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Closing Date

2022-01-25 00:00:00


SOX Auditor (hybrid or remote)

  • About Us


    The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


    You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


    Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 




    Belfast/ Derry – Londonderry/ Strabane/ Remote, GB



    Your role in the team


    We have exciting new opportunities for SOX Auditors within Allstate Internal Audit (Allstate IA). We are in the process of expanding our team based in Northern Ireland, to work with our Internal & SOX Audit colleagues in the US; and are looking to recruit new graduates and those with 1+ years’ experience into this exciting opportunity to begin your career at Allstate..


    SOX Auditing covers areas such as internal control assessment, enhanced financial disclosure as well as IT controls for the storing and processing of financial data. This role is designed to test the SOX processes to ensure that they meet the rigorous requirements of the process. Our new SOX Auditors in ANI will be part of a centralized SOX Audit/Testing global team.


    We like creativity, enthusiasm and teamwork. We are looking for someone who has a great attitude and likes to learn many different aspects of how a business operates and is governed. We like our auditors to be passionate about learning business processes and to take on new projects. You will apply a risk-based approach to audit projects that are operational and strategic in nature. 


    The following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.



    • Perform internal SOX audits, reviews, validation, and compliance
    • Participate in the review and evaluation of existing and proposed internal controls of manual and automated operations to safeguard company assets and to comply with government regulations
    • Perform additional audit assignments as requested
    • Work with external auditors, insurance examiners, and external auditors to answer questions and provide backup
    • Ability to maintain and grow relationships with internal and external customers using effective communication and interaction skills
    • Ability to multi- task while independently and effectively prioritizing work using time management, initiative, project management and problem-solving skills
    • Attend training and development seminars to enhance job performance



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • A 2:1 or above degree in a relevant financial discipline.
    • Recent experience of auditing and assurance concepts through experience gained on a commercial graduate placement and/or university project for our entry-level Internal Auditor roles (ICFR (Internal Controls over Financial Reporting) experience will also be accepted)
    • Basic Project Management skills.
    • Basic knowledge of computerized accounting and financial reporting systems
    • Basic knowledge Risk Management
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Having a logical and analytical approach.
    • Good problem-solving skills with an attention to detail.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills.
    • Able to act with integrity and demonstrate confidentiality, independence and objectivity.
    • Proficient in business-related computing applications (e.g., Microsoft Office applications).



    If you previously applied for this role within the last six months and were not successful in meeting the requirements of the case study assignment, we regret that we are unable to consider a new application at this current time




    We also have some desirable criteria



    • Demonstrate commercial Industry or Professional Services experience in Internal or External auditing, SOX Auditing, Risk Management/Advisory role; or
    • ACCA, CPA, CFE, ACA qualified/part-qualified or a CIA certified applicant. 
    • Where applicable professional qualification(s) are not already held. You must show willingness to embark on or fully complete if currently studying; the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ Certified Internal Auditor qualification to become a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or other relevant certification. The CIA qualification is a globally-recognised qualification that provides a firm foundation for a career in internal auditing. Allstate recognises that further education has an important part to play in developing the knowledge, skills and competence of its employees. and will support you by reimbursing 75% of first exam sitting, tuition and online study costs.
    • General understanding of the insurance industry and organizational relationships of the company
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish working relationships with individuals at varying levels within the organization.
    • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Basic knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley regulation (SOX)



    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


    Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


    We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


    We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.




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    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



    The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 25th January 2022

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