UPC Insurance

Internal Audit Senior

Job Locations US-FL-St. Petersburg


Summary: The Internal Audit Senior is responsible for assisting in the evaluation of the design and testing of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting and evaluating UPC’s compliance with all rules and regulations including requirements under Sarbanes Oxley Section 404. 


Reporting directly to the Internal Audit Manager, this position will assist with developing, planning, and conducting audits and tests of controls for UPC’s systems and processes with an emphasis on Finance, IT, Underwriting and Claims. The Internal Audit Senior will be responsible for providing recommendations to improve/enhance the internal control environment and reporting on results that will be communicated to the Audit Committee, CEO, CFO and other functional department leaders. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs SOX and operational audits and assists in reviewing and following up on the work performed by other Internal Audit personnel and/or resources from co-sourcing firms.
  • Executes audit plans and acts resourcefully to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality parameters.
  • Executes internal audit activities as part of the internal audit plan approved by the Audit Committee in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Understands and appropriately follows auditing standards, regulatory requirements and performance criteria.
  • Monitors progress against deadlines including timely communication of progress, obstacles, and issues to management as needed.
  • Demonstrate and apply a clear understanding of audit methodologies in supporting SOC Type 1 and Type 2 audits for UPC’s service providers for testing the appropriateness of reliance on the afore referenced reports.
  • Develops and maintains productive relationships with members of the Management team.
  • Develops procedures, schedules, priorities and programs for achieving audit objectives and goals.
  • Assists in the identification of risks and changes to the existing system of internal control.
  • Assists in the preparation and execution of test plans, process documentation, change control documentation, and change control testing for all business units and internal control-based changes.
  • Updates internal controls documentation and identifies key controls as business processes are changed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Assists in overseeing the work of internal staff auditor(s) and external professional service provider(s) engaged to assist the Internal Audit team execute their annual audit plan.



Required Skills: 

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time experience assisting in planning audits, conducting audit procedures and preparing audit reports.
  • Good understanding of internal control framework (COSO).
  • Good understanding of the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
  • Ability to build relationships with co-workers while maintaining independence.
  • Professional Credentials: CPA, CISA, MIIA and/or CIA certifications preferred.
  • Public accounting or SEC experiences a plus.
  • Experience with public companies.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Must be on track to achieve one, or more, of the following certifications: CPA, CIA or CISA.


  •  Motivation/Initiative: Motivated and curious, willing to ask questions, research issues and take on challenging projects/assignments; creative, brings new ideas to the table, exhibits self-confidence.  Has strong achievement motivation and tenacity. 
  • Administrative Skills: Possesses ability to organize and follow-through on multiple tasks, recognizes and attends to important details with accuracy and efficiency, effectively prioritizes work and the work of staff members. Works to complete goals, tasks and plans, anticipates potential problems and analyzes alternative solutions.
  • Interpersonal Style: (Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Teamwork); develops/ maintains effective working relationships; listens attentively to others; communicates ideas clearly (written & verbal); relates to people in an open/ sincere manner; participates effectively in meetings; assists in finding solutions as well as identifying opportunities for improvement; communicates appropriately with supervisor, managed staff and co-workers. Able to manage other individuals and maintain calm and reliable demeanor in the face of challenges.
  • Self-Management: (Adaptability/Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, Autonomy); adapts readily to changes in routine; works effectively in stressful situations; needs limited guidance and direction; is comfortable working in a fast paced environment; is reliable and dependable; is results-oriented; maintains productivity and composure under pressure; views problems as opportunities to create solutions.
  • Thinking Skills: Diagnoses problems efficiently; gathers sufficient input before making decisions or plans; makes timely decision, quickly determines sources of problem, identifies information needed to solve problem and analyzes alternative solutions, communicates issues and decisions effectively to team. 

Keys to Success: 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action.
  • High standard of ethics, discipline and professionalism.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.


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