Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Advisory

  • Company:
    Holt Renfrew
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Advisory Location: Holt Renfrew – Toronto – Corporate Store Support Centre (60 Bloor Street West, Suite 1100) Department: Finance Cosmetic/Brand Line: Work Status: Full-Time # of openings: 1 Project #: 11533 Description At Holt Renfrew, our purpose is to inspire a life of style. We achieve this by living our Brand Spirit; demonstrating Holts’ values: Passion – Own it Excellence – Elevate every moment Warmth – Open to the world Unity – One team. One Holts The Manager, Internal Audit is responsible for executing the internal audit plan (including financial and operational audits, reviews and special projects), and providing a professional and objective internal audit and consultancy service to the business on a full range of assurance matters. The Manger, Internal Audit will also ensure that the planning, audit execution, and reporting is comprehensive and carried out efficiently and effectively to the required standard, and will identify opportunities and make recommendations that will provide value in the form of operational efficiencies, cost reduction and risk mitigation Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following: Responsible for planning and overseeing the internal audit plan, including all audits, financial reviews, and special projects, and ensuring projects are executed to an acceptable standard Build collaborative relationships with management across the business to analyze issues, understand the root causes and provide help, support and practical solutions to strengthen control, constantly challenging senior management to succeed in strengthening controls and reducing losses Assist with the development of data analytics for planning and execution of audits, and analyze issues and root causes Evaluate systems of internal controls, reviews administrative and operational procedures; designs tests and procedures; and identifies problem areas, control concerns and management issues, promoting best practices in internal control Meet regularly with key stakeholders to review issues and best practices arising out of individual assignments and to create and execute appropriate action plans for spreading best practices Chair meetings with business managers at which all findings and issues are presented, discussed and agreed; and reviews and agrees finalization of reports at the draft stage and at the assignment’s completion Oversee special projects arising from the request of company management, and prepare appropriate schedules and reports as necessary Oversee work of 3rd party resources and manage their performance to ensure the audit assignments are completed in accordance with the Company’s internal audit standards Advisory & Risk Management Coordinate and assist with the facilitation of the delivery of departmental risk assessments formally twice a year Regular contact with Executive Teams to advise on risk and process improvements in existing ways of working Assist with the development of risk-based business intelligence using data analytics tools Leadership Lead, motivate, and retain a team of high performing employees that is capable of delivering results Demonstrate leadership and commitment to employee development and succession planning by ensuring employee performance and development discussions, team building and skill development occur regularly, and that plans are updated quarterly The ideal candidate: Post-secondary degree in a related field or equivalent work experience CIA, CA, CPA, CGA or CMA designation; PMP Certification an asset Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a public accounting role or auditing experience in industry Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills; inspire our teams and be an ambassador for Internal Audit Proactive, energetic, and a self-starter; a team player who is able to act as both a leader and an individual contributor as required Knowledge of COSO ERM and/or COSO ICFR Ability to plan and organize with good attention to detail Strong Stakeholder management skills; develop partnerships with all business areas Ability to conduct detailed and pragmatic root-cause analysis, integrate multiple data sets, generate insights and provide innovative business solutions Knowledge of Data Analytics tools, including SQL queries Proven experience documenting processes and practices while effectively prioritizing multiple tasks, priorities, projects, and deadlines Strong analytical problem solving skills; demonstrated decisiveness, consistently producing quality results against given deadlines Professionalism, empathy, influencing, and interpersonal skills, combined with clear written / verbal communications ensures this role is eminently effective and successful Is adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity and change Excellent knowledge and understanding of retail best practices A passion for customer service with the ability to provide customer focused solutions Retail industry experience; fashion retail would be an asset The measures of success: Contribution to financial objectives Individual objectives linked to the achievement of department goals Feedback from internal and external clients Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2018