MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT AND CONTROLS

Position Available

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Performance Expectations

  • Responsible for the delivery of Risk Management & Internal Audit Services to a wide array of clients

  • Determine engagement scope, programs, criteria and procedures to fully execute the work

  • Lead and execute governance and risk management engagements

  • Ensure detailed process and control narratives are properly documented and prepare findings

  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards

  • Manage project financials (i.e. budgets, WIP, timely billing, collection, variance recognition)

  • Execute transactions through the provision of client services including planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating engagements

  • Facilitate collaboration with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas and deadlines

  • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value

  • Maintain high quality control by reviewing work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members

  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status

  • Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly

  • Develop a thorough understanding of WATSON’s services, businesses and industry

  • Raise awareness of WATSON through discussions at community events including client and company sponsored functions

  • Network in the local business community and consider business development opportunities

  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches in order to improve work processes 

  • Mentor, motivate and coach team members towards professional and personal development by setting clear expectations, providing feedback and addressing performance issues promptly

  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness

  • Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews

 

Credentials

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of relevant work experience, most of which is in Internal Audit or Performance Improvement

  • Master degree in finance, business management or related field 

  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and/or Certified Internal Audit (CIA) designation

  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Some travel may be required

 

Core Competencies and Characteristics

  • Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships

  • Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle

  • Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences

  • Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others that make an impact and persuade their intended audience(s)

  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service, proactively identifies client needs and creates strategies to proficiently serve clients

  • Business Development – looks for and seizes profitable business opportunities while focusing on the ability to gain increased presence in the community

  • Forward Thinking - anticipates the implications of situations, takes appropriate action as needed and prepares for possible contingencies

  • Agility with Change – initiates, sponsors and implements change by taking a facilitative catalyst role

  • People Management & Leadership – goal-driven leader who effectively manages self, others and teams to achieve goals

  • Coaching – takes responsibility for one’s own and team members’ performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals, promptly addresses performance issues, is highly organized and uses professional judgement and decision making

 

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