Team Leader, Internal Audit


For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.
Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We're committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.
Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie - a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.
Job Title: Team Leader, Internal Audit Department: Finance Competition: 5410 Internal/External: Internal/External Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time Location: Moncton Salary: Competitive Compensation Reports To: Director
Position Summary
Reporting to the Director Interal Audit of Medavie Inc., the Team Leader, Internal Audit is responsible for leading an independent team of Internal Audit professionals dedicated to conducting operational, compliance and financial audits in addition to other risk-based consultative engagements aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of operations at both Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services. Your duties will include; conducting complex audit and consultative arrangements; assisting other auditors in the identification and assessment of corporate risks, the planning and performing audit engagements, evaluation of processes and controls, development of recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and preparation and presenting reports detailing audit observations and recommendations. As a shared service, the incumbent will also be responsible for assisting the Director, Internal Audit in developing and scheduling the annual audit plan.
Key Responsibilities
Planning, performing, and leading operational audits and other assurance and consulting engagement teams in a manner consistent with Internal Auditing professional practice standards;
Adivsing and helping Internal Auditors in the preparation of audit programs, working paper files and reports in support of the annual audit plan;
Assisting the Director, Interal Audit in the planning and development of the annual audit plans of Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services;
Co-ordinating audit fieldwork with operational managmenent to ensure timely delivery of the audit plan;
Building, developing and maintaining strong relationships with Audit colleagues and other senior managers, to encourage open dialogue and collaborative commitment to problem solving, continuous improvement, and corporate risk mitigation;
Summarizing Internal Audit findings, recommendations, and corrective actions in written reports and monitoring the status of those recommendations to ensure that management has implemented agreed upon corrective actions;
Participating in exit meetings with auditors and auditees as needed to communicate audit findings and coordinate management action plans in response to recommendations made; and,
Assisting in the preparation of quarterly and annual reporting to the Audit & Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors as required.
Required Qualifications
Knowledge of audit principles, practices and methodologies acquired preferably through 3+ years of leadership experience in an internal and/or external audit or similar role;
Relevant post-secondary education is required;
CIA designation is required. Other professional designations (e.g. CPA, CISA, CFE, etc.) are considered an asset;
Assertive, with excellent initiative to lead and problem solve;
Ability to work well within a team and collaborate both internally and with external stakeholders and management;
Ability to articulate thoughts in a clear and concise manner (both verbal and written);
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and tight deadlines;
Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies is an asset;
Demonstrated computer skills (including word processing, spreadsheets, flowcharts, etc.);
Financial Services experience would be an asset, preferably within the insurance and/or healthcare industry.
Core Competencies
Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated ability to transform complex analytic scenarios into efficient, repeatable data analysis routines.
Creative Thinking: A high degree of creativity is required to develop analysis routines to identify anomolies with ever changing varible input data.
Integrity, Ethics & Professionalism: A high degree of personal integrity, ethics and professionalism is required.
Audit Knowledge & Problem-Solving: Demonstrated ability to think 'outside the box', apply knowledge and understanding to identify patterns, solve complex problems, and formulate opinions through the application and interpretation of data and other factual information.
Independence, Autonomy & Ownership: Demonstrated aptitude to work autonomously, make decisions daily with little supervision, and assume ownership over work assigned.
Planning, Coordinating & Multi-Tasking: Exhibit an administrative aptitude toward planning, coordinating and leading multiple engagements at a time with little direction.
Communication, Relationship Building & Partnering: Excellent communication skills, including ability to write persuasively in a clear and concise manner, and to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with senior organizational staff and professionals.
Other Competencies
Customer Focus: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships
Negotiating: Ability to negotiate skilfully in tough situations with both internal and external clients.
We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.
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Medavie Blue Cross is proud to be one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. The insurance business is about more than just claims - it's about relationships too. As a not-for-profit health care provider, caring for our employees, our clients and our communities is core to who we are.

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Medavie Blue Cross is a leading member of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross plans that collectively provide coverage to over seven million Canadians. As a not-for-profit organization, we provide health, dental, travel, life and disability benefits to individuals and organizations, and administer various government-sponsored health programs. Our shareholders are the employees, clients and communities we serve. We channel an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation as part of our commitment to helping Canadians live their best lives, both mentally and physically.

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We've been recognized as one of Canada's Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and embrace this honour every day. We are big enough to make a difference but small enough that everyone can have a voice, influence outcomes and see the impact of their work. You'll join a team of talented individuals who have passion, experience and motivation to make a difference in the lives of customers. People stay because of the relationships they form with coworkers and customers.

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We offer competitive compensation and great benefits like a comprehensive health and dental plan that is 100% paid by us, pensions with contribution matching, RRSPs, and short and long-term disability and life insurance. We strive to provide a stable work environment dedicated to long-term, healthy employment relationships so you can excel in what you do.

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