Job Opportunities 


IT Auditor

Company - Odyssey Reinsurance Company 

Title - IT Auditor

Location - Stamford, CT

Contact- Vince Celano

Posted Date : 23 June 2017

Essential Duties

 Review IT systems, documentation and make an assessment of Odyssey’s information technologies and business systems activities to determine operating effectiveness, risk assessment, appropriateness of testing activities in order to achieve established Departmental and external objectives such as PCAOB, COBIT, NAIC insurance regulatory requirements, etc.


Champion Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements and conduct reviews and special projects to verify that IT system controls are adequate and operating effectively


Perform ongoing risk assessments for SOX IT’s component with input from the AVP Senior IT Auditor and SVP-Audit to determine the audit risk universe for IT


Review and discuss all internal audit programs for IT with AVP Senior IT Auditor, SVP-Audit and Odyssey’s CIO

Coordinate activities with external auditors

Design and enhance all IT audit efforts, specifically audit methodology and techniques, pursuant to Company and professional standards such as COBIT; assist in the further development of the Internal Audit Guide for Odyssey’s IT area

Coordinate all IT audits with audit staff assigned to perform non-IT audit to optimize audit efforts

Make oral or written presentations to management during and at conclusion of audits, discussing noted deficiencies and recommending corrective action to improve internal operations and reduce costs

Review and discuss audit reports containing any IT audit findings with recommendations for improvements with AVP Senior IT Auditor and SVP-Audit prior to their issuance (reports should always express opinion as to the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control for IT systems and efficiency, where applicable)

Participate in appraising adequacy of corrective actions taken by management to improve the reported deficient conditions

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Good knowledge of IT auditing techniques as established by COBIT, including an adequate understanding of insurance industry matters

Adequate understanding of financial and operating controls for P&C insurance companies

Insight in the degree in which internal controls adhere to Company’s IT policies and procedures

Report findings for management appraisal and action, if required

Effective communication of IT audit issues with PwC, external auditors

Travel both domestically and international (20%)

Experience & Education Requirements

Degree with an emphasis on Computer Science, or its equivalent

CISA accreditation preferred

5+ years’ experience in public accounting as an IT Audit specialist

A “team player” who will encourage the open exchange of ideas

Supervisory Responsibilities

This role is responsible for managing one Staff Auditor

Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, collectively referred to as OdysseyRe, is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance and specialty insurance. Reinsurance is underwritten through Odyssey Reinsurance Company and specialty insurance is underwritten through Hudson Insurance Company, Hudson Specialty Insurance Company, Hudson Excess Insurance Company, Newline Insurance Company Limited and Newline Syndicate 1218 at Lloyd’s. With a network of more than 30 offices in 13 countries, OdysseyRe is a global enterprise committed to providing local service. Odyssey Re Holdings Corp. is wholly-owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

Lead Auditor

Company - United Technologies

Title - Lead Auditor

Location - Farmington, CT

Contact- Shirley Delva,, HR

Job Description

UTC's internal audit teams conduct risk-based audits and recommend strategic solutions to the UTC business units. Working closely with business unit management, the Internal Audit group utilizes the latest audit techniques and technologies to ensure that they are conducting value-added audits.


The Lead Auditor position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a dynamic audit professional who seeks to build on their existing audit and accounting experience through in-depth exposure to a fast-paced international business.  The Internal Audit department is developmental in nature and employees are assisted in furthering career goals through training & development, strategic networking opportunities and eventual placement into critical business segment roles, after tenure within the group. This group is seen as a premiere entry point into the business segments within UTC. 

 As a Lead Auditor, you will perform reviews of critical business processes, evaluating effectiveness of internal controls and identifying potential process improvement opportunities. Specific job responsibilities include:

-Lead risk based audits, manage 1-4 auditors per engagement
-Assess risk of key business processes resulting in the preparation of audit plans and specific audit programs
-Create process maps of significant financial, business and operational processes in order to identify potential internal control weaknesses and recommend opportunities for improvement
-Prepare clear, concise audit reports
-Present audit conclusions and recommendations to senior management


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related business disciplines.
CPA, MBA will be considered a strong plus, however not required.


-Five (5) to 8 years of progressively responsible experience with Big 4 or regional public accounting firms, internal audit or government accounting with exposure to a manufacturing environment. Comparable UTC Finance and/or Accounting experience will also be considered.

-Depending on the position, domestic and/or international travel may take between 40-60% of work time, and so applicants must be willing to commit to this travel schedule.  Due to the international travel requirement, multiple language skills are an advantage to applicants.  In particular, Spanish and Portuguese language abilities are desired.
-Demonstrated leadership competencies with the ability to work effectively across all levels and functions within the business and can easily manage a co-source relationship with third party audit firm when applicable.
-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate diverse teams toward operational efficiencies.
-Extensive knowledge/experience in project management, strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
-Strong oral and written communication skills and proven presentation skills.
-Proactive and results/metrics driven.

*Multiple positions available.

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