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Toronto ON Permanent Posted: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Requisition ID: 52756

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Job Purpose

The Enterprise Functions Audit Group is responsible for assessing the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls, governance and risk management processes across key corporate functions at the Bank including: Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, and Real Estate.

The Manager acts primarily as a Team Participant or in some cases acts as an Officer-In-Charge (OIC) on assignments of low to medium complexity. The Manager will be responsible for ensuring department standards are maintained in completion of all assignments.

Key Accountabilities

  • Audit Planning and Execution
    • Manage the planning of low to medium complexity audits by ensuring scope and extent of work is in accordance with the approved plan, timing and budget are reasonable, procedures are efficient, appropriate resources are assigned and risks understood.
    • Develop a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned areas.
    • Identify emerging issues that may impact the audit plan through discussion with the OIC and Audit Principal.
    • Develop detailed Audit Planning Memorandum, Risk Assessment Framework and Detailed Audit Programs (DAPs) as required.
    • Execute assigned audit activities including audit testing independently as a Team Member under the direction of the OIC or act as OIC on assigned audits.
    • Ensure Teammate working paper files are documented timely according to established standards.
    • Evaluate the adequacy of system design and internal control framework in meeting business, operational and control objectives.
    • Work with OIC/Audit Principal on the use of data analytics for assigned areas.
  • Reporting/Communication/Monitoring
    • Ensure audit issues/reports are written to a consistent high standard of quality.
    • Ensure audit issues clearly articulate the extent and risk of error and are documented accurately in the Audit Issues Tracking Database. Monitor and follow-up for corrective action/progress on a quarterly basis.
    • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders including appropriate handling of conflicts and issue resolution.
    • Maintain effective internal communication through the ongoing sharing and acquiring of information.
    • Coordinate work performed on behalf of the external auditors as assigned.
  • Self/Staff Development and Teamwork
    • Establish/review (for direct reports, where applicable) goal/development plan and performance self-assessments.
    • Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff and assist in team development by training, guiding and monitoring development of staff.
    • Conduct regular team meetings when working as OIC on assignments.
    • Provide guidance, direction and support to other functional area audit staff as required.
  • Special Projects
    • As directed by management, carry out specific projects or investigations.
    • Assist with Quality Assurance and Improvement Program on assigned projects.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong communication skills with ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to understand various operations and assess the effectiveness of controls.
  • Knowledge of the financial sector including perspective on the regulatory and competitive landscape.
  • Ability to problem-solve and multi-task.
  • Work effectively in a group environment.
  • Ability to work in an environment of ambiguity and rapid change.


  • University degree is required.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA) preferred.
  • Audit experience an asset.

Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada's international bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. Scotiabankers hail from over 120 countries, speak more than 100 languages and serve over 23 million customers globally. As a highly diverse company, we know that an inclusive environment for employees and customers helps everyone achieve their best. 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 a positive recruitment experience.

Toronto ON, Canada
2019-02-12 12:01:10 AM

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