Senior Associate, Risk & Forensics


Senior Associate, Risk & Forensics
Location Halifax, NS (Downtown)
Alternate Location:
ATS Engagement No. 6333
Who we are
You know those big cities that still feel like small towns? Where everyone's friendly and helps each other out? That's like Grant Thornton. Except here we're all professionals and there isn't a mayor or a general store. What we're trying to say is that we're a large and growing professional services firm that still feels like a community. We employ over 2500 people across Canada, and we truly care about our colleagues, our clients and the communities where we work and live. That's what's most important to us. We're building a thriving organization that's purpose driven and still want to remember what your favourite milkshake flavour is.
As Senior Associate in our Governance, Risk and Compliance practice, your duties and responsibilities would include:
  • Helping organizations to manage the risks they face every day by:
  • Identifying areas of risk in business processes, and evaluating related internal controls;
  • Performing reviews of operational effectiveness to help organizations identify potential areas of improvement;
  • Evaluating potential issues and providing recommendations to stakeholders
  • Evaluating Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (i.e., SOX / NI 52-109 CEO/ CFO Certification);
  • Developing internal control documentation (e.g., narratives and flowcharts)
  • Assisting organizations with implementing or maintaining an Enterprise Risk Management program;
  • Assisting organizations in understanding fraud risks and implementing anti-fraud controls;
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of client presentations and training sessions;
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with clients, and gaining an understanding of clients' industries and issues;
  • Contributing to new business development by understanding and identifying the needs of our existing and prospective clients through cross-functional interaction with other Grant Thornton professionals.


    Be Grant Thornton
    If you're a bit like us, you're driven to connect with how others are feeling and thinking. Here we walk in others shoes before taking action. Just imagine being part of a team that puts "we before me", where flexAbility is a mindset, and where you trust your colleagues to have your back. At Grant Thornton, you'll work with inspiring leaders who support your development, both personally and professionally. This is a place where your insatiable curiosity enables you to think, see and hear from a variety of perspectives, a place where every day is different and having the courage to grow is part of who you are. And when all this comes together, well that's when the magic happens!
    Want to learn more about who we are and how we live our purple every day? Read our colleagues' stories at www.discoveryourpurple.ca

    Think you've got what it takes to be a Senior Associate, Governance, Risk and Compliance ? Like the colour purple? Great! Here's a few more boxes we're also hoping you can tick:
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant area (e.g., business management, commerce, accounting, etc.);
  • At least two years of experience in performing internal audits and risk-based assessments (e.g., financial, operational, internal audit, etc.);
  • Pursuing / interested in relevant professional designations (CIA, CRMA, CFE);
  • Ability to grasp new technology (i.e., software and tools, internal and external) is a must;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Strong attention to detail, and well-developed analytical and unstructured problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to think innovatively (i.e., outside of the box);
  • Confident and team-focused, able to interact well with peers and clients, and able to rally resources and work with others to meet the needs of stakeholders;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize is essential;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Ability to think on your feet and be nimble and shift focus when necessary;
  • An interest in being challenged and pushing yourself to work outside of your comfort zone;
  • Project management experience is considered an asset; and
  • IT audit experience is an asset but not required.
    At Grant Thornton we're focused on making a difference in the lives of our clients, our colleagues and our communities. That's our purpose. Or, as we like to say, living our purple.

    Are you ready to Discover Your Purple?

    Grant Thornton LLP supports the spirit and principles of Employment Equity and is committed to maintaining an environment which is perceived to be fair and non-discriminatory. We welcome applications from designated group members - Women, Visible Minorities, Aboriginals and Persons with Disabilities and accommodations are available for Persons with Disabilities taking part in any aspect of our selection/hiring process. Should you require any accommodation during the recruitment process or otherwise, please notify us of this via careers@ca.gt.com and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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    About Grant Thornton LLP

    Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and business advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services-locally and across Canada to dynamic privately owned, publicly listed and public sector organizations.

    Together with the Quebec firm, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, we have approximately 4,000 people in offices across the country.

    As a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we benefit from being part of a network of more than 50,000 people providing clients with distinctive and personalized service in over 130 countries.

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