• Manager, Internal Audit

    Job Location CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/10/2018 3:13 PM)
    Job ID
    London Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Executive, Experienced, Management
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    The Manager, Internal Audit will be responsible for leading a team of Internal Audit professionals in planning and carrying out assurance engagements conducted by the team located in London, ON. The Manager will have knowledge of the ever-changing audit and regulatory environment and be able to apply that knowledge throughout the audit process from the risk assessment stage to audit reporting.  The Manager will work closely with our business partners to proactively manage risk and provide independent insights on risk management and mitigation.  As the organization is undergoing a significant transformation initiative, the Manager will be actively engaged in this initiative to provide real time advice to the business area.


    Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, the role will work collaboratively with other Managers to meet the requirements of the Internal Audit Mandate by providing independent assurance on the organization’s governance, risk management, and control activities.  


    The role will also be responsible for risk assessing the audit universe and co-development of the annual audit plan, including assignment of resources and monitoring completion, making adjustments as required in order to meet the continuous and evolving needs of the audit committee and organization.


    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Post-secondary education in a related field combined with a recognized accounting designation (Chartered Professional Accountant); those with a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation are preferred
    • Minimum 7+ years of audit work experience, ideally in the financial services industry
    • Strong team leadership demonstrated by:
      • Ability to coach and lead others through ambiguity and change
      • Strategically identifying and monitoring short and long-term team requirements;
      • Experience establishing goals, measuring performance and independently coaching staff to reach career and growth opportunities; and,
      • Using a variety of leadership skills to create and maintain a positive environment.
    • Experience working on engagements where the scope goes beyond assessing processes and focuses on providing advice to management on their specific areas of concern
    • Knowledge of agile and other project management methodologies
    • Experience with data analytics such as:
      • Using data extraction, manipulation and application to the audit lifecycle
      • Knowledge of processes to validate completeness and accuracy of data
      • Using data visualization and presentation tools
    • Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities while ensuring key deliverables are met within defined time-lines
    • Proven ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively with other functional areas
    • Evidence of clear and effective communications including:
      • Effectively delivering difficult messages and,
      • Confidently interacting with all levels of management
    • Preference given to candidates with experience auditing and independently advising on large scale transformation projects, communicating value add and meaningful findings to business leaders
    • Experience using the Lean Six Sigma approach for process improvement or having a Lean Six Sigma Certification would be an asset

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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