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  • Location
    (CANADA) and Toronto
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 2 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

At CI, we see a great place to work as one that is a safe place for everyone to have a voice, where people are empowered to take ownership over meaningful work, where there is an opportunity to grow through stretching themselves, where they can work on innovative products and projects, and where employees are supported and engaged in doing so. 

The primary objective of this role is to enhance the overall control environment at CI Financial through the development and testing the Board Approved Internal Audit Plan. The Internal Auditor will perform operational, compliance and financial audits across key areas for CI Financial. This is a hands-on role that will require knowledge of complex business processes and a range of risks related to business processes, compliance, and technology. The role will also require providing consultative support to business partners to identify opportunities for control improvements.

What you will do

  • Ability to execute audit programs across key business areas, ensuring thorough examination and testing of internal controls.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with areas under audit, facilitating effective communication throughout the audit lifecycle, from planning to execution and improvement recommendations.
  • Assist with planning, coordinating and executing all phases of planned operational audits.
  • Assist with audit scoping and risk assessments.
  • Perform documentation, including risk and controls matrices and process flowcharts, and evaluate controls.
  • Ensure that controls are properly designed.
  • Perform documentation of results of testing.
  • Perform testing including design & operating effectiveness testing, remediation test work, and roll-forward testing.
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to control owners relating to internal control gaps and new processes/systems.
  • Continuously evaluate current controls and recommend ways to rationalize and optimize controls through automation.
  • Consult on new business initiatives and acquisitions and assess the impact of the changes on internal controls. 
  • Assist in the coordination and receipt of SOC1 and SOC2 reports from third party providers; complete SOC report assessments; and work with management to identify and document controls necessary to rely upon such reports.
  • Support the preparation of material, presentations, and other documentation as required for periodic management and Audit Committee meetings.

What you will bring

  • Good understanding of risks and controls for Business Processes. Detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure and accustomed to project work with tight deadlines.
  • Good analytic, troubleshooting, and problem solving to convey audit findings and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Creative, self-starter, quick thinker and dedicated individual.
  • CISA, CISM, CIA and or related certification is an asset.
  • 2 to 3 years experience in internal audit.
  • Solid understanding of internal control concepts.
  • Experience at a financial services firm an asset

Hybrid work arrangement

Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques and internal controls.
  • Knowledge of asset/wealth management and financial services an asset.
  • Knowledge of the COSO Internal Controls Framework

CI Financial is an independent company offering global wealth management and asset management advisory services through diverse financial services firms. Since 1965, we have consistently anticipated and responded to the changing needs of investors. We are driven by a commitment to provide individuals and institutions with the highest-quality investments and advice.   Our commitment to the highest levels of performance means that whatever their position, CI employees must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment that will stretch them to tap into their highest potential.  Employees with a healthy dose of ambition, a desire to commit to a curious mindset for continuous learning, and a willingness to go the extra mile thrive at CI. 

What we offer

  • Modern HQ location within walking distance from Union Station
  • Flexible & Hybrid Work Program
  • Equipment Purchase Program
  • Training Reimbursement
  • Paid Professional Designations
  • Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Corporate Discount Program
  • Enhanced group benefits
  • Parental Leave Top–up program
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Volunteer paid Days
  • Complimentary vending machines

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.


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