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11 months ago
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Location: Toronto
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Finance & Accountancy
Category: Auditor
About the GTAA

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CONNECT THE WORLD – Toronto Pearson is Canada’s leading global hub airport. Help to drive our vision to become the best airport in the world. Together, we will demonstrate that our passengers are our passion, by showing respect, integrity and delivering innovative products and services.

Position Summary

Reporting functionally to the Chair of the Audit Committee and administratively to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for delivering independent, objective assurance and consulting engagements designed to add value and improve the organization's operations. The Director helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. In addition to a proven track record of managing an internal audit function in a large, complex organization, the individual must have exceptional leadership skills, credibility and be viewed as an authoritative source by key stakeholders.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities:

* Through effective leadership of the Internal Audit team, align the value-proposition of internal auditing with stakeholder expectations and maintain effective stakeholder relationships, including both the Board of Directors and senior management

* Develop and deliver a flexible, risk-based annual audit plan, and ad-hoc reviews of areas of concern or unacceptable high risk areas or projects, which focus on critical risk and issues

* Oversee and deliver cost-effective assurance and consulting services, which leverage the work of and help to grow other governance, risk and control functions within the organization

* Establish a follow-up process to monitor management's responses to internal audit recommendations and ensure they have been effectively implemented in a timely manner, or management has accepted the residual risk of not taking action

* Lead, develop and manage departmental staff in all people matters

* Match and develop the talent model with the value-proposition, supplementing an in-house team of core staff with external subject matter experts and internal guest auditors

* Enable a client service culture, which balances value preservation with value creation and consistently provides cost-effective recommendations

* Promote quality improvement and innovation, including compliance with the International Professional Practices Framework (Institute of Internal Auditors) and education of key stakeholders on emerging issues or best practices

* Leverage technology effectively and promote continuous assurance, including risk & control self- assessment on the part of management and computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs)

* Collaborate effectively with the external auditors and, as necessary, regulators

* Manage the corporation's "Confidential & Anonymous Reporting for Employees" and co-ordinate the activities of the related committee to address arising issues (CFO; General Counsel; VP, Human Resources)

* Develop professional and concise audit reports

* Responsible for being a customer centric Leader with respect to the Mission, Vision, Values and Beliefs

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s Degree in business discipline and related field such as Finance or Accounting

* Accounting Designation CPA (CMA; CGA; CA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) required

* Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and IT-audit designations would be preferred but not required

* Minimum ten (10) years of experience in an operational environment including a proven track record of managing in an internal audit function in a large, complex organization

* Minimum five (5) years people management experience with proven ability to manage, lead and coach direct and cross-functional teams and deliver results

* In-depth knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (Institute of Internal Auditors) and globally recognized governance, risk management and internal control frameworks

* Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP - including International Financial Reporting Standards) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS)

* Must be able to obtain and retain a Transportation Security Clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Superior report writing and communication skills (written and verbal)

* Excellent influencing and negotiation skills

* Exceptional ability to build relationships and work cross-functionally

* Highly flexible and team oriented person

* Constructively challenge the status quo, and drive continuous improvement efforts

* Ability to manage multiple tasks and strict deadlines

* Accuracy and attention to detail

* Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

Additional Details


We offer a fast-paced, stimulating environment along with an attractive salary/benefit package commensurate with experience. Please forward your résumé to Careerport at the following link:


The GTAA is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment.


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