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Manager/Senior Manager, Assurance and Advisory

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 10, 2021.

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

As the Manager/Senior Manager of Assurance and Advisory (A&A), you will be accountable for leading or supporting IT Audit engagements from beginning to end, working collaboratively with our internal partners to help instill risk and control discipline in their core activities. You will have the opportunity to learn from and provide actionable recommendations on all of CPPIB’s most critical initiatives and you will provide experience, technical knowledge and leadership to drive strategic objectives and evolve the perceived value of A&A across the organization. In addition you will:

  • Contribute to A&A’s annual planning activities and help develop the Annual Assurance and Advisory Plan, in particular around technology and data related focus areas
  • Responsible for execution of IT general controls and/or application controls
  • Identify control weaknesses and opportunities for improvement in the current operating environment and recommendations for corrective action; draft related observations and audit reports for issuance to respective stakeholder
  • Provide coaching and guidance to junior auditors ensuring timeliness and quality of audit engagement deliverables
  • Ensure engagements are completed objectively, professionally, and in accordance with corporate and industry audit standards
  • Provide guidance on the use of various business systems, applications, and/or audit tools to create queries and ad hoc reports
  • Review, analyze, and interpret data collected from multiple sources to ensure valid conclusions are drawn
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and open lines of communication with management and other key internal & external stakeholders (e.g. external auditors), by working collaboratively and constructively to ensure that they receive optimal value from work delivered


  • Progressive experience in Internal/External Audit, Technology/Data Analytics and/or Risk Management experience at large and complex financial institution or investment/asset management company, with previous consulting experience highly preferred
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, including the ability to prepare executive-level written material that is consistent, clear and compelling
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging data analytics to augment and evolve an organizations capabilities
  • Knowledge of audit methodologies, project management and risk management practices preferably in the investment management or related financial services areas
  • Strong judgment and creativity; strong problem-solving and analytical skills; ability to effectively process a large volume of information, and draw meaningful/persuasive conclusions
  • Proven ability to build and foster professional relationships and influence others effectively at the management and staff levels
  • Strong organizational/project management skills, with the ability to prioritize, manage and achieve multiple complex engagements, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and ability to keep abreast of current investment business and professional trends as well as organizational developments which could impact CPPIB’s operating or risk environment
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in an accounting/business/finance or technology related discipline
  • Relevant professional designations are preferred (e.g. CPA, CFA, CISA, CIA, CBV, etc.)  
  • Exemplify our Guiding Principles of integrity, high performance and partnership

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.