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Senior Advisor Professional Practice

Job Number
Senior Professional
Status: Permanent
Type of Contract
Schedule: Full-Time 
Full Time / Part Time?
Posting date
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Area of Interest: Risk management

A career as a Senior Advisor Professional Practice in the team of internal audit at National Bank is to act as an expert in the international standards for the professional practice of internal auditing of the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA). It is being responsible for the evolution and the maintenance of the quality assurance and improvement program. It is contributing to the compliance with the regulatory requirements pertaining to internal audit and to the improvement of the sector’s performance and efficiency.

This job allows you to have a positive impact on the organization through your relationship skills, your teamwork abilities, your professional judgement and your courage to voice your opinion relying on relevant arguments.

Your job

  • Participate in events relating to the profession including with your pears for the other Canadian Banks in Toronto.
  • Use your innovative ideas to develop and implement the annual quality assurance and improvement program and report the results.
  • Support the internal audit functions of the Bank’s subsidiaries with their quality assurance and improvement programs.
  • Advise and support our auditors in the performing of their audit engagements and actively participate in the review of strategies and results.
  • Maintain and evolve our training programs and communicate actively about professional practices, competencies and skills.
  • Actively monitor regulatory requirements pertaining to internal audit for the Bank and its subsidiaries.
  • Remain knowledgeable on best practices relating to internal audit, evolve our practices and update the policies and tools used by auditors while insuring alignment with the Bank’s risk management.

Your team

Within the Internal Audit sector, you are part of a team of near 80 professional type colleagues, and you report to the Senior Manager, Internal Audit – Wealth Management, Finance and Professional Practice and Support. Our team stands out for its dynamism, its innovation, the opportunities for professional development and personal surpassement while developing enriching professional relationships through Internal audit’s various partners. We ultimately aim to offer you maximum flexibility and quality of life. This notably means a hybrid work environment, as well as adaptable working hours. Our offices are in the headquarters located in downtown Montreal.

Our training programs use on-the-job learning to help you master your role. You can access personalized training content on such topics as internal audit, risk management and the Bank’s activities to support your ongoing learning. You’ll also have access to colleagues with a wide range of expertise, experience and backgrounds to enrich all aspects of your development.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 6 years of relevant experience OR master’s degree in a related field and 5 years of relevant experience
  • Internal or external audit experience
  • Strong interest in exploiting data analysis and in exploring Artificial Intelligence
  • Developed analytical and synthesis skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capacity to influence and strong interest in coaching
  • Strong relationship skills with internal and external partners of the Bank
  • Agile, goal oriented and team player
  • Being available to travel occasionally, mainly in Toronto, for meetings with pears from other Canadian Banks

  • Language: French

  • Language: English

Reason to require this language: you will need to reprensent the Bank at forums/conferences/events outside Quebec.


Artificial Intelligence Communication Creativity Skills Critical Thinking Initiative Internal Audit Learning Agility Performance Improvement Quality Auditing Quality Improvement Regulatory Compliance Auditing Teamwork Training

Your benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, upon hiring you’ll be eligible for a wide range of flexible benefits to help promote your wellbeing and that of your family.

  • Health and wellness program, including many options
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Generous pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Preferential banking services
  • Opportunities to get involved in community initiatives
  • Telemedicine service
  • Virtual sleep clinic
These are a few of the benefits available to you. We have an offer that keeps up with trends as well as your needs and those of your family. 

Our dynamic work environments and cutting-edge collaboration tools foster a positive employee experience. We actively listen to employees’ ideas. Whether through our surveys or programs, regular feedback and ongoing communication is encouraged.

We're putting people first:

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives. Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us, and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodation, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us. We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Come live your ambitions with us!

Why work at National Bank?

For an environment that supports your career path

There are many varied opportunities for you to progress and develop, and move ahead in your career. This includes on-the-job learning and training, co-development and pairing with other employees, professional support and mentoring, internal career days or discussion forums with our leaders.

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For an inclusive and diverse environment

We foster inclusion in an environment where each person’s unique qualities, whether visible or invisible, are celebrated and valued. We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

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