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Manager, Internal Audit

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Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Accounting / Auditing / Finance
Closing Date:
January 20, 2019

Why join us?

OMERS is the defined benefit pension plan for approximately 480,000 active, deferred and retired employees from nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments, and other local agencies in communities across Ontario.

The benefits and services we provide are funded by equal contributions from active members and their employers, and the investment earnings of our Fund. Our $95 billion of net assets are invested in a diversified global portfolio of public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. We have OMERS employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and Singapore. We work towards our vision to make OMERS a leading model for defined benefit pension plan sustainability. Our core mission is to deliver secure and sustainable pensions to our members.

Reporting into the Vice-President, the Manager Internal Audit will be accountable for leading the execution of financial and operational audits and will participate in engagement planning, documenting key internal control processes, monitoring program progress, execution of controls testing and preparation of reports to the Audit Committee and other stakeholders.

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

• Plan and manage the completion of engagements on the annual audit plan, ensuring all engagement are executed, documented and communicated in a timely manner
• Liaise with internal clients during the engagements to keep them apprised of progress and outcomes
• Develop thoughtful, relevant and constructive action plans to address the root cause of the issues identified and present the findings and subsequent recommendations to the leadership Present and discuss audit findings and recommendations to the Director or Vice President, and specific business unit management during the course of the audit
• Prepare audit reports for OMERS executives and the Audit & Actuarial Committee
• Follow-up on management’s remediation plans on a timely basis
• Develop effective partnerships with key stakeholders across OMERS and OMERS investment entities
• Maintain sufficient and current understanding of the organization and the underlying risks to provide meaningful input during the annual audit plan preparation.
• Protect the interests of OMERS by maintaining awareness of emerging risks and issues and regulatory requirements and assess potential impacts on the business
• Participate/consult on business initiatives and new investment opportunities from a controls and governance perspective and provide recommendations as appropriate

To succeed in this role, you:

• University degree in accounting, finance or business
• Professional accounting/auditing designation (CPA CA/CGA/CMA, CIA)
• A minimum of 5-7 years’ working within an Internal Audit department
• Strong knowledge of audit techniques, including evaluation and testing of controls Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize and manage multiple tasks
• Ability to gain a strong understanding of complex areas in a relatively short period of time and the ability to understand how different areas are integrated
• Knowledge of investments and investment related operations would be an asset
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills at all levels across the organization
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with client groups and internal/external partners
• Working knowledge of MS Office including excel spreadsheets and word
• Working knowledge of audit software (i.e. Wdesk, ACL, etc.) would be beneficial

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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