Friday, June 22, 2007

Focus Fridays Business IT Auditors Wanted

Are you a sharp Business Analyst who really likes to learn your company’s business and how to improve it? Do you have demonstrated strong analytical skills? Do you have a desire to perform and be recognized for your performance? Do you have a good understanding of business applications? Have you worked in applications development to develop a model business? Do you know how your IT applications impact the running of your business?

We are recruiting two professionals who have these strengths in a Life Insurance or Financial Services environment. These are replacement positions for people who came into the Internal Audit group a number of years ago and have now been promoted into the business.

Cedar Rapids, IA has many reasons to work here. If you are used to dealing with long commutes (no rush hour here), wouldn’t you like to spend more of your personal time doing personal things? Like playing golf on one of the many golf courses in the area (Zach Johnson, Masters Tournament Champion learned to play golf here); enjoying one of the best Art Festivals in the country (Marion Arts Festival); enjoying one of the best symphony orchestras in the country (supported locally since 1927); picnic at the first Pike’s Peak in Iowa (Zebulon Pike named it several years before reportedly saying “My Bad!” and naming the mountain in Colorado Springs after himself too); we have a great educational system for children and one of the best Big Ten schools (The University of Iowa) 30 minutes away. I moved here from Maryland 13 years ago.

The “big cities” of Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Omaha are an easy drive for a long weekend. Denver, Dallas, Detroit, and Cincinnati are a 1 ½ hour direct flight. You may also fly directly to Las Vegas, Orlando, and Atlanta. I like to say that we can enjoy the big cities on our terms. For instance, while local residents are getting their errands done on the weekend because of their long commutes during the week, we can be playing in their backyards!

The residents of this area are friendly too! That’s a nice bonus!

Oh yeah, the job! You will be trained how to conduct risk based audits, may interface with executives, and grow within a family friendly company (summer half days on Fridays). Few performers leave this company. The company helps them find new areas to contribute within the company.

Write to me at to learn more!