Internal Auditor, Compliance Oversight

  • Location: Toronto, ON
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1061

Brief Project Description:

The Internal Auditor – Compliance Oversight will be responsible for ensuring the Corporate Real Estate, Portfolio Administration team’s processes and controls are SOX-compliant, particularly through the lens of the new accounting standard on leases, IFRS 16.


Daily Responsibilities:

  • Develop & perform monthly operational controls over the lease administration function, providing comfort over the lease abstraction process, as well as overall data accuracy and completeness
  • Update the Portfolio Administration Playbook with a focus on governance over the international real estate portfolio
  • Responsible for compliance with SOX requirements
  • Responsible for adherence to Internal Audit requirements
  • Structure leases within Manhattan in support of Master Service Agreements to achieve compliance with The Bank Act and accounting policy requirements
  • Owner and steward of lease data flow from Lease Admin module to Compliance module within Manhattan
  • Prepare & maintain reporting of portfolio data to ensure transparency of information for the management team to identify risks and opportunities
  • Responsible for adherence to legal and regulatory requirements (e.g. insurance certificates, Estoppels) as they pertain to Landlords



Must Have Skills:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Real Estate (must have)
  • Professional Financial Accreditation or Financial Postgraduate Degree (CPA, MBA etc.) is an asset (nice to have)
  • Prior experience with audit and/or controls implementation
  • Financial analysis, portfolio administration and/or accounting in combination with Data management and reporting – strong Excel and PowerPoint capabilities
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Prior Corporate Real Estate experience is an asset
  • SOX controls experience
  • 3+ years Real Estate expertise in lease transactions in a financial institution


Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivation / positive attitude
  • Team player
  • Strong written & oral communication skills
Only those eligible to work in Canada need apply.