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Merchants Insurance Group Internal Auditor in Buffalo, New York

Internal Auditor Buffalo, NY Merchants Insurance Group is a leading Property and Casualty Insurer in the Northeast and is looking for an experienced Internal Auditor to join our Corporate Headquarters located in Buffalo, New York. Merchants Insurance Group is proud to be named a “Fast Track” company for the 3rd year in a row by Buffalo’s Business First and has recently been named as one of Ward's top performing insurance companies in the United States. Ward's is the provider of benchmarking and best practices for the insurance industry. They analyze staff levels, compensation, business practices and expenses for all areas of company operations. The safety of our colleagues, both current and future, is Merchants Insurance Group’s highest priority. At this time, most of our colleagues are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning January 31, 2022 Merchants colleagues will be returning to the office in a Hybrid work schedule. The Hybrid work schedule will require 8 full days per month in the office, with the option to work the remaining days per month at home or in the office. This exciting new Hybrid Work benefit will offer colleagues a flexible work schedule with the ability to remain connected with your Merchants teams and colleagues. The Internal Auditor will become part of a dedicated Internal Audit team focusing on performing operational, financial and system company audits. The Internal Auditor works closely with functional managers and staff to understand risks, develop control structures, and recommend process improvements. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Execute internal audit programs for assigned audits to include all phases of the audit engagement, • Promotes audit efficiency by supporting the external auditors by acting as a liaison with the management team to provide necessary information and documentation. • Maintain a solid understanding of the Internal Audit, Compliance, Accounting, and the Insurance industries. • Serve as a subject matter expert on internal controls across the organization to mitigate financial, operational, regulatory, and IT risks, while supporting the Company’s objectives. • Qualifications & Skills: • Qualified candidates will have a 4 year degree or equivalent work related experience. • At least three years performing external or internal financial controls and/or financial and operational audits. • CPA, CIA designation is desired. • Solid understanding of internal controls. • Strong computer skills to include proficiency with Excel and SQL. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to present complex and sensitive issues to functional and senior management. Merchants Insurance Group Benefits: • Welcoming and positive work environment • Flexible work arrangements, including flex scheduling and summer hours • Hybrid work schedule. The Hybrid work schedule will require 8 full days per month in the office, with the option to work the remaining days per month at home or in the office • Competitive pay scale • Generous paid time off package • Full Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401(k) employer match amount is 100% up to 6% of your annual contributions. You are immediately 100% vested in the employer match dollars. • Outstanding company bonus programs • Tuition Reimbursement And many more exciting company benefits!! Please visit our website to apply online at: EOE.