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Senior Audit Manager, Enterprise Functions

Toronto, ON
Full Time
21 hours ago
Requisition ID: 159087

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Enterprise Functions Audit Group is responsible for assessing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, governance and risk management processes across various control and support functions globally including: Global Risk Management - Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Third Party Risk Management; Global Finance; Global Human Resources; Legal and Communications; Risk Culture and Environmental, Social & Governance.

The Senior Manager acts primarily as an Officer in Charge (OIC) for assigned audit projects, leading a team in the planning, execution and reporting of audit projects related to Human Resources, Marketing and Real Estate functions and processes. The Senior Manager will be responsible for ensuring department standards are maintained in completion of all assignments. The Senior Manager will contribute to the building and managing subject matter expertise for Human Resources, Marketing and Real Estate audits globally. This will involve close collaboration with audit teams (across Canada and Internationally), and client management.


Audit Planning and Execution

  • Manage the planning of audits or assigned areas 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.
  • Develop the Audit Commencement Advice (ACA), detailed Audit Planning Memorandum (APM), Risk Assessment Framework (RAF) and Detailed Audit Programs (DAPs) as required.
  • Execute assigned audit activities, including audit testing, as an OIC on audits.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of system design and internal control framework in meeting business, operational and control objectives.
  • Execute project and team management responsibilities including providing regular updates to the Audit Principal on the status of project deliverables.
  • Ensure Teammate working paper files are documented and reviewed timely according to established standards.
  • Champion the development and maintenance of data analytics for assigned audit areas.


  • Ensure audit reports are written to a consistent high standard of quality and are finalized/released within established metrics.
  • Ensure audit findings clearly articulate the extent and risk of error and are documented accurately in the Global Issues Management System. Monitor and follow-up for corrective action/progress on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensure relevant information that impacts other audit function areas is shared.
  • 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) goal / development plan and performance self-assessments.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to less experienced staff and assist in team development by training and providing coaching, direction and guidance.
  • Conduct regular meetings with direct report to discuss and provide feedback and coaching over performance, goals and development plan.
  • 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.
  • Document and seek agreement in advance to the project approach and confirm conclusions upon completion in writing.
  • Assist in the due diligence of potential acquisitions as necessary.
  • Provide value added consulting/advisory services.
  • Lead special investigations involving frauds, control failures or special needs of the Bank.

Skills, Experiences, Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of the financial sector including perspective on the regulatory and competitive landscape.
  • Knowledge of design and operation of accounting and financial reporting risks and controls.
  • Knowledge of design and operation of Human Resources, Marketing and Real Estate processes.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills with an ability to understand various operations and assess the effectiveness of controls.
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize deliverables.
  • Results-oriented, enthusiastic leader, who thrives in a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing detailed analysis to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in an environment of ambiguity and rapid change and develop approaches to conduct audits in these environments.
  • Demonstrated track record of training / presenting to large stakeholder groups.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders.

Education and Other Requirements

  • University degree in business, finance, economics, accountancy or similar area required.
  • Professional accounting designation (e.g., CPA, CA) / technical / professional qualifications (CFA, CIM, etc.) would be an asset.
  • Minimum 6+ years' Finance and/or audit (Internal or external) experience; ideally with financial institutions.
  • Experience using data analytics and visualization tools would be an asset.
  • Fluency (writing and speaking) in Spanish would be an asset.


Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

At Scotiabank, 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. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here . Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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