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Lead Auditor Financial Markets

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

With a career in Internal Audit – Financial Markets at National Bank, you will be of great value to your business partners’ end to end process and therefore positively impact our clients and employees. As Lead Auditor for the Financial Markets team, you will contribute to audits focused on important risks. You will lead your colleagues and become a trusted advisor to your business partners by allowing them to implement innovative solutions to the identified issues. 

Your role

  • Acquire cross-sector knowledge of Financial Markets, build a network of relationships with various partners, and maintain transparent communication with them
  • Understand processes, governance, reporting and best practices
  • Lead audit team members to identify significant risks that could have major repercussions on the processes examined (efficiency and optimization) and establish the audit strategy favoring a data-based approach 
  • Assess internal controls, analyze the problems encountered, identify root causes in cooperation with the partners concerned and support them in identifying innovative and achievable solutions to eliminate the causes of the problem
  • Draft the findings and present the results of the work carried out to the senior management and executives responsible for the processes being examined
  • Ensure efficient collaboration with auditors from other Internal Audit teams, the second lines of defence and external auditors

Your team

Within the Internal Audit sector, you are part of a team of 13 collegues and you report to the Senior Manager - Internal Audit Financial Markets. This position will give you the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic, innovative team where management practices favour a good work/life balance and in a sector where you can constantly progress while taking on varied and more complex assignments. You will also have to periodically travel to our desks and foreign affiliates (Dublin, London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Calgary, etc) in accordance with the audit requirements.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and seven years of relevant experience OR a master’s degree in a related field and five years of relevant experience OR university certificate and nine years of relevant experience
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in risk management, operations, treasury, compliance and/or Internal/external audit
  • Desire to learn the FM end to end process, such as Risk Management, Financial Markets Operation or Financial Markets teams
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and working on several files at the same time
  • Initiative and ability to share your knowledge with team members
  • Ability to receive coaching
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills, ability to simplify and synthesize information
  • Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions
  • Ability to persuade others using solid reasoning
  • Independent, accountable, collaborative, good attention to detail and proactive
  • Bilingualism, both spoken and written (English and French), essential as we collaborate with our colleagues and regulators outside of Quebec
  • FRM/PRM, CFA (asset)
  • CPA, CIA (asset)
  • Knowledge of products and instruments traded in Financial Markets are helpful (asset)

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  • Language: French

  • Language: English

Collaborating with a regulator/authority/government body outside Quebec


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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 
  • Initiatives promoting community involvement 
  • 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 accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us. 

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team? 

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