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Senior Audit Manager - 18 Month Contract

Job Highlights

Our client is looking for an Audit Senior Manager for an 18-month contract opportunity

About the Opportunity

  • Perform on-going dynamic entity risk assessments and deliver business and integrated audit assignments to ensure the organization’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively and that risks are mitigated. Provides input and recommendations for the development of the integrated audit plan
  • Assists in identifying any thematic business and/or technology risks and/or controls utilizing data analytics techniques and visualization
  • Participate in the planning and execution of audit assignments in line with the audit methodology, communicate issues and findings to management, produce findings and draft reports for presentation to various Senior Management, Audit Committees and Board of Directors
  • Documents audit testing using best practices by organizing and analyzing audit data and forming conclusions based on the outcome of the testing, including the identification of areas in need of improvement, and assisting in the development of an action plan. Escalates any significant audit findings on a timely basis as required
  • Participate in activities or special projects related to systems development and analysis of new policies and processes to ensure that control considerations are evaluated in the early stages of these activities
  • Performs technical research using external and internal source material
  • Interact with management and business partners to identify appropriate data sources and data elements required for analytics and build repeatable processes around gaining access to all required data necessary to support data analytics efforts regarding annual risk assessments, audits and advisory engagements
  • Drive the integration of data analytics into audits and projects by identifying, designing, and developing data analytics extract routines to support audit activities testing, applying professional skepticism when assessing data sources and validating the completeness and accuracy of data received
  • Manage data extraction, storage, transformation, and processing through data analytics routines, and enhance departmental and audit project reporting by incorporating relevant data profiling and visualizations.
  • Builds working relationships with appropriate contact in client organizations. Develop effective and trusting working relationships with internal and external business partners
  • Analyzes and tests large volumes of data for outliers, anomalies, patterns, and trends, and helps evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls
  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of data analytics and models to provide insight into risks and controls
  • Present findings and emerging and thematic risks using digitalization and visualization, such as Microsoft solutions (PowerBI), Knime Analytics Platform, JIRA, audit analytics software (ACL) and Big Data, data mining, predictive modeling, and other analytical tools (SQL, Python, R, SAS, Adobe Analytics)
  • Support the team by educating and providing guidance on best practices used
  • Research, onboard and manage vendors for audit-related initiatives and participate in business resource planning
  • Be creative in utilizing dashboards, info-graphics material to create and manage audit committee PowerPoint decks on a quarterly basis
  • Run data analytics road show to continue to advertise the use of data analytics and continuous monitoring

About You

  • Bachelor 5+ years of external or internal audit or audit-related experience
  • Knowledge and experience in auditing one or more of: asset management, investment management (trading desk, private placements, portfolio management, investment compliance), capital market, brokerage, data management, cloud services, ESG
  • Proven ability to develop the data analytics capabilities of others and proficiency in data analytics techniques and relevant/recent data analysis experience in audit, financial, risk management, or technology functions.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in extraction and analysis of large sets of data from a wide variety of financial systems, leveraging data analysis tools and software (e.g., Knime Analytics servers, ACL, Python, SAS, R, Excel, Access, and/or Microsoft SQL) for analysis of data, data mining and predictive modeling
  • Familiarity with data analytics, visualization, and reporting software (PowerBI, Tableau, PowerApps, PowerAutomate, Power BI, Po, Easy BI, JIRA, agile tools (Mura, Kamban, scrumboard), audit analytics software (ACL), TeamMates)
  • Experience of auditing systems development and/or delivery projects and cloud environments and digital technology and processes (strongly desired)


  • Knowledge of accounting and reporting standards and regulatory requirements (MFDA, IIROC, OSC) is desirable
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, data-intuition, and problem-solving skills, and proficiency in data analytics techniques
  • Experience and passion about data analytics and emerging technologies, and visualization and digitalization
  • Knowledge of risks and controls associated with products across asset management
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels
  • Critical thinker with effective influencing and ability to think outside the box
  • Flexible, adaptable and ability to multi-task and quickly respond and adapt effectively to business needs and priorities
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence senior stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build effective relationships and clearly articulate thoughts and ideas
  • Strong organizational and project management (Agile/Scrum) skills to manage concurrent projects, drive performance, and meet deadlines
  • Team player and leader who works constructively with others to achieve team goals

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How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #318541.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.



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