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ICFR Specialist with German

  • Kraków, małopolskie
  • Specjalista
  • 29.05.2019

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    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. With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. We help individuals, small and medium sized companies and global corporations around the world understand and protect themselves from risk by offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisory services.
    We have been developing a service center in Cracow, Poland since 2016 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, SOX Testing, Financial Systems Management as well as HR Learning Operations. We support and provide value-added services for Zurich entities around the globe. We are one team embracing new ideas. We deliver on our promises and stand up for what is right. We value the diversity and potential of every employee. We offer an environment that inspires confidence to build a meaningful career with us. Intelligent choices start here. Join us in creating the place where people matter. 
    ICFR Specialist with German
    Place of work: Kraków

    About the role:


    The role can be at a Specialist or a Senior Specialist 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, in accordance with Zurich ICFR Policy, of the company’s SOX Key Controls in the area of responsibility. The incumbent in the position will actively participate in the development of internal controls throughout the company by ensuring compliance with the Zurich ICFR Policy. 



    • Support the ICFR Testing Lead in analyzing the financial reporting risks for the processes for their RUs
    • To manage testing of business controls for the Reporting Units (RU) that have been assigned to them (selecting which processes and controls to test under a risk based rotational testing approach, providing direction on application of testing methodology).
    • Testing 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 ICFR testing Lead in ad-hoc ICFR testing related tasks and projects.
    • Complete deliverables as assigned by the ICFR Testing Lead or Testing Experts.
    • Deliver testing of controls such as ELCs, as assigned. Provide technical direction/ advice within and outside unit.

    Candidate’s profile:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Accounting / Finance/ Economics 
    • 1+ 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 managing global/regional audit or internal controls engagements will be viewed as a strong asset.
    • German
    • English C1
    • Experience in SOX 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 

    What we offer

    • At Zurich we provide our employees with challenging, real life opportunities to develop and grow with us and contribute to the world around us – both professionally and personally.
    • We offer competitive salaries and an employee benefits package that includes among others medical insurance, life insurance, sport-card co-financed by the employer
    • We support families by the possibility of co-financing the children care
    • Annual bonus depending on Company Annual results and individual performance.
    • We actively encourage growth and development of individuals and have a range learning programs and personal development opportunities that will help you achieve your career goals. We are ACCA Approved Employer - professional development stream.
    • Possibility to apply for up to 80% of educational trainings reimbursement as per internal policies.
    • Referral awards
    • Onsite fitness trainings
    • Fresh fruits at the office


    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

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