Assurance Sr Director

RSM International
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
24 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Job role
Finance director
Experience level
Assurance Sr Director

Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

Req ID: req16612

Assurance Sr Director Summary:

The National Office of Risk Management (NORM) supports the implementation of programs, policies, and practices to manage RSM Canada risk. The Senior Manager - National Office of Risk Management assists with managing risk to the firm and its personnel regarding independence requirements of regulatory bodies including Rule 204 of the harmonized CPA Codes of Professional Conduct and IESBA, as well as enterprise risk matters including client acceptance and continuance policies and procedures. The position is a key member of the National Office of Risk Management and will liaise with other members of both Canadian and US NORM. Independence related responsibilities include managing compliance with independence policies, including policy development, engagement specific independence consultations and issue resolutions, training development and delivery, monitoring regulatory updates, developing guidance, personal independence considerations, and developing and documenting systems and processes supporting the preceding. Enterprise Risk Management related responsibilities include policy and tool development and implementation, supporting teams with engagement specific issues including contracting matters in conjunction with US Contracting Centre of Excellence, related training development and delivery and developing and documenting systems and processes regarding the preceding. Relocation is not required.

Essential Duties
  • Performance of client engagement and personal independence consultations and related issue resolutions
  • Developing and documenting manuals, systems and processes supporting the independence function
  • Working with NORM Line of Business Risk Management and other enterprise-wide personnel on independence related matters
  • Monitoring regulatory updates and current events, participate in industry and peer group knowledge sharing programs
  • Assisting with development and presentation of independence related guidance, tools, and training
  • Supporting development and documentation of manuals, systems and processes supporting the enterprise risk management function, including client acceptance/continuance, risk assessment and staffing (including CLEAR and authorizations)
  • Assisting with development and presentation of enterprise risk management related guidance, tools and training
  • Supporting teams with engagement specific acceptance/retention, risk assessment and contracting matters
  • Developing, documenting and maintaining the NORM manual, and training related to same
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance/Commerce or Business Administration (required)
  • Advanced business degree (preferred)
  • Active CPA license (required)

Technical/Soft Skills

(All Required Except As Noted)
  • Extensive knowledge of Rule 204 of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct Independence rules and ability to analyze and communicate the potential impact of changes to firm policies, processes and personnel
  • Good working knowledge of the IESBA, AICPA and SEC independence rules (preferred)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, comfortable in all settings, can both teach and present
  • Can clearly explain complex topics and issues in broadly understandable terms
  • Comfortable with dealing with ambiguity
  • Ability / willingness to make decisions after appropriate consultation, accept responsibility / consequences
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Communicates information clearly and concisely, in writing to diverse audiences across the firm and to outside professional contacts

  • 10+ years' experience in public accounting (required), with substantive experience in the independence and/or risk management function of a public accounting firm (required)

Leadership Skills

(All Required)
  • Operate at "leadership levels", strategic thinker
  • Demonstration of an understanding of the impact of regulatory controls on business conditions
  • Adapts quickly to changes in regulatory environment, industry and the firm
  • Responds positively to changing circumstances, seek and implement change to drive business improvement
  • Works independently and collaboratively with the risk management teams in Canada and the US, as well as engagement teams
  • Quickly establish rapport with engagement teams and other stakeholders
  • Cultivates a safe environment to ask questions, share innovative ideas and make suggestions
  • Proactive in requesting and providing feedback

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Location Street Address: 11 King Street W #700, Toronto, ON M5H 4C7 CAN
Region: Canada Region
Position Type: Experienced
Job Type: Full Time
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel Required: Yes
Sponsor candidates who are not eligible to work in US: No
Requisition ID: req16612