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Director, Internal Audit

Location

Head Office

Overview

The Director, Internal Audit will be responsible for ensuring that all business processes in the organization are risk-management compliant. They will establish and monitor best practice financial processes and controls as well as identify compliance concerns, risks, and data inaccuracies. This role will lead the preparation and implementation of a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and make recommendations for improving the company’s key operational and financial activities and internal controls. Additionally, this position is responsible for bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and tracking compliance with such internal processes and controls. The Director, Internal Audit reports functionally to Starlight’s Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Legal Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and benchmark current state operating and financial processes and controls in place across the Starlight organization
  • Identify levels of risk and potential gaps associated with evaluated functions
  • Establish a risk-based strategic and annual plan to determine the priorities of the internal audit activity, consistent with the organization’s goals
  • Establish and lead the implementation of a common set of best practice processes and controls, addressing operations as well as internal and external financial reporting
  • Coordinate directly with third party experts in preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan, monitoring compliance with established internal processes and controls
  • Lead periodic internal reviews of the processes and controls established, documenting and discussing findings with the applicable Starlight team with a goal of closing gaps and ensuring compliance
  • Develop a strong working relationship with all Starlight internal and external partners
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis, as required
  • People are our greatest assets. A significant amount of time will need to be invested in understanding stakeholder perspectives and objectives in relation to all change initiatives. Communication of the benefits of each initiative to stakeholders will be critical in achieving buy-in prior to implementing any change successfully

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business Administration (MBA an asset)
  • CPA, or experience that demonstrates sound understanding of finance/​accounting
  • 7+ years in Finance or relevant consulting experience demonstrating similar skills
  • Must have experience working with ERP systems (Yardi an asset) and complex Excel financial models
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS, GAAP, IT, industry issues