Senior Specialist, Governance and IT Internal Controls (12 Month Contract) in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 7/13/2019

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Senior Specialist, Governance and IT Internal Controls (12 Month Contract) 

Are you looking to further your career with an industry leading, global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; we are building a legacy and welcome individuals with a proven track record of driving results. 

Job Overview:

Senior Specialist, Governance and IT Internal Controls will play a key role in implementation and execution of internal control program at Spin Master as part of NI 52-109 compliance across various business units.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build collaborative professional working relationships with various teams and all levels of management.
  • Maintain comprehensive and current documentation for IT and entity-level risks, processes and controls, in line with leading industry practices, COSO and COBIT frameworks.
  • Prepare annual IT application control, IT general controls, and entity-level control testing plans and monitor their execution. Effectively design and perform walkthroughs and tests of key controls for high-risk areas.
  • Facilitate joint control testing among IT team, external audit and internal control teams aiming for the minimal impact on continuous business operations.
  • Lead the critical service organization control assessment program, including obtaining and assessment of SOC1 and SOC2 reports, user control considerations and residual risk assessment.
  • Document and discuss with management any exceptions identified during walkthrough or testing of controls, provide recommendations for remediating activities and work with process owners to develop management action plans, effectively monitor the status and test the completion by the due date. Identify, document and communicate to respective process owners the areas of process improvements.
  • Monitor significant IT projects at the Company impacting accounting, external financial reporting or disclosures. Engage with the Project Leads to ensure implementation, documentation and testing of controls necessary to mitigate financial reporting risks.
  • As needed, help develop and deliver trainings related to IT and governance control documentation, testing, risk management and service organization control assessment.
  • Liaise with Management and stakeholders to ensure critical corporate governance, IT and finance policies are reviewed timely, appropriately revised and approved by designated authority by the established due date.
  • Assist Director, Internal Controls with any ad hoc projects or management requests.

Job Requirements


  • The successful candidate should hold a recognized designation in internal audit (CIA), IT audit (CISA) or accounting (CA, CPA) and a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in compliance or audit.
  • Deep knowledge of COBIT and COSO frameworks.
  • A strong knowledge of internal control and auditing standards.
  • Experience in IT risk and controls documentation and assessment.
  • Highly developed judgment and problem solving skills to analyze risk issues and assist with formulating solutions.
  • Experience in interviewing clients , well-developed analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentation), excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Successful record of working in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and proven ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment.
  • SAP Experience and knowledge of data analytics tools is an asset.


What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.