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Technology adoption. Finding and keeping top-notch talent. Regulatory compliance. These were some of the key issues identified in a report issued by Deloitte, Canadian Legal Landscape 2017: Issues and trends facing Canadian in-house counsel and law firms.
Our client, one of the major players in Canadian legal world, is ahead of the curve on the first two. They are early adopter of technology, often serving as a guide for other firms looking to catch up. A stand-out culture that nurtures mentoring, collaboration, and career growth allows them to attract and retain top talent. Now they’d like to take their compliance and audit oversight to the next level by adding a Manager, Audit & Compliance.
In this newly-created role, the successful candidate will co-ordinate external audits and develop and manage new internal audits to ensure compliance with a variety of internal and external policies and regulations. The Manager will also work with department heads across the firm on budgeting, as well as being involved in financial statement preparation. Leading project teams in areas such as technology implementation, process improvements, and ad-hoc financial analysis reports rounds out this challenging, broad scope role.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting, the Manager, Audit & Compliance will be a key member of a dynamic and growing team with the scope to take on new responsibilities, expand their existing skill-set, and advance within the Finance team.
The successful candidate will be a CPA, CA with 4 – 5 years of experience and a solid audit background working with complex client files. Strong technical and analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication abilities, time management skills, the ability to prioritize tasks under pressure, and experience leading small teams are all key requirements. Experience auditing or working with a professional services firm would be beneficial, but not required.