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Senior Advisor, Internal Controls and Fraud Management

March 6 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Certification, Audit, Consulting, Corporate finance, Treasury, Forensic accounting, Fraud, Financial Information Systems
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 (, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information:

Department : Finances, Comptabilité corporative

Position type : Salarié

Specific accountabilities

You will be responsible for overseeing and streamlining the financial certification process. Among your duties will be maintaining control matrices and tests used to validate the design and efficiency of the various controls used. You will work with business process owners to understand their processes, suggest improvements to existing controls and support the implementation of corrective action. Working closely with teams in various divisions, you will also be in charge of organization-wide fraud management. Accordingly, you will be tasked with identifying fraud risks and supporting business process owners in developing and executing the proper controls to keep them at bay.

_Specific duties include the following: _

  • Provide expert advice to the Company on setting up an efficient control structure to mitigate inherent operational and fraud risks;
  • Maintain, update and monitor control matrices and financial certificates pursuant to COSO standards;
  • Coordinate the preparation of various reports required for financial governance purposes;
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to validate the development, implementation and efficiency of existing controls;
  • Coordinate the implementation of an integrated solution to help track internal controls and financial certificates, and ensure regular updates;
  • Set up and oversee a fraud management program to ensure the proper controls are in place to prevent, detect and manage fraud-related risks organization-wide;
  • Create a fraud awareness and training program for all employees;
  • Stay abreast of the latest fraud and corruption schemes related to the Company's activities in order to adapt awareness and communication efforts accordingly, and issue recommendations as to the right controls to put in place;
  • Compile summary reports for senior management and the audit committee, with a comprehensive assessment of fraud risks ;
  • Propose continuous improvement opportunities for the internal control structure to optimize performance and the quality of the information produced.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting; CPA and CFE certification, an asset;
  • Seven to nine years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in internal controls and fraud management;
  • In-depth knowledge of COSO standards;
  • Meticulous, with strong analytical skills and a talent for processing and interpreting complex information;
  • Excellent prioritization and multitasking skills; capacity to work independently and perform under pressure;
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization;
  • Strong communication, teamwork and collaboration skills;
  • Confidently innovative and creative;
  • Focused on continuous improvement in the efficiency of existing business processes;
  • Strong sense of leadership and ability to secure buy-in for proposed solutions;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English.

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. network