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Internal controls manager

Robert Half Finance & Accounting

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted May 31, 2019.

Ref ID 05030-0010879887 Classification Manager Internal Audit Compensation $90,000.00 to $95,000.00 per year Our client in the Kingston area is looking for an Internal Controls Manager to fill a full-time position.

Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, the Internal Controls Manager will be responsible for leading the Internal Controls Program to support management in maintaining an effective internal control environment.

The Internal Controls Manager will assume a leadership role by providing support to the departments to assess and improve the effectiveness of the internal control environment.

This position will also partner with management to develop practical and effective strategies to address internal control deficiencies.

As a member of the Internal Audit management team, the Internal Controls Manager participates in medium and long range strategic planning for the department.

The successful Internal Controls Manager candidate will have REQUIREMENTS?

A University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Information Technology or a related field combined with a professional accounting/auditing designation(s), e.g.

CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.

A Minimum 5 years of experience in related field, e.g., external audit, internal audit, internal controls, SOX compliance, etc.

Strong knowledge of business process, risks and controls, including internal control/risk management frameworks and Standards, e.g.


Good understanding of the higher education and/or the public sector operational and control environment.

Proficiency in use of various software applications, especially Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Visio.

Knowledge and/or experience in PeopleSoft, business process improvements, CSA National Instrument 52-109 or Sarbanes Oxley Act S402/404 requirements would be an asset.

SPECIAL SKILLS A commitment to excellence and integrity.

Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of sensitivity, tact, diplomacy the discretion to deal with confidential matters/issues.

Excellent relationship and conflict management skills with the ability to maintain composure in difficult situations, e.g.

when dealing with clients in difficult audit situations.

Excellent communication (both verbal and written) Well-developed writing skills to prepare reports and communicate findings/recommendations.

Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to break down complex issues into management parts in a systematic manner and analyze root causes.

Self-starter with the ability to work independently and have the initiatives and creativity to come up with innovative and value-added solutions to issues.

Excellent business sense with strong knowledge of business processes.

Strong organizational and time management skills required to effectively cope with multiple competing demands, priorities and deadlines; and Contribute to and promote positive working relationship by effectively communicating and sharing information, issues/points of interest, learning and knowledge with members of the Internal Audit team.

DECISION MAKING Evaluate the effectiveness of the internal control system using the appropriate control frameworks (COSO, COCO, CoBIT, etc) Make decision on prioritization of multiple projects based on the assessment of the relative importance of various priorities.

Make recommendations for changes and improvements while keeping in mind the best interest of the department, services, staff and the company as a whole.

Determine the suitable level of external assistance (e.g.

IT) required based on an assessment of the degree of complexity of the work.

Conclude on the significance of internal control deficiencies and areas for improvement identified based on the assessment of impact and likelihood of the risks using the appropriate risk assessment framework.

Determine the appropriate communication plans to effectively manage relationships with senior management and other personnel.

Develops a range of solutions to a given problem and recommends best alternative.

Determines when to involve senior staff and/or others.

If you are looking for a career opportunity, please email your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] , or call 613-236-4253 and speak with Tracy or Stuart today Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world’s leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more.

We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we’ve been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948.

Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities.

But don’t take our word for it.

Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Apply for this job now or contact our nearest office at 888-490-5461 for additional information.

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