Avp, Financial Governance Avp, Financial Governance …

Argo Incorporated
in Lackland Air Force Base, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Argo Incorporated
in Lackland Air Force Base, TX, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Avp, Financial Governance
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AVP, Financial Governance

Job Summary

The AVP, Financial Governance is responsible for leading the effort in designing and executing our internal controls over financial reporting and accounting policy. This includes partnering with business owners to help design an effective system of internal controls over financial reporting and creating a culture that embraces a sound financial control environment and holds individuals accountable to clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  • Lead team that collaborates with business leaders to create flowcharts of key processes, identifying key risks and controls.
  • Responsible for the research and implementation of accounting principles under GAAP and SAP.
  • Monitor potential changes to GAAP and SAP.
  • Ensure the identification of key risks, adequacy of stated controls and process documentation, and identify any control gaps.
  • Develop a risk-based testing programs of assigned department or functional area in established/required timeline. Partner with Internal Audit to execute testing program.
  • Communicate findings and partner with business leaders to develop remediation strategy for identified issues.
  • Lead SOX Steering Committee
  • Design effective SOX certification process.
  • Work with external auditors to address financial reporting risks and support the external auditing function.


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or equivalent; CPA, MBA or CIA preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in public accounting or internal audit; insurance industry or financial services industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong technical accounting and financial reporting background.
  • Deadline-oriented, self-starter possessing a strong work ethic.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • The ability to multi-task; capable of meeting deadlines. Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Flexible in a changing and demanding environment. Demonstrated skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Visio, Outlook).
  • Polished and professional written and verbal communication skills, including active listening skills and oral presentation skills. The ability to read and write English fluently is required.
  • Both domestic and international travel up to 25% may be required.

In addition, you embody our core values as they are the key to our success:

  • We desire to excel
  • We are committed to our clients and to each other
  • We have the courage to do the right thing
  • We apply original thinking

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization. Argo Group offers competitive pay and benefits that protect and enhance the lives of employees and their eligible dependents by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, savings and investment opportunities, adoption assistance, education assistance, and matching gifts for education and charitable causes, just to name a few.

Come join the World Class Leader in Global Specialty Insurance and build your career here! And dont forget to tell your friends, we have a fantastic Employee Referral Program too!

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position

To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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Posted YesterdayFull timeR0002369

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of its clients in four business segments.

  • Excess & Surplus focuses on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite because of the nature of their businesses, their particular risk exposures or their loss histories.
  • Commercial Specialty provides standard-market property and casualty insurance and surety coverage to highly specialized commercial and public entities.
  • International Specialty writes both insurance and reinsurance business worldwide through the broker market, with offerings including specialty property catastrophe reinsurance along with excess casualty and professional insurance.
  • Syndicate 1200 operates through a Lloyds of London syndicate offering property and liability coverage.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is headquartered in Bermuda.