Director, Enterprise Risk and Compliance

March 25 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Credit, Risk, Forensic accounting, Fraud
Vancouver, BC

About QuadReal

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $171.3 billion portfolio. Today QuadReal also manages real estate on behalf of RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM).

QuadReal manages a portfolio greater than $45 billion spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries. The company seeks to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.

QuadReal: Excellence lives here.

Job Description:

Based in QuadReal’s Toronto or Vancouver office, the Director of Enterprise Risk and Compliance (Director) reports to the Head of Internal Audit to support the development and implementation of compliance, data privacy, and enterprise risk management programs across QuadReal. You will develop and oversee monitoring activities to ensure QuadReal’s key enterprise and compliance risks are adequately mitigated. As a key strategic partner with the team, the Director will foster a culture of prudent risk management and compliance across QuadReal that ensure QuadReal’s activities are conducted in accordance with governance and ethical best practices, company policies and procedures, as well as applicable laws, rules, and regulations.



  • Enhance the QuadReal’s enterprise risk management framework, including operationalizing risk appetite statement, developing key risk indicators, aggregating risks through quantifiable risk metrics, implementing data analytics and automation capabilities, and researching on leading risk management practices.
  • Support the development of specific risk management framework for key risk themes including but not limited to investment risk, third party risk, fraud risk and capital project risk.
  • On an ongoing basis, assist business units with identifying internal and external risk trends and monitor their related action plans;
  • Identify and facilitate pragmatic risk mitigation strategies, primarily to address the root cause factors and mitigate the consequences of the most critical risks;
  • Provide training on governance, risk and compliance topics to business units; and
  • Analyze risk events and root causes reported by the business and recommend improvements to prevent/mitigate reoccurrence.


  • Support the development and ongoing operation of an overall integrated compliance strategy and integrated compliance framework covering laws and regulations (including but not limited to data privacy, anti-fraud, anti-bribery and AML), company policies, investment mandates and third-party contractual compliance;
  • Conduct periodic compliance testing, discuss findings, and address deficiencies in collaboration with relevant stakeholders;
  • Collaborate with, be a resource and provide guidance to business unit stakeholders on compliance matters;
  • Lead and support the development/delivery of compliance training and educational programs, as well as the creation and maintenance of compliance resource materials;
  • Create management/Board reports;
  • Identify, implement, amend, and enhance policies and procedures, risk management, and supervisory controls as required; and
  • Lead or support special projects and initiatives to foster an ethical culture throughout the organization.

Experience, Qualifications & Skills:


  • University degree in Business, Finance, or related field;
  • Professional designations desired (CPA-CA/FRM/CFA or equivalents)
  • Experience and knowledge of quantitative risk management is highly preferred
  • 10 – 12 years related compliance, data privacy, and risk management experience gained at financial institutions, multinational corporations or large professional services firm, preferably with exposure to financial services, private equity, real estate, pension fund or capital market regulatory body;
  • Experience with executing and documenting monitoring activities in relation to compliance and risk management programs;
  • Experience in developing and delivering compliance training, orientation, and advice;
  • Experience in designing, developing, and integrating a successful ERM program; and
  • Working knowledge of regulations (e.g., AML/ATF, Anti-Bribery, FCPA, etc.).


  • Efficiently establishes and maintains effective relationships across all business units;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and training skills;
  • Communicates with parties (internal and external) in a tactful, diplomatic, effective and professional manner;
  • Maintains a calm demeanor under pressure and can prioritize and work within time constraints;
  • Navigates successfully between and through conflicting agendas put forward by different business units;
  • Identify problems, find solutions, act decisively, and show good judgment;
  • Drives change and encourages continuous improvement of QuadReal’s culture of ethics, risk management and compliance;
  • Strategic and critical thinker; and
  • Hands-on and detail-oriented person who thrives on having a broad scope responsibility that spans from direct execution to training, monitoring and oversight.

QuadReal Property Group will provide reasonable accommodation at any time throughout the hiring process for applicants with disabilities or for those needing job postings in an alternate format. If you require accommodation, please advise the Talent Acquisition team member you are working with and include the following: Job posting #, your name and your preferred method of contact.

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