Senior Auditor - Corporate
Sun Life Financial
Toronto, ON
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Job Description:
Internal Audit (IA) contributes to the company through the execution of high quality audit services, which help our clients pro-actively manage risks in their business. The Senior Auditor reports to the Director – Internal Audit in the Canadian Back Office team.

SLF has the ambition to be one of the best insurance and asset management companies in the World. SLF has developed the Client 2020 strategy to achieve this objective. The Senior Auditor will participate in audits of the processes that support our key goals, mostly in our Canadian Operations business unit. Through these audits, the Senior Auditor will have the opportunity of furthering their experience and skills in understanding the business and identifying and assessing control effectiveness through interaction with middle and senior management in the organization. The incumbent should be prepared to use the opportunities offered by these projects to learn and grow their own capabilities in business, risk and control understanding, while contributing to delivering high quality Internal Audit work.

The role will participate in audits of SLF Corporate Functions Canadian Business. The role includes significant client interaction. The incumbent will play a key role in supporting Internal Audit in providing assurance over controls within core processes.

What will you do?

Work with the Manager and the Director – Internal Audit on planning, executing and reporting risk based audit work
Support the documentation of business understanding, business objectives /performance/metrics, key controls, and test strategy to ensure that audit objectives and approach service broader business needs
Support the assessment of key control design
Execute testing of key controls
Report on results of key controls testing and propose recommendations to close any identified gaps
Identify opportunities to automate testing using toolsets deployed internally (CAAT and analytical tools) or through the assessment of other monitoring/analytic tools available within the Information technology department
Stay up to date on current best practices in risk management and control assessment
Manage multiple simultaneous audit projects within assigned time and budget
Appropriately escalate project delays and issues to the Manager / Director
Maintain effective internal communication through the ongoing acquiring and sharing of information related to industry thought leadership and best practices
What do you need to succeed?

University degree in accounting, finance or business
3 years of audit experience in the financial services industry or equivalent
Experience in working in a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders
Professional audit designation (e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA)
Ability to understand complex business processes, their risks and identify key controls
Knowledge / Understanding of control frameworks (e.g. COSO, COBIT, etc)
Knowledge of audit techniques, including planning, scoping, evaluation and testing of internal controls. Project management experience will be also valued and considered.
Knowledge of or Exposure to IFRS and Anti-Money Laundering would be an advantage
Excellent written and communication skills, with ability to influence
Ability to understand business processes and a strong business knowledge
Pro-active, dedicated, flexible, good practical judgement and takes initiative
Team player, ability to multi-tasks, detail oriented, strong commitment to quality, analytical, strong problem solving and consultative skills
What’s in it for you?

15 days vacation per year
Flexible Benefits from the day you join to meet the needs of you and your family
Pension, stock and savings programs to help build and enhance your future financial security
Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health – mental, physical and financial
Fitness and wellness programs that help you balance work and life and enjoy a healthier lifestyle
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:
49,400/49 400 - 80,800/80 800

Job Category:
Internal Audit

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