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Director, Internal Audit

Oxford Properties

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 7, 2020.

Why join us?

Are you looking to join a dynamic pension plan that embodies the strong values of its 500,000 members and is an industry leading global investor? If so, we would love to tell you our story.At OMERS we put our people first and are proud to embrace the diversity of thought and leadership that comes from having locations in Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe. Our culture is truly one of a kind. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it! We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live with an ever-constant eye to the global investment markets.

Reporting into the Global Head of Internal Audit, the Director Internal Audit will be a key member supporting the planning and execution of the annual audit plan and will have primary responsibility for the Capital Markets portfolio and other portfolios as assigned.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

• Planning and execution of the 2021 Annual Audit Plan for assigned areas
• Provide support for other audit engagements ensuring all engagements are executed, detailed and communicated in a timely manner
• Collaborate with internal clients during the engagements to keep them well briefed of progress and outcomes
• Develop thoughtful, relevant and constructive action plans to address the root cause of the issues identified. Present the findings and subsequent recommendations to leadership, Vice President or Global Head of Internal Audit, and specific business unit management during the audit.
• Prepare audit reports for OMERS executives and the Audit & Actuarial Committee
• Follow-up on management’s remediation plans on a timely basis.
• Provide informal training to internal resources on current and emerging risks considered as part of executed engagements in Capital Markets.
• Develop effective partnerships with key partners across OMERS Capital Markets, specifically in the assigned investment portfolios.
• Protect the interests of OMERS by maintaining awareness of emerging risks and issues and regulatory requirements and assess potential impacts on the business

To succeed in this role, you have:

• University degree in accounting, finance or business
• Professional accounting/auditing designation (CPA CA/CGA/CMA, CIA)
• A minimum of 7-10 years’ working within an Audit capacity (Internal/External)
• Experience in leading and performing Capital Markets audits
• Knowledge of audit techniques, including evaluation and testing of controls
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment leading and prioritizing multiple tasks
• Ability to gain a strong understanding of sophisticated areas in a relatively short period of time and the ability to understand how different areas are coordinated
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and partner consultant skills at all levels across the organization
• Demonstrate effective working relationships with client groups and internal/external partners
• Proficiency of audit software (i.e. ACL, etc.) and MS Office