Sr. Auditor - Operations

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Raleigh, NC (North Carolina)

Relocation assistance will be considered/provided for this opportunity within our company guidelines.

Requisition #57839

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 $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

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

As the Senior Internal Auditor - Operations, you will provide an independent, assurance and consultative approach designed to add value and improve organizational operations by evaluating risk management, control, and governance processes.  This role will afford an outstanding opportunity for growth and exposure by focusing on an in-depth review of the operational aspects and functions from an internal audit perspective.  You will also have exposure to LFG's Compliance and Information Technology (IT) audit teams.


Internal Audit

  • Understand and apply the Committee of Sponsoring Organization of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework and International Professional Practices Framework to audit engagements.
  • Plan audit engagements, identify risks and control objectives, and draft the audit deliverables defined in the audit methodology.
  • Assist in the design of the audit universe.
  • Draft audit reports and other written communications, including the review and editing of team member’s writing.
  • Coordinate and participate in client closing meetings.
  • Conduct detailed audit work paper reviews.
  • Develop and present training materials within and outside the Internal Audit Department.
  • Ensure staff auditors conform to the department's audit approach and assume a key role in day-to-day interaction with the team to ensure work is completed on a timely basis and that audit procedures are reasonable. 
  • Monitor and report on issue identification/remediation status.  
  • Provide a point of escalation for problems related to the program such as response to issues related to testing and/or issue mitigation.
  • Provide a point of contact for the external auditor and regulators (such as the Departments of Insurance) with regard to their audit requirements.
  • Interact regularly and collaboratively with Internal Audit peers on Compliance and IT audit teams to ensure consistent methodologies and policies, all of which serve to foster a unified team atmosphere.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within the team, the department and the company.
  • Expand knowledge of the insurance industry and become familiar with the corporation’s products, operations and distribution systems.
  • Partners with risk management and other control groups establishing strong work relationships, while maintaining independence.
  • Provides subject matter expertise, technical audit proficiency and judgment to assess a broad range of business processes/objectives, risks and control activities.
  • Use automated software tools and keep abreast of current technology in the department and in the business/client areas.
  • Collaborates effectively, develops and manages effective relationships with key stakeholders including various levels of management throughout the enterprise to promote Internal Audit’s reputation as a value-added business partner.



  • Undergraduate Degree; educational concentration in Accounting is preferred.
  • Licensing and/or certification: CPA and/or CIA designations required.


  • 5 years+ of experience in Public Accounting or Internal Audit or related experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position.
  • Experience and/or proficiency in operations in:
  • Accounting
  • Organizational, time management, and analytical skills
  • General research and analysis
  • Strong oral/written communications
  • Anticipating, recognizing, and meeting customer needs
  • Self-confident with strong leadership skills 
  • Possesses a bias for action and drives performance targets/deliverables to completion. #LI-CG1



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.


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