Associate Manager, Internal Audit

Job Locations CA-ON-London | CA-MB-Winnipeg | CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/18/2023 3:43 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Experienced, Management
Posted End Date

Job Description

We are looking for an Associate Manager, Internal Audit to join our highly performing team


It’s an exciting time to join Internal Audit at Canada Life.  Our business is evolving, which means our team needs to as well.  We are re-defining the stakeholder experience and the vision to provide insights to our business partners beyond assurance, and as such we need dynamic leaders to drive this evolution. 


What you will do 


Reporting to the Manager of Internal Audit, the Associate Manager will support the achievement of Internal Audit’s vision to provide bold insights for a company that delivers on its promises to customers, by:

  • Under the direction of an engagement supervisor, lead and oversee auditors in performing audit planning, test program development, execution, and reporting, including:
    • Identifying risk and assessing control adequacy
    • Recommending appropriate strategies to optimize risks, benefits, and quality
    • Managing budgets for assigned audits and communicating status
    • Developing high-quality reports and presentations suitable for a range of stakeholders
    • Performing data analytics by defining problem statements, identifying relevant datasets, and leveraging data analytics tools available to derive insights
    • Demonstrating strong working knowledge of and compliance with internal audit methodology
  • Delivering on-the-job coaching and feedback to develop auditors
  • Leading and/or reviewing testing of financial controls and engagements that support our external audits
  • Contributing to annual risk-based audit planning through research and risk assessment
  • Supporting the Findings Follow-up and Closure process by reviewing remediation and liaising with business stakeholders
  • Leading and/or participating in professional practice and improvement initiatives
  • Cultivating business relationships and work collaboratively with other functional areas
  • Creating and maintaining a positive work environment
  • Seeking learning and development opportunities in line with organizational needs and personal aspirations.

What you will bring 

  • Strong working knowledge of governance, risk, control frameworks and audit methodologies
  • Strong project management skills demonstrated by ability to complete multiple projects with competing priorities while meeting deadlines
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, including experience delivering difficult messages and drafting formal audit reports
  • Self-motivation with a passion to learn and embrace new challenges
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply audit concepts in various functional areas
  • Experience with Excel and data analytics tools

Required Qualifications and Competencies

  • University degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or another related field
  • 5+ years audit experience
  • A recognized accounting or audit designation (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA)

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg.


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 


Canada Life serves 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.  


It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Canada Life policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact


Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted 





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