Finance - Internal Audit - Internal Auditor (Cedar Rapids, IA) or Des Moines, IA Hybrid

GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation

Internal Audit is a key component of GreatAmerica’s overall risk management infrastructure. This position will assist in, the planning and professional performance of audit assignments and risk assessments, including tests of controls and/or tests of details including (but not limited to): financial audits, IT audits, internal controls, operational performance, compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and contract compliance.  Key to success in this position is to analyze and examine process to determine the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the systems of internal control, including the quality of ongoing operations and compliance with policies/procedures. This position provides a unique opportunity to get exposure and learn multiple aspects of the company’s business.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing audit projects and consulting engagements in accordance with established methodology and within budgeted timeframes.
  • Creates or assists in the creation of planning documentation, such as project scoping assessments and audit programs according to department standards.
    • Make suggestions on controls modification or to adapt, then build an audit plan accordingly.
  • Under limited supervision, performs audit procedures, such as: interviews, identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing, and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes. Evaluates current auditing procedures and proposes changes as needed.
    • Upon learning GreatAmerica’s processes and systems emphasis will move to process, application, and system integrity review.
  • Prepares, or assists in the preparation of drafts of, audits or review reports which include the development of clear constructive, and actionable recommendations to address risks identified.
  • Communicates or assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects viea written reports and oral presentations to management.
  • Performs other related work or external audit assistance as assigned by Internal Audit Director.
  • Build and develop professional relationship at all levels, in and outside GreatAmerica.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Represents Internal Audit on Internal Project Teams.
  • Other duties assigned as needed


Position Qualifications


For all GreatAmerica team members: 

  • Honesty/Integrity
  • Customer Oriented
  • Accountability
  • Tenacious
  • Communication Skills (Oral & Written)
  • Adaptability


For this position:

  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Analytical
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to see the big picture/think critically
  • Ability to get along well with others at all levels of the company/team player
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and flowcharting tools.  Adept at understanding/using technology



  • Required Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance or other relevant field.   
  • Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education
  • Either has or is willing to work toward professional certification – CPA, CIA or CFE



  • Prefer 3+ years financial, operational, or compliance audit experience.
  • Requires strong understanding of accounting principles, control procedures and audit techniques.
  • Prefer fundamental understanding of the IIA Standard for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (IPPF), COBIT/COSO standards and Code of Ethics.  


Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities and ability to identify solutions and recommendations that effectively address business and control needs.
  • Requires the ability to multi-task effectively, responding to changing business priorities and deadlines.
  • Requires the ability to work collaboratively with team members across multiple divisions and departments.
  • Requires a proven record of meeting commitments and achieving goals.
  • Requires the ability to work independently under general supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgement.
  • Requires commitment to excellence and continual improvement.
  • Requires excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to articulate position and influence others 
  • Requires flexibility and willingness to work on a variety of projects while prioritizing effectively


Computer Skills:

  • Requires excellent (Microsoft) PC
  • Requires knowledge of systems, applications and the ability to flow diagram their function
  • Preferred experience with core software applications (Salesforce, Infolease) and infrastructure (Cloud, network, database) 
  • Requires technical fluency in data manipulation and analysis


Other Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel (occasional less than 5%). 
  • Willing to work more than 40 hours per week as the demands and the expectation of the department dictate

At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment. 

Job ID: 81674

Posted 7 days ago

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