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EY's Risk Management group is responsible for the development, implementation and on-going monitoring of the firm's risk management and independence processes. We are currently looking for an Associate Director (senior manager) or Assistant Director (manager) to join our dynamic team of risk management professionals within the independence function. As an integral part of the independence team, this individual will be managing the firm's independence and compliance processes and become a technical subject matter expert in consulting with, and providing guidance to, our service line professionals on auditor independence matters. This individual will also serve as a role model by promoting and demonstrating our commitment to audit quality and risk management policies and processes within the firm.
The successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate technical knowledge and subject matter expertise in Canadian, SEC, PCAOB and IESBA auditor independence rules, and EY Global and country independence policies to support client-serving teams; • Consult with EY partners and staff across Canada on auditor independence issues related to both personal and firm-related independence matters; • Provide guidance to client-serving teams in the completion of client acceptance and other periodic independence procedures; • Manage the firm's business relationship evaluation and tracking process; • Develop and update independence policies, processes and tools to ensure we continue to comply with EY Global and local requirements as well as implement best practices and innovative solutions to keep pace with the firm's evolving business needs; • Develop and deliver risk management and independence training courses and presentations; • Build relationships with EY Global and Americas Independence team members through consultations; • Manage and participate in independence monitoring programs and other process improvement initiatives; • Assist with preparation for, and coordination of, practice inspections by external regulators (CPAB and PCAOB) and EY Global's Internal Audit team; • Promote and demonstrate commitment to audit quality, risk management and independence processes and policies within the firm; • Manage or participate in other risk management and independence projects as required; • Other duties as assigned.
Desired skills and experience
• CPA designation required • 6+ years of experience in a professional services firm, with at least two years of managerial experience • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to apply conceptual framework to new and unique situations • Excellent business writing, communication and presentation skills • Ability to work in a busy, deadline driven environment and meet unexpected client demands • A high level of confidence in dealing with senior executives and challenging situations • Knowledge of French an asset but not required
EY is committed to inclusiveness, equity and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.