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MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT

Our client, Ovivo, is looking for a Manager, Internal Audit to join their dynamic team of innovative and passionate professionals who are committed to preserving water, our planet’s most critical resource.

Reporting directly to the VP Accounting, the Manager, Internal Audit is a key contributor to robust corporate governance.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another relevant field
  • CPA or CIA designation (an asset)
  • 10 years of related experience, ideally in internal audit
  • Experience in the implementation of an internal audit process (a key asset)
  • Experience in a public and/or international company (an important asset)
  • Excellent understanding of audit processes and practices
  • Bilingualism, both written and spoken

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Industry
Services
Legal structure
Private
Activity sector
Environment & Sustainablity
Location
Downtown
Supervisory experience
No

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About Ovivo

Let’s change the future of water together.

Ovivo is a global provider of equipment, technology, and systems that produce the purest water and treats some of the most challenging wastewater in the industry.

Ovivo is a powerful global brand with renowned trademarks, possessing more than 150 years of expertise and references in water treatment, supported by its proprietary products, advanced technologies, and extensive system integration know-how.

Ovivo delivers conventional to highly technological water treatment solutions for the industrial and municipal markets and leverages its large installed base of equipment around the world to offer parts and services to its customers.

 

Culture, Mission, and Values

Joining Ovivo means being part of a global team of innovative and passionate professionals who are committed to preserving water, our planet’s most critical resource. It also means combining our efforts and talents towards a more sustainable future – together.

 

Description

Reporting directly to the VP Accounting, the Manager, Internal Audit is a key contributor to robust corporate governance. The incumbent will be able to apply their analytical skills and attention to detail in an international context involving 18 countries.

This individual will provide their technical expertise in critically reviewing auditing activities and internal controls with the intention of process improvement and formulating recommendations that address risk, operational, and strategic concerns.

Ovivo, having previously benefited from an internal audit function when it was a public company, wishes to reintroduce this function following its privatization. With the significant growth in recent years, they aim to ensure robust internal controls and optimize its organizational efficiency.

 

Main Responsibilities

Implementing an Internal Audit Function:

  • Assess the documentation available around the organization;
  • Support the development of documentation for key business processes within the operations and identify key controls that need to be in place.

Audit Planning and Delivery:

  • Support development and subsequent maintenance and review of the Internal Audit Plan to ensure alignment with strategic objectives;
  • Coordinate and/or complete audits according to the Internal Audit Plan and in collaboration with internal stakeholders;
  • Provide reporting to management on assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the processes for controlling its activities and managing its risks in the areas set forth under the Internal Audit Plan
  • Follow up on internal audit recommendations to ensure issues are being addressed by management timely;
  • Plan audit projects based on risk assessment;
  • Identify, prioritize, and evaluate major risks;
  • Prepare audit reports that adequately communicate the findings of the audit.

Internal Control and Audit Practices:

  • Evaluate the adequacy of the system of internal control to achieve control objectives encompassing:
    • Reliability of financial and management information and reporting;
    • Compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and contracts;
    • Effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
    • Assess risk tolerance levels for internal areas and ensure adequate controls are in place to reduce risk;
    • Investigate audit observations to identify the root cause of control deficiencies, if applicable;
    • Appraise financial controls, reporting systems, and compliance processes;
    • Perform testing on the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures.

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Perform special assignments of a consulting nature at the request of management that are within the competence of the skill set of the resources of Internal Audit;
  • Remain current with, and contribute to, strategic priorities, governance and risk management processes, business operations, and risk environment, as well as changing regulations and emerging risks;
  • Communicate with, and diplomatically engage with stakeholders in discussions of audit observations, risks, and recommendations.

 

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another relevant field
  • CPA or CIA designation (an asset)

Professional Experience

  • 10 years of related experience, ideally in internal audit
  • Experience in the implementation of an internal audit process (a key asset)
  • Experience in a public and/or international company (an important asset)

Competencies

  • Excellent understanding of audit processes and practices
  • Bilingualism, both written and spoken

Abilities

  • High level of autonomy, independence, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrates diligence, rigour, and methodology in the performance of his/her work
  • Strong analytical mind, sense of priorities, and understanding of the issues at stake
  • At ease in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of management
  • Good business sense and intrapreneurial vision

 

Why Join Ovivo

  • Join a company with an environmental mission and impact
  • A dynamic team and environment offering many stimulating challenges
  • A varied job in an international work environment
  • Benefits plan including an RSP with employer contributions, a health spending account, and telemedicine
  • Reimbursement of public transportation fares
  • The position is based at the head office in downtown Montreal and offers a flexible hybrid work model with two days a week in the office.


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