Zurich Insurance Company LTD

ICFR Specialist (IT controls)

Zurich Insurance Company LTDO firmie

Zurich Insurance Company LTD

Promienistych 1

Kraków

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 Share 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.

ICFR Specialist (IT controls)
Place of work: Kraków

About the role:

This role can be at a Specialist, Senior Specialist or an Expert level, depending on the candidate’s seniority and experience. The purpose of the role is to provide independent and objective assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting - SOX) or CECS (Control over Economic Capital and Solvency - Solvency II) processes and controls in accordance with Zurich Risk Policies. The role will focus on the company’s Key Controls in the ITGC (IT General Controls) area of responsibility. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for allocated testing for the system components, processes, data and/or information technology environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the ITGC testing scope and support the Team Manager in identifying/analyzing/concluding the financial ITGC reporting risks for the processes in their Reporting Units (RU). Select which IT-Finance related processes and controls to test under a risk based rotational testing approach, providing direction on application of testing methodology.      
  • Manage testing of sensitive ITGC controls with highly confidential evidence (e.g. indirect entity level controls such as Board and Management Committees) provided by the units, and any other agreed testing for the RUs.                                                             
  • Plan and execute ITGC testing, leverage and coach existing business controller team in Krakow, track adherence to agreed testing schedules.                                                       
  • Review of RU readiness before testing, as required.  
  • Support the Team Manager in ad-hoc ITGC ICFR or CECS testing related tasks and projects.  Coach where appropriate other ITGC team members.                                                        
  • Appropriately challenge colleagues and direct reports and clients to deliver high quality findings and issue definition from regional and local control and/or action owners.
  • Where necessary create new test cases/scripts and identify improvement opportunities.  Validate existing scripts and ensure fit for purpose, work with ITGC and Business testing team in Krakow.   

Additional job functions:           

  • Lead and participate in data analytics and test automation initiatives.                                                   
  • Establish and maintain service receiver and local stakeholder relationships specifically within the technology and operations functions.
  • Deliver testing of controls such as indirect ELCs, within the ITGC arena.  Where necessary leverage existing Krakow team in Business control area.                                                   
  • Support the Team Manager in defining and delegating the ITGC related deliverables and leverage the ITGC Testing Team members and where necessary wider ICFR Testing Business Senior and Specialists.                                                      
  • Own the ITGC arena for control oversight and testing.                                            

Candidate’s profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business IT/Computer Science or related field.                                                                              
  • At least 1 year of post-graduate experience in the area of IT controls     or internal audit, 3+ years for a Senior position, 5+ years for an Expert position
  • English C1                                                                                       
  • Nice to have: Languages B2 in German/Spanish/Italian.

Additional Education / Experience:                                                     

  • Significant knowledge of IT/Finance & Accounting processes and controls or Audit is a pre-requisite.                                               
  • Previous experience managing global/regional audit or internal controls engagements is also required.                                           
  • Experience in ITGC SOX/Control/Audit or having worked in a Risk / Capital Modelling environment. Affinity with IS strategy, IS security policy and the organization of IS staff.
  • Detailed knowledge of ITGC, Auditing principles / practices.   
  • Knowledge of data analysis.                                                         
  • Good project management skills, ability to prioritize tasks.      
  • Knowledge of information risk concepts and practices.
  • Experience with designing and executing processes under a formal control framework (e.g. Solvency II, SOX or similar) will be an advantage
  • Experience of working across business units and geographical boundaries to engage IT, business and team members as                                   

Certifications (preferred but optional):                       

  • A recognized accounting qualification e.g. CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM.       

Capabilities:                                                                

  • Functional/Technical Capabilities:                                                
  • Audit - Analytical Mindset                                                            
  • Audit Risk Assessment                                                                  
  • Internal & External Audit Standards                                            
  • Knowledge of Organization and Control Environments           
  • Project Management                                                                     
  • Impactful Reporting                                                                      
  • Networking                                                                                    
  • Relationship Management     

We offer:

  • Real life opportunities to develop and grow with us and contribute to the world around us
  • Competitive salaries, language allowance and an employee benefits package that includes among others medical insurance, life insurance and sport-card
  • Annual bonus depending on company annual results and individual performance
  • Wide range of learning programs and personal development opportunities including also possibility to apply for up to 80% of educational trainings reimbursement
  • Referral awards
  • Onsite fitness trainings
  • Fresh fruits at the office
  • Possibility to work from home
  • Nice and friendly atmosphere
 

If you're interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions. Excellent! You're in the right place to explore a career with Zurich.  We welcome you to come join us if you want to be part of this great organization and contribute to Zurich as a leader in our industry!


To find out more about the Zurich organization visit www.zurich.com

If you want to keep your CV in our database, please add the following consent in the CV: "I agree to the processing of personal data contained in my job application for future recruitment by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Stock-Offering Company)."

If you want your personal data to be processed in our company (e.g. your image, motivational letter), please put the following consent in the CV: “I agree to the processing of additional personal data contained in my job application for recruitment purposes by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Stock-Offering Company) in Poland”. The lack of this consent does not affect the possibility of participating in recruitment.

The administrator of personal data is Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Stock-Offering Company) in Poland with headquarters in Krakow, al. Gen. T. Bora Komorowskiego 25.

Your personal data will be processed on the basis of legal provisions to carry out the recruitment process, as well as for purposes related to employment; if the employment will be established i.e. for the purposes necessary to take action before concluding a possible employment contract and possible implementation of this contract (legal base in Article 6(1)(b) RODO) and also in order to fulfil obligations resulting from legal regulations e.g. regulating the process of employing  (legal base in Article 6 (1)(c) RODO). 

Your personal data will be processed based on your consent in the case of other personal data than those which the Company may require for the recruitment based on the law or (and) when the Company processes your personal data in connection with other recruitment procedures than in which you submitted your first application (legal base in Article 6 (1)(a) RODO).

In the above and in other cases, when we ask you for permission to process your personal data and you voluntarily agree to the processing of them, your personal data will be processed only for the purposes indicated in the consent.

We may process your personal data included in the recruitment application also for the purpose of establishing, investigating or defending against claims - if the claims relate to our recruitment (legal base in Article 6 (1)(f) RODO). Because of this, we will process your personal data based on our legally interest, consisting in establishing, investigating or defending against claims in proceedings before courts or state authorities. Providing personal data is voluntary but also necessary for the recruitment and related activities.

Your personal data processed for the above purposes will not be subject to decisions made solely on the basis of automated processing, including profiling.

If you want to take advantage of your rights or withhold the above consent, you can contact us at the address: [email protected] or our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]

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 Share 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.

ICFR Specialist (IT controls)

About the role:

This role can be at a Specialist, Senior Specialist or an Expert level, depending on the candidate’s seniority and experience. The purpose of the role is to provide independent and objective assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting - SOX) or CECS (Control over Economic Capital and Solvency - Solvency II) processes and controls in accordance with Zurich Risk Policies. The role will focus on the company’s Key Controls in the ITGC (IT General Controls) area of responsibility. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for allocated testing for the system components, processes, data and/or information technology environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the ITGC testing scope and support the Team Manager in identifying/analyzing/concluding the financial ITGC reporting risks for the processes in their Reporting Units (RU). Select which IT-Finance related processes and controls to test under a risk based rotational testing approach, providing direction on application of testing methodology.      
  • Manage testing of sensitive ITGC controls with highly confidential evidence (e.g. indirect entity level controls such as Board and Management Committees) provided by the units, and any other agreed testing for the RUs.                                                             
  • Plan and execute ITGC testing, leverage and coach existing business controller team in Krakow, track adherence to agreed testing schedules.                                                       
  • Review of RU readiness before testing, as required.  
  • Support the Team Manager in ad-hoc ITGC ICFR or CECS testing related tasks and projects.  Coach where appropriate other ITGC team members.                                                        
  • Appropriately challenge colleagues and direct reports and clients to deliver high quality findings and issue definition from regional and local control and/or action owners.
  • Where necessary create new test cases/scripts and identify improvement opportunities.  Validate existing scripts and ensure fit for purpose, work with ITGC and Business testing team in Krakow.   

Additional job functions:           

  • Lead and participate in data analytics and test automation initiatives.                                                   
  • Establish and maintain service receiver and local stakeholder relationships specifically within the technology and operations functions.
  • Deliver testing of controls such as indirect ELCs, within the ITGC arena.  Where necessary leverage existing Krakow team in Business control area.                                                   
  • Support the Team Manager in defining and delegating the ITGC related deliverables and leverage the ITGC Testing Team members and where necessary wider ICFR Testing Business Senior and Specialists.                                                      
  • Own the ITGC arena for control oversight and testing.                                            

Candidate’s profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business IT/Computer Science or related field.                                                                              
  • At least 1 year of post-graduate experience in the area of IT controls     or internal audit, 3+ years for a Senior position, 5+ years for an Expert position
  • English C1                                                                                       
  • Nice to have: Languages B2 in German/Spanish/Italian.

Additional Education / Experience:                                                     

  • Significant knowledge of IT/Finance & Accounting processes and controls or Audit is a pre-requisite.                                               
  • Previous experience managing global/regional audit or internal controls engagements is also required.                                           
  • Experience in ITGC SOX/Control/Audit or having worked in a Risk / Capital Modelling environment. Affinity with IS strategy, IS security policy and the organization of IS staff.
  • Detailed knowledge of ITGC, Auditing principles / practices.   
  • Knowledge of data analysis.                                                         
  • Good project management skills, ability to prioritize tasks.      
  • Knowledge of information risk concepts and practices.
  • Experience with designing and executing processes under a formal control framework (e.g. Solvency II, SOX or similar) will be an advantage
  • Experience of working across business units and geographical boundaries to engage IT, business and team members as                                   

Certifications (preferred but optional):                       

  • A recognized accounting qualification e.g. CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM.       

Capabilities:                                                                

  • Functional/Technical Capabilities:                                                
  • Audit - Analytical Mindset                                                            
  • Audit Risk Assessment                                                                  
  • Internal & External Audit Standards                                            
  • Knowledge of Organization and Control Environments           
  • Project Management                                                                     
  • Impactful Reporting                                                                      
  • Networking                                                                                    
  • Relationship Management     

We offer:

  • Real life opportunities to develop and grow with us and contribute to the world around us
  • Competitive salaries, language allowance and an employee benefits package that includes among others medical insurance, life insurance and sport-card
  • Annual bonus depending on company annual results and individual performance
  • Wide range of learning programs and personal development opportunities including also possibility to apply for up to 80% of educational trainings reimbursement
  • Referral awards
  • Onsite fitness trainings
  • Fresh fruits at the office
  • Possibility to work from home
  • Nice and friendly atmosphere
 

If you're interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions. Excellent! You're in the right place to explore a career with Zurich.  We welcome you to come join us if you want to be part of this great organization and contribute to Zurich as a leader in our industry!


To find out more about the Zurich organization visit www.zurich.com

If you want to keep your CV in our database, please add the following consent in the CV: "I agree to the processing of personal data contained in my job application for future recruitment by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Stock-Offering Company)."

If you want your personal data to be processed in our company (e.g. your image, motivational letter), please put the following consent in the CV: “I agree to the processing of additional personal data contained in my job application for recruitment purposes by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Stock-Offering Company) in Poland”. The lack of this consent does not affect the possibility of participating in recruitment.

The administrator of personal data is Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Stock-Offering Company) in Poland with headquarters in Krakow, al. Gen. T. Bora Komorowskiego 25.

Your personal data will be processed on the basis of legal provisions to carry out the recruitment process, as well as for purposes related to employment; if the employment will be established i.e. for the purposes necessary to take action before concluding a possible employment contract and possible implementation of this contract (legal base in Article 6(1)(b) RODO) and also in order to fulfil obligations resulting from legal regulations e.g. regulating the process of employing  (legal base in Article 6 (1)(c) RODO). 

Your personal data will be processed based on your consent in the case of other personal data than those which the Company may require for the recruitment based on the law or (and) when the Company processes your personal data in connection with other recruitment procedures than in which you submitted your first application (legal base in Article 6 (1)(a) RODO).

In the above and in other cases, when we ask you for permission to process your personal data and you voluntarily agree to the processing of them, your personal data will be processed only for the purposes indicated in the consent.

We may process your personal data included in the recruitment application also for the purpose of establishing, investigating or defending against claims - if the claims relate to our recruitment (legal base in Article 6 (1)(f) RODO). Because of this, we will process your personal data based on our legally interest, consisting in establishing, investigating or defending against claims in proceedings before courts or state authorities. Providing personal data is voluntary but also necessary for the recruitment and related activities.

Your personal data processed for the above purposes will not be subject to decisions made solely on the basis of automated processing, including profiling.

If you want to take advantage of your rights or withhold the above consent, you can contact us at the address: [email protected] or our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]

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