Advisor, Internal Audit (Temporary 12-month)

January 13 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Certification, Audit, Consulting, Credit, Risk, Accounting, Finance
Montreal, QC

Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.

Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held close to C$64 billion in real estate assets as at December 31, 2019 and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.

Department : Internal Audit

Position type : Contract

Specific accountabilities

Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, you will provide auditing services within a dynamic and innovative team that values work-life balance. You will contribute to the internal audit function by performing operational audits and advisory engagements for Ivanhoé Cambridge's business units, offices, properties, partners and subsidiaries.

Main duties include the following:

Operational audits and advisory engagements

Plan and carry out designated internal auditing work, in collaboration with other team members and in compliance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) as well as the IIA's code of professional conduct:

  • Analyze processes and activities in order to evaluate the corresponding risks and audit controls;
  • Develop and conduct tests to ensure the proper controls are in place and verify their effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Analyze data to pinpoint high-risk areas, detect anomalies, corroborate findings and identify patterns;
  • Support Ivanhoé Cambridge's transformation and advise business units by analyzing processes, policies, procedures, controls and governance frameworks or by helping to identify and assess risks; take part in task forces and project committees;
  • Draft value-added recommendations; put forward innovative solutions and suggestions to optimize practices;
  • Take part in presenting results and preparing final reports for business units.

Business intelligence, continuous improvement and innovation

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the business, its activities and priorities; develop constructive relationships with business units;
  • Monitor developments in internal audit practices and trends in real estate;
  • Propose and help develop, improve and implement innovative new tools, methods and techniques in order to optimize Internal Audit Department activities; take part in other departmental initiatives and activities as required.

Key requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration, management, finance or another related discipline;
  • Chartered accountant designation (CPA or equivalent); CIA, CFE or CISA, an asset;
  • Three to five years of experience working in audit, internal controls, risk management or process optimization at accounting firms, financial institutions or real estate corporations;
  • Hands-on knowledge of real estate or investment and the corresponding risks and controls, an asset;
  • Excellent command of French and English;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 tools, familiarity with AuditBoard, Power BI, IDEA and JDE, an asset;
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information and formulate practical recommendations;
  • Solid interpersonal and relational skills; good listener with strong business writing skills;
  • Proactive, meticulous, organized and self-motivated;
  • Aptitude for teamwork;
  • Available to travel within Canada and abroad up to 10% of the time.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CHALLENGE, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME!

You have everything to gain!

When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge into the ranks of 100 Top Employers in Canada.

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