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Manager, IT Internal Controls

July 13 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Certification, Audit
Toronto, ON

With over 172,9 billion in assets under management as of March 31 2021, Fiera Capital, an independent firm, is one of Canada’s leading investment managers. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science, and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital is recognized for our talented people. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of any client, anywhere they are located.

Why join Fiera Capital:

• Inclusive workplace and diverse background of employees
• Growth and development opportunities
• Entrepreneurial industry-leading company with a purposeful mission
• Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation and benefits
• Collaborative approach, innovative and culture of integrity
• Ambitious organization who strives for excellence

What we are looking for:

Reporting to the Senior Director, the Manager, IT Internal Controls, will be integral in building and sustaining a strong internal controls environment. The primary responsibilities will be to support the NI 52-109 Certification requirements for the IT General Controls Program and other IT compliance projects (e.g. ERP implementations, vendor risk management, cloud-based security, etc.).

As a valued function within the organization, Internal Controls, is engaged in a variety of initiatives organization wide and works closely with key stakeholders to strengthen and optimize the control environment. As a leader, the Manager, IT Internal Controls will play a strategic role and provide subject matter expertise related to IT processes, controls, applications and existing/emerging risks. This role has tremendous growth opportunity both within the Internal Controls function and the organization.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support the quarterly and annual internal control evaluation requirements of the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) and Disclosure Controls & Procedures (DC&P) Programs for NI 52-109 Certification as required by the Ontario Securities Act (Bill 198) using the COSO 2013 and COBIT frameworks
  • Lead the IT General Controls Program
  • Assist with the Business Process Controls Program
  • Support the preparation of the annual risk assessment, scoping (including IT applications) and plan
  • Develop and/or enhance the program methodology, framework and testing approach
  • Understand and review IT and business processes (including key systems) and the related control environment to assess risk and support ongoing risk monitoring
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of process documentation on behalf of process owners
  • Ability to effectively partner and build trust and credibility with IT and business owners
  • Support process/control owners in key internal control design/identification that is effective and drives value to the business
  • Propose appropriate internal control test strategies driving effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Execute internal control testing and related documentation
  • Perform Quality Assurance (QA) procedures
  • Communicate recommendations for corrective action/process improvements and support management in the development of remediation plans for control improvements particularly for complex areas that is practical and efficient
  • Ensure timely follow-up, monitoring and reporting of deficiency remediation status
  • Assist with project management of the NI 52-109 program (i.e. testing status, deficiency tracking, reporting to Audit Committee etc.)
  • Manage the quarterly sub-certification process
  • Support the Senior Director in preparing Board and Audit Committee materials and timely reporting
  • Participate in key system development projects and provide input during the design, testing and implementation phases
  • Effectively work with team members as applicable for assignments, including third party service provider professionals, and with accountability for their results
  • Effectively manage relationship with external auditors
  • Lead or participate in other IT compliance projects
  • Planning and coordination, executing project field work, reporting on project results
  • Data Analytics

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum of five (7) years of relevant experience, in internal controls/internal audit, and IT General Controls
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience at the management/leadership level
  • University degree
  • CPA designation preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • CIA designation is an asset
  • Expert knowledge of key regulations related to control environment (COSO framework 2013, NI 52-109, and Service Organization providers) and ITGCs (COBIT);
  • Experience in a public corporation, a plus;
  • Experience in financial services industry, ideally with an asset management firm, a plus;
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, energetic and have a natural curiosity to learn
  • Must be able to “deep dive” into the details of the business while staying focused on the big picture
  • Must possess the highest professional standards, integrity and work ethic
  • Team oriented and strong collaboration skills
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to organize, and deliver on multiple priorities within timelines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment where quality, innovation, speed of decision making, and execution are critical to organizational success
  • Ability to navigate effectively through ambiguity and complex situations
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to work with minimal oversight
  • Ability to write effectively (i.e. clear and concise) and ensure it is appropriate for the audience
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills in English (French is an asset)

The use of the masculine form is for the sole purpose of lightening the text and refers to both women and men.

Fiera Capital is committed to employment equity. Our staff is our most valuable asset, and our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can reach their true potential.

Fiera Capital does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. All staffing decisions, including hiring and promotion decisions, are based on merit, skills, performance, and business needs. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Fiera Capital. We will contact only those selected for an interview. network