Senior Auditor
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
London, ON
Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: London and Winnipeg

Our Story

We are proud to announce that Canada Life will become our company brand under which our three companies service – Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.

Together, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been in the business of keeping promises for over a century. The new Canada Life brand combines the strengths of all three – so we can better deliver on our purpose: To improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians.

Role Description

Are you looking for an IT Audit role the goes beyond ITGCs and compliance assessments? If you want to expand your breadth and depth in the systems audit environment this is an ideal role for you.

This unique growth opportunity will provide the incumbent with broad exposure to systems, operations, and management throughout the Company, a wide variety of projects in a professional team-oriented environment, and the potential for positive impact on company processes and controls.

The Senior IT Auditor can be located in either London, ON or Winnipeg, MB and is responsible for effective delivery of a portfolio of audits for Canada Life. Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit Systems, you will support a team of Audit Professionals in executing detailed audit plans, that identify potential areas risk by assessing the adequacy of internal controls, determining compliance with government regulations and internal policies and procedures, evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and identifying improvement opportunities and working with business partners to ensure appropriate risk mitigation. As part of a team committed to innovation, you will take part in establishing new ways of working, such as agile auditing techniques and data analytics, to deliver high quality impactful audits.

Carry out audit planning, test program development, execution and reporting, including:
Identifying risk and assessing control adequacy;
Recommending appropriate strategies to optimize risks, benefits and quality;
Business application development internal control reviews
Data analytics
Preparing audit reports for presentation to management;
Using of agile auditing techniques and data analytics; and
Managing time budgets for assigned audits and communicating status.
Participate in special projects as assigned
Create and maintain a positive work environment.
Cultivate business relationships and work collaboratively with other functional areas.

Qualifications and Competencies:
Completion of a professional designation in accounting and/or a post-secondary degree or certificate in a related field
Minimum 2 years’ experience auditing systems processes, risk management and control practices
Familiarity with use of data analytics considered an asset
Knowledge of IT Governance frameworks (ie: COBIT, ITIL, NIST) is required
Working towards CISA certification is required. CIA, CPA, CA, CGA or CMA designations are considered assets
Experience in a related field with a with a focus on information systems is considered an asset
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a large international team
Ability to work with minimal oversight
Excellent time management skills
Limited travel may be required

Discover your opportunity….Apply today!

Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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