AVP, Audit, Lincoln Financial Group

Alternate Locations: US Midwest; US Northeast; US Southeast; US Southwest

Work Arrangement:Work from Home

Relocation assistanceis not available for this opportunity.

Hiring Manager: Karla Munden


Requisition #:67225

About The Company

Led by over 10,000 employees - including you - Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses.

General Purpose of Job

This position provides leadership, direction and functional expertise in identifying and mitigating risks and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, financial reporting and effectiveness and efficiency of operations for particular business units and/or corporate functions. they will be responsible for strategically developing and directing an independent evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the overall system of internal controls, performing work in accordance with department and audit standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advises, serves as a SME, provides strategic guidance & collaborates with internal/external stakeholders on a broad variety of compliance matters/issues

Builds organizational capability within their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Collaborates effectively, develops & manages relationships with key sr stakeholders including various levels of mgmt throughout the enterprise & external auditors & clients to foster & promote Audit's reputation as a value-added business partner.

Collaborates with Leadership on strategic & tactical implementation of key initiatives; tracking & monitoring progress towards achieving goals & objectives, analyzing data, ensuring follow-through on the part of key resources & sustaining momentum

Communicates effectively, both verbally and in written form, audit results and issues.

Develops and manages the annual budget and expenses

Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Directs and evaluates departmental performance and takes appropriate action to meet and/or exceed performance standards for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Directs, establishes and implements priorities, performance goals and objectives to ensure departmental results for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Directs/executes approved strategy decisions and contributes to strategy creation for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Ensures consistent methodologies, policies, and alignment of resources to foster a unified audit team atmosphere.

Ensures integrity of all documentation produced and that their assigned area of responsibility collects audit data as required documentation according to plan.

Ensures that top talent is hired and retained for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Finalizes audit findings and using judgment opine on the control environment.

Identifies and directs strategic process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Identifies early identification of emerging complex control issues and reporting them timely to appropriate senior management and business stakeholders.

Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies.

Partners with colleagues in other locations and across lines of businesses to facilitate achievement of the overall desired audit coverage.

Prepares effective written audit reports and supports findings with proper documentation.

Provides strategic direction and recommendations to strengthen internal controls, improve operational efficiency and ensures and monitors adherence to those controls.

Provides strategic direction to audit engagements including risk assessments, audit planning, audit testing, control evaluations, audit communications and follow up and verification of issue closure.

Provides strategic leadership and direction to continually improve the capability and results for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Provides subject matter expertise to team members and internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Provides training and development opportunities, including stretch assignments, for team members and gives honest and open feedback to aid in the development of talent.

Strategically develops, drives and executes complex audit plans and ensures group results..

Additional Position Responsibilities

Carries out duties in compliance with all state and federal regulations and guidelines. Complies with all company and site policies and procedures.

Makes a positive contribution as demonstrated by: - Making suggestions for improvement - Learning new skills, procedures and processes

Performs other duties as required.

Remains current in profession and industry trends.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situations.

Ability to work with others in a team environment.

Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement processes improvements.

Demonstrated ability to successfully hire, retain, develop and coach staff via a culture of real-time performance feedback, with ability to build both technical and leadership skills.

Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.

Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.

Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Successfully completes regulatory and job training requirements.


4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) - Minimum Required


CIA, CISA or CPA -Upon Hire


10+ Years in Audit and/or Compliance and/or related legal compliance experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position (Required ),3+ Years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience including influencing sr mgmt/critical stakeholders experience. (Required )

Work Arrangement:

Work from Home:Employees will work fully from home. Their job will not require the employee to come into the office, unless for special circumstances.

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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