change, a changing world of work and a digital society. Sustainability is a strategic priority for Zurich and it is our ambition to be known as one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. In 2019, Zurich outperformed 99 percent of our industry peers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. And we received numerous awards across the world acknowledging our commitment to diversity, community resilience and responsible investment. Reinforcing our ambition, in June 2019 Zurich first insurer to commit to the UN Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5C. We believe sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs – ultimately ensuring we do business in a way today that ensures our long-term growth.

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