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KPMG’s Advisory practice is growing, and we require strong professionals to join our dynamic team in Halifax. Specifically, our Risk Consulting practice is comprised of business focused advisors who work to understand our clients’ business issues and to develop and execute approaches to address these challenges. Our value is in applying and integrating our wide range of business, advisory, assurance, and risk management expertise to specific business and management problems.
Our Risk Consulting practice provides clients with a range of Advisory and Assurance services focused on strengthening business resilience, managing business risks, and driving business performance. These services include:
Technology Risk Consulting (TRC)
Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS)
Financial Risk Management (FRM)
Forensic and Investigative Accounting (FOR)
Our Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services (IARCS) professionals provide a range of assurance and advisory services to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of internal audit functions, enterprise risk management programs, third-party relationships, regulatory compliance, governance and sustainability initiatives. We analyze and assess an organization’s business strategies and related business processes and systems to help management understand and address business objectives, requirements, risks, controls, and improvement opportunities. Our professionals bring both deep technical and industry experience, allowing clients to strengthen their key governance, risk management and compliance efforts while optimizing business performance.
Example IARCS services include:
Internal Audit – provision of internal audit projects, including subject matter expertise required for topic-specific internal audits.
Internal Audit Sourcing – provision of internal audit services on an ongoing or recurring outsourced or co-sourced basis.
Establishment and Review of Internal Audit Functions
Internal Control Advisory and Assessment – Documentation, evaluation, and improvement of internal controls, including but not limited to internal controls over financial reporting.
Enterprise Risk Assessment and Enterprise Risk Management – establishment, execution, review, and improvement of enterprise risk assessments and enterprise risk management programs
Regulatory Compliance – establishment, execution, assessment or audit, and improvement of regulatory compliance programs, governance, risks, and controls.
Contract Compliance – establishment, execution, assessment or audit, and improvement of contract compliance programs, governance, risks, and controls.
Board Advisory Services - assessing Board effectiveness and helping improve Board performance by aligning functions and performance to leading practices in corporate governance.
We are looking for a dynamic professional to join our growing IARCS team as a Senior Consultant. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in and perform planning, execution, and report drafting in IARCS engagements, working both as part of larger engagement teams and individually with guidance and review from more senior professionals.
Roles and Responsibilities
As part of our Risk Consulting team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
Participating in the development, implementation and execution of internal audit plans and providing operational risk advice.
Assisting in the planning and execution of risk, control, and compliance advisory and assurance activities for internal audit, internal control, enterprise risk management, and regulatory compliance programs.
Supporting the development, documentation, and assessment of objectives, risks, controls, organizations, business processes, systems, reports, and programs/projects across a wide variety of environments.
Providing readiness assessments and monitoring progress on various projects/programs/activities.
Communicating (written and verbal) findings and recommendations to the client including technical and business communication to management through the preparation of reports and analyses; preparation of advisory and assurance reports and related deliverables for internal audit, internal control, risk management, and compliance programs.
Providing technical expertise to support other services.
Contributing to other practice initiatives, including but not limited to knowledge sharing, HR initiatives, and practice management activities.
Skills & Qualifications
A successful candidate will possess a strong mixture of education, experience, skills and behaviours such as the following:
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Business Administration, Commerce, or other relevant program required.
Working towards or holding a relevant accounting/audit designation(s) (e.g. CPA, CIA, and/or CISA) is strongly preferred.
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience with audit (internal and/or external audit) and/or relevant Consulting experience are desirable, particularly relevant experience in external audit, internal audit, and/or evaluation of internal controls.
Aspiration to pursue further relevant education and designations (e.g. CRMA, PMP, etc.).
Highly motivated, committed self-starter who can prioritize work, multi-task and cope with changing priorities.
Demonstrated ability to learn and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
Must be organized and methodical, with strong attention to detail and ability to analyze and interpret information.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and professional maturity; demonstrated ability to effectively interact and build relationships with a diverse group of clients and colleagues.
Strong knowledge of MS Office Suite.
Willingness and ability to travel both within Canada and internationally.
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