Senior Operations Auditor

July 22 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Certification, Audit, Data Business Analyst, Management, Consulting
Toronto, ON

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Operational Audits, the Senior Operations Auditor is responsible for planning and conducting audits of a variety of operational functions to assess the adequacy of internal controls, the overall effectiveness of operations and to assess compliance with company policies and procedures.


  • Conducts complex and detailed audits of a variety of operational functions throughout the organization.
  • Performs complex audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Conducts interviews, reviews documents, develops memos, and prepares final working papers.
  • Identifies and documents complex issues and develops recommendations using independent judgement.
  • Communicates results of audits using written reports and oral presentations to senior management.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with internal clients and various stakeholders.
  • Assists with the annual risk assessment process and development of the annual audit plan.
  • Assists with conducting special reviews of operational areas on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities and professional association memberships.
  • Represents internal audit on project teams and at management meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager, Operational Audits.


  • Minimum 5 years internal or external auditing experience, or combination thereof.
  • Professional auditing or accounting designation (CIA, CPA, CFE) considered a strong asset.
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree or other related post-secondary degree.
  • Insurance related experience or commitment to obtaining a CIP designation.
  • Experience related to the operations of insurance brokerages considered an asset.
  • Experience with data analytics and visualization tools (such as Power BI, Tableau, MicroStrategy, ACL) considered an asset.
  • Ability to travel periodically throughout the year to locations within Canada and US.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational/time management skills, including ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Strong negotiation skills, including the ability to present issues in a convincing manner.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise audit reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.


Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. We’re also proud to give our employees in Canada the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. Options in most roles include work from the office, from home, or a hybrid mix of time spent at both.

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

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