Senior Advisor, Internal Audit
City of Brampton
AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, this role is responsible for planning and performing complex concurrent audits as well as specialized audits and consulting projects. Interpreting, developing and implementing initiatives of the department throughout the organization to achieve operational effectiveness. Interact with all operating departments related to the adequacy and effectiveness of their processes or initiatives. In addition, develop and manage City of Brampton’s fraud program. As well ensure tools used by the division meet their current and future needs. Responsible to provide leadership and guidance to all levels of management around risk, controls and processes to support senior management meet their goals and objectives.
The Internal Audit Division is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activities that are designed to add value and improve the City of Brampton’s operations. It assists the City in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management and internal control.
- Design, implement and manage the risk assessment program with ELT and senior staff across multiple departments in order to identify the most significant risks of the Corporation.
- Represent the City of Brampton on external audit committees.
- Responsible for interpreting the operating departments consulting project requests in order to plan, execute and report to Management as to the adequacy and effectiveness of the process or controls. Makes decisions on the severity of the risk and recommended actions.
- Responsible for interpreting processes and/or initiatives across City departments and assess whether departmental goals and City goals are achieved.If not, make decision on severity of the gap and recommend changes to senior management and Council and monitor performance;
- Develop and manage the City of Brampton Corporate Fraud program, make decision on type of investigation/action required, manage resources and monitor performance.
- Conduct fraud investigations and report to Senior Management and Council.
- Manage, plan, execute and report on any special audit projects required during the year and report to Council.
- Ensure all audit activities are carried out in compliance to audit standards, City Policies and divisional procedures.
- Provide input into audit work plan development.
- Provides leadership and advice to Senior Management regarding risk management, governance and controls
- Manage and lead special projects or initiatives that may span multiple departments to meet operational effectiveness;
- Provides coaching and support to the Manager, Internal Audit and staff
- Motivates others to facilitate change.
- Liaise and interact with internal and external stakeholders, government agencies, consultants and contractors to establish standards and criteria for all current and future initiatives;
- Must build and maintain sound relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common goals and objectives to meet operational effectiveness.
- Assist Director, Internal Audit in maintaining relationship with Council
- Provide professional advice to senior management and staff.
- Demonstrate values at all times.
- Manage staff, prioritize and organize daily work on specialized audits or consulting engagements in order to meet Council’s objectives and goals.Ensure staff comply with standards, By-Laws, regulations, legislation, policies and procedures.
- Interview, recruit and hire Auditors to conduct special investigations.
- Coach, mentor and provide guidance as required to meet operational effectiveness.
Communications and Reporting
- Facilitate and convey complex concepts to stakeholders; provide expertise and recommend course of action on risk factors that may impact defined programs and projects
- Communicate with ELT, senior management and external key stakeholders
- Must remain current on trends, product, practices etc. in order to provide operational effectiveness and to communicate effectively.
- Establish and implement relevant standards to support defined programs and projects
- Assess and evaluate emerging trends, current programs, processes and practices to recommend improvements to meet operational effectiveness.
- Maintain knowledge, analyse and interpret collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to apply in assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of cross departmental processes.
Teamwork and Cooperation
- Lead projects and program initiatives to meet operational effectiveness.
- Work well within diverse groups to achieve common goals and objectives to meet operational effectiveness and corporate service standards.
- Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
- Participate as a member of a cross-functional team.
- Recommend improvements to City processes taking into consideration cost vs benefit analysis and risk to the organization.
- Undergraduate degree (preferable Business) and CFE Professional designation and one of (CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, CPA-CMA, CIA or equivalent required)
- 7 years industry experience is required some in conducting fraud investigations
- Preferably in both public and unionized environments
- 3 years supervisory experience is required; Ability to manage, guide and motivate staff
- Thorough knowledge of Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal Governments and applicable Legislations is an asset
- Must have extensive fraud knowledge and skill in conducting fraud reviews
- Must have complex knowledge of accounting, auditing standards and business processes.
- Project Management experience and methodology is required
- Solid Customer Service and Relationship Management skills; Interface with internal and external customers, stakeholders and vendors to meet corporate service standards
- Solid Negotiation skills; Ability to negotiate with vendors, consultants, internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal resources are in place to meet corporate service standards
- Solid Presentation skills; Facilitate concepts in a clear and concise manner
- Solid Organizational skills; Detail oriented, well organized and able to prioritize complex tasks with critical deadlines
- Solid Analytical skills for complex problem solving
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft office/software
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**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.
**Starting Salary: $98,494.00 per annum
TO APPLY: Please apply online, quoting file number: 102813 by February 19, 2018 at: www.brampton.ca/employment or via www.workopolis.com and search for key words City of Brampton. If you require assistance with the application process, please contact us directly. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview with be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. We are dedicated to equal opportunity.
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