At Argo Group, you can be part of an organization where we are small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference.  You can make a direct impact while working in a high-performing, innovative and inclusive team.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, frequent, integrated communication, and authentic recognition of excellence.   View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.   

Argo Group is seeking an IT Audit Manager to join its Internal Audit team in their Chicago, IL office.  This position will report to the SVP, Head of Internal Audit and will participate in the Audit Leadership Team by assisting in the development of the Group Audit strategy to help mature the function, executing and owning pieces of that strategy, developing and executing the IT audit risk assessment, which drives the IT audit plan and, overall, help drive our function forward. You will establish yourself as a trusted advisor to IT and business leadership and leverage your relationships to identify additional needs of the business, new and emerging risks and additional opportunities for audit to assist.

The IT Audit Manager will develop, implement and monitor project plans to ensure engagement delivery in accordance with project expected outcomes, budgets and timelines. This role will perform engagement-level risk assessments to identify key objectives, associated risks and mitigating controls based on audit scope. You will supervise the audit staff throughout engagements to ensure efficient and effective use of audit resources as well as manage the audit plan schedule, evaluate and communicate changes to audit leadership in a timely manner. Tracking and communicating progress towards established engagement goals and milestones to customer and project leadership and discuss engagement results, their impact, and recommendations with audit leadership and relevant stakeholders

Responsibilities include:

  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate various tasks, procedures, policies and findings to ensure alignment to overarching goals or to suggest changes to those goals.  This includes identifying emerging issues and trends and thinking through potential ramifications as well as mitigating actions.
  • Develops an awareness of business strategies, policies and standards providing meaningful insights based upon knowledge and research which will continue to improve management’s control environment.
  • Communicates engagement results to provide stakeholders adequate awareness of the state of governance, risk management, and control processes. Identifies appropriate stakeholders within audit, management, and external parties. Presents identified issues, recommended actions, and opportunities for improvement to IT senior leadership.
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness and value of Group Audit by recommending and developing innovative approaches and solutions for both audit findings as well as to assist Audit in maturing (e.g., the use of data analytics, automation, and Agile audit methodology)
  • Assist Group Audit in developing and implementing its Quality Assurance Improvement Program
  • Coordinates with external auditors and regulators on the results of the external audits of the company’s processes, controls, systems, or reports. Facilitates the request and collection of relevant information. Organizes meetings between external parties and members of management. Councils management on requirements and requests of external parties. Supports the communication of results and any needed corrective action.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum seven (7) years related IT audit experience large-system computing environment-(or commensurate combination). Insurance industry or financial services industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with at least three to five years direct staff management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience/ability to form and maintain strong relationships with company leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or computer science, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, a Security Management designation (CISM or CISSP) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), or the equivalent.
  • Big 4 Public Accounting Experience preferred.
  • Experience   applying   the   Control   Objectives   for   Information   and   related Technology framework.
  • Proficient in applying internal auditing standards, procedures and techniques, risk management practices, procedures, protocols and industry best practices.
  • Significant experience with auditing leveraging the use of data analysis tools (e.g. Power BI, UiPath)
  • Strong communication (oral and written), presentation, and project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.

 

Culture Fit & Impact: Argo’s Values

Demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit:

  • Get the job done in a non-bureaucratic, resourceful manner.
  • Create a culture of accountability ensuring the delivery of world-class products and services.

Do the right thing:

  • Act with integrity always.
  • Adhere to the commitments set forth in the Argo Group Environmental, Social and Governance program.

Collaborate:

  • Create an open and transparent environment in which diverse experience, skill sets, and individuals can team together to drive optimal outcomes.
  • Encourage and include unique perspectives at all times.

Respect each other:

  • Create an environment that promotes dialogue, mutual support and cooperation between and among all, where people are fun to be around, proud of what they do, and willing to achieve beyond normal expectations.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department.

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

How We Work - Our Employee Values

Employees at Argo thrive together as a responsible, profitable specialty insurer where all stakeholders share in our success.  
We are committed to:

 

  • The entrepreneurial spirit

  • Doing the right thing

  • Collaborating

  • Respecting each other


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 


Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.   In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K, generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 150%.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that has resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.

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