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Internal Audit Lead

Company: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:



The Senior Internal Auditor will perform complex financial, compliance, and operational audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. An audit will consist of reviewing how controls are designed and operating to mitigate identified risks of the various departments within the organization to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial records; strong internal control environments, and compliance with company standards, accounting standards, and regulatory requirements.



  • Independently performing process walkthroughs to identify the key activities, risks and controls.
  • Applying risk and control concepts to assess control design and developing a test approach of the key controls
  • Testing the effectiveness of the key controls identified.
  • Enhancing complex audit / accounting / technical knowledge.
  • Discussing and reporting control design deficiencies and controls not operating as designed.
  • Validating with management the resolution and implementation of corrective action plans.
  • Performing direct assistance (i.e., substantive testing) work on behalf of our external auditors
  • Performing complex special projects as deemed necessary by management
  • Provides suggestions to management on ways to mitigate risk or enhancing the effectiveness of processes
  • Maintaining organizational and professional ethical standards and ensuring internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with the Standards
  • Working and leading on multiple audits and projects simultaneously.
  • Completes audits key requirements and workpapers independently with limited supervision.
  • Work papers are well documented and easy to follow.
  • Willingness to enhance internal audit concepts and techniques.
  • Asks questions to better understand assigned tasks.
  • Communicates status regularly.
  • Meets deadlines or informs supervisor of roadblocks.
  • Listens to peers, managers and clients
  • Willing to put in the extra effort so that the Department can meet key milestones and deadlines.
  • Performs other functionally related duties as assigned.
  • Being a positive influence for the team and guide junior staff
  • As needed, be able to travel-domestically up to 20%


    • Bachelor Degree, preferable in Accounting or Internal Audit
    • Computer skills on MS Office (e.g. excel, power point)
    • Clear and concise written communication.
    • Minimal grammatical / spelling errors in written communication.
    • Professional demeanor with clients and teammates
    • Demonstrates integrity and respect.
    • Advanced audit / accounting / technical knowledge.
      • CPA, CIA or equivalent audit qualification is a plus
      • 5 or more years of Internal Audit experience, particularly in financial industry
        This job description is designed to provide a general overview of the requirements of the job and does not entail a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that will be required in this position. AmTrust has the right to revise this job description at any time.

Keywords: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., Jersey City , Internal Audit Lead, Accounting, Auditing , Jersey City, New Jersey

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