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Senior Finance Compliance Auditor - 31296

Location: WINNIPEG, MB, Canada
Posting Start Date: Mar 2, 2023
Posting End Date: Mar 16, 2023


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 the Air Canada Corporate Audit & Advisory (“CAA”) group to lead activities related to the internal control compliance effort required by National Instrument 52-109, CFO/CEO Certification. This requires close collaboration with the Manager, Audit and Compliance. The experienced individual will be responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of audit work related to the 52-109 project to provide the independent and objective recommendation to the CFO/CEO to certify the financial statements. 
Key Functions & Accountabilities:  (Responsibilities, Activities, Authority levels, etc)
  • Reporting to the Manager, Audit and Compliance, the position requires the individual to lead the following activities of CAA’s Compliance practice:
  • Assume a leadership role in the planning, performance of control testing processes and documentation to ensure the company and its subsidiaries comply with rules established by NI 52-109 regulations (internal controls over financial reporting) and ensure proper internal controls are in place that support the achievement of business objectives 
  • Lead and provide support to other testers related to system administration (Resolver), CAA 52-109 testing methodology, issue identification and assessment, and any other testing related inquiries 
  • Integrate data analytics into audit testing approaches to enhance the overall quality and efficiency of the 52-109 audit 
  • Identify and document financial control exceptions; analyze the impact of control exceptions, and identify compensating controls 
  • Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of controls to prevent or detect fraud
  • Perform follow-ups with process owners on the implementation of corrective measures for identified control exceptions 
  • Fulfill project management responsibilities, including management of project plan and timeline, review of testers’ work, communication with the testing team, business and Air Canada’s external auditors as well as regular status updates to CAA Manager
  • Coach other audit team members in their responsibilities to ensure quality of work and compliance with internal audit standards
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively within the CAA group and with other business units
  • 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, CISA) 
  • 7+ years of risk management, internal or external audit experience (at a minimum 3+ years of leadership experience in internal audit)
  • Experience in managing medium to large scale audit projects
  • Understanding of Risk Management concepts and standards including COSO
  • 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, with an eye for detail 
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare concise reports 
  • Airline experience and knowledge of airline processes would be a distinct advantage
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Visio)
  • Experience with data analytic/visualization tools (ex: PowerBI, Power Querry) an asset
  • 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.