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Internal Auditor

National Indemnity Company Omaha, NE


NICO National Indemnity Company

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, we offer outstanding opportunities for professionals interested in working with a successful company. We offer unparalleled financial strength, stability and "large company" benefits, in addition to an exciting, friendly, "small company" atmosphere.

Job Objective:

Responsible for assisting in the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies' internal audit ("IA") plan spanning across 11 business units that underwrite across 58 legal entities. Teams with staff from various insurance subsidiaries and internal and external subject matter resources that are responsible for performing compliance, third-party, risk based, vendor, and ad hoc reviews. Assists the Internal Audit team in ensuring internal audit work products meet the standards set forth in the International Professional Practices Framework ("IPPF"). Completes testing specific to the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 ("SOX 404") on behalf of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies. Assists in the development of audit approaches that allow for external audit cost reductions.

Major Duties:

  • Assists Senior Internal Auditors in executing the internal audit plan.

  • Executes audit procedures related to low and medium risk projects. Execution will take place at audit customer locations both domestically and abroad.

  • Familiarity with financial reporting requirements, acceptable management control practices, high-level compliance requirements, and general information technology controls.

  • Researches audit requirements specific to new lines of business and jurisdictions.

  • Assists in audit report development of low projects and provides guidance to management regarding remedial action.

  • Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously and annually completing 15-20 projects. In some cases, responsible for assisting in audits of third parties (including vendors).

  • Assists with completing IA risk assessments that form the basis for the audits considered for inclusion in the annual plan including organizational issues, regulatory compliance, external audit coverage, and previous audit results.

  • Assists the Internal Audit team in reviewing the standalone risk assessments and risk and control framework as inputs for developing the annual audit plan to ensure the inclusion of previous audit results.

  • Assists in maintaining a repository of issues identified during the execution of the IA plan.

  • Tracks the work streams of the IA teams executing low to medium risk reviews and provides updates. Assisting with keeping the IA projects on time and on budget while adding value to the audit customer.

  • Responsible for archiving select internal audit projects in accordance with internal audit and regulatory standards.

  • Performs special projects or other duties as assigned or as situation dictates.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Required Knowledge:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting or related field, or equivalent

  • Audit principles

  • 1-2 years of related work experience

  • Financial reporting principles

  • Personal computer, related software, and basic applications, such as Excel and Word

  • Insurance industry

  • Working toward Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Audit or Certified Information Systems Auditor or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

Preferred Knowledge:

  • ACL data analysis

  • The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission as its internal control framework

  • IPPF framework


  • Excellent written and oral communication with all levels of the organization and outside contacts

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills


  • Work with a team of 3-5 people

  • Organize several different tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Work well with people at all levels of the organization

  • Identify and solve problems

  • Research, review, and analyze key processes throughout the NICO Group

  • Communicate effectively with third parties

  • Maintain strict confidentiality

A comprehensive benefits package is available for regular, full-time employees, including health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance as well as a 401(k) with company match. We also proudly offer 100% upfront tuition reimbursement to regular, full-time employees, to further your education. Our Omaha office boasts a complimentary state-of-the-art, on-site gym, a robust wellness program, low-cost downtown parking, and numerous volunteer and networking opportunities with other emerging professionals.

Date Posted September 17, 2022
Date Closes October 17, 2022
Requisition R11308
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Internal Audit Compliance
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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