Westjet Job Opportunities – Internal Auditor

Website WestJet

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Audit, Risk & Advisory Services, the Sr Internal Auditor is responsible for planning, executing, and reviewing work performed in audit and consulting engagements. The role is also responsible for identifying and evaluating business, financial and IT risk throughout the organization and developing clear and practical recommendations for process improvement and remediation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicates ICFR deficiencies to the Internal Controls team in a clear and concise manner and develops practical recommendations for deficiency remediation or improvements.
  • Participate in a control advisory role on new initiatives and/or changes to business processes. Recommend courses of action to management to mitigate risk areas identified.
  • Maintains regular communication with IT Audit as required to ensure that audit objectives are met.
  • Executes design and operating effectiveness testing over high risk, complex and/or non-routine processes.
  • Prepares audit report for presentation to senior leadership and Audit Committee.
  • Works closely with IT Audit to ensure that processes are tested from both a business process and IT perspective.
  • Develops audit scope and objectives based on risk assessment performed and through discussion with the business, including senior management.
  • Takes initiative in developing new testing methods and procedures in response to changes in controls, regulatory requirements or to gain testing efficiencies.
  • Prepares detailed audit work program and executes testing. Analyzes test results to determine key findings and recommendations for discussion with management.
  • Work in a consultative role with management to remediate audit findings.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong persuasion and influence skills required in order to achieve management “buy in” to recommendations noted through testing; anticipates potential objections and prepares case accordingly.
  • Seeks out and establishes good relationships with others, within own team and cross functionally with peer groups and leaders across other functional business areas.
  • Strong analytical, problem–solving and strategic thinking skills required.
  • Professional Accounting designation and/or Audit designation (e.g. CPA, CIA) is required.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and proven experience writing clear and concise audit reports.
  • Strong project management skills, with a keen business sense and a focus on “adding value” to the organization and overcoming obstacles.
  • Prior Sarbanes-Oxley (NI 52-109)/ICFR and financial risk and control evaluation experience is required.
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory requirements, thought leadership and best practice guidance, and incorporates this knowledge into planning, scoping and testing performed.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years auditing/accounting experience, preferably in either public practice or internal audit settings.

Job Details:

Company: WestJet

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Hamilton, ON, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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