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Sr. Analyst, Financial Control Group

Company: Argonaut Management Services, Inc
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We're an innovative organization that's small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.
Our flexible workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel:

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully.
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed.

    At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you're wired to raise your hand and ask, "Where can I help?", you'll thrive with us.The Financial Control Group (FCG) is part of Internal Audit, however, is a second line of defense function. FCG is primarily responsible for managing the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) (SOX/MAR program). FCG's primary objective is to ensure the internal control environment is adequately maintained and the SOX program is executed effectively in support of Section 302/404 as required by the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. Its activities are considered part of the "monitoring" layer of the system of internal control and therefore, are included in both management's and the external auditor's assessment.FCG reports its results to Management, the SOX Steering Committee, and the company's Audit Committee.
    TheSenior Analyst, Financial Control Groupis responsible for partnering with the business to manage the internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR)/SOX program. The position will assess the design and operating effectiveness of the company's ICFR through walkthrough and independent testing procedures. This position will be responsible for assisting the AVP, Financial Control Group in driving strategy for SOX compliance including the development/maintenance of ICFR policy, procedures, and guidance; risk assessment/scoping; deficiency evaluation and aggregation; and governance reporting to SOX Steering Committee and Audit Committees.The position will also assist in training control/process owners on ICFR and will promote and enforce standardization of controls across the enterprise.
    Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the annual risk assessment (FSLI and Business Segments) and scoping process. Coordinate and engage with Business Segments and functional teams to ensure the annual SOX scope is reflective of the Company's overall risk management strategy and contemplates significant changes that may have an impact on the design and/or effectiveness of controls.
  • Collaborate with process owners to create flowcharts of key processes, identifying key risks and controls.
  • Document SOX walkthroughs to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, ensuring key risks are identified and adequacy of stated controls and process documentation, and identify any control gaps.
  • Develop and execute testing of key controls for assigned areas in established/required timeline
  • Communicate findings: Identify, assess, and document deficiencies, including root cause and exposure analysis. Partner with business leaders to develop remediation strategies for identified issues and monitor remediation activities.
  • Provide management with a controls assessment associated with changes to process and/or technology that would impact the control environment.
  • Maintain ongoing communication and coordination with External Auditors to ensure alignment on SOX planning, walkthroughs, and testing, audit requests, and remediation of deficiencies, in order to maximize external audit reliance.
  • Assists in the preparation of executive management materials highlighting overall SOX progress and results.
  • Develop and conduct training program to educate Business Process and Information Technology control/process owners.

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or equivalent; CPA, MBA or CIA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in public accounting or internal audit; insurance industry or financial services industry experience required.
  • Deadline-oriented, self-starter possessing a strong work ethic.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • The ability to multi-task; capable of meeting deadlines. Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexible in a changing and demanding environment. Demonstrated skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Visio, Outlook).
  • Polished and professional written and verbal communication skills, including active listening skills and oral presentation skills. The ability to read and write English fluently is required.
  • Both domestic and international travel up to 15% may be required.

    The published salary range applies to applicants that reside in the state of Colorado. The salary range for this role is $ 90,000 - $ 108,00.00. This position is eligible for an annual bonus based on company and individual performance.
    PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.
    If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400.
    To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
    PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.
    If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400.
    To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
    Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients.We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, offers frequent, integrated communication and values authentic recognition of excellence. View our 2022 Environmental, Social & Governance Report to learn more about Argo.
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
    Our Benefits
    Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
    Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.


  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.


  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs. In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees), generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.


  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development - Trainingmagazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies. Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.


  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.


  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.


  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.

Keywords: Argonaut Management Services, Inc, Scottsdale , Sr. Analyst, Financial Control Group, Accounting, Auditing , Scottsdale, Arizona

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