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Internal Audit Consultant

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Office Of The President

Department of Position: Internal Audit Department 

Work from:

Corporate office, Erie PA


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

•          Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.

•          Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.

•          A pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.

•          A 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.

•          Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.

•          Career development, including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

•          Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.


Position Summary

  • This position is in the Operational Audit Section

  • The Hiring Manager will also consider candidates for Senior Internal Auditor (Salary Grade F12).  Level of position offered will be based upon the depth and breadth of selected candidate's experience and qualifications.

  • The schedule for this position will be hybrid, working a minimum of 2 days per week in the office and the rest of the schedule working remotely.


Independently conducts financial, operational and/or regulatory-required audits of the highest complexity. Serves as a consultant on highly complex special projects. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Develops a level of knowledge related to a specific internal audit specialization to serve as the department’s subject matter expert. Serves as a mentor, researches and maintains current knowledge base and trains the department on the area of specialization.


Reviews workpapers and assists with ensuring department staff and work products meet the professional standards and guidelines set by the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Coordinates multiple audits concurrently, including preparation of project risk and control assessments and developing detailed audit plans. Performs detailed audit procedures, including the use of computer-assisted audit tools to extract and analyze data, evaluates results and prepares final audit report for the highest complexity audits.


Documents and assesses the adequacy of internal controls and prepares recommendations for improvements.


Trains, develops and mentors less experienced auditors. Directs activities, reviews and critiques work and recommends performance improvements as required. Prepares project performance assessments at the conclusion of each audit and/or project.


Assists the Internal Audit managers in assessing risks associated with various ERIE operations, as applicable.


Supports ERIE’s independent auditors by completing analytical procedures, process documentation and reporting related to substantive testing.


Recommends improvements and challenges current department processes to increase efficiencies or effectiveness, as well as assists in maintaining current department policies and procedures.


Represents Internal Audit on more complex or critical ERIE committees.


Prepares or presents materials to executive management, the Audit Committee, ERIE personnel, or at industry associations and seminars related to the value and function of the Internal Audit Department. Develops networks and creates relationships with other departments to enable flow of information and create a positive working environment with stakeholders, including significant audit findings or other relevant materials.


The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.


Cultivates Innovation
Detail Orientation
Instills Trust
Decision Quality
Information Management Skills
Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Job-Specific Knowledge
Customer Focus
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability


Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, computer science, management information systems, or a related field, required. Seven years of experience in internal auditing, accounting/finance, or related experience, required. Professional certification such as CPA, CIA or CISA preferred. Insurance designations such as CPCU or FLMI preferred.  Knowledge of auditing techniques, including audit administration and data extraction and analytics methodology preferred.  Working knowledge of IT systems and controls preferred.  Supervisory experience preferred..

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)
Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie