Specialist, Internal Audit

Fairstone - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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This is an audit opportunity for an experienced audit professional. The Specialist, Internal Audit is a key strategic contributor to the audit department who executes its mandate through positive and collaborative relations with the company’s management and staff. This leader provides assurances and value-added recommendations over risk mitigation activities through a disciplined audit approach. The Specialist, Internal Audit is responsible for the timely and accurate completion of assigned audit work in a manner consistent with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, along with the professional standards of conduct of the Institute of Internal Auditors. The Specialist, Internal Audit will interact with financial and operational management personnel across the company and will be exposed to financial and business operations. The Specialist, Internal Audit assumes a leadership role in evaluating the effectiveness of controls, identifying ineffective practices, and recommending measures for improvements to policies and procedures. This role supports the VP of Internal Audit in planning, supervising, and executing internal audit activities. Internal Audit helps Fairstone in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Fairstone’s control environment.

Key Responsibilities

Performing audits of significant business processes, risk models, and control systems mitigating enterprise risks, via the effective execution of planning, fieldwork, reporting and issue resolution of assigned audit engagements, while ensuring adherence to International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and internal quality standards
Perform audits and reviews of systems, applications and IT processes, including, security audits, third party risks, evaluation of information technology general controls and CSOX testing.
Provide recommendations, when appropriate, to increase efficiencies of Fairstone’s processes and controls and to improve the quality/efficiency of the Internal Audit service
Perform reviews of the design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting, provide recommendations on the opportunities of improvements identified and assist business process owners in defining expected controls
Prepare audit reports in good form, with recommendations, appraisals, or analyses that will assist the area’s manager with the proper discharge of his or her responsibilities.
Assess the adequacy of management’s plans for addressing and correcting audit findings and issues.
Develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with staff and management. Build partnerships within audited areas. The Specialist, Internal Audit is responsible for ensuring timely and adequate two-way communication before during and after each review to ensure mutual understanding of audit scope, process and results, to eliminate “surprises”, address client concerns, and add value throughout the audit.
Discover patterns, insights, trends and anomalies from analyses, data sets and visualization tools.
Provide oversight and/or advisory reviews of special company projects and initiatives.
Perform compliance testing for Entity, Business and Information Technology controls.
Support the VP Internal Audit, in identifying and cost-effectively utilizing outside consultants, as necessary, to assist with the execution of the audit mandate.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or computer science and a professional designation such as CPA, CISA, or CIA
Minimum of 5 years of experience in auditing and system analysis in a private sector company or auditing firm. Strong understanding of the financial services and lending sector is preferred
Experience in a technology-based environment, including experience in understanding and documenting IT and business processes and related risk and internal controls
Experience in reporting significant findings related to an organization’s system of risk management, controls and governance processes and monitoring of findings to management
Strong planning and project management skills, and maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
Possess a high energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement in a dynamic and changing environment that strives to exceed expectations.
Strong understanding of business, IT, credit risk, and audit risks and analytical skills to evaluate and identify areas of risks and to develop appropriate solutions
Knowledge of and experience with data analytics and business intelligence technologies and database management systems as well as Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point
Superior stakeholder management and interpersonal skills in working and communicating effectively across all levels of the organization and communicating technical matters in a straightforward, understandable manner
Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple engagements, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
A proven reputation and track record for acting with complete confidentiality and the highest degree of integrity and professionalism

What’s in it for you?

Looking for a rewarding career? You’ve come to the right place. At Fairstone, we offer all our permanent employees:

Competitive salary with bonus potential
Incentive programs to recognize when sales targets are met (applies to branch network employees only)
A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation (prorated to your start date)
Flexible Health and Dental Benefits
Employer Sponsored Pension Plan
Personal days and sick days
Tuition Assistance Programs
Paid volunteer day and organized volunteering events across the country
Ongoing Learning and Development Training
Referral Incentives up to $5000.00

and Much More……

If you’re seeking a role with a growing business that values employee development, Fairstone is the right place for you!

Come join our team!

Fairstone is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make reasonable accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities. Individuals who view themselves as Aboriginals, members of visible minorities, and disabled are encouraged to apply in confidence.

Whether you’re seeking first-time employment or are making a career change, Fairstone has the internal support to help our team members grow and succeed.

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