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Cigna Internal Audit Senior Advisor in Glasgow City, United Kingdom

What does Cigna do?

We started over 200 years ago and we continued to innovate and expand ever since. Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve.

We deliver choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health, both in body and mind .

With more than 170 million customer and patient relationships in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions , we are able to harness actionable insights that drive better health care results.

Our global workforce of more than 74,000 employees are dedicated to living our mission and being champions of our customers and communities each and every day.

Cigna provides employee benefits around the world, amongst which health insurance services and life & protection solutions (LPS) like life & disability plans. We’re passionate about helping people improve their health, well-being, and peace of mind.

Cigna Europe has more than 60 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing international group health insurance and employee benefits programmes for domestic and international recruited staff from European corporations, International Organisations (IGO & NGO) and governments. We also provide healthcare for globally mobile individuals. To support its European and Global Segments customers, Cigna Europe has dedicated offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Kenya, Dubai, the United States and Malaysia. Over the years, we have acquired an in-depth understanding of the daily challenges faced by domestic and international organisations, and their staff members in managing their health and wellbeing.

We’re people-people. We are a human organization, where people come first. Whether it’s our customers, patients, clients, or colleagues, we aim to improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of everyone we can reach.

What makes Cigna different from other employers?

We go further than just paying insurance claims. Solid customer relationships are our main goal. We also strongly believe in business ethics and continually strive to be cleaner, greener, and respectful of all.

We owe our success to the talent and dedication of our team. They’re the ones who make a difference in our customers’ lives. So we know that it’s important to go the extra mile for our employees. We make sure they have a good work-life balance and we offer many initiatives for health and well-being.

How is Internal Audit in Cigna organized?

You are a key member of the Internal Audit team covering Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA) and North America. You will primarily be home based and have the flexibility to occasionally work from our Glasgow office. You will report directly to the Head of the Internal Audit for these regions.

As Internal Audit Senior Advisor you serve as project leader on the delivery of the EMEA internal audit plan and play a lead role in completing complex components of large-scale audit projects. For this, you will be supported by junior members of the team who you will lead for the duration of the audit.

You will support the identification of risk-based audits for Europe, Middle-East & Africa and North-America, represent the Internal Audit function in key business meetings and support audit projects across these 3 “regions”.

You will be responsible for assessing and reporting on complex business domains, identifying relevant internal control issues and providing support in value-add businesses’ recommendations. You are a driven and pro-active person, capable of delivering an audit from beginning to end, always on the look-out for enhancing and making more efficient our auditing practices, and capable of prioritising your and the junior members’ workload in effective manner.

What are your main responsibilities?

You will provide counsel and advice to top management on significant Audit matters, often requiring coordination between organizations. You focus on providing thought leadership and technical expertise across multiple disciplines. You will be recognized internally as “the go-to person” for the most complex Internal Audit assignments.

Your main tasks are as follows:

  • Coordinate the delivery of the Internal Audit Plan for all the European, Middle-East & Africa and North America business lines in line with the strategies and the businesses lines’ risk profiles.

  • Propose adjustments to the Internal Audit Plan to the Head of EMEA IA.

  • Ensure that audits are executed in line with IIA professional practice standards and in adherence with the agreed timelines from the establishment of objectives and scope, the assignment of appropriate and adequately supervised resources, the documentation of work programs and testing results and the communication and reporting of audit results to appropriate parties.

  • Follow-up on engagement findings and corrective actions and report to the relevant authorities or Internal Audit Representatives any corrective actions not effectively implemented.

  • Perform complex financial, operational and/or IT audits on EMEA and North America’ business lines utilizing independent judgment and discretion.

  • Lead complex or large scale audit projects on EMEA and North America’ business lines, including definition of audit scope, control evaluation, test activities, audit reporting, issue resolution, and identification of business risk profiles.

  • Ensure that correct procedures are followed and that documentation is prepared in accordance with standards. Identifies internal control issues and makes recommendations.

  • Supervise day-to-day activities and provides training to less experienced staff.

  • Provide support in the elaboration of the audit plan.

  • Provide ad-hoc guidance to the key stakeholders on highly prioritized projects.

What skills do you need?

  • A degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance or related field. CA/CPA or CIA certification is a plus.

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience as an internal auditor either within Financial Services or Digital Start-Up sectors. Previous audit experience in Financial Crime or System of Information is desirable

  • In-depth understanding of basic accounting principles, control procedures and audit standards, practices and techniques. CAATs knowledge is desirable.

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to present at all levels of the organization.

  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with business partners globally. Cross-cultural agility and sensitivity.

  • Ability to think analytically, interpret information/observations, apply judgment and make effective decisions. Innovative and able to challenge the conventional ways of doing things.

  • Able to multi-task and adapt quickly to change. Strong organizational agility and results driven.

  • Comfortable working in both an office-based and virtual team-based collaborative environment.

  • Willingness to travel both within Europe and Worldwide (when allowed and in compliance with the Covid 19 travel safety measures).

  • Comfortable working in multicultural environments.

  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity.

You will love this job if you…

  • Love to work with people

  • Like to take responsibility and come up with ideas to engage and develop employees

  • Handle files in a structured and organized way

  • See the importance of handling confidential information discretely

  • Like to actively interact with colleagues of different departments and in different locations

  • Curious and love to learn a wide range of diverse areas

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourselfEMEA@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourselfEMEA@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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