Audit Manager

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Audit Manager

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date April 14, 2015
Type Full Time
Company Scotiabank
Location Toronto, ON
Category Accounting / Finance
Client Scotiabank
Contact Information
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Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become financially better off.

A Best Workplace

Scotiabank is a premier financial institution and Canada’s most international bank recognized as a Best Workplace®, in Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Panama, Peru, Chile and Latin America by the Great Place to Work® Institute.

A multinational winning team
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 21 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management, corporate and investment banking.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Scotiabank helps to build bright futures worldwide through ethical banking practices, environmental awareness and a commitment to communities.


– Act primarily as Team Participant or in some cases act as Officer in Charge (OIC) on assignments or low to medium complexity for assigned projects, processes and units.
– Ensure department standards are maintained in completion of all assignments.
– Support continuous monitoring and auditing efforts, and follow up of audit issues as required.
– Evaluate the design and operation of internal controls for assigned sections / projects / processes / units.
– Conduct special investigations and perform due diligence activities as assigned.


1. Audit Planning
* Identify emerging issues that may impact the audit plan through discussion with the OIC, Audit Principal, and auditees.
* Develop a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for assigned projects.
* Direct the planning of audits of lower to medium complexity in accordance with the Audit Methodology.

2. Auditing and Execution
* Execute assigned audit activities independently as a team member under the direction of the OIC on assignments.
* Manage assignments with low to medium complexity as OIC (e.g. smaller units and less complicated processes) as assigned.

3. Problem Identification
* Ensure audit results are gathered, determine the root cause of the problem impact, prepare / review audit findings.

4. Reporting/Communication
* Ensure writings are clear and concise and provide a comprehensive understanding.
* Review/edit reporting from team members and summarize issues in final audit report for assignments of low to medium complexity.
* Findings are presented to line management when required.
* Conduct closings auditee management including a discussion/presentation as OIC when required..

5. HR Management
* Comply with Department established HR Management policies and procedures, and manage assigned staff.

6. Special Projects
* Participate or manage specific projects or investigations as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of audit processes and methodologies.
Working ability to write clear, concise audit reports as well as internal and external communication.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and audit software tools.
Thorough knowledge of the Bank’s organizational structure.

In addition:
– Thorough knowledge of at least two major areas of Canadian Banking’s products, policies and procedures, with preference for commercial operations.
– Supervisory experience and a proven ability to coach and provide effective feedback to others.
– Flexibility to adapt to a variety of tasks as well as deadline and scheduling changes.
– Effective communications (written and oral) and relationship management skills.
– Ethically and honorably behviour at all times ensuring that sensitive data and confidential information is appropriately maintained.
– The ability to liaise comfortably with internal and external contacts.
– Attention to detail and analytical skills are essential.
– Proficiency with Microsoft products including Word, Excel (data analytics) and Powerpoint.


Post-secondary degree, with preference for Business and Accounting. Other post-secondary accreditations /certifications / licenses an asset.


The Canadian Banking Audit Group has responsibility to audit all areas of Canadian Banking, following the Institute of Internal Auditors professional standards. We closely partner with various management groups (business, support, control and risk management) and our other partner Audit Groups to ensure we provide a comprehensive end-to-end opinion of risk identification and mitigating controls and support the Bank’s priorities of Customer, Leadership and Efficiencies.

The Audit Manager position (Commercial Banking operations focus) is Toronto based and includes travel, primarily within Canada, approximately 25 – 30 % of the time. Although efforts are made to plan assignments in advance, requests to travel will sometimes be required with short notice and you may be away for periods typically two weeks at a time.

Attributes of preferred applicants are:
– In-depth knowledge of Canadian Banking and/or Shared Services areas, with preference for Commercial Banking operations.
– Consistent high level of performance and recognized as high potential by their senior management.
– Post-secondary education. Audit credentials or prior experience is an asset.
– Management level experience.
– High level skills of business writing and working with MS Word and Excel.
– Bilingual (English, French).

Scotiabank is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

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