Sao Paulo, São Paulo, BR

Senior Auditor Brazil - Americas Chapter

As a member of the Americas Chapter, your primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to be responsible for internal audit in LatAm, representing the internal audit function in the local Audit Committees, perform and coordinate regulatory audits, as well as driving and participating in a wide range of business and functional audit activities in Regional/Global level. You will be constantly challenged to learn new areas of Swiss Re, to assess the effectiveness of the relevant processes and controls, and to come up with workable solutions to any problems you may identify. For you, this role will be an opportunity to deal with themes that have organizational impact at the most senior level, driving the risk culture of Swiss Re. You will be an effective communicator in Portuguese and English, landing key and difficult messages with stakeholders, both verbally and in writing.


About the Role


Specific local responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the face of GIA (Group Internal Audit) in Brazil, responsible for the relationship with SUSEP.
  • Coordinating of the meetings of the Local Audit Committees.


Americas Chapter/Global GIA responsibilities

  • Leading in the application of data analytics to assess control related outcomes and employing data hypotheses to test data sets with the audit team and Data team in GIA.  
  • Experienced in delivering audit services digitally and applying GIA audit methodology in a hybrid working environment.
  • Owning audit tasks delivery within an agile audit team; your key tasks are to assess business processes and controls in scope of an audit, and to provide quality audit issues, clear audit reports, and compelling business insights to Senior Management and stakeholders; creating awareness around scrum value delivery.
  • Exhibiting expertise in GIA methodology and how to apply across the audit
  • Participating in local, regional and global audits, positively impacting the other GIA Chapters and using your areas of expertise to contribute effectively to GIA's audit plan.
  • Coordinating with the IT audit team to learn approaches for business auditors to add value in IT areas supporting the business such as IT security, access management, third party oversight and cloud computing.
  • Owning business relationships and gather perspectives and updates from the business as inputs to our risk assessments and audit planning activities.
  • Supporting the Audit Director / Chapter leads / Deputies in performing ongoing risk assessments and contributing risk ideas for possible audit ideas.
  • Participating in GIA's strategic initiatives and projects as opportunities arise.


About the Team


Group Internal Audit provide independent and objective assurance that assists the Board of Directors and Group Executive Committee to protect the assets, reputation, and sustainability of the organization. We perform audit activities designed to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the Group's internal control systems, and to add value through improving the Group's operations.


GIA's vision is Advancing Swiss Re's Resilience. We aspire to be critical thinkers who lead from every seat, challenge the status quo, understand risk, and demonstrate that we are responsive to risk. We offer a suite of audit products that are tailored to the nature of the assurance goal and deliver comprehensive messages to management over end-to-end processes and their control environment. And lastly, our continuous risk assessment process (which utilize data analytics and external data factors) drives the allocation of our resources, the audit proposals and prioritization. We continuously extend the use of data analytics and automation within our audit processes.


About you


Education and experience:

  • 8 plus years of work experience in an assurance function or a similar qualified function within Insurance/Reinsurance industry.
  • Fluent in English and comfortable communicating verbally and in writing in English.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of audit methodology.
  • Balance of technical and business knowledge and business acumen.
  • Strong knowledge in SUSEP regulations and performing audits in Brazil to SUSEP standards.
  • Previous experience with an agile framework (preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment.
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships within and outside the product team and chapter.
  • University degree (preferred).
  • CPA, CA, CIA, or other professional certification (preferred).


Personal skills:

  • Proactive, self-starter, highly organized with excellent understanding of Agile and Scrum.Org skills.
  • Critical thinker that sees the "big picture" (e.g., overall themes, trends, goals), generates creative ideas and solutions to problems and makes recommendations despite complexity, conflicting pressures and ambiguous circumstances.
  • Professional communicator, able to gain and maintain trust while delivering difficult messages.
  • Structured analyst, capable to embrace and use data analytics to assess risks, scope audits and test controls.
  • Result oriented individual, able to plan well, willing to coach / be coached and work in the field and able to deliver results in time.
  • Team worker, able to listen to others but also influence.
  • High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability.
  • Ability to apply a value-oriented product definition by continuously challenging scope.
  • Able to identify and translate stakeholder requirements into audit output.




About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions 


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.


All our positions are affirmative for people with disabilities (PwD).


Keywords: Insurance; Reinsurance; Audit 
Reference Code: 127032 



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