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Internal Audit, Lead



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Internal Audit, Lead

At Interac, we design and deliver products and solutions that give Canadians control over their money so they can get more out of life. But that’s not all. Whether we’re leading real-time money movement, driving innovative commerce solutions like open payments for transit systems, or making advancements in new areas like verification and open banking, we are playing a key role in shaping the future of the digital economy in Canada.

Want to make a lasting impact amongst a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, and high-performance application developers? We want to hear from you.

As the Internal Audit, Lead, you will play a pivotal role in leading and executing audit and assurance activities, enhancing internal audit governance, and spearheading the implementation of an automated GRC tool. Reporting directly to the Leader of Internal Audit, you will contribute to shaping the audit strategy, driving continuous improvement, and providing leadership to the internal audit team.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading the maintenance and optimization of internal audit processes, documentation, and reporting in alignment with industry standards.

  • Representing internal audit in cross-functional meetings, actively contributing to the development and updating of the Internal Audit Plan.

  • Assisting in preparing briefing notes and reports for the Management Risk Committee and the Board.

  • Taking a leadership role in supporting the completion of internal audit assessments for systematic, disciplined, and planned operations.

  • Driving the preparation of assessment documentation, including plans, scope, and criteria requirements.

  • Conducting assessments on technology, applications, security technologies, and operations.

  • Presenting draft and final assessment reports to management.

  • Supporting enhancements to the GRC Audit Module.

  • Driving design activities with the selected GRC provider, ensuring seamless integration of internal audit requirements.

  • Collaborating with the GRC supplier for ongoing tool maintenance, updates, and enhancements.

  • Taking a leadership role in ensuring the ongoing delivery of audits, effectively managing activities, engagements, and communications.

  • Executing audit activities, adapt priorities, and providing leadership support to auditees.

  • Collaborating with auditees to ensure resourceful and efficient completion of work.

  • Completing necessary documentation, including audit planning, reporting, and addressing audit observations.

  • Working closely with third-party auditors to ensure the completion of final audit reports.

  • Leading efforts within the internal audit team to continuously improve audit processes, techniques, skills, and knowledge.

  • Conducting research on best practices and present recommendations for changes to processes.

  • Incorporating continuous improvement practices, such as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA).

  • Investing time in developing an understanding of business drivers, critical issues, and anticipating challenges for enhanced audit effectiveness.

You bring:

  • A CPA, CISA, or CIA designation.

  • Must be eligible to work for Interac Corp. in Canada in a Full Time Capacity.

  • A University Degree or equivalent work experience in audit.

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in audit, with a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.

  • Thorough understanding of audit techniques, best practices, and tools.

  • Familiarity with CPA, IIA, and/or ISACA standards and guidelines.

  • Strong understanding of IT, security, operations, risk management, and product management.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with current technology platforms and cloud technologies.

  • Familiarity with PCI DSS, ISO 27001 & 27002, and NIST Standards.

  • Experience with Payment Technology/Products is an asset.

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you