Sr Audit Manager, Audit Methodology, APP (contract) - 44 King Street W, Toronto,ON


Requisition ID: 20662

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Purpose of Job:

Working with and reporting to the Director - APP, the incumbent will be primarily responsible for:

  • maintenance and continuous improvement of our global risk-based audit methodology (AM) and related guidance;
  • development and maintenance of Audit's Global Training Strategy;
  • assisting with the annual audit planning process;and
  • identifying opportunities for enhancing the operational effectiveness of the global audit function.


Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Maintaining the global Audit Department Methodology through:
    • Ongoing research and identification of emerging issues that may impact the Audit Department;
    • Keeping abreast of changes in laws, regulations and professional auditing standards;
    • Communicating new, and/or changes to existing methodology/standards;
    • Developing guidance on methodology issues;
    • Participating in the maintenance of the Audit Manual; and
    • Developing generic Detailed Audit Programs (DAPs) as required.
  • Developing, maintaining and overseeing the Audit Department’s Global Training Strategy, including:
    • developing training materials and determining the most effective medium of training for different requests;
    • facilitating/delivering training sessions to Audit Department staff globally;
    • co-ordinating on-site external training, where appropriate;
    • developing a training curriculum to support the Department skill needs;
    • monitoring training budget and analyzing variances.
  • Assisting in the coordination of the annual audit planning process by conducting quality assurance reviews of risk assessments, business overviews, resource requirements and audit strategies.
  • Identifying opportunities for enhancing the operational effectiveness of the global audit function by:
    • Obtaining and developing a good understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned projects/processes;
    • Preparing written communications that clearly and concisely outline concerns and recommendations that support the betterment of the global audit function; and
    • Assisting the implementation of approved projects within budgeted time.  
  • Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
  • Actively pursues effective and efficient operations of his/her respective areas, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational risk, regulatory compliance risk, AML/ATF risk and conduct risk, including but not limited to responsibilities under the Operational Risk Management Framework, Regulatory Compliance Risk Management Framework, AML/ATF Global Handbook and the Guidelines for Business Conduct.
  • Champions a high performance environment and implements a people strategy that attracts, retains, develops and motivates their team by fostering an inclusive work environment; communicating vison/values/business strategy and managing succession and development planning for the team.
  • The incumbent will also be responsible for supporting other key functions in the department, particularly:
    • Audit file / Thematic reviews required by the department’s Quality assurance and improvement program
    • Quarterly / ad-hoc reporting to Senior Audit Management and the Audit Committee;


The incumbent will collaborate extensively with all members of the APP team located in Canada and overseas, and also with the broader Audit Department.


Skills, Experiences and Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of banking and the financial services industry
  • Experience in development and delivery of audit training.
  • A detailed knowledge of Auditing technical standards and practices.
  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience.
  • Candidate must exhibit the ability to
    • apply in depth understanding of risk-based auditing standards, practices, techniques, processes and methodologies in order to develop audit training and to review audits.
    • exercise independent judgement when evaluating training requests.
    • exercise independent judgement when planning, performing, assessing and reporting on or reviewing engagements.
    • assess facts with high level of professional scepticism in order to identify core issues and areas requiring improvement.
    • manage multiple activities concurrently.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with staff at various levels (in many cases people at higher levels),
    • Ability to express point of view and impart specialized knowledge clearly, logically, convincingly and persuasively in written and oral communication.
    • Ability to deliver/facilitate presentations/training sessions to different levels of audit staff.
  • Must be flexible in order to adapt to an often-changing environment and to schedule work and resources to meet competing deadlines.
  • Intermediate / Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and audit software tools (such as TeamMate).
  • Project/change management experience.


Education and Other Requirements:

Professional Accounting Designation


Miscellaneous Comments:

This role will require about 2 to 3 weeks of international travel during the year.


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

Full time
Toronto, 08, CA