Vice-President, Internal Audit
- Employer: iA Financial Group
- Office: 1080, Grande Allee West
- Location: Québec, Quebec
- Other Possible Location(s): Vancouver, British Columbia; Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario
- Job category: Vice President
- Job ID: JR10016349
- Job type: Permanent Job Full time
- Apply before: 2023-03-31
Are you ready to take on a new challenge leading a team of professionals in a dynamic environment? Do you instill confidence, trust and respect in those around you? If so, we are looking for you.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer (functionally reporting to the Audit Committee), the Vice-President, Internal Audit oversees all internal audit activities for iA Financial Group and its subsidiaries, (collectively "iA Financial Group").
In this role, you will oversee and guide the internal audit team in all aspects of the audit process, including objective setting, risk assessment, control evaluation, and the development of action-oriented recommendations to improve processes, controls, and activities. You will lead a high-performing team, employing leading practices and risk-based process auditing methodologies.
More specifically, you will assume the following responsibilities:
Establish the Internal Audit Department’s strategies and policies to ensure the anticipated results comply with management’s and the Audit Committee’s requirements
Establish annual audit objectives and programs for iA Financial Group
Set up and maintain a multidisciplinary team that masters the fundamental principles of accounting, actuarial science, finance, economics, law, information technology, including information security, and data governance, fraud investigations and governance, and have access to resources outside the team for specific missions
Ensure that all audit activities comply with professional standards of practice
Ensure coordination and positive relationships among the auditors you supervise and among the other departments within iA Financial Group
Coordinate with the risk management sector, including subjects such as the risk universe, practices and methodologies and planning internal audit missions
Guarantee the follow-up of recommendations presented in audit reports
Improve the productivity of the work units you oversee and ensure optimum utilization of the human and material resources at your disposal to manage the department’s costs
Present the results from the work done by auditors at audit committee meetings
Maintain contact with the external auditor align missions
Communicate directly and regularly with the audit committee and report to it directly
Your overall role is:
Assess the operations of iA Financial Group. This independent assessment is a management control aimed at measuring and assessing the existence, adequacy and efficiency of internal controls
Review risk management, compliance, information system, and corporate governance processes, and make recommendations to improve efficiency
Provide supervisory authorities, in accordance with regulatory requirements, with an independent opinion on the management of files subject to management self-assessment
Assess the design, implementation, and effectiveness of the company’s ethics objectives, programs and activities
Promote a management culture throughout the iA Financial Group organization that reflects a systematic approach to risk management, management and control
Carry out special mandates at the request of senior management and/or the Audit Committee.
Work is done in compliance with the Internal Audit Charter approved by the Audit Committee
Your profile looks like this:
University degree in administration, accounting, finance or the equivalent
A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in the internal audit field
Hold the CIA designation or any other degree promoted by the Institute of Internal Auditors or other appropriate professional organizations and/or relevant experience
Demonstrate a spirit of collaboration, an ability to work with others and strong negotiation skills.
Be able to influence various stakeholders on specific files
Promote and demonstrate the highest ethical standards, consistent with iA Financial Group values and culture
Demonstrate objectivity and independence
Promote a culture of continuous improvement in his/her sector and be able to manage change
Be able to manage priorities and work on several projects at the same time
Be an excellent communicator
Be able to mobilize teams in achieving objectives
Be able to help team members develop their skills and abilities
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written French and English due to frequent interactions with internal colleagues and French and English partners across Canada
Are you ready to help us evolve and continuously improve our audit function? Apply now or contact Sandra Tutino on LinkedIn!
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