• Senior Risk Advisory / Audit Consultant

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/26/2018 3:43 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Years of Experience
    Job Industry
    Accounting and Auditing Services, Business and Professional Services, Management Consulting
  • About Us

    BDO. Because relationships matter.
    There are many world-class accounting & advisory firms. Far fewer that offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfillment, and long-term growth. At BDO, we understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. Because at its core, our business is not about numbers or spreadsheets, dollars or pence, but about people working with, for, and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter.

    Job Description (EN)

    Position Summary


    Our teams deliver the full spectrum of services to help organizations improve their performance, implement change and manage risk. We bring solutions to the challenges and opportunities faced by our clients. We create actionable plans that yield measurable business value. Perhaps most importantly, we stand by our clients every step of the way, working closely and collaboratively with them until they reach their goals.   We are currently seeking a Senior Consultant to join our GTA Advisory team of recognized leaders who assist clients in creating strategic, practical and effective processes to minimize organizational risks and maximize business opportunities. 


    From enterprise-wide risk initiatives, to corporate governance programs, to specific niche service solutions, our team offers a combination of services within the following areas: 

    • Internal audit
    • Enterprise risk management
    • Internal controls design and assessment
    • Regulatory compliance (i.e. SOX 404, anti-money laundering, foreign corruption and anti-bribery, as well as any emerging regulatory requirements amongst our client base)
    • Third-party assurance reports (i.e. CSAE 3416, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000)
    • Accounting advisory (IFRS implementation)
    • Strategy and business case analysis
    • Independent project review
    • Business process enhancement/re-design
    • IT General and application controls


    Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities


    • Develop working relationships with client contacts
    • Identify improvements and learnings to apply in future assignments.
    • Share knowledge and experience with peers and less experienced staff
    • Collaborate with other members of the engagement team to plan the engagement and develop work program timelines, risk assessments, and other planning documents
    • Strong project management and effective status reporting with wider project team
    • Review, document, evaluate and test business processes and internal controls in a wide range of environments
    • Maintain a proactive and logical approach to information gathering, with an ability to combine complex ideas and present information clearly and effectively
    • Ensure high quality in client service by directing daily progress of fieldwork, informing Managers of engagement status, and managing staff performance
    • Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, inspire teamwork and responsibility with engagement team members, and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of deliverables and services
    • Communicate client findings to the engagement and management teams and working with them to provide an integrated message to the clients


    Education, Experience and Professional Skills/Knowledge


    • Bachelor's degree in business and/or other related major
    • Professional designation required or pursuing (CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.)
    • a minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience, preferably in a risk advisory or internal audit setting
    • Previous experience in the financial services sector (i.e. banks, credit unions, fintechs) or energy and mining sector is an asset but is not required
    • Experience in: anticipating and diagnosing problems that arise during projects, building and documenting solutions, drafting effective communications for clients, managing and coordinating projects
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
    • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
    • Self-starter who can work alone, if required
    • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment
    • Effective time management skills  
    • Willingness and ability to travel, occasionally with minimal prior notice


    Our Vision: One Firm engaged to make a difference through valued relationships with our people, clients and communities.




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