It’s been a year of firsts and we’ve all had to adapt as we’ve moved through these past few months. Many have ‘gone back to basics’ with cooking and baking from scratch, gardening and growing vegetables and fruits and enjoying nights in. But on those evenings in we are consuming media and media content like never before…. This surge in the demand for new and ever-increasing media content has buoyed this sector and created new opportunities for growth.
Our client, a global entertainment company based in Toronto that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands for all platforms, as well as developing brands and IP for worldwide monetization. Even prior to this current surge in demand, they had grown exponentially through acquisitions and organic expansion. This incredible growth has led to the need for a Director of Internal Controls to ensure rigorous processes are in place to ensure stability during this rapid expansion.
Reporting to the Vice President, Internal Controls and Treasury, this role will lead a full review and documentation of current business and internal control processes and design and implement a new control environment to comply with the National Instrument 52-109 using the COSO framework. The position will work closely across the various businesses and brands to identify and develop appropriate process solutions to operational issues.
The ideal candidate brings the experience of the successful design and execution of an internal controls programme. They can demonstrate the ability to influence and direct both internal and external resources in a dynamic, complex and fast-paced environment on a path for increased growth. Exceptional communication skills and with ability to manage multiple deadlines and keep all the balls in the air is essential.
A CPA, CA designation is highly valued, along with 5-10 years’ experience in internal controls preferably within international public companies. Excellent knowledge of COSO framework together with knowledge of IFRS and 52-109 will complete the skills requirement. Media industry experience is beneficial but not mandatory.
It will be an explosive ride with tremendous future potential…