Airport, Operations, Management, Office, operations

Manager, Business Advisory and Assurance

Last updated: 2 weeks ago
Expires: 2 weeks ago
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Airport, Operations, Management, Office, operations
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Job description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
The successful candidate will join Air Canada’s Corporate Audit & Advisory (“CAA”) group.  The Manager, Business Advisory & Assurance is responsible for the overall execution and delivery of a portfolio of operational, financial and compliance audit and advisory engagements (including large corporate program/project assurance engagements) that form part of the annual risk-based audit plan in order to provide independent and objective assurance to Management and the Audit Committee on the Company’s governance, risk management, compliance and control processes.
Key Functions & Accountabilities:
  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Advisory, Audit & Compliance, this position requires the individual to lead the following activities of CAA’s Business Risk, Advisory & Assurance practice: 
  • Oversee all phases of the internal audit delivery process (planning, execution, reporting and follow-ups on implementation of recommended changes), evaluating the design and effectiveness of processes/risk management strategies across different lines of business/functions to ensure proper internal controls are in place that support the achievement of business objectives. 
  • Responsible for the initial identification of financial, operational, compliance and other risks relevant to the business processes, products/services and systems under review. 
  • Responsible to integrate data analytics into audit scoping and testing approaches to enhance the overall quality and relevance of engagements, including identifying key risk indicators to perform continuous monitoring. 
  • Lead the identification and documentation of financial, operational and non-compliance gaps/risk exposures and opportunities in process design and effectiveness based on testing performed. 
  • Responsible to evaluate the effectiveness of controls to prevent or detect fraud. 
  • Lead the identification and documentation of practical and value-added recommendations, based on root cause analysis and best practices. 
  • Responsible to document well-articulated and meaningful audit reports to communicate audit findings and recommendations to internal clients. 
  • Responsible to fulfill project management responsibilities, including management of project plan, budget, timelines, resources, review of audit team’s work, communication with the audit engagement team and business and regular status updates to CAA Senior Manager. 
  • Perform follow-ups with internal clients on the implementation of recommended changes. 
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively within the CAA group and with other business units. 
  • Participate in the planning and development of CAA’ s annual risk-based audit plan. 
  • Responsible to lead a team of business professionals, assign and delegate work and ensure effective resource utilization. 
  • Coach and mentor audit team members to support their professional development and to ensure quality of work and compliance with internal audit standards. 
  • Lead and provide advisory services as requested to support key initiatives across the organization. 
  • Ensure that the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and internal audit methodology are followed. 
  • Maintain and enhance the level of knowledge of Air Canada, the aviation industry and related business environment. 
  • Support other CAA service lines, as required


  • University degree in Business or related discipline 
  • Professional risk management, accounting or auditing designation (e.g. CPA, CIA)  
  • 9+ years of risk management, internal or external audit experience 
  • Substantial experience in managing medium to large scale audit projects 
  • Strong understanding of risk management concepts and standards  including COSO 
  • Demonstrated risk management expertise in analyzing operational, financial, compliance and other relevant risks and using problem solving and critical thinking skills to evaluate business processes/internal controls, to identify control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and provide practical and value-added recommendations to stakeholders 
  • Strong business acumen with ability to adapt to new and complex situations 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team 
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills  
  • Strong ability to make recommendations that have a significant impact on the organization’s efficiency, profitability, compliance and reputation 
  • Excellent project management skills, with an eye for detail 
  • Considerable experience with coordinating, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication/negotiation skills, ability to successfully communicate with all levels from frontline employees to senior leaders  
  • Airline experience and knowledge of airline processes would be a distinct advantage 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Visio, Power BI) 
  • Significant experience with data analytic projects and complex risk areas  
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential part of the position 
  • Valid passport with ability to travel, domestically and internationally, sometimes on short notice 
  • Based on equal qualifications, bilingualism (English and French) is desirable 
  • Other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
Linguistic Requirements:

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 
Diversity and Inclusion:
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.