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US Operations Audit Senior Director

Company: Cigna
Location: Bloomfield
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

U.S. Operations, Audit Senior Director

Position Summary

This role reports to the General Auditor and Chief Risk Officer and leads the U.S. Operations internal audit function. The role includes coordinating and managing audit assignments ranging from simple, single site, engagements to complex, multi-site, large-scale audit engagements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • To support the Internal Audit vision to deliver transformational assurance through relevant and timely advice and insights related to Cigna's highest risks. Internal Audit's vision supports our commitment to be champions for affordable, predictable and simple healthcare.
  • Responsible for the strategic design and implementation of Operational audits for the U.S. Medical (Commercial and Government) and Evernorth businesses, other Operations, and Corporate, driving a "best in class" function.
  • Continually examines all Internal Audit activities, programs, organizations, operations, and policies to ensure alignment with Cigna's strategic vision and mission. The individual is expected to act as a value-add business partner, while maintaining objectivity and independence.
  • Drives an environment that enables strong team engagement, with a focus on team effectiveness, continuous learning, and individual development.
  • Ensures audit projects meet professional and Cigna standards in planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Manages and analyses data and records related to project administration, assignment management, and all other assigned activities to evaluate audit projects. Acts as advisor to senior leaders of Special Investigations, IT, and Operations on audit performance and compliance with best practices.
  • Accountable for reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy, compliance, and cost effectiveness of operational, financial, and information management controls.
  • Assesses financial and operational risks and evaluates the business processes and systems controls designed to mitigate those risks.
  • Participates in complex or sensitive audits. Interacts with and must be able to influence senior management and matrix partners on matters of significance.
  • Evaluates efficiency and cost effectiveness of audit processes; recommends changes to auditing policies, procedures and programs as needed.
  • Leads a team of Audit Directors and Senior Managers, ensuring high employee engagement and contribution while developing their leadership skills. Supports an audit function as a "fast career track" development for specialized staff joining Corporate Audit (specialized staff from internal programs, FDP and AEDP, and other areas of the organization).
  • Manage the dynamic audit plan ensuring appropriate resourcing, prioritization and delivery.

Minimum Requirements & Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or related field; advanced degree a plus.
  • 12+ years of audit experience with increasing responsibility, preferably with exposure to the healthcare industry.
  • Highly developed leadership qualities with an ability to motivate and inspire a group of individuals to achieve superior results.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to manage conflict, influence others, prepare/deliver executive presentations, and challenge the status quo.
  • Flexibility to adapt to change in a fast-paced organization.
  • Demonstrated high level of ethics and integrity.
  • Highly innovative and comfortable challenging the conventional ways of doing things.
  • The ability to consult with clients to understand their requirements.
  • High capacity to think analytically, interpret information / observations, apply judgment and make effective decisions.

Preferred Location: Bloomfield, CT

Alternate Location: St. Louis, MO

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: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Keywords: Cigna, New England , US Operations Audit Senior Director, Other , Bloomfield, Northeast

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