Internal Audit Director

Date: Jun 30, 2020

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.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Relocation benefits available. 


Position Summary

Erie Insurance is continuing to hire and is utilizing virtual interviews to ensure the well-being of our candidates and employees. Please note there may be delays in our hiring process.


As a leader within the Internal Audit department, executes its mission to enhance and protect organizational value by providing independent, risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight.  Directs and oversees the operational and information technology (IT) audit teams to execute audits evaluating both the operational and IT controls within a process.  Provides high-level oversight and strategic thought-leadership to accomplish the goals of the integrated audit effort.

This position provides the opportunity for you to attend Audit Committee meetings and build relationships with senior leaders. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Manages overall operations of designated area of authority. Interviews, hires, and directs personnel. Prepares and conducts performance assessments for direct reports, coordinates discipline and oversees Employee development as required.


Continuously monitors risk and maintains relationships with business and support function partners to assist in the development of the audit plan using a risk-based methodology.


Executes the audit plan approved by the Audit Committee by directing staff in the completion of internal audits, consulting engagements and special projects.


Ensure the department evaluates the design and performs testing of the effectiveness of the functioning of key operational and IT internal controls, meeting the professional standards and guidelines set by the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Provides strategic thought-leadership and cultivates innovation amongst the team and direct report managers.


Assists the Vice President & Chief Internal Audit Officer as needed, in the capacity of liaison to the Audit Committee, executive and senior management, independent auditors and other risk and control partners.


Assists with the preparation the department’s annual operating budget, monitoring of actual versus budgeted spending and making spending adjustments as necessary.


Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external clients, including but not limited to, members of the Executive Council, the Controller, IT senior leader, the Audit Committee, and the external audit firm’s management personnel.


Participates in special audits or investigations and other ERIE projects as directed.


Completes special projects as needed.

Ability to Manage Complexity
Business Acumen
Decision Making
Developing And Maintaining Relationships
Information Management Skills
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Skills
Planning And Organizing
Presentation Skills
Problem Analysis

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

Physical Requirements
Climbing; Rarely
Driving; Rarely
Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)

Nearest Major Market: Erie

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