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Financial Auditor

Financial Auditor

US-CA-San Francisco
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Esurance is hiring a Financial Auditor to join the growing Risk Management Team in our San Francisco, CA office.  As the Financial Auditor you will be responsible for enhancing Esurance's internal controls, risk management and governance practices through developing and completing financial and operational audits. In addition, as the Financial Auditor you will have responsibility for maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and performing Sarbanes-Oxley testing.


  • Evaluates company financial and operational risks and assist with development of audit plan and audit programs.
  • Performs all phases of audits including planning, fieldwork, reporting results and performing subsequent follow-up procedures.
  • Identifies control weaknesses and be able to communicate audit findings effectively to members of management in an objective and persuasive manner.
  • Assesses exposure resulting from ineffective controls and provide recommendations to address identified control deficiencies.
  • Assists with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 control testing and compliance.
  • Coordinates with external auditors.
  • Understands Information Technology (IT) risks and incorporate audit plan steps to address IT risk areas
  • Participates in special audit projects as assigned.


  • Must have strong audit process fundamentals and be able to perform all phases of an audit.
  • Must have good knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with business owners and senior level management.
  • Understanding of GAAP and related financial reporting requirements; knowledge of statutory accounting principles a plus.
  • Willingness to embrace change and show flexibility in assignments and the work environment.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must possess effective project management skills with ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Able to travel approximately 5% of the time. 

Experience / Education

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, a related field, or equivalent education required.
  • Must have minimum of two years progressive audit experience in a public accounting firm (Big 4 firm preferred or second tier) or equivalent experience as an internal audit staff with the ability to perform all stages of the audit.
  • Experience with property/casualty insurance or Technology Company is preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation preferred.

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