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Audit Transformation Manager, Methodologies and Change


#LI-HybridWhat can go right when you can bring your whole self to the workplace? At Zurich, we work every day so that you can find a place to be who you are. We are not perfect, but we continually strive to be better. We believe in diversity and its richness.  


Taking care of your well-being is our top priority, that's why we are committed to flexibility so that you can give your best, by taking care of what matters most to you.  


Protecting the environment is in our DNA. You will be able to get involved with real actions that generate impact to build a more sustainable planet and future.  


Can you imagine how epic it could be to work in a company that drives change? We have already started and are continuously reinventing the way of doing insurance. Have you heard of Klinc, our 100% digital insurance that’s already nailing it? 


To build a brighter future, we need epic gestures. Will you join us on this journey? 



Our audit team is growing!


Being in Group Audit at Zurich means being part of a community with a common purpose: to keep Zurich safe. We are an international team of 240+ colleagues from 33 different nationalities, working as one function from Chicago to Sydney! Together, we look to bring our skills, capabilities and unique strengths to provide insights to our stakeholders. We are working to be the best we can be at spotting danger for our company; continuously learning to get better and better in what we do.


We are on a journey to be the most forward thinking, future proofed and valued internal audit function. This means we want to have the adaptability to deal with whatever the future brings. We look to push the boundaries of what a leading internal audit function is and does and set new horizons for our industry.  We are working to equip ourselves with the skills to thrive now and in the future, and to build sustainable careers.  We believe that a common purpose, promoting authenticity and creating a learning culture will help our teams bring their best. We can't promise it will always be an easy journey and it may feel uncomfortable at times, but it will be a fulfilling one.


As the Manager, Methodologies and Change, you will be responsible for contributing to and supporting our strategic priorities, in particular related to changing our audit methodologies, audit practices, wider ways of working –  and to co-create a leading audit function.


Audit Operations


The Audit operations team sits at the heart of the internal audit function, we are on our own journey to evolving our approach, with the aim of supporting the global audit team to get better and better at delivering our purpose and strategy, while growing and learning at the same time. We are here to support the audit function to deliver exceptional insights to our varied stakeholders, as well as influencing the control environment. The team’s role is to set up and continuously improve what we as an audit function do, how we work, develop and grow together. Building efficiencies and drive meaningful change.


Your role


The Manager, Methodologies and Change will be responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the internal audit practices, methodologies, and ways of working. They will also set up and monitor the project and change management over the various initiatives being undertaken in the function. This role will work with the Professional practices Lead and internal audit team, in collaboration with key internal audit stakeholders to identify opportunities to optimize the internal audit function, enhance audit quality, and support effective delivery of internal audit’s mandate. This role operates globally, and will work with teams across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.


What will your day-to-day life be like?


Reporting into the Professional Practices Lead (PPL) - you’ll work closely with senior leaders within the audit team including the Group Audit Chief Operating Officer and you will be responsible for:

  • Working with senior internal audit leaders to assess, define and evolve our practices for our planning and audit methodologies, and working practices, to be further business and outcome focused. Working with internal and external SMEs to ensuring these practices are set up to be more agile and flexible to enable us to be fit for whatever the future brings.
  • Role modelling and supporting a culture of continuous improvement by identifying and implementing opportunities to enhance audit quality and efficiency.
  • Developing and delivering training globally, on these updated practices – working closely with the Audit Director, People Development and Operations to enhance audit skills.
  • Analyzing and reporting on stakeholder feedback themes, trends and insights as well as the results of quality assurance activities to enable continuous improvements across global teams. Develop and implement actions to improve audit activities.
  • Facilitating assessments of audit activities against global and local internal audit standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Developing and supporting the evolution of our reporting approach and building further capabilities around report writing alongside the Audit Director, People Development and Operations.
  • Developing project management templates and activities for wider strategic initiatives and running the ongoing monitoring and reporting.  Supporting the implementation and evolution of audit tools and ways of working to support updated audit practices.
  • Providing guidance to the internal audit team including coaching and training to enhance internal audit skills.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and leading practices in internal audit and related fields to ensure the internal audit function stays ahead of the game.


What will you need to succeed in the role?


  • Bachelor's degree; CPA, CIA, or other relevant certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with a proven background of working in an internal audit function, and in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience of developing and implementing internal audit methodologies and practices or with change is required.
  • A forward-thinking and inquisitive individual
  • Strong understanding of agile practices and how they can be applied to internal audit.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent influencing skills including the ability to convey benefits of changes and train on new approaches.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards related to internal audit.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Very good English (verbal and written) is required. Additional languages is advantageous.
  • Passion and enthusiasm to continue to grow yourself and others around you



At Zurich, your wellbeing is our top priority, and we want to take care of you. These will be some of your top perks: 


  • FlexWork: We love flexibility. We want to offer you a flexible hybrid mode so that you can organize your work schedule as you wish. We also offer you a home office extra bonus.  
  • Restaurant Vouchers: We want you to enjoy your favorite restaurants and deliveries from Monday to Sunday.  
  • At Zurich, your rest is important to us. You will have 25 days off to spend with your loved ones. You will have an extra day off for your birthday to spend quality time doing what you enjoy the most.  
  • Every year you will have a day to invest in your favorite volunteer project. 
  • Flexible remuneration: You will be able to choose what suits you best! Choose from medical insurance, training, volunteering programs, kindergarten, etc.  
  • Zurich gives you amazing opportunities to grow professionally within the company. You will have the chance to move to a different area in a local or international scope.  
  • We care about your professional development; you will have lots of learning courses, personal mentoring, digital development courses, etc.  
  • Would you like to take your English to the next level? With us you will have the opportunity to take classes.
  • Get secure! We have many discounts on our Zurich insurances, pension plan and life insurance. We also have discounts on banking and insurance products.  
  • Mens sana in corpore sano. Are you a runner or would you like to start? You will have free registration for our top races. Do you prefer working out at the gym? No worries, we also provide our employees with discounts on gym memberships.    
  • Referral bonus if you bring other top talent like you. 



"Zurich wins Top Employer 2023 after being in the Top Employers list for the last 16 years” 


At Zurich, we are proud of our colors, and we truly believe that a diverse team makes all the difference. We want to onboard diverse, unique and awesome talent. To make sure no one is left behind, we apply an equal opportunities policy. 


We are building a company where everyone is welcome. As part of our inclusive work environment and culture, we are always learning, listening and adapting to you, and your individual needs. Ask us about the functional diversity accommodations available here at Zurich!  We would love to meet you!


Being yourself is our priority, because together we can achieve more.

Come join us and do something epic together! #HagámosloÉpico!


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