Senior Manager, Technology and Operations Audit

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jan 05, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Senior Manager, Technology and Operations Audit

The opportunity

We are seeking a senior auditor with experience in IT auditing. This role will provide opportunities to work on audits in other areas such as data management, project management and other operational processes. You will have an opportunity to provide assurance and advisory services, innovate, experiment, and grow in your profession at a world-class investment organization.

Who you'll work with

This role has direct interactions with senior executives throughout Ontario Teachers’ and your work will advise the Chief Executive Officer and the Audit and Actuarial Committee on the design and efficiency of established risk management, control, and governance processes.

The role will report to the Director, Audit Services, who is focused on technology and operations auditing. You will work alongside other members of the Audit Services team. You will collaborate with subject matter experts and leaders in IT, Enterprise Security, Data and Analytics, Product and Delivery, and other operational departments.

What you'll do

  • Participate in development of the annual audit and advisory plan for technology and operational areas. Conduct risk assessments, use assurance maps, develop views from research and discussions with senior leaders around risk trends, and aggregate these details in developing a risk-based plan.

  • Gain a strong understanding of complex areas in a relatively short period of time and identify how different areas are coordinated.

  • Develop plans, objectives and scope for individual audits and advisory engagements.

  • Develop risk and control programs and complete audit procedures in audit engagements.

  • Provide periodic status updates to internal audit partners.

  • Evaluate risks, control gaps, risk appetites and mitigating factors in developing audit conclusions and observations that are practical and risk optimized.

  • Find opportunities during audit and advisory engagements for continuous improvements that could make valuable contributions to existing processes or systems.

  • Draft audit reports, including audit observations, agreed upon action plans and overall opinions.

  • Prepare and/or review audit documentation in accordance with audit objectives and quality standards for review.

  • Conduct advisory engagements that can focus on pre-implementation of systems or processes, improvements of risk management and controls, maturity assessments, or others.

  • Leverage data analytics and automation in execution of engagements and in continuous improvement of Audit Services’ processes.

  • Support the achievement of Audit Services’ strategic objectives by delivering on initiatives beyond audit and advisory engagements. Find opportunities to innovate Audit Services’ processes, documentation, and use of systems.

  • Establish professional relationships with leaders across the technology and operational areas. Keep abreast of new developments and significant changes in processes, systems, and people across several departments.

  • Maintain ongoing contacts and participate in discussions in an established peer auditing community. Attend appropriate professional development conferences and seminars.

  • Consult on various special projects as required.

  • Mentor and guide junior team members.

What you'll need

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience in technology and operations auditing.

  • Expert knowledge of audit techniques, including evaluation of internal controls, design and execution of audit tests, sampling, and use of data analytics in the audit process.

  • IT auditing designation (CISA) is preferred. Other designations in technology, risk management, cyber security, project management etc. are a plus.

  • Good knowledge of control and risk frameworks (COBIT, COSO). Ability to apply other frameworks in the context of engagements, such as NIST, ISO, ITIL, CIS etc.

  • Sound knowledge of information technology infrastructure and application system controls. Experience with auditing on-premise and cloud systems.

  • Experience with audits of project delivery, data management, resilience and third-party risk processes is a plus.

  • Strong experience with research around new systems and processes, and willingness to take training on new systems or processes, as the need arises.

  • Ability to lead interviews with internal audit partners in a structured manner and to address topics under review extensively through thoughtful questions and inquiries.

  • Ability to evaluate multiple details in an integrated view in deriving observations and advisories.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to document audit and advisory reports at a near-final level of quality.

  • Experience with data analytics and data visualization is preferred (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, Qlik, Alteryx or similar).

  • Excellent command of MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint primarily).

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What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring.  We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves.  To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

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