Consultant, Internal Controls - Vendor

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #59487

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

 

The Role

 

This position will consult and deliver on service vendor projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area. This role will act as a resource on financial and operational controls of various service vendors.  She/he will partner with appropriate internal stakeholders and external auditors to ensure the control environment is aligned with the service vendor audit program.   S/he will develop and execute more complex audit testing to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and controls, reliability of SOC-1 reporting and compliance with applicable law.  

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
  • Champions and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Serves as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on more complex assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Consults/Analyze on more complex assignments and/or projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Partners with appropriate internal stakeholders and management to strengthen the control environment and to address service vendor operational control deficiencies.
  • Tracks and monitors progress against the action plans. Develops and reviews test plans to ensure controls processes are consistently followed.
  • Partners with VMO team to execute remediation plans and close identified GAPS. 
  • Works with management across departments to implement key initiatives to ensure the proper financial and service vendor operational controls are contemplated, initiated, executed, and maintained.
  • Proactively liaises with internal stakeholders and management to anticipate and address service vendor internal control risks before they become an issue.
  • Serves as a first alert system to keep management and other internal stakeholders aware of unanticipated problems to be addressed and/or opportunities to be considered.
  • Conducts quality assurance review process on a periodic basis, including periodic testing to ensure controls are executed as documented in SOX process narratives or operational procedures.
  • Communicates with management on service vendor control activities and serves as a resource during projects & and process reviews to advise on implications regarding controls.

 

Education & Experience

 

  • 3 - 5+ Years of experience with SOX and/or financial/operation controls directly aligned to the specific responsibilities of this position(Required)
  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology (Minimum Required)

 

 

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

#P3 


Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

Job Segment: Marketing Consultant, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Change Management, Marketing, Technology, Legal, Management