Senior Specialist IT Internal Controls - 1 Year Contract in Toronto

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 4/20/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:             Senior Specialist, IT Internal Controls - 1 Year Contract

Reporting to:        Senior Manager, Internal Controls

Location:              Toronto


About Spin Master


Spin Master (TSX:TOY; is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. We are best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, we have received 83 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 25 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of our competitors. To date, we have produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and our current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia. 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:

  • Creating innovative fun stuff
  • Ideas: no matter where they come from
  • Integrity always, no foolin’
  • Partnerships: being successful together
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • People having fun working and growing together
  • Driving results 

Job Overview:

 The Senior Specialist, 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:  

  • Understand and document significant IT processes related to logical access, change management and program development, and other IT general operations.
  • Identify the risks to the integrity of the Company’s financial statements within each IT process and controls that are in place to mitigate those risks.
  • Understand and document significant business processes at various business units.
  • Identify the risks to the integrity of the Company’s financial statements within each process and controls that are in place to mitigate those risks.
  • Identify, document, and communicate to respective process owners the areas of process improvements.
  • Effectively design and perform walkthroughs and tests of all key application and IT General Controls, as well as key controls for the assigned business processes.
  • Evaluate the completeness and accuracy of information that supports the controls.
  • 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.
  • Assist Senior Manager, Internal Controls, with quarterly reporting to the Audit Committee and periodic status updates to executive business owners and members of management.
  • Assist Senior Manager, Internal Controls, with execution of quarterly CEOs/CFO Sub-Certification process.
  • Assist Senior Manager, Internal Controls with any ad hoc projects or management requests.

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of two years of progressive experience in compliance or audit is preferred.
  • Experience in IT or IT audit is strongly desired.
  • SAP Experience and knowledge of data analytics tools is an asset.
  • A professional designation in the area (CPA, CA or CPA, CMA, CIA, or CISA), or pursing an audit designation is a plus.
  • A strong knowledge of internal auditing and control standards is an asset.
  • Knowledge of COSO/COBIT and risk based audit methodology.
  • Highly developed judgment and problem-solving skills to analyze risk issues and assist with formulating solutions.
  • Well-developed analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentation), excellent interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and proven ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment.

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